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NYU’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Program Is a Step in the Right Direction

NYU’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Program Is a Step in the Right Direction

By Cara Zambrano, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The university’s initiative to provide free menstrual hygiene products in restrooms brings NYU one step closer to creating a more inclusive academic environment. This intiative should be mimicked by other institutions.

We Shouldn’t Be Burdened By Tampon Costs, Period

We Shouldn’t Be Burdened By Tampon Costs, Period

By Josy Jablons and Megan Racklin

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

NYU needs to give students access to menstrual health products at no cost.

Students Push to Make Women’s Health at NYU a Priority

Students Push to Make Women’s Health at NYU a Priority

By Natasha Roy, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

After New York recently lifting the sales taxes on feminine hygiene products, some students are calling on NYU to begin supplying tampons and pads.

Gotta Go? Here Are the Best and Worst NYU Bathrooms

Gotta Go? Here Are the Best and Worst NYU Bathrooms

By Diamond Naga Siu, Deputy News Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Features

Diamond Naga Siu ranks the best and worst bathrooms on campus.

Here’s What You Missed in March

Here’s What You Missed in March

By Greta Chevance, Deputy News Editor

March 28, 2016


Filed under News, University News

Top 5 March news coverage from WSN.

Free Tampons Could Be on Their Way to NYU

Free Tampons Could Be on Their Way to NYU

By Diamond Naga Siu, Deputy News Editor

March 23, 2016


Filed under City News, News, University News

Twenty-five New York City public schools will soon begin offering free tampons in bathrooms in a movement to increase access to essential care. Now some are urging NYU to do the same.

This NYU Student Is Fighting the Taboo Around Menstruation

This NYU Student Is Fighting the Taboo Around Menstruation

By Natalia Barr, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Features

A new student initiative is trying to break down stereotypes around menstruation with art and humor.

Tampon Taxes Bleed Women Dry

Tampon Taxes Bleed Women Dry

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In all but a few states, feminine hygiene products like tampons and pads are subject to sales tax, while other necessary items related to health are not. But feminine products are mandatory for most women who want to maintain good health and hygiene, and therefore must be made more affordable.

FemmeCare drive highlights health issue

FemmeCare drive highlights health issue

By Carmen Russo, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under News, University News

An NYU student started a drive to collect feminine hygiene products for homeless women and girls in the NYC area.