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Leaving the Bars Behind and Starting Anew

Leaving the Bars Behind and Starting Anew

By Yasmin Gulec, Features Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The US prison system is one of separation for families with incarcerated members.

The U.S. Needs to Rethink Mandatory Minimums

The U.S. Needs to Rethink Mandatory Minimums

By Emma Bowen, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Instead, mandatory minimums have dehumanized defendants and have increased the incarceration rate substantially leading to prisons that don’t have the resources to provide proper rehabilitation to inmates.

NYU PEP Deserves Expansion

NYU PEP Deserves Expansion

By WSN Editorial Staff

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

NYU PEP is an excellent example of the NYU administration living up to the values they preach

In Support of Michelle Jones

In Support of Michelle Jones

By WSN Editorial Board

September 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

While the presence of someone who was convicted of such a gruesome crime may make some students feel uneasy, Jones served her time and undoubtedly deserves to be at NYU.

NYU Must Hold Aramark Responsible

NYU Must Hold Aramark Responsible

By WSN Editorial Board

March 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a large client of Aramark, NYU has immense power and potential influence over the standards that the corporation should be meeting in order to prevent further issues. The university must call upon their partner to remedy this inhumane treatment of prisoners immediately, and if they refuse, NYU must find a new food service partner.

NYU Criticized for Ties to Aramark

NYU Criticized for Ties to Aramark

By Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized, University News

NYU Prison Divest created a petition requesting that the university end its relationship with the food provider Aramark Corporation.

From a Hunger Strike To a Revolution

From a Hunger Strike To a Revolution

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The new documentary on the famed hunger-striker Bobby Sands gives a hauntingly human look at the Irish icon.

‘Gone ‘Til November’ Tells A Different Story

‘Gone ‘Til November’ Tells A Different Story

By Lizzie Essiedu, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books, Top Stories

Lil Wayne's new autobiography "Gone 'Til November" humanizes him in a way that his music has never been able to.

[PHOTOS] Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation of Kimmel

[PHOTOS] Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation of Kimmel

By Anne Cruz, News Editor

March 26, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, NYU, University News

  Organizers and supporters of the Incarceration to Education Coalition have been occupying the Kimmel Center for Student Life since Friday afternoon to protest the presence of the box — questions pertaining to criminal histories or disciplinary records — on NYU's Common Application. More tha...

UPDATE: Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation Reaches 24 Hours

UPDATE: Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation Reaches 24 Hours

By Anne Cruz and Lexi Faunce

March 26, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Diversity at NYU, News, NYU, University News

More than 20 Incarceration to Education Coalition organizers and supporters have occupied the Kimmel Center for Student Life since Friday afternoon and are in the process of negotiating with NYU to disband their sit-in if their demands are met. IEC has pledged to remain in the staircase area of Kimmel un...

‘Money’ Mayweather will return if the pay is fair

By Michael Thompson, Deputy Sports Editor

September 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

Floyd Mayweather's controversial career is allegedly over, but does the public believe him?

NYU faculty provides education for inmates

NYU faculty provides education for inmates

By Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under News

NYU has launched their Prison Education Program to provide higher education to incarcerated individuals.

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