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Fordham Should Not Allow Roger Stone to Speak

Fordham Should Not Allow Roger Stone to Speak

By WSN Editorial Board

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

By welcoming Roger Stone to speak at the university, Fordham is doing nothing but encouraging ill-inclined, polarizing beliefs on campus.

Free Speech On Campus Is Pertinent to Faculty, Too

Free Speech On Campus Is Pertinent to Faculty, Too

By WSN Editorial Board

October 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Universities should not silence professors—or encourage their silence. To continue being symbols of academic encouragement, they must welcome discussions, instead of reprehending them—and this expands to the professors.

NFL Kneeling for Selfish Reasons

NFL Kneeling for Selfish Reasons

By Michael Ellis, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The timing of this NFL kneeling event demonstrates the selfishness of NFL players and owners. By kneeling after President Trump’s comments, they have made protesting the national anthem about them.

Harvard University Is Wrong About Chelsea Manning

Harvard University Is Wrong About Chelsea Manning

By WSN Editorial Board

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Douglas W. Elmendorf, the dean of the Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, disinvited Chelsea Manning after the initial reprehension towards the announcement of her fellowship at the university. Harvard's reaction, however, raised even more controversy, as Elmendorf affirmed that Manning's opinions could not be endorsed by the university.

ESPN Controversy Highlights Sexism and Racism

ESPN Controversy Highlights Sexism and Racism

By Amelia Reardon, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The question whether Jemele Hill was entitled to her opinion or whether she had crossed a line presented itself to the public. An even bigger question that arose, however, is if the White House crossed a line requesting for her removal.

Puerto Rico’s Deceptive Referendum

Puerto Rico’s Deceptive Referendum

By Paola Nagovitch, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Being neither a sovereign nation nor a state has prevented the island’s residents from enjoying the full rights of American citizenship: Puerto Rican residents are not allowed to vote in federal elections, they have no representation in the Senate, and the delegate in the House of Representatives serves more as a figurehead.

I Tried… Lipton’s Vegan Dining Hall

I Tried… Lipton’s Vegan Dining Hall

By Nathaniel Mahlum, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Dining, Dining, Features

After Lipton's dining hall went vegan for a temporary pop up experiment, one writer shares his thoughts on the plant-based offerings.

Pepsi Ad Leaves a Bad Taste

Pepsi Ad Leaves a Bad Taste

By Laura Rubio, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Dining, Dining, Features

On April 4, Pepsi released a new ad featuring Kendall Jenner “joining the conversation” alongside fellow protesters and easing tensions with riot police by handing one of the officers a Pepsi. Talk about missing the mark.

Timeline of Controversial Figures at NYU

Timeline of Controversial Figures at NYU

By Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under News

Recently, several controversial figures have been invited to speak at NYU. This timeline presents the circumstances and the reactions to these speakers.

When a Discussion is Not a Discussion

When a Discussion is Not a Discussion

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s wonderful that the NYU College Republicans and conservative groups nationwide say they are trying to promote discussion. It’s doubtful, however, that they’re going about it well, if it’s their honest intentions at all.

McInnes: You Are Not A Nazi, Please Stop Harassing Us

McInnes: You Are Not A Nazi, Please Stop Harassing Us

By WSN Editorial Board

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Instead of picking fights with student newspapers who lack both his following and social clout by targeting detractors, McInnes would be better off defending himself on principle doing.

An Open Letter to President Hamilton on Student Trustees

An Open Letter to President Hamilton on Student Trustees

By NYU Student Labor Action Movement, Guest Editorial Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

n the dual spirit of transparency and your commitment to better listen to the student body, we invite you, and whatever board members that would like to attend, the opportunity to engage with us in a public dialogue open to the general student body.

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