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Why I Keep Talking to White People About Racism

Why I Keep Talking to White People About Racism

By Sarah John, Contributing Writer November 27, 2018

The first time my parents attempted to explain racism to me, I was sitting in the backseat of my family’s old car on the way to school. I was only six years old. I only remember bits and pieces of the...

NYU Has an Abu Dhabi Problem

NYU Has an Abu Dhabi Problem

By WSN Editorial Board November 26, 2018

NYU is yet again embroiled in a conflict unfolding within the United Arab Emirates — this time, it involves the life sentence of Durham University postgraduate student Matthew Hedges, who has since been...

Why NYU’s Student Government Fails to Represent You

Why NYU’s Student Government Fails to Represent You

By Finlay McIntosh, Contributing Writer November 26, 2018

NYU’s Student Government Assembly is soon poised to vote on a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions resolution. If passed by the University Senate, the resolution would cause NYU to cut all ties with companies...

An Asian Performing Artist Erased From History

An Asian Performing Artist Erased From History

By Ash Ryoo, Columnist November 25, 2018

Before Asian artists were essentially barred from taking prominent roles, there was a silent film star who enjoyed fame and recognition all across the United States. Sessue Hayakawa, born and raised in...

Kids in Immigration Hearings Still Don’t Have Representation

Kids in Immigration Hearings Still Don’t Have Representation

By Melanie Pineda, Deputy Opinion Editor November 25, 2018

This past summer, Donald Trump’s administration was met with public backlash after announcing a zero-tolerance policy that separated migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. That policy was later...

Therapy Isn’t What You Think

Therapy Isn’t What You Think

By Natasha Jokic, Staff Writer November 25, 2018

“So you, like, talk about your week?” one friend asked when I told them I had started therapy again. Well, yes and no. I’ve been in and out of therapy for six years, and I’ve tried out a few different...

(Illustration by Jemima McEvoy)

Staff Raves: What WSN Is Thankful For

By WSN Staff November 20, 2018

On Turkey By Sayer Devlin, Managing Editor While Thanksgiving is a bad holiday (why do we celebrate white colonists exploiting and eventually committing a genocide against Native Americans?) right...

When You’re About to Label Someone As “Fascist,” Tread Carefully

When You’re About to Label Someone As “Fascist,” Tread Carefully

By Mert Erenel, Contributing Writer November 20, 2018

I’m sure that at some point, we’ve all encountered a moment during a political discussion when we want to dismiss the beliefs of the person we’re talking to. Conservatives are often seen by liberals...

Queer Bars Should Be More Inclusive

Queer Bars Should Be More Inclusive

By Natasha Jokic, Staff Writer November 19, 2018

I love LGBTQ bars. The music, the cocktails, the drag queens: there are few places I’d rather be on a Friday night. Aside from being fun, they’re also supposed to be places where I feel the support...

The Death of the Hobby Is Sadder Than We Think

The Death of the Hobby Is Sadder Than We Think

By Sarah John, Contributing Writer November 19, 2018

One of my favorite things to do is to longboard. More specifically, one of my favorite things to do is to longboard, even though I am very, very bad at it. It’s a hobby I picked up recently, somewhat...

In California, My Home Is One of the Lucky Ones

In California, My Home Is One of the Lucky Ones

By Hanna Khosravi, Deputy Opinion Editor November 19, 2018

When I landed in California over the weekend, the entire flight cabin felt slightly overcast with an ominous daze of uneasiness regarding what we would be arriving to when we reached San Francisco International...

Thinking of Decarbonization Like a Well-Funded Research Project

Thinking of Decarbonization Like a Well-Funded Research Project

By Shanti Escalante, Contributing Writer November 19, 2018

NYU recently released its action plan for achieving carbon neutrality by 2040. That is the year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said the globe will start experiencing the dire side consequences...