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Why Trump’s Ice Rink?

Why Trump’s Ice Rink?

By Jan Alex, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Although the admittedly beautiful location of Wollman Rink has been the traditional venue for the Flurry event for the past 10 years, it’s surprising to me that the IRHC continued to use a Trump venue this year.

The Obsoleteness of Textbooks

The Obsoleteness of Textbooks

By Adryan Barlia, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the advent of technology and accessibility of information, it's time to stop paying for overpriced, weighty piles of paper and opt for ebooks instead.

NYU SJP’s Rally Can Help Spread Safety

NYU SJP’s Rally Can Help Spread Safety

By WSN Editorial Board

May 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

NYU Students for Justice for Palestine's upcoming rally is a step that could help quell the tensions in the air and give support to the many student who feel their life is on the line.

Staff Rants April 19-25

Staff Rants April 19-25

By WSN Staff

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The final installment of Staff Rants has arrived for the semester, and with it, the staff has taken time to reflect on the beauty and horror of our time at NYU and WSN.

Thanks NYU. No, Seriously.

Thanks NYU. No, Seriously.

By Katrina Fadrilan, Guest Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s the very exasperation towards our unconventional school that helps identify an NYU student — as if our shared unwillingness to settle, to remain complacent and our insistence to work for more are what defines us as a community.

Snapchat Leads the Social Media Game

Snapchat Leads the Social Media Game

By Adryan Barlia, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Facebook's and Instagram's mimicking of Snapchat's features prove that Snapchat is leading the evolution of social media.

Students Should Care About Climate

Students Should Care About Climate

By WSN Editorial Board

April 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Climate change is real — no matter what President Donald Trump says — and working to protect the environment on an individual scale is essential now more than ever.

The iPhone Is a Part of Human Anatomy

The iPhone Is a Part of Human Anatomy

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The physical symptoms of not having your phone within reach — higher blood pressure, increased heart rate, worsened anxiety and poor cognitive performance, — suggest that the smartphone has become a part of human anatomy.

Celebrities Give False Hope

Celebrities Give False Hope

By Mollie Yellin, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Celebrities have such a strong influence over their followers that they could even convince people that they can code, even when logic says otherwise.

It Takes The Village to Raise a Baby

It Takes The Village to Raise a Baby

By Laura Rubio, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Although college students think their studies are difficult to manage, the balancing act required to get a university education while simultaneously raising a child can be even more strenuous.

Student Senate Should Release Voting Records

Student Senate Should Release Voting Records

By Emma Rudd, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Because NYU's Student Senators Council lacks transparency in its voting process, the student body cannot hold its representatives accountable and make informed criticisms of the SSC’s actions.

Walk the Wrong Way on Escalators

Walk the Wrong Way on Escalators

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Walking in the reverse direction intended on escalators — the so-called wrong way — is actually superior in many ways to conventional forms of escalator use, as it lends both a practical and a metaphorical function to a device that is otherwise purely a mode of transportation.

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