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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Tax Plan Harmful for Students

Tax Plan Harmful for Students

By WSN Editorial Board November 20, 2017
For a tax bill that is being promoted as relief for the middle class, this bill — if passed — will drastically hurt millions of American students. In a country where we encourage people to work hard and to go to pursue higher education, this seems objectively backwards.
Sexism is Everywhere — Even in Twitter Bios

Sexism is Everywhere — Even in Twitter Bios

By Helena Gonzalez, Contributing Writer November 16, 2017
Women in politics clearly feel or have been taught to feel that they need to be relatable and because they are women, that means being moms or wives first and so-called huggers-in-chief.
Is Russia Behind Calexit?

Is Russia Behind Calexit?

By Mert Erenel, Staff Writer November 16, 2017
But is #Calexit a legitimate movement by liberal activists or, as new evidence suggests, an intervention by the Russian government to destabilize the U.S political infrastructure?
Progressives Were Right All Along

Progressives Were Right All Along

By Jan Alex, Staff Writer November 14, 2017
Essentially, this confirms that the Democratic party and the DNC has been lying to each and every liberal voter in this country for a long time.
The Illusion of White Victimhood

The Illusion of White Victimhood

By Theo Wayt, Staff Writer November 13, 2017
Though armchair nationalists’ online escapades often fail to show more than their pitiful need for maximum attention with minimum effort, the “ IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” campaign reflects a larger delusion spreading throughout the U.S., one that contributes to destructive cultural divisions and plays into the political hands of the far-right: white victimhood.
The Economic Plan No One Is Talking About

The Economic Plan No One Is Talking About

By Alison Zimmerman, Staff Writer November 7, 2017
Though unlikely to gain real traction, the Democrats' proposed child allowance — a monthly check for low income parents to cover costs of childcare — brings forth an important conversation on some fundamental inequality that still plagues these United States.
NYU Lacked Communication During Terror Attack

NYU Lacked Communication During Terror Attack

By Yale Buchwald, Guest Writer November 7, 2017
After the anguish I felt for the victims and their families, as well as the anger that such a tragedy could occur, my next thought was: why did NYU not alert its students of the attack immediately after it occurred?
The Complicated Nature of Being Biracial

The Complicated Nature of Being Biracial

By Alexandra Dennis, Contributing Writer November 7, 2017
The truth is that being biracial can be a confusing ordeal, and unfortunately, I don’t think there’s a quick fix to the displacement that biracial people often feel in terms of fitting into a racial category.
Don’t Pick A Side On Spain’s Constitutional Crisis Just Yet

Don’t Pick A Side On Spain’s Constitutional Crisis Just Yet

By Wayne Chen, Staff Writer November 2, 2017
Because of its unconstitutional nature and its reliance on a Spanish law framework, it is hard to find reasons to support such a secessionist movement, and we as foreigners should not move to pick a side and judge what is best for the people of Catalonia.
Counterpoint: Costumes Are Not Just Costumes

Counterpoint: Costumes Are Not Just Costumes

By Natasha Roy, Assistant Managing Editor October 31, 2017
You can’t just pick and choose aspects of a culture that you like and then denounce the others simply because they are different from your own. That does not accurately represent the entire culture, and it is disingenuous.
Costumes Are Just Costumes

Costumes Are Just Costumes

By Mert Erenel, Staff Writer October 31, 2017
At the end of the day, costumes are just costumes — nothing more. We are adults who I hope are mature enough to handle a holiday meant for children.
Spacey’s Dangerous False Equivalency

Spacey’s Dangerous False Equivalency

By Andrew Heying, Opinion Editor October 31, 2017
Spacey released a statement in which he took full responsibility for the sexual harassment before quickly using the statement as a platform to formally come out as gay. Not only is this a pathetic public relations strategy, but it creates an extremely dangerous equivalency between being gay and being a pedophile.