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Fraternities Must Be Held Accountable

Fraternities Must Be Held Accountable

By WSN Editorial Board

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Racist incidents are too common in college campuses — including here at NYU — and it is time administrators be more active in its awareness and consequential elimination.

Feminism on a College Campus

Feminism on a College Campus

By Lara Dreux, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Feminism should benefit both men and women, as it aims to promote equality among genders.

HB 51 Deters Campus Assault Reports

HB 51 Deters Campus Assault Reports

By WSN Editorial Board

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Supporters of this new bill — which many have compared to the philosophies of Education Secretary Betsy Devoss — say it will protect people from being falsely accused. In reality, it sets a dangerous precedent which would ultimately discourage victims of sexual assault from reporting such incidents.

Better Education Responsible for Political Correctness

Better Education Responsible for Political Correctness

By Andrew Heying, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Just as a doctor learns to call what is often called the funny bone the ulnar nerve, educated people learn that the veil often worn by Muslim women is a hijab, not a funny scarf.

The Mental Climate on a Sprawling Campus

The Mental Climate on a Sprawling Campus

By Alex Bazeley, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2016


Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

Anna Letson To someone outside the school, mentioning the words “mental health” and “NYU” in the same breath might evoke memories of news headlines from the early 2000s, when six students committed suicide in the span of a single year. To someone who knows the school, though — whether it’s a student or...

College drinking about safety, not prohibition

College drinking about safety, not prohibition

By WSN Editorial Board

October 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Universities need to understand the reality that students are going to drink no matter what. Drinking policies need to teach students how to drink rather than futilely attempting to stamp it out.

Assault survivor, New York Magazine editor encourage activism

Assault survivor, New York Magazine editor encourage activism

By Marita Vlachou, Deputy News Editor

November 11, 2014


Filed under News

Experts and activists discussed rape culture on college campuses and the Roman poem "The Rape of Lucrece".

[VIDEO] Op-Ed Live: Modern Love and Dating

[VIDEO] Op-Ed Live: Modern Love and Dating

October 5, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

October 5, 2014 Staff Columnist Lena Rawley and Contributing Columnist Richard Shu discuss love and dating on college campuses. The video is moderated by Deputy Editor Omar Etman. It is filmed and edited by Emilio Madrid-Kuser.