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Your Shoes Are Classist, And So Are You

Your Shoes Are Classist, And So Are You

By Alejandro Villa Vásquez, Copy Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Homeless chic fashion is offensive and insensitive to the plights of poverty.

Counterpoint: Costumes Are Not Just Costumes

Counterpoint: Costumes Are Not Just Costumes

By Natasha Roy, Assistant Managing Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

You can’t just pick and choose aspects of a culture that you like and then denounce the others simply because they are different from your own. That does not accurately represent the entire culture, and it is disingenuous.

Costumes Are Just Costumes

Costumes Are Just Costumes

By Mert Erenel, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

At the end of the day, costumes are just costumes — nothing more. We are adults who I hope are mature enough to handle a holiday meant for children.

Outrage Over Vogue Cultural Appropriation Is Appropriate

Outrage Over Vogue Cultural Appropriation Is Appropriate

By WSN Editorial Board

February 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Gallatin sophomore Karlie Kloss faced mass criticism after her photoshoot in yellow face for Vogue's March issue. However, she is not the only person at fault for this incident of cultural appropriation.

Controversy At Marc Jacobs’ Show Over Culturally Appropriative Hair Style

Controversy At Marc Jacobs’ Show Over Culturally Appropriative Hair Style

By Brina Jeffries, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

Marc Jacobs closed NYFW SS17 with more than enough controversy to hold us over until next season.

How to not wear a scarf

By Grace Dixon, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

Avoid looking drab or being offensive with these tips on how to not wear a scarf this season.

The rise and fall with Iggy Azalea

By Jake Viswanath, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music

Iggy Azalea's fall from grace is a result of her ignorance and questionable history with the black community.

The issue with Miley’s hair

By Riley Stenehjem, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music

Miley Cyrus built a career on cultural appropriation and fails to acknowledge her white privilege.

Music loves blackness, but not black people

By Kieran Graulich, Music Editor

October 22, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music

The black experience has been appropriated to the point of silencing black voices.

Students must be wary of cultural appropriation

Students must be wary of cultural appropriation

By Devyani Shekhawat, Contributing writer

September 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

NYU asked people not to culturally appropriate during the Welcome Week Festiball, but students should take it on themselves not to appropriate other cultures.

Mochila bags give back to Colombian communities

Mochila bags give back to Colombian communities

April 30, 2014


Filed under Features

With spring fashion in full swing and summer on the horizon, colorful and bohemian trends have gained their annual popularity. This year, brightly colored woven bags called Mochilas have become trendy, but the increasing popularity of these bags means more than simply an influx of colorful purses. This i...