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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

How Football Is Keeping Women From the Boardroom

How Football Is Keeping Women From the Boardroom

By Claire Fishman, Film and TV Editor March 6, 2019

There’s a very peculiar phenomenon in the American workplace. The movies brush over it and the employee handbooks never mention it, but somehow it always manifests itself in the quiet hours of the afternoon,...

Psychedelic Drugs Heal, Too

Psychedelic Drugs Heal, Too

By Matigan King, Contributing Writer March 4, 2019

When pondering the use of hallucinogenic or psychedelic drugs, bizarre trips, partying and high psychological risks may often come to mind. But while the drugs can pose a threat to those who use them recklessly,...

Anti-Climate Change Panel is Grounded in Money, Not Science

Anti-Climate Change Panel is Grounded in Money, Not Science

By Cole Stallone, Deputy Opinion Editor February 27, 2019

Last week, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump was considering assembling a panel — the Presidential Committee on Climate Security — to question the established position on climate...

Higher Education Needs Intervention From All Sides

Higher Education Needs Intervention From All Sides

By WSN Editorial Board February 25, 2019

Last week, WSN reported on NYU’s intentions to lobby for increased state funding for tuition. Considering the university’s infamously high tuition, the change would be a welcome one. This new initiative...

The Hoax of Trump’s National Emergency

The Hoax of Trump’s National Emergency

By Madison San Miguel, Contributing Writer February 25, 2019

I am extremely proud to say that I am Mexican. I love my culture. I love the diversity of people, the food, the marvelous celebrations and the language. It is highly disappointing that the person running...

Howard Schultz Should Join the Democratic Party

Howard Schultz Should Join the Democratic Party

By Nathan Maue, Contributing Writer February 25, 2019

A lot of people don’t trust the U.S. two-party political system, and for valid reasons; some people even feel compelled to try to force change from the outside. One of the recent attempts at actualizing...

Netflix's Raised Prices Will Drive Students Away

Netflix’s Raised Prices Will Drive Students Away

By Wayne Chen, Contributing Writer February 25, 2019

It wasn’t too long ago that Netflix was a shoddy DVD-rental service that relied on USPS. Back then, Netflix was like Blockbuster, but with long shipping times and the unavoidable blank periods between...

Confessions of a Prelaw Student

Confessions of a Prelaw Student

By Melanie Pineda, Opinion Editor February 25, 2019

As a junior in NYU’s prelaw program, I have never faced anything quite as terrifying as the idea of law school. I’ve known I wanted to be a lawyer since I first interned in an immigration lawyer’s...

Refocusing the Conversation on Education Reform

Refocusing the Conversation on Education Reform

By Nosheen Hossain, Contributing Writer February 20, 2019

Conversations surrounding education reform consistently center around the school choice debate. To summarize, politicians and reformers have been aggressively debating on whether to expand the charter...

Worried but Not Surprised at Trump’s Emergency

Worried but Not Surprised at Trump’s Emergency

By Nathan Maue, Contributing Writer February 19, 2019

President Donald Trump has been toying with declaring a national emergency for weeks, and on Friday he finally did so. This is a horrific subversion of the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers and...

STEM Students Need Seminars, Too

STEM Students Need Seminars, Too

By Vivian Holland, Contributing Writer February 19, 2019

Every semester, thousands of aspiring doctors, engineers, surgeons and researchers square up against a common foe, one they must tackle before their days of hypothesizing and diagnosing can commence: the...

When Your NYU Community Doesn’t Respect You

When Your NYU Community Doesn’t Respect You

By Sarah John, Deputy Opinion Editor February 19, 2019

NYU is the first community I have truly chosen to be a part of. I love this community, and the people in it. I smile at people in my dorm’s elevator. When I share a table with someone in Kimmel, I strike...