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Hollywood Unveiled Is a Good Thing

Hollywood Unveiled Is a Good Thing

By Thomas Price, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The film industry is not the only one that has skeletons in their closet.

Toxic Masculinity at NYU

Toxic Masculinity at NYU

By Tyler Crews, Deputy Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

While NYU is notorious for its so-called wokeness, or general awareness surrounding social issues, we are not immune to the man box.

NYU Must Pay Attention to Misogynistic Culture

NYU Must Pay Attention to Misogynistic Culture

By WSN Editorial Board

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The system of ethics that Tisch teaches its students will stay with them throughout their careers. The school should take this opportunity to speak out and set the standard that to remain silent is to be complicit and to be complicit is unacceptable.

Spacey’s Dangerous False Equivalency

Spacey’s Dangerous False Equivalency

By Andrew Heying, Opinion Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Spacey released a statement in which he took full responsibility for the sexual harassment before quickly using the statement as a platform to formally come out as gay. Not only is this a pathetic public relations strategy, but it creates an extremely dangerous equivalency between being gay and being a pedophile.

Mothers Cannot Protect Perpetrators

Mothers Cannot Protect Perpetrators

By Tyler Crews, Deputy Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 22, The New York Times published a story titled, “I Was Willing to Do Everything’: Mothers Defend Sons Accused of Sexual Assault.” The article presents a different perspective on sexual assault cases: the perspective of the mothers of the accused.

Assault Problem Bigger Than Weinstein

Assault Problem Bigger Than Weinstein

By Giovanna Trabasso, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Is Condé Nast rising against sexual assault in the fashion industry and in favor of victims by banning Terry Richardson's work from its magazines, or caring for their own reputation?

No Justice in Weinstein Case

No Justice in Weinstein Case

By Allison De La Bastida, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With multiple sexual assault allegations surfacing against producer Harvey Weinstein, it’s hard to tell whether any of these women will get the justice they rightfully deserve. Just take Bill Cosby's trial as an example.

Bad Writing Is No Excuse for Bigotry

Bad Writing Is No Excuse for Bigotry

By Hailey Nuthals, Editor-at-Large

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Flawed characters make for good writing. Perfectly moral characters are the most unrealistic of all, and boring to boot. But encouraging — or at the most passive level, allowing sexist or otherwise bigoted characters to be written uncritically — is to say that those characters are uncritically relatable.

NYU Reacts: Ezekiel Elliott

NYU Reacts: Ezekiel Elliott

By Joey Mancini, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

Joey Mancini asks NYU students what they think of the Ezekiel Elliot NFL controversy.

We Must Stand Together Against Sexual Assault

We Must Stand Together Against Sexual Assault

By Students for Sexual Respect, Guest Editorial

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

If a school fails to meet its obligations under Title IX, the Department of Education is supposed to enforce the law. By rescinding the Obama-era guidance, DeVos undermined it.

Sexual Harassment Isn’t Just Political

Sexual Harassment Isn’t Just Political

By Shraddha Jajal, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Title IX is not about politics, but about a human being's right to be protected and seek justice. No administration should be able to take that away.

DeVos’ Speech Needs Clarification

DeVos’ Speech Needs Clarification

By WSN Editorial Board

September 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a troubling shift in policy, that will make the rights of the accused and the accusers supposedly more balanced. However, her speech gave no specific details or guidance, raising many concerns.

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