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NYU Should Reevaluate the LS Program

NYU Should Reevaluate the LS Program

By WSN Editorial Board

February 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

NYU claims that its Liberal Studies program provides students with a well-rounded liberal arts education, while also allowing them to explore other areas of interest. In reality, LS plagues students with endless core classes that leave very little room for classes that do not directly count towards their major.

NYU Should Protect Targeted Students

NYU Should Protect Targeted Students

By WSN Editorial Board

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

President Hamilton should publicly announce solidarity with NYUSJP. To do otherwise would entirely contradict NYU’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Stop with the Empty Promises, NYU

Stop with the Empty Promises, NYU

By WSN Editorial Board

February 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

NYU's administration has a bad habit of reneging on its promises. Although, this trend seems less damning with minor issues, failing to live up to one's commitments on matters of import can dramatically affects students' lives.

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.

More Police Transparency Will Do Nothing If Students Do Not Follow Through

More Police Transparency Will Do Nothing If Students Do Not Follow Through

By WSN Editorial Board

February 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As long as police across the country continue to demonstrate flagrant disregard for the lives of those they are sworn to protect, civilians should have the right to keep themselves properly informed.

Good Samaritan Policy Isn’t Very Good

Good Samaritan Policy Isn’t Very Good

By WSN Editorial Board

January 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

A more explicit approach, like the policies put out by Columbia and Cornell University, would create an environment that both protects the wellbeing of students and clearly defines the authority of university staff.

NYU Does Not Help Students Succeed

NYU Does Not Help Students Succeed

By WSN Editorial Board

January 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Especially with recent controversy surrounding the Tisch New Theatre, it feels as though there are too many outside, or inside, forces preventing students from pursuing their passions.

Corporate Media, How About Some Real News?

Corporate Media, How About Some Real News?

By Ana Lopez, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Globe’s parody is part of a larger failure of the media to provide its readers with substantive news and commentary.

CIA political bribery proves unsurprising

CIA political bribery proves unsurprising

April 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The New York Times recently brought to light the CIA’s decade-long practice of secretly funneling tens of millions of dollars to the Karzai government in Afghanistan. Newly discovered accounts of stealthy cash drop-offs directly to Karzai’s offices indicate an extensive network of political bribery,...

Anthropologist rightfully denounces militarization

Anthropologist rightfully denounces militarization

February 27, 2013


Filed under Featured On Homepage, Opinion

Marshall Sahlins, a leading American anthropologist, resigned last week from the National Academy of Sciences. This may come as a shock to the scientific community and even to students at NYU. Anyone taking an introductory course to anthropology at NYU, for example, is bound to encounter several readings...

Warren Hill case re-engages debate on practicality of death penalty

Warren Hill case re-engages debate on practicality of death penalty

February 20, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The debate over the death penalty in the United States has long been part of the national dialogue. However, media attention over the controversial aspects of Georgia inmate Warren Lee Hill’s case has recently intensified the debate. At 7 p.m. on Monday, Warren Lee Hill, a twice-convicted kil-ler...

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