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White Men Win Nobel Prize Again

White Men Win Nobel Prize Again

By Tyler Crews, Deputy Sports Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When I look at the list of 2017 laureates, I do not feel inspired. I, a woman, am less likely to be recognized for my efforts in academics than a man.

Testing the Exposed Thong Trend

Testing the Exposed Thong Trend

By Naomi Lichter, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

One writer tries out this daring trend and reflects on the social and cultural influences that have shaped it.

My Lack of A Cover Fee Does Not Compensate for Gender Inequality

My Lack of A Cover Fee Does Not Compensate for Gender Inequality

By Tyler Crews, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is okay that girls do not have to pay to get in at parties and clubs because it makes up for the gender inequality we face in our day-to-day lives. Frankly, this line of thought is ludicrous.

Civil Rights Lawyers Examine Race, Inequality and Law

Civil Rights Lawyers Examine Race, Inequality and Law

By Jemima McEvoy and Sayer Devlin

February 28, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Tony Thompson moderated a discussion between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, President of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Sherillyn Iffil and NYU Law Professor Bryan Stevenson.

$15 wage necessary for workers

$15 wage necessary for workers

By Richard Shu, Deputy Copy Chief

April 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The current minimum wage is not enough to make rent in the Bronx, and should be raised to $15.

De Blasio’s State of the City overlooks police

De Blasio’s State of the City overlooks police

By WSN Editorial Board

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Bill de Blasio's commitment to fighting inequality is admirable, but he needs to address the relationship between the NYPD and the NYC community.

Ferguson highlights prevalent racial inequality

Ferguson highlights prevalent racial inequality

By Dan Moritz-Rabson, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Rather than tackling the systemic problems that create tense race relations, misinformed people are deflecting blame to the oppressed

Financial crisis remains, says expert

Financial crisis remains, says expert

By Olivia Wetzel, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2014


Filed under News

UCLA professor Robert Brenner talks the growing economic inequality and what it means.

Grants aid communities in need

Grants aid communities in need

By Valentina Duque Bojanini, Deputy News Editor

April 2, 2014


Filed under News

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation revealed its plans to distribute $1.5 million in grants over the next three years to five neighborhoods that have a high population of Mexican-American students on March 26. The project, a part of the Anchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities Initiative, was cre...

Wall Street’s excess frustrates income inequality efforts

Wall Street’s excess frustrates income inequality efforts

March 13, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

As President Barack Obama’s motorcade sped down Broadway to visit a Gap store in Midtown to congratulate the firm’s decision to raise the minimum wage on Tuesday, business employees only a few miles downtown on Wall Street were clearly not paying attention. Despite Obama’s best efforts to improve...

NYU Oxfam throws interactive Hunger Banquet

NYU Oxfam throws interactive Hunger Banquet

November 20, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, News

As students filtered into the Eisner and Lubin Auditorium at the Kimmel Center for University Life on Tuesday, Nov. 19, each received a single strip of paper that would dictate their fate for the night — the paper assigned each guest an occupation, a country, a name and a socioeconomic class. Oxfa...

Occupy’s Strike Debt initiative is to be commended, but remains mostly symbolic

Occupy’s Strike Debt initiative is to be commended, but remains mostly symbolic

November 14, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The Rolling Jubilee project, set up by the Occupy Strike Debt group, has canceled over $15 million worth of debt in the past year. Principally eliminating extortionate medical bills, the group has strived to help the lives of thousands of Americans struggling to repay their debts. However, although th...