NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU loses credibility in light of Shanghai report

By Editorial Board, Editorial Board December 3, 2014
Labor issues in its Shanghai campus mean that NYU must make working conditions on its foreign campuses a higher priority.
Israel produces technology, cultural advances

Israel produces technology, cultural advances

By Joshua Z. Lavine, Contributing Columnist December 3, 2014
"One can be critical of Israel just as one can be critical of any other developed country, but Israel should not be defined by its conflicts in the Middle East. Instead, it should be recognized for its positive contributions to the international community."
New blog well-intended, needs verification

New blog well-intended, needs verification

By Richard Shu, Staff Columnist December 3, 2014
"Getting racists fired is a noble cause, no doubt, and revenge can feel very sweet. But if we are to move beyond revenge, to justice and the betterment of our society, we simply need a higher standard of proof."

Hunger problems higher than ever this holiday

By Staff Editorial Board, Staff Editorial Board November 26, 2014
Hunger is a growing issue in NYC after federal cuts to food stamp programs. Now the burden of feeding citizens is left up to the city administration.
Common ground needed in wake of Ferguson

Common ground needed in wake of Ferguson

By Omar Etman, Deputy Editor November 26, 2014
"So that is my advice: Find commonality with Michael Brown or Eric Garner or Trayvon Martin. Even if the association seems forced, acknowledging what is shared makes it much more difficult to ignore what is unequal. "

LinkNYC benefits outweigh costs

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board November 19, 2014
A recently announces plan would replace NYC pay phones with " stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability." This is the kind of action that NYC should be taking to make modernize itself as well as lead the nation in offering its citizens more wireless access.
Food culture, television misinterpreted

Food culture, television misinterpreted

By Adnan Zarif, Staff Columnist November 19, 2014
The true trend of food culture is to invoke thoughtfulness from the consumer, not the gore demonstrated on television.
1Art pieces good investment for wealthy

1Art pieces good investment for wealthy

By Richard Shu, Staff Columnist November 19, 2014
Prices of artwork are higher than ever but that doesn't mean that the quality of art is improving. Instead, it is a sign that the ultra rich who drive the art markets are investing their capital in a growing market.

De Blasio response to domestic abuse positive

November 12, 2014
The rising number of domestic abuse cases has increased the number of people in shelters.
De Blasio education reform beneficial

De Blasio education reform beneficial

By Zahra Haque, Staff Columnist November 12, 2014
With a commitment to amending schools rather than eliminating them, de Blasio’s school policy is much more beneficial to students than that of his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg.
Coming to terms with a privatized universe

Coming to terms with a privatized universe

By Richard Shu, Staff Columnist November 12, 2014
The romanticized vision of spaceflight created in the 20th century will cease to exist as space travel is corporatized.

New York should lead nation with STEAM

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board November 5, 2014
New York has the opportunity to lead the nation in addressing a poor global education rank and to prepare students for a changing workforce.