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Objectivity Is Complicated. Let’s Start Acknowledging That.

Objectivity Is Complicated. Let’s Start Acknowledging That.

By Janice Lee, Editor-at-Large May 10, 2019

“There is a bit of the reformer in anyone who enters journalism.” This quote from late media critic and journalism professor James W. Carey is weaved into a brief section on news judgment in a feature...

Changing your mind can be a stressful, but justified process.
(Photo by Jorene He)

The Value of Changing Your Mind

By Janice Lee, Editor-at-Large April 12, 2019

About two weeks ago, halfway into the final semester of my undergraduate career, I withdrew from a class for the very first time. It probably sounds a little absurd, even dramatic, considering I only had...

What Do You Gain from Dismissing Popular Fiction?

What Do You Gain from Dismissing Popular Fiction?

By Sonali Mathur, Contributing Writer December 5, 2018

It seems like these days, every literature lover I come across manages to take some time out in his or her life to criticize Rupi Kaur’s line-breaks, John Green’s mysterious young women and — of...

Your Greatest Asset in This Age Is Self-Nurturing

Your Greatest Asset in This Age Is Self-Nurturing

By Cheyenne Porcher, Columnist December 4, 2018

For the past semester, I’ve had the honor to reach you on a biweekly basis through my column, “Identity of Love.” Most of my pieces have highlighted the negative, often overlooked experiences of...

NYU Isn’t Representing Women In STEM

NYU Isn’t Representing Women In STEM

By Serena Vanchiro, Columnist December 3, 2018

What do SpaceX, a commercial leader in the aerospace world, and LELO, a European sex-toy company, have in common? They’re both pioneers in the tech world and simultaneously changing our lives in more...

Breaking Down the Core Experience

Breaking Down the Core Experience

By Viral Shanker, Deputy Copy Editor December 3, 2018

You tear your eyes away from the computer screen as something pokes you. The girl next to you is handing you the attendance sheet. You take it — it’s the whole reason you even bother to show up. Still,...

A Semester in Review

A Semester in Review

By WSN Editorial Board December 3, 2018

As our semester comes to a close, the WSN Editorial Board would like to take the time to reflect on some of the most pivotal issues that have influenced campus life and encouraged student activism during...

Asian Artists Should Be Free to Tell Their Stories

Asian Artists Should Be Free to Tell Their Stories

By Ash Ryoo, Columnist December 3, 2018

Art in Color is a column that strives to answer the question of how artists of color — who set themselves apart from other artists with their ethnicity and the exotic quality their works possess —...

You Can Stop Pretending You Don’t Like Romantic Comedies

You Can Stop Pretending You Don’t Like Romantic Comedies

By Sarah John, Contributing Writer December 3, 2018

I’m just going to come out and say it because I know someone needs to hear this right now. You don’t actually hate romantic comedies. You’re just listening too much to that pretentious voice in your...

Staff Rants: Finals Week

Staff Rants: Finals Week

By WSN Staff November 29, 2018

On Irresponsible University Scheduling Practices By Sam Klein, Deputy Multimedia Editor It’s the most wonderful time of the year. ‘Tis the season when every NYU student decides that, in their words,...

SGA Should Vote No on the Upcoming BDS Vote

SGA Should Vote No on the Upcoming BDS Vote

By Matthew Weinstein and Bobby Miller, Contributing Writers November 29, 2018

On Oct. 29, over 20 student clubs and organizations came together to honor the lives of those who perished in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the deadliest anti-Semitic shooting in American history....

A Bad Sequel Isn’t the Same as A Cash Grab

A Bad Sequel Isn’t the Same as A Cash Grab

By Mickey Desruisseaux, Columnist November 29, 2018

(P)optics is an irreverent take on the political and pop culture news of the day from a nerdy, left-of-center, black-ish perspective. A play on words, the title hinges on the word “optics” to communicate...