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Students Create App To Translate Sign Language

Students Create App To Translate Sign Language

By Darcey Pittman, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under NYU, University News

A group of Tandon students developed an Augmented Reality App that can translate sign language into readable text.

How My Andrew Hamilton Conspiracy Theory Fell Apart

How My Andrew Hamilton Conspiracy Theory Fell Apart

By Jemima McEvoy, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Read about how WSN's editor-in-chief's life fell apart as she fell down the rabbit hole of an Andrew Hamilton conspiracy.

Multilingualism Is a Great Investment in Your Human Capital

Multilingualism Is a Great Investment in Your Human Capital

By Diego Maguina Razuri, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Multilingualism is beneficial. Even though learning a new language can be tedious, it has many advantages.

Is Sexism Rooted Deeper Than We Might Suspect?

Is Sexism Rooted Deeper Than We Might Suspect?

By Lara Dreux, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Whether we wish to acknowledge it or not, sexism has been a part of our history for centuries and attempting to move forwards through the shunning of all mankind’s past discriminatory approach is no way to do it.

Political Correctness Is A Polite Way Of Saying “Stop Thinking”

Political Correctness Is A Polite Way Of Saying “Stop Thinking”

By Mert Erenel, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Political correctness is not a negotiation. It is a monopoly on truth and language with a set of principles that compels you to act and speak in a particular way, which you had no part of agreeing to.

Second Language Proficiency Must Be Required

Second Language Proficiency Must Be Required

By Jan Alex, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In order for American students to remain cultured in an increasingly interconnected world, the U.S. needs to take pro-active measures to increase the foreign language literacy of students. If we do not act fast, we will simply be left behind.

Everyone Should Learn a Foreign Language in College

Everyone Should Learn a Foreign Language in College

By Tommy Collison, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Given the unique environment that is a student’s four years at university, and the huge benefits of being bilingual or even trilingual, students ought to take as many foreign language classes as their four-year plan allows.

Madrid: Home Away from Home

Madrid: Home Away from Home

By Abigail Weinberg, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Housing

If you’re going abroad, you’ll hear it said time and time again: living with a host family is the best way to immerse yourself in a different culture while learning a new language. For the past month, I’ve lived in Madrid with an older couple and their 29-year-old daughter, and my constant interactions...

Prague: American Guilt in Speaking English

Prague: American Guilt in Speaking English

By Gabby Brooks, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Abroad, Features

What do we do when the few languages that are coming to dominate the world are slowing pushing out the culture in various countries?

London: Divided By a Common Language

London: Divided By a Common Language

By Thomas Devlin, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under Abroad, Features

WSN's resident Londoner talks about the language barrier in a country that speaks the same one as you.

Shanghai: Language as a Party Trick

Shanghai: Language as a Party Trick

By Matthew Gibson, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Abroad, Features

Part of immersing yourself in another culture is learning to let go of some of your own biases.

Learn from the master

By Mikaella Evaristo, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Gallatin alumnus and Barneys New York insider Jackie Kim shares words of wisdom on everything from internships to post-grad life in the industry.

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