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An NYU Student’s Guide to Protesters’ Rights

An NYU Student’s Guide to Protesters’ Rights

By Riley Blake, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Features

Knowing you have the right to protest and knowing specifically what those rights mean are two different things. Check out our simple guide to what protests are and aren't legally protected under the U.S. Constitution.

GSOC Passes Referendum in Support of Boycotting Israel

GSOC Passes Referendum in Support of Boycotting Israel

By Yulin Lou, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under City News, News, Uncategorized, University News

Members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee voted in support of a referendum calling for NYU to withdraw their investments from Israeli state institutions and international corporations complicit in violations of Palestinian human and civil rights.

The Strange, Sturdy Justice of Antonin Scalia

The Strange, Sturdy Justice of Antonin Scalia

By Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Scalia’s death and the rancor it has surfaced should be a reminder that justice should trump politics. Even though divided and gridlocked government is now the norm, ideally the Supreme Court should be impervious to politics, and its efficacy should not be constrained by government impasses.

Economic Views Cannot Oppose Social Views

Economic Views Cannot Oppose Social Views

By Max Schachere, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In the U.S., social policy is inherently tied to economic policy. However desirable a divergence might be, it is simply impossible to ever achieve.

Native American Hardship Still Persists

Native American Hardship Still Persists

By Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In the United States, it is clear that steps must be taken to educate ourselves and each other about the obstacles that Native peoples must traverse every day.

Court must reverse civil rights decision in surveillance case

Court must reverse civil rights decision in surveillance case

By Elizabeth Moore, Deputy Opinion Editor

October 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The NYPD needs to be held accountable for their discriminatory practices in the wake of September 11, and the reopening of a federal case against them is an important first step.

Professor discusses Turkish civil rights

Professor discusses Turkish civil rights

By Justine Morris, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2015


Filed under News

An NYU professor discussed how she taught the American civil rights movement to students in Turkey.

Kennedy’s assassination does not define his legacy

Kennedy’s assassination does not define his legacy

By Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist

November 17, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On this Friday, Nov. 22, 50 years ago, Americans reeled in the wake of one of the darkest events in national history when President John F. Kennedy assassinated. Celebrated for his soaring eloquence, invigorating idealism and Camelot dynamism, Kennedy enjoyed an average approval rating of 70.1 percent, the highest of any post-World War II president. Although his time in the Oval Office lasted just 1,000 days, most Americans felt an em...