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Swift’s Assault Case Highlights DeVos’ Flaws

Swift’s Assault Case Highlights DeVos’ Flaws

By Carine Zambrano, Deputy Opinion Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While the Obama Administration’s measures are flawed, a step back from it would not be beneficial to the victims who already face criticism for seeking justice, even when they are world-famous superstars like Taylor Swift.

‘Start the Conversation’ With Survivors Magazine

‘Start the Conversation’ With Survivors Magazine

By Pamela Jew, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

Survivor, the NYU student-created magazine, turns to fashion as a source of empowerment for victims of sexual assault.

HB 51 Deters Campus Assault Reports

HB 51 Deters Campus Assault Reports

By WSN Editorial Board

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Supporters of this new bill — which many have compared to the philosophies of Education Secretary Betsy Devoss — say it will protect people from being falsely accused. In reality, it sets a dangerous precedent which would ultimately discourage victims of sexual assault from reporting such incidents.

Students Not Alerted on All Instances of Sexual Assault

Students Not Alerted on All Instances of Sexual Assault

By Natasha Roy, News Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

The number of alerts NYU students receive about sexual assaults that occur on or near campus in no way reflects the number of sexual assaults that actually occur. However, some students believe this is for the best.

NYU Needs to Alert Students of Sexual Assault

NYU Needs to Alert Students of Sexual Assault

By WSN Editorial Board

February 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Just as students at other major universities have put pressure on their administrations to be more open about sexual assault, we need to demand clarity from our university on the reality of sexual assault on campus.

The Cabinet’s on FIRE

The Cabinet’s on FIRE

By Riley Lopez, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

NYU understands that giving support to victims of sexual harassment is the only appropriate response, but there are fears that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos does not.

Collegiate Freedom of the Press Is a Pressing Issue

Collegiate Freedom of the Press Is a Pressing Issue

By WSN Editorial Board

December 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

By repressing the rights of campus newspapers, colleges are only damaging their reputations further by covering up scandals instead of working to solve them.

Affirmative Consent Causes Confusion

Affirmative Consent Causes Confusion

By Sierra Jackson, Contributing Writer

November 28, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

An in-depth look into NYU's policies regarding sexual assault on campus.

Trump Tapes Trample Progress in Sexual Assault Awareness

Trump Tapes Trample Progress in Sexual Assault Awareness

By Cara Zambrano, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In a society in which young people are becoming increasingly aware of the realities of sexual assault, the kind of backwards thinking shown in the Trump tapes cannot be accepted.

Trump’s Victim Blaming is Unacceptable

Trump’s Victim Blaming is Unacceptable

By Emma Rudd, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In an example of sheer hypocrisy, Trump has shamed and berated the victims of sexual assault for falsifying their victimization and also asked for sympathy from voters as he victimizes himself.

Enrollment of Student Accused of Rape Brings Up Ban the Box Questions

Enrollment of Student Accused of Rape Brings Up Ban the Box Questions

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

A student who was suspended from Cornell for sexual assault now attends NYU, and students are torn about the ban-the-box discussion.

The Brock Turner Law Won’t Catch Privileged Rapists

The Brock Turner Law Won’t Catch Privileged Rapists

By Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The fallout from mandatory minimum laws hardly fits the profile of Brock Turner’s life: white, educated and wealthy.

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