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Success Doesn’t Mean Faking Happiness

Success Doesn’t Mean Faking Happiness

By Veronica Liow, Contributing Writer October 31, 2016
In an environment that puts so much emphasis on getting ahead, feeling unhappy can create the perception that one is falling behind in cultivating his or her success.
Plant-Based Dining Halls Are a Win for All

Plant-Based Dining Halls Are a Win for All

By Eve Wetlaufer October 31, 2016
A plant-based dining hall would allow many NYU students to actively live out the widely held values of sustainability, health and compassion.
Horror Films Have Lost Their Touch

Horror Films Have Lost Their Touch

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer October 25, 2016
As moviegoers, we vote for the kinds of films we want to see with our money, and the the idea that audiences will eat up any horror thrown our way has to end if we want to see more thoughtful, lasting scare flicks.
Letter to the Editor: Liberal Studies Rejects @antipcnyuprof’s Faulty Claims

Letter to the Editor: Liberal Studies Rejects @antipcnyuprof’s Faulty Claims

A group of Liberal Studies faculty, staff and students reacts to the Deplorable NYU Professor and what he stands for.
Staff Rants: Oct. 18-24

Staff Rants: Oct. 18-24

By WSN Staff October 24, 2016
From dog culture, sharing food, to Kourtney Kardashian — check out this week’s set of hashtag hot takes from the WSN staff.
Other Schools Dealt With Yiannopoulos, Why Couldn’t NYU?

Other Schools Dealt With Yiannopoulos, Why Couldn’t NYU?

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor October 24, 2016
Most schools, including Yale and George Washington, have recognized the importance of allowing unpopular speakers to visit and have agreed to increase security at their Yiannopoulos events.
Personal Attacks Dumb Down Political Discourse

Personal Attacks Dumb Down Political Discourse

By Veronica Liow, Contributing Writer October 23, 2016
Young voters, disenchanted with the state of politics, are choosing to pass when it’s their turn and then have the audacity to wonder why they are still discontented with the political game.
Ken Bone’s Notoriety Is Indicative of American Politics

Ken Bone’s Notoriety Is Indicative of American Politics

By Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer October 18, 2016
Ken Bone, like the U.S., slowly developed into one colossal Internet joke with endless amounts of ugly history and, oddly enough, no punch line.
TV is Getting Better for Everyone, Including Kids

TV is Getting Better for Everyone, Including Kids

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer October 18, 2016
Kids shows these days are an incredible improvement from the days of high-octane meaningless television.
Staff Rants: Oct. 11-17

Staff Rants: Oct. 11-17

By WSN Staff October 17, 2016
Welcome to a new series on WSN, Staff Rants. Read what made your favorite WSN Staff Members angry this week!
Campus Anti-War Presence Is Lacking

Campus Anti-War Presence Is Lacking

By Isaac Oseas October 16, 2016
These anti-war views, however, find absolutely no expression with the main election choices, since both of the candidates have actively campaigned for U.S. interventionism.
There Are No Facts Left to Check in 2016

There Are No Facts Left to Check in 2016

By WSN Editorial Board October 16, 2016
People who are running to be the next leader of the free world should not necessitate constant fact checking — ideally, there would be some truth to the messages they espouse.