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NYU Opinions on Facebook User-Data Controversy

NYU Opinions on Facebook User-Data Controversy

By Louise Choi, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under News, University News

WSN looks into students' opinions on Facebook following the Cambridge Analytica data collection scandal.

Big Data, Big Problems

Big Data, Big Problems

By Victor Porcelli, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Big Data is proving to be a threat to our democracy, but it also has the power to be a force for good.

Part Moderator, Part Activist — NYU Secrets Admin Seeks Improved Student Health

Part Moderator, Part Activist — NYU Secrets Admin Seeks Improved Student Health

By Jemima McEvoy, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, University News

NYU Secrets has partnered with the Student Health Center in light of many anonymous submissions about students' health struggles and unsatisfactory experiences seeking out help from the center.

What Cambridge Analytica Means for Elections and Your Facebook Page

What Cambridge Analytica Means for Elections and Your Facebook Page

By Ali Zimmerman, Deputy Opinions Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Don't be quick to #DeleteFacebook

Marketing, Cyber Security Professors Weigh in on Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Marketing, Cyber Security Professors Weigh in on Cambridge Analytica Scandal

By Sunanda Gaskins, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under News, University News

NYU Professor Scott Galloway has been making his voice heard on issues surrounding the Facebook user privacy scandal.

The Hilarity, Humanity and Insanity of ‘Professor Quotes Without Context’

The Hilarity, Humanity and Insanity of ‘Professor Quotes Without Context’

By Jemima McEvoy, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2018


Filed under Features

WSN sat down with the creators of the Facebook group Professor Quotes Without Context

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

By Natasha Roy, Managing Editor-at-Large

March 8, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Alex Smith can’t tie himself down to just one passion. Instead, he plays the field, trying his hand at whatever piques his interest at the time, immersing himself in all he does.  The CAS senior has gusto. He isn’t afraid to take risks in what industry he’ll break into next, and it pays off ...

Social Media Is Dying

Social Media Is Dying

By Alex Pienkowski, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion

Social media is no longer social. Sites such as Facebook have become more preoccupied with video content instead of prioritizing social connections between its users.

Snapchat Update: A Huge Turn-Off

Snapchat Update: A Huge Turn-Off

By Sherry Yan, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Features

Snapchat is slowly losing popularity among students, especially with the installation of its newest update.

Insta-Worthy Food Problems

Insta-Worthy Food Problems

By Drew Lederman, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Dining, Dining, Features

Instagram and other social media platforms have completely changed how we see food.

I Guess We’re All Addicted

I Guess We’re All Addicted

By Jemima McEvoy, Managing Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

If someone asked me whether or not I’m addicted to social media, I’d say no. When I think of social media addicts, I envision a room full of people scrolling through Instagram and messaging people on the internet, remaining completely oblivious to the fact that an actual human being is within arm’s...

Social Media, Internships and Everything In Between

Social Media, Internships and Everything In Between

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Yes, the rumors are true: social media matters, and your employers are stalking you. Now more than ever, young applicants’ social media accounts are being scrutinized during the hiring process, whether it’s a full-time position or an unpaid internship. Once upon a time, our profiles used to...

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