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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Lewinsky’s return to public life courageous

Lewinsky’s return to public life courageous

By Annie Cohen, Staff Columnist November 3, 2014
While it is unlikely that her name will be completely rid of stigma, Lewinsky’s decision to turn her infamy into a platform against cyberbullying is commendable.
Flu vaccinations vital to public

Flu vaccinations vital to public

By Sharika Dhar, Contributing Columnist November 3, 2014
Students should get vaccinated against the flu to protect themselves and others.
Celebrity treatment of fans inexcusable

Celebrity treatment of fans inexcusable

By Miranda Lichtman, Contributing Columnist October 27, 2014
Occurrences of celebrities being rude to their devoted fans is inexcusable.
NYU’s tuition hikes unsustainable

NYU’s tuition hikes unsustainable

By Adam Fazlibegu, Deputy Opinion Editor October 27, 2014
NYU will ultimately need to halt its tuition hikes to stay competitive with other universities.

Quarantine of aid workers reprehensible

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board October 27, 2014
In establishing their quarantine policy, Cuomo and Christie made an ill-informed choice that contradicts medical expertise.
Dialogue about abortion necessary

Dialogue about abortion necessary

By Lena Rawley, Staff Columnist October 24, 2014

After over 40 years of abortion being a legal medical procedure, Americans still have difficulty with conversations about abortion. When women try to talk about their experiences with abortion — if discussions...

Stereotypes about math detrimental to women’s success

Stereotypes about math detrimental to women’s success

By Zahra Haque, Staff Columnist October 24, 2014

It is often assumed that women are bad at math. Women are told time and time again that they are genetically disadvantaged in quantitative fields. This view is dangerously wrong. No legitimate evidence...

Bill Simmons deserves better than ESPN

Bill Simmons deserves better than ESPN

By Omar Etman, Deputy Opinion Editor October 20, 2014

ESPN no longer deserves Bill Simmons. The sports conglomerate, itself a subsidiary of the enormous Walt Disney Company, suspended Simmons last month for a comment he made during “The B.S. Report,”...

Term limits valuable for NY ethics reform

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board October 20, 2014
At an NYU event, NY Gov. candidate Rob Astorino advocated for term limit reform, a notable suggestion for ethics reform.
Rep. Paul Davis loses ground in Kansas

Rep. Paul Davis loses ground in Kansas

By Johnpaul Baratta, Contributing Columnist October 20, 2014
While Davis could still emerge victorious in the KS gubernatorial race, Brownback now appears to be a modest favorite.
Favoritism toward fair skin in India oppressive

Favoritism toward fair skin in India oppressive

By Zahra Haque, Contributing Columnist October 17, 2014
India's obsession with skin lightening is detrimental to the national psyche.

Campaign aimed toward New Yorkers beneficial

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board October 16, 2014
There are different ways to experience NYC.