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Suicide: How NYU’s Campus Crisis Response Is Failing Students and Staff

Suicide: How NYU’s Campus Crisis Response Is Failing Students and Staff

By Anonymous, Guest Writer

June 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Uncategorized

A recent NYU graduate writes about her experience with the student health services at NYU, and the continuing issue of suicide on campus.

Second Member of Langone Community Takes Own Life

Second Member of Langone Community Takes Own Life

By Jemima McEvoy, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Five days after a fourth-year radiology student took her own life, another member of the NYU Langone community was reported dead on Sunday.

NYU Does Not Track Suicides

NYU Does Not Track Suicides

By Caroline Haskins, Investigative News Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under News, Today's Front Page, Top Stories, University News

Despite several suicides in the past two decades, NYU has not publicly recorded or released its suicide statistics.

Blue Whale Challenge: A Game No One Can Win

Blue Whale Challenge: A Game No One Can Win

By Lara Dreux, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In an era of global warming, materialism, protectionism and world poverty, adolescents jumping from rooftops for the sake of a game is the ultimate sign that mankind is at loss.

A Biopic That Tries to Save Its Subject’s Life

A Biopic That Tries to Save Its Subject’s Life

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

What happens when a story that nobody else wanted to listen to is revealed — and the story's narrator is determined that he's reached the end?

Halloween Industry Scapegoats Mental Disorders

Halloween Industry Scapegoats Mental Disorders

By WSN Editorial Board

October 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Halloween entertainment exploits struggles and perpetuates the stigma behind mental illnesses.

Campos’ Third Film Explores Nuance of Mental Health

Campos’ Third Film Explores Nuance of Mental Health

By Zach Martin, Editor at Large

October 11, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

Director and NYU Tisch alum gives WSN a look into his raw and powerful film about Christine Chubbuck's suicide on live television in "Christine."

Top 8 stories from fall semester

By News Team

December 7, 2015


Filed under News, University News

A look back at this semester's top news stories including a powerful conversation on diversity, the discovery of a burial vault on campus, and a shocking donation.

Offensive images at Fall Ball prompt law student backlash

Offensive images at Fall Ball prompt law student backlash

By Alice Zhang, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under News, University News

The NYU School of Law's Fall Ball displayed questionable decorations such as a video projection of a silhouetted man dying by suicide.

Campus suicide should not be a Halloween decoration

Campus suicide should not be a Halloween decoration

By WSN Editorial Board

November 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Given NYU's history with suicide, the office of student affairs should be sensitive in their fall ball decorations.

Vigil held in WSP to commemorate lives taken by suicide

Vigil held in WSP to commemorate lives taken by suicide

By Abraham Gross, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under News, University News

In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, Active Minds at NYU hosted a vigil to commemorate those who have lost their lives to suicide.

Transgender suicide rate demands action

Transgender suicide rate demands action

By Tommy Collison, Deputy Opinion Editor

January 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A recent high-profile transgender suicide highlights need for protective legislation.

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