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Short-Term Consequences and a Lack of Transparency Won’t Change Toxic Frat Culture

Short-Term Consequences and a Lack of Transparency Won’t Change Toxic Frat Culture

By WSN Editorial Board

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Cornell's minimal punishment for ZBT "pig roast" and NYU's lack of transparency prove greater measures must be taken to combat fraternity and sorority misconduct.

Cornell Fraternity Chapter on Probation after ‘Pig Roast’ Sex Contest

Cornell Fraternity Chapter on Probation after ‘Pig Roast’ Sex Contest

By Darcey Pittman, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

A Cornell fraternity was put on probation after an offensive ritual was leaked. Here's what NYU's Greek community feels about the news.

Closing Frats Will Not Truly Dismantle Them

Closing Frats Will Not Truly Dismantle Them

By WSN Editorial Board

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

While we agree that Greek life organizations accused of misconduct should be punished and regulated, cutting ties with them completely is the wrong approach.

“Goat” Illuminates Hazing But Fails to Account for Greater Issues

“Goat” Illuminates Hazing But Fails to Account for Greater Issues

By Zach Martin, Editor-at-Large

September 23, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Andrew Neel's new film "Goat" brilliantly addresses the issue of hazing within university Greek life, but falls shorts in more than a few other ways.

12 hours of dancing raise $333,703.34 for charity

12 hours of dancing raise $333,703.34 for charity

By Lexi Faunce, Deputy News Editor

November 30, 2015


Filed under News, University News

After 12 hours of dancing, NYU students raised over $300,000 for the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.

Greek life groups talk sex

Greek life groups talk sex

By Raven Quesenberry, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under News, University News

Greek life groups joined forces to encourage more discussion around sex and hook-up culture on college campuses.

Flubbed story shows need for campus reform

Flubbed story shows need for campus reform

By WSN Editorial Board

April 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Rolling Stone deserves to be sued for its damaging journalistic incompetence in the discredited UVA rape article.