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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Kennedy's assassination does not define his legacy

Kennedy’s assassination does not define his legacy

By Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist November 17, 2013

On this Friday, Nov. 22, 50 years ago, Americans reeled in the wake of one of the darkest events in national history when President John F. Kennedy assassinated. Celebrated for his soaring eloquence,...

Smoking bill muddles idea of adulthood

Smoking bill muddles idea of adulthood

By Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist November 11, 2013

Nearly 18 months after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s infamous proposal to ban large sodas, New York City residents have been confronted with another controversial push for public health. Among...

Newspapers should not adjust journalistic standards for controversial topics

Newspapers should not adjust journalistic standards for controversial topics

By Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist November 4, 2013

The Los Angeles Times recently announced it would no longer print letters that refute climate change, igniting a fierce discussion about the balance between free speech and the preservation of journalistic...

Rape prevention should focus on aggressors, not victims

Rape prevention should focus on aggressors, not victims

By Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist October 28, 2013

Since the Kansas City Star exposed the horrifying details of the Maryville, Mo. rape case on Oct. 12, the public has scrambled to make sense of the chilling allegations. Daisy Coleman, who courageously...

Tea Party faction hurts GOP constituency

Tea Party faction hurts GOP constituency

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist October 21, 2013

Although many have vocalized their dissatisfaction with the recent government shutdown, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham best captured the collective sentiment — “This has been a really bad two weeks...

Malala Yousafzai can help mend Pakistan’s wounds

Malala Yousafzai can help mend Pakistan’s wounds

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist October 16, 2013

Prior to Friday’s announcement of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner, favor seemed to rest on one name — Malala Yousafzai. After surviving an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen last October, the...

Christie can afford to digress from constituents on gay marriage

Christie can afford to digress from constituents on gay marriage

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist October 7, 2013

Gov. Chris Christie took his position by storm in 2010, bringing far more to Trenton than New Jerseyans could have imagined. Equipped with a fast tongue and fierce demeanor, Christie became known to the...

Disney audience places harmful, idolized pressure on female stars

Disney audience places harmful, idolized pressure on female stars

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist September 30, 2013

Ever since “Lizzie McGuire” ushered the coronation of Disney Channel as the unofficial king of youth television, the relationship between corporation, consumer and character has never been the same....

Domestic terrorism denied important national coverage

Domestic terrorism denied important national coverage

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist September 23, 2013

Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, a chilling act of racially charged terrorism that took the lives of four young girls and instilled an unnerving disquiet across...

Bloomberg calling de Blasio's campaign racist is inadvertently racist

Bloomberg calling de Blasio’s campaign racist is inadvertently racist

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist September 11, 2013

Just when many New Yorkers believed Mayor Michael Bloomberg was incapable of issuing a more absurd statement, the mogul turned mayor defied his naysayers with a presumptuously personal and racially-charged...

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Politicization of Martin Luther King Jr. detracts from legacy

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist September 5, 2013

For those who doubt the capability of our politicians and media commentators to come together without the petty politics, consider the events surrounding the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington...