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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.

NYU Law Textbooks Should Go Digital

NYU Law Textbooks Should Go Digital

By Sam Chaddha, Guest Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

No student is realistically arguing that we do away completely with casebooks. However, some alternatives can be suggested that are already in place for some subjects, but not for all across the board.

Everyone Should Appreciate Their Good Health While They Have It

Everyone Should Appreciate Their Good Health While They Have It

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

While this should serve as an important reminder to remain hygienic and avoid contracting the flu, it should also serve as an opportunity for those of us with good health to appreciate the faculties that good health provides.

Staff Rants March 29 – April 4

Staff Rants March 29 – April 4

By WSN Staff

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Welcome to another edition of Staff Rants! Our staff is excited to be angry about people, places and things!

The Best Food Is Under Five Dollars

The Best Food Is Under Five Dollars

By Thomas Price, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Although expensive restaurants abound in New York City, the best food the city has to offer lies in its hot dog carts, bagel shops and pizza places and costs under five dollars.

Educators Should Encourage a More Empathetic Understanding of History

Educators Should Encourage a More Empathetic Understanding of History

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On the contrary, in seeing these historical figures as only names in a textbook we forget that they were real flesh-and-blood people with fears and aspirations, and knowing this can only enhance our understanding of the past.

Smartphones Are The Newest Drug For Students

Smartphones Are The Newest Drug For Students

By Adryan Barlia, Contributing Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Almost all NYU students can agree that being on their smartphones is perhaps a more appealing option than sitting on a desk working on assignments for hours on end, which is similar mentality that comes into play with drugs.

Stop Using the Oxford Comma

Stop Using the Oxford Comma

By Emma Rudd, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Oxford Comma is an unnecessary embellishment and should only be required when the original message of the text is already ambiguous.

Alternative Breaks Encourage Valuable Service and Growth

Alternative Breaks Encourage Valuable Service and Growth

By Laura Shkouratoff, Creative Director

March 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The NYU Alternative Breaks program, provides countless benefits to both participants and the communities that student-volunteers serve.

Universities Need to Work to Reduce Climate Change

Universities Need to Work to Reduce Climate Change

By WSN Editorial Board

March 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With climate change's effects becoming more apparent and E.P.A. Chief Scott Pruitt's denying that climate change is tied to carbon dioxide emissions, it is now more important than ever that NYU students continue their efforts to fight climate change in any way they can.

We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Alternative Breaks are notable for sending undergraduate students all over the world to participate in volunteer activities. However, it's debatable if Alternative Breaks provides a glorified form of volunteer tourism or if the program actually benefits communities in need.

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