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A Timeline of Celebrity Political Demonstrations on TV

A Timeline of Celebrity Political Demonstrations on TV

Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Entertainment

From Meryl Streep fiery Golden Globes speech to Marlon Brando's 1973 Oscars boycott, WSN explores the lively, and mostly recent, history of celebrity political demonstrations made on television.

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Kneeling: Stop Making It About the Military

Kneeling: Stop Making It About the Military

Brandon Weaver, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

As a further effort to paint the NFL players as anti-American, opposers are interpreting the protest as an attack to the military. The protest, however, is not about the military. It never has been.

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Trump Fights With Pros

Trump Fights With Pros

Tori Bianco, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Trump's comments on NFL national anthem protests further demonstrate his political immaturity.

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An NYU Student’s Guide to Protesters’ Rights

An NYU Student’s Guide to Protesters’ Rights

Riley Blake, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Knowing you have the right to protest and knowing specifically what those rights mean are two different things. Check out our simple guide to what protests are and aren't legally protected under the U.S. Constitution.

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How Theater Talks

How Theater Talks

Blair Best, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

Whether audiences realize it or not, they are making theater political the very moment they enter the building.

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Protests on Kimmel Stairs for No Reason, ‘We’re Just Angry’

Protests on Kimmel Stairs for No Reason, ‘We’re Just Angry’

Emily Fagel, Copy Chief

April 1, 2017


Filed under NEWS, University News

Students began protesting for no reason in Kimmel today: lines too long in the dining hall, immigration bans and everything else in between.

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Liberal Students Must End Their Hypocrisy

Liberal Students Must End Their Hypocrisy

Calvin Tran, Guest Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under OPINION

To deem an entire class of speech as illegitimate, and not only illegitimate, but should be expectant of punishment, violence, and even the threat of ‘shutdown,’ as urged in multiple opinion articles published by WSN, is entirely antithetical to who we are as members of a university.

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Protest Against Far Right is Imperative

Protest Against Far Right is Imperative

NYU Against Fascism, Guest Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The NYU community needs to ask ourselves: do we, as students, faculty, and staff, want to allow dangerous far-right figures on our campus?

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Ralliers Work to Shatter Broken Windows in Washington Square Park

Ralliers Work to Shatter Broken Windows in Washington Square Park

Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor

February 11, 2017


Filed under 2016 Election, City News, NEWS

Rally attenders gathered in Washington Square Park to demonstrate support against the recent actions regarding immigration.

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People Rally for Pro-Planned Parenthood

People Rally for Pro-Planned Parenthood

Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor

February 11, 2017


Filed under City News, NEWS, University News

Students and prominent feminist figures gathered in Washington Square Park in support of Planned Parenthood today.

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When a Discussion is Not a Discussion

When a Discussion is Not a Discussion

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under OPINION

It’s wonderful that the NYU College Republicans and conservative groups nationwide say they are trying to promote discussion. It’s doubtful, however, that they’re going about it well, if it’s their honest intentions at all.

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McInnes: You Are Not A Nazi, Please Stop Harassing Us

McInnes: You Are Not A Nazi, Please Stop Harassing Us

WSN Editorial Board

February 8, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Instead of picking fights with student newspapers who lack both his following and social clout by targeting detractors, McInnes would be better off defending himself on principle doing.

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