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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Hamilton is Right to Disavow BDS

Hamilton is Right to Disavow BDS

By Cara Zambrano, Staff Writer December 7, 2016
The academic and cultural freedom of students of Israeli descent, or those who hope to go to NYU Tel Aviv, should not be jeopardized.
Charity Date Auction Flips Objectification on Its Head — In A Good Way

Charity Date Auction Flips Objectification on Its Head — In A Good Way

By Jack Campbell, Contributing Writer December 7, 2016
Regardless of whether or not Mass Transit consciously chose to make a feminist statement, it’s a good example of how male privilege can be used as a non-destructive, anti-sexist tool.
Schoolwide Airport Shuttle Service Would Ease Holiday Travel

Schoolwide Airport Shuttle Service Would Ease Holiday Travel

By Veronica Liow, Deputy Multimedia Editor December 7, 2016
Considering NYU has its finals end around one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year, to help alleviate costs, the university should provide transportation for students to airports.
Late Exam Schedules Mean High Travel Costs

Late Exam Schedules Mean High Travel Costs

By Emma Rudd, Contributing Writer December 6, 2016
NYU must consider the effects of scheduling on student expenses before they implement an exam session so near the holidays.
Staff Rants: Nov 29-Dec 5

Staff Rants: Nov 29-Dec 5

By WSN Staff December 6, 2016
As the semester draws to a close, our staff reflects on homesickness, elevator etiquette, Union Square, and produce.
Political Satire Needs to Provide Substance With Laughs

Political Satire Needs to Provide Substance With Laughs

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer December 6, 2016
A good political satirist is able to use comedy to highlight the important parts of the news by knowing what to mock and what to take seriously, and in so doing they are able to make their message that much more impactful.
Liberals Shouldn’t Idealize Fidel Castro’s Legacy

Liberals Shouldn’t Idealize Fidel Castro’s Legacy

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer November 30, 2016
The contemporary normalization of Fidel Castro is a disservice to the tens of thousands murdered or exiled because of his actions.
We Need Fewer WASPs, More Minority Authors

We Need Fewer WASPs, More Minority Authors

By Aparna Alankar, Staff Writer November 30, 2016
Literature students are exposed to a different voice, a different perspective, and ultimately deepen their study of literature when they are given more diverse materials to work with.
We Must Move Beyond #SanctuaryCampus

We Must Move Beyond #SanctuaryCampus

By WSN Editorial Board November 21, 2016
Instating programs like these would allow students to receive the support they need in the face of potential federal persecution.
Flipped Classroom Model Better for Students

Flipped Classroom Model Better for Students

By Hao Ly, Contributing Writer November 21, 2016
What students instead need is a class structure which not only accommodates the different ways students learn but also free up precious class time to allow professors to provide students with necessary guidance.
Comic Films Sacrifice Story for the Big Screen

Comic Films Sacrifice Story for the Big Screen

By Cara Zambrano, Staff Writer November 16, 2016
It seems that while comic books are being praised for both its artistic merit and narrative depth, the adaptations into the silver screen are, apparently, getting away for sticking to the visuals only dismissing the individuality of their main characters.
Plus-Size Representation Still Lacking in Modern Media

Plus-Size Representation Still Lacking in Modern Media

By Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer November 16, 2016
The ignorance surrounding shaming curvy women can be seen everywhere we look.