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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Balanced sleeping schedule critical for students

Balanced sleeping schedule critical for students

By Matthew Tessler, Staff Columnist November 17, 2014
Suspend late-night study sessions, close Netflix and go to sleep — your mind and body will be grateful.

Exotic dancers deserve fair wages

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board November 17, 2014
The $10 million plus back pay in the Rick's Cabaret case is long overdue and represents a victory for both fair wages and for workers in the adult entertainment industry.
Allegations against Cosby compromise legacy

Allegations against Cosby compromise legacy

By Annie Cohen, Staff Columnist November 17, 2014
It is difficult to reconcile such a beloved figure with something as reprehensible as rape, especially given the significance Cosby’s work has had on entertainment.

Marijuana reform marks positive shift

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board November 11, 2014
By ticketing people with small amounts of marijuana, the NYPD is taking a reasonable stance against a relatively harmless crime.
Low-effort activism still has its place

Low-effort activism still has its place

By Tommy Collison, Staff Columnist November 11, 2014
Despite disapproval, armchair activism can be a useful organizing technique.
Apple’s fight over payment apps hurts industry

Apple’s fight over payment apps hurts industry

By Matthew Tessler, Staff Columnist November 11, 2014
The public should not endorse Apple going unchallenged in this sector — competitors should not be denied a chance.
Dismissive responses to catcalling problematic

Dismissive responses to catcalling problematic

By Annie Cohen, Staff Columnist November 10, 2014
Street harassment does not exist in a vacuum and to effectively address it, discussions cannot have dismissive tones.
Literature and tech enriching when merged

Literature and tech enriching when merged

By Scarlett Curtis, Staff Columnist November 10, 2014
Making the leap from paper book to e-book has been hard, but the innovations in reading technology are making electronic literature an increasingly enticing world.

Program compromises spirit of global network

By WSN Editorial Board November 10, 2014

The New York Post published an article on Nov. 9 revealing that NYU’s tech-work program is currently supplying cheap labor for startup companies, paying graduate students only $10 an hour. Despite the...

American apathy to shootings disgraceful

American apathy to shootings disgraceful

By Ryan Najjar, Contributing Columnist November 7, 2014

A freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state fired six rounds at his fellow students in the school cafeteria on Oct. 24. By the end of the rampage, one student was killed; four others...

Discrimination against women in Hollywood pervasive

Discrimination against women in Hollywood pervasive

By Lena Rawley, Staff Columnist November 7, 2014

Renee Zellweger stepped onto the red carpet at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event on Oct. 20 with a face that looked drastically different than it did in her “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Jerry Maguire”...

Campaign shifts needed for millenial vote

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board November 3, 2014
Millennials are drawn to vote by pressing issues, and politicians must remember this shift in voter sentiment when they campaign.