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Returning Puerto Rican Students Face Uncertainty

Returning Puerto Rican Students Face Uncertainty

By Yasmin Gulec, Natalie Chinn, and Pamela Jew

April 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Story

Students who came to NYU for a semester with the Hurricane Maria Assistance program reflect on their semester and talk about the upcoming storm season, Puerto Rican politics and the possibility of staying.

Tide Pods, Barstool and Our Need to Go Viral

Tide Pods, Barstool and Our Need to Go Viral

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Social media trends perpetuate dangerous behavior due to our generation's willingness to pursue extremes in order to gain online attention.

Surprise, Surprise Conservatives: College Is Still Worth It

Surprise, Surprise Conservatives: College Is Still Worth It

By WSN Editorial Board

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Without intellect and rationality, practical skills are not enough to secure a position in the job market.

Universities Should Do More to Integrate International Students

Universities Should Do More to Integrate International Students

By WSN Editorial Board

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Now, more than ever, universities must make an effort to welcome and integrate its international students into the university’s community.

The Exploitation of Adjunct Professors

The Exploitation of Adjunct Professors

By Michael Ellis, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Over the past few decades, the process of hiring teachers at colleges and universities has dramatically changed. What once used to be a reliable job with an optimistic future, now has taken a turn for the worse.

Heatherton’s Firing a Right Step

Heatherton’s Firing a Right Step

By WSN Editorial Board

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the amount of allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment continue to rise, NYU must continue to ensure that its campus remain a safe place for its students.

Fordham Should Not Allow Roger Stone to Speak

Fordham Should Not Allow Roger Stone to Speak

By WSN Editorial Board

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

By welcoming Roger Stone to speak at the university, Fordham is doing nothing but encouraging ill-inclined, polarizing beliefs on campus.

Free Speech On Campus Is Pertinent to Faculty, Too

Free Speech On Campus Is Pertinent to Faculty, Too

By WSN Editorial Board

October 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Universities should not silence professors—or encourage their silence. To continue being symbols of academic encouragement, they must welcome discussions, instead of reprehending them—and this expands to the professors.

Meet the Locals Issue

Meet the Locals Issue

By Laura Shkouratoff and Rachel Buigas-Lopez, Creative Directors

September 11, 2017


Filed under READ THIS WEEK'S ISSUE, Special Editions, Top Story, Uncategorized

Take a closer look at the familiar faces in Washington Square Park, from the Birdman to the artist that covers the walkways with chalk.

Student Petitions Against School on Jewish Holidays

Student Petitions Against School on Jewish Holidays

By Herman Lee, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under News

An NYU student is circulating a petition that requests that the university's academic calendar allow classes to be cancelled to accomadate major Jewish holidays.

On Student Debt, Trump Fails

On Student Debt, Trump Fails

By WSN Editorial Board

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Beyond damaging the atmosphere of higher education by devaluing liberal arts educations, the Trump student loan plan’s deregulation goals hit lower-income families the hardest.

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