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What Do We Mean By ‘Mainstream Media’?

What Do We Mean By ‘Mainstream Media’?

By Theo Wayt, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Though I sometimes enjoyed gawking at Fox News' or Breitbart's stories, I never took them seriously. But as I conducted my first interview for my journalism final project, I realized I had made a major oversight.

Surprise, Surprise Conservatives: College Is Still Worth It

Surprise, Surprise Conservatives: College Is Still Worth It

By WSN Editorial Board

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Without intellect and rationality, practical skills are not enough to secure a position in the job market.

Liberals Must Focus on Civil Discourse

Liberals Must Focus on Civil Discourse

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The conflict between NYU Anti-fascists and the NYU College Republicans has shown that there is an immense divide between left- and right-leaning political groups on campus. However, both sides of the political spectrum need to become more open to differing opinions and promote civil discourse.

Gorsuch’s View on Regulatory Agencies Serves College Students Well

Gorsuch’s View on Regulatory Agencies Serves College Students Well

By Eli Nachmany, Guest Writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In Judge Gorsuch, the American people get an individual who believes strongly in the independence of the court. He walks the fine line between the “judicial activism” against which Justice Scalia routinely railed and an overbearing amount of judicial restraint that threatens our nation’s economic prowess as regulators grab for power.

Pop Your Bubbles

Pop Your Bubbles

By Jordan Reynolds, Highlighter Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

It's not a matter of "liberal" or "conservative" bubbles, urban or conservative — it's a matter of empathy.

Safe Spaces Aren’t Neutral

Safe Spaces Aren’t Neutral

By Emily Fong, Interactive Graphics Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

However, safe spaces are not meant to be entirely depoliticized. And they are certainly not meant to be co-opted by those who have privileges in order to block out political discussion.

Protests Are Not the Actions of Crybabies

Protests Are Not the Actions of Crybabies

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Protesters right now are angry and emboldened, qualities that could not possibly be called symptoms of an oversensitive culture.

Despite Inconsistent Stories, Anti-PC Prof Should Return to Classes

Despite Inconsistent Stories, Anti-PC Prof Should Return to Classes

By WSN Editorial Board

November 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Whether or not Rectenwald’s grievances were valid, his integrity has been challenged by the inaccuracy of his own narrative. His false allegations are evidence that he is not a misunderstood victim, but a hypocrite.

Yiannopoulos Visit Has Every Right to Happen

Yiannopoulos Visit Has Every Right to Happen

By WSN Editorial Board

October 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In the interest of free speech on campus, the College Republicans should be free to host Yiannopoulous. Whether someone wants to take him seriously as a political voice or dismiss him as a clownish caricature should be up to that individual.

Trump As the Lesser of Two Evils

Trump As the Lesser of Two Evils

By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

While Trump may spout off nonsense and inspire fear and hate in his followers, he isn’t as staunchly devoted to right-wing extremism the same way that Cruz is.

TEDxNYU talks approval voting

TEDxNYU talks approval voting

By Rebecca Spalding, Staff Writer

November 12, 2014


Filed under News

Coverage of Tuesday's TEDxNYU community event hosted by NYU Politics Professor Dr. Steven Brams over the shift in political power caused by the results of last Tuesday's election.

Christie must shift social issue position for 2016 bid

Christie must shift social issue position for 2016 bid

October 22, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On Oct. 21, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rightly dropped his legal challenge to the State Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, solidifying New Jersey’s status as the 14th state to legalize gay marriage. Christie, who is shaping up to be a 2016 presidential candidate, has the potential to...