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SSC holds vigil for victims of South Asian earthquake

SSC holds vigil for victims of South Asian earthquake

By Carmen Russo, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU Student Government held a vigil to honor the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Afghanistan, Pakistan, and other regions of South Asia on Monday, October 26, 2015.

Anti-Muslim sentiment clouds Iran Deal discourse

Anti-Muslim sentiment clouds Iran Deal discourse

By Pragya Gianani, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The Western media, clouded by a thin veneer of anti-Islamic sentiment, remains unwilling to see the Iran issue from any perspective but their own.

‘He Named Me Malala’ celebrates the girl behind the iconic name

‘He Named Me Malala’ celebrates the girl behind the iconic name

By Daria Butler, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film, Uncategorized

"He Named Me Malala" paints a powerful portrait of the young activist Malala Yousafzai and the Afghani folk hero after whom she was named, Malalai of Maiwand.

Panel speaks on female education

Panel speaks on female  education

By Deeksha Mehta

September 22, 2014


Filed under Features

To discuss the recent "Malala Phenomenon" and the tensions surrounding her role in global politics and education, NYU Steinhardt hosted a panel discussion on Sept. 19.

Malala Yousafzai can help mend Pakistan’s wounds

Malala Yousafzai can help mend Pakistan’s wounds

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist

October 16, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Prior to Friday’s announcement of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner, favor seemed to rest on one name — Malala Yousafzai. After surviving an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen last October, the 16-year-old became one of the world’s most recognizable activists, striving to raise awareness for...

Inspiring, heroic individuals continue to motivate others

Inspiring, heroic individuals continue to motivate others

August 21, 2013


Filed under Opinion

It’s difficult to find role models these days, especially among the youth. The news is often filled with the scandals and exploits of young socialites and famous celebrities like Justin Bieber and Amanda Bynes. But then news stories also reveal a young lady such as Malala Yousafzai, a global star hers...

2014 withdrawal is lesser of two evils

2014 withdrawal is lesser of two evils

October 4, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The death of the 2,000th American soldier in Afghanistan is not significant as an arbitrary marker of this war’s overall toll but rather as an alarming indicator of a rise in a new kind of consequence — green-on-blue attacks. Recently, the Afghan War has seen a disturbing increase in Afghan National...

U.S. needs to re-examine monetary aid to Pakistan

U.S. needs to re-examine monetary aid to Pakistan

October 4, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The recent YouTube video “Innocence of Muslims,” which portrayed the Muslim prophet Mohammed as a drunken womanizer and potential pedophile, has brought to light severe rifts not only between Western and Eastern cultures but also between governments. Almost two weeks ago, Pakistani Railways Minister...