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Racial Purgatory: Between Black and White

Racial Purgatory: Between Black and White

By Alejandro Villa Vásquez, Copy Chief

April 16, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion, Race

There is standard of Black and White within society; however, between these two colors exists many others who don't fit the two color mold.

New York Times Columnist Discusses Identity at NYU Review and Debates

New York Times Columnist Discusses Identity at NYU Review and Debates

By Kristina Hayhurst, Deputy News Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, University News

The Review and Debates hosted New York Times columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah who spoke and answered questions on identity in politics and culture.

Rainey Tops Off Senior Year With Two National Championship

Rainey Tops Off Senior Year With Two National Championship

By Warner Radliff, Deputy Sports Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

NYU Swimmer Ian Rainey won two national swimming championships in two days, bringing home the first ever title win in NYU men's program history.

What You Missed at SXSW

What You Missed at SXSW

By Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

Politics surrounding race, class and gender were at the center of this year’s South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas.

The 2018 Oscars: The Year Diversity Won

The 2018 Oscars: The Year Diversity Won

By Alison Zimmerman, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion

Abandoning their tradition of favoring white men, this year's Oscars finally acknowledged and awarded deserving individuals regardless of gender, race or sexuality.

Inclusivity at the 60th Grammys

Inclusivity at the 60th Grammys

By Jendayi Omowale, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


Filed under Features

Grammy Awards have been criticised and boycotted because of the lack of diversity they showed in the winners. This year seems to be more promising.

In Conversation with April Ryan, Michael Steele and Jonathan Capehart

In Conversation with April Ryan, Michael Steele and Jonathan Capehart

By Sayer Devlin, News Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under News

Jonathan Capehart, April Ryan and Michael Steele sat down with WSN to talk politics, race and the media before their Skirball Talk.

The Illusion of White Victimhood

The Illusion of White Victimhood

By Theo Wayt, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Though armchair nationalists’ online escapades often fail to show more than their pitiful need for maximum attention with minimum effort, the “ IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” campaign reflects a larger delusion spreading throughout the U.S., one that contributes to destructive cultural divisions and plays into the political hands of the far-right: white victimhood.

The Complicated Nature of Being Biracial

The Complicated Nature of Being Biracial

By Alexandra Dennis, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The truth is that being biracial can be a confusing ordeal, and unfortunately, I don’t think there’s a quick fix to the displacement that biracial people often feel in terms of fitting into a racial category.

Identifying with a Group Undermines Your Beliefs

Identifying with a Group Undermines Your Beliefs

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

All this means that joining a group neuters us of our ability to consider arguments objectively, be they our own or those of others. People who disagree with us become embodiments of everything we hate

Testing the Exposed Thong Trend

Testing the Exposed Thong Trend

By Naomi Lichter, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

One writer tries out this daring trend and reflects on the social and cultural influences that have shaped it.

Lipscomb University President Dinner Racially Insensitive

Lipscomb University President Dinner Racially Insensitive

By WSN Editorial Board

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Holding such events in sake of racial diversity and then decorating them in such offensive manners is not only distasteful, but unacceptable in the 21st century.

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