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HUMOR: Facebook Creates a ‘Thoughts and Prayers React’ to Save Time

HUMOR: Facebook Creates a ‘Thoughts and Prayers React’ to Save Time

By David Scherker, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Humor

Facebook is rolling out a new and crucial feature this month due to the sharp increase in tragedies in recent months. Mark Zuckerberg does not plan to remain idle, posting a notice about the new update for all of the avid Facebook users who keep up to date with the hippest catastrophic news. “Starti...

NYU Reacts: Second Presidential Debate

NYU Reacts: Second Presidential Debate

By Lexi Faunce, Diamond Naga Siu, Abraham Gross, and Natasha Roy

October 11, 2016


Filed under 2016 Election, News

NYU students weigh in on last night's presidential debate.

Student takes on Fox News with leggings

Student takes on Fox News with leggings

By Patrick Pauley, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Features

NYU student Addie Weyrich reacts to the Fox News segment that questions if leggings are pants.

NYU Reacts: University leads in international student acceptance

NYU Reacts: University leads in international student acceptance

By Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under News

A new report announced that NYU is the top destination for international students.

NYU Reacts: ISIS security threat

NYU Reacts: ISIS security threat

By Christine Park, Staff Writer

September 30, 2014


Filed under News

NYU students react to the ISIS threats for terrorist attack in the NYC subways.

Community reacts: Shakespeare & Co. closes downtown location

Community reacts: Shakespeare & Co. closes downtown location

By Rahul Krishnamoorthy, Deputy News Editor

September 8, 2014


Filed under News

NYU students and local bookstores react to the closing of the NYU location of Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore.

NYU Reacts: Korean ferry tragedy

NYU Reacts: Korean ferry tragedy

By Valentina Duque Bojanini, Deputy News Editor

April 22, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, News

All over the world, people continue to mourn the sinking of the South Korean Sewol ferry on April 16. South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Monday that the crew’s actions during the incident were unforgivable and murderous. Crew members are facing charges while the search for passengers co...

NYU Reacts: NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities

NYU Reacts: NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities

April 17, 2014


Filed under News

Controversy broke out in 2012 when it was revealed that an NYPD unit had been spying on Muslim communities and student groups. It was announced on April 15 that this unit has been disbanded. LS freshman Meyhad Mozaffa, who is Muslim, said this kind of discriminatory spying occurs because of prejud...

NYU Reacts: Facebook adds list of 50 gender categories, expands pronoun choices

NYU Reacts: Facebook adds list of 50 gender categories, expands pronoun choices

February 19, 2014


Filed under News

Social media giant Facebook announced its addition more than 50 new gender categories for users to identify themselves with this on Feb. 13. It also expanded pronoun choices from “him/his” and “her” to include “them/they.” CAS sophomore Amy Peterson said this is a positive change for ide...

NYU Reacts: Impact of Typhoon Haiyan

NYU Reacts: Impact of Typhoon Haiyan

November 12, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, News

While Typhoon Haiyan’s destruction is over 8,000 miles away, its impact is being felt by students with roots in the Philippines. The storm, which tore through the Philippines this past weekend with up to 195 mph winds, devastated a large portion of the island nation — it leveled citie...

NYU Reacts: Shop-and-Frisk brings attention to racial profiling

November 1, 2013


Filed under News

Complaints have been arising the last six months over department stores Barneys and Macy’s supposedly racially profiling African-American shoppers. These incidents have come to be known as shop-and-frisk. Most recently, Trayon Christian, a 19-year-old man from Queens, said the police detained him ...

NYU Reacts: Marriage equality in New Jersey

NYU Reacts: Marriage equality in New Jersey

By Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, News

New Jersey opened the state to same-sex marriages on Oct. 21 without an appeal from Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Christie’s administration had initially stated it would appeal the state’s Supreme Court ruling last Friday denying the state the right to prevent marriages, but then withdrew the...