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NYU Welcomes Puerto Rican Students

NYU Welcomes Puerto Rican Students

By Mack DeGeurin, News Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

NYU announced in November that it would launch the Hurricane Maria Assistance Program for students from Puerto Rico affected by the hurricane. It initially committed to accepting 50 students but will accept more because of the large volume of applicants. The students will study tuition-free at NYU for the spring semester.

New Scholarships Bring Hope

New Scholarships Bring Hope

By WSN Editorial Board

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After continued crisis in Puerto Rico, President Andrew Hamilton announced this week that NYU will offer at least 50 scholarships to Puerto Ricans.

The Forgotten 3.4 Million Americans

The Forgotten 3.4 Million Americans

By Paola Nagovitch, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Bickering aside, the U.S. and Puerto Rican governments need to prioritize the wellbeing of Puerto Ricans. The region must stop being politicized — 3.4 million U.S. citizens are suffering.

Read It Out Loud: ‘I Agree With Eminem’

Read It Out Loud: ‘I Agree With Eminem’

By Adryan Barlia, Deputy Opinion Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Eminem has now been solidified in his status as an influencer in the political war that is always brewing in relevance to our President’s actions and remarks. What Eminem now says matters and the thought of that statement sounds like words that I'd have never thought I’d say when it came to Eminem and politics.

Letter to Misogynistic Men

Letter to Misogynistic Men

By Paola Nagovitch, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the 2016 election cycle behind us, I mistakenly believed that President Donald Trump’s public outbursts of blatant sexism were over. However, I was obviously wrong.

Puerto Rico Needs a Voice

Puerto Rico Needs a Voice

By Allison De La Bastida, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Trump's reaction to the mass shooting in Las Vegas was exactly the type of response a president should have when dealing with such a sensitive matter. But, where was it in Puerto Rico?

NYU Primatology Aids in Puerto Rico Relief Effort

NYU Primatology Aids in Puerto Rico Relief Effort

By Sakshi Venkatraman, Deputy News Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

NYU Primatology has been integral in relief efforts on an island off Puerto Rico's southeastern coast that is home to 2,000 monkeys.

Puerto Rico’s Deceptive Referendum

Puerto Rico’s Deceptive Referendum

By Paola Nagovitch, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Being neither a sovereign nation nor a state has prevented the island’s residents from enjoying the full rights of American citizenship: Puerto Rican residents are not allowed to vote in federal elections, they have no representation in the Senate, and the delegate in the House of Representatives serves more as a figurehead.

Looming Large, Imperially Taking Charge

Looming Large, Imperially Taking Charge

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Under the current contentious political climate, tensions were especially high — and discussion was especially warranted — at the panel discussion event for KJCC's "Museum of the Old Colony" exhibit.

Identity Politics Ring True at KJCC

Identity Politics Ring True at KJCC

By Maria Jose Lavandera, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Pablo Delano takes an unflinching look at the colonialist history of Puerto Rico's relationship with the United States in his exhibit "Museum of the Old Colony" at NYU's King Juan Carlos I Center.

Harry’s Take: U.S. obligated to step up in Puerto Rican crisis

Harry’s Take: U.S. obligated to step up in Puerto Rican crisis

February 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Puerto Rico’s Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla will not want to relive this past month. After credit-rating companies Standard & Poor and Moody’s both downgraded Puerto Rico’s debt to junk level, murmurs of economic collapse quickly followed. A federal bailout, which has not been properly ...

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