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NYU’s LA Campus: An Attempt to Rise up the Ranks

NYU’s LA Campus: An Attempt to Rise up the Ranks

By WSN Editorial Board November 18, 2018

Two weeks ago, President Andrew Hamilton discussed the possibility of Los Angeles being NYU’s latest study-away site with a group of administrators. The expansion was then confirmed by spokesperson John...

Brian Kemp Should Be Barred From Office

Brian Kemp Should Be Barred From Office

By Cole Stallone, Staff Writer November 16, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections saw the highest voter turnout for a midterm election since 1914, but the other side of that achievement was the widespread difficulties voters faced across the country. One of...

Northern Virginia Doesn’t Need an Amazon Headquarters

Northern Virginia Doesn’t Need an Amazon Headquarters

By Melanie Pineda, Deputy Opinion Editor November 15, 2018

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it was choosing New York City  and Arlington, Virginia as its two new headquarters. In a blog post from Amazon, the multi-billion dollar company stated that it would be...

Donald Trump Is a Damaged Video Game Boss, and He’s About to Get Much More Dangerous

Donald Trump Is a Damaged Video Game Boss, and He’s About to Get Much More Dangerous

By Mickey Desruisseaux, Columnist November 13, 2018

The night of the midterms, when it became clear that the Democratic Party would wrench back control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, I joked that a post-election Donald...

The U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Should Be in Prison

The U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Should Be in Prison

By Cole Stallone, Staff Writer November 12, 2018

As the story of the so-called MAGA Bomber begins to unfold, one of the most interesting pieces of information to come out of the investigation is about the foreclosure of the attacker’s home in 2009...

Nigeria Is Watching Us, and We Are Letting Them Down

Nigeria Is Watching Us, and We Are Letting Them Down

By Sarah John, Contributing Writer November 12, 2018

Last week, the Nigerian military used President Donald Trump’s words to justify shooting Nigerian protestors armed with rocks. After firing on the Islamic protestors, the army received criticism from...

I Grew Up in England. I Don’t Understand Gun Culture.

I Grew Up in England. I Don’t Understand Gun Culture.

By Natasha Jokic, Staff Writer November 12, 2018

As I sat in my regular spot in a local coffee shop, my daily writing session was interrupted by yelling. It appeared that a homeless woman was being asked to leave the cafe, escorted by a flustered barista...

On Press Freedom at NYU

On Press Freedom at NYU

By WSN Editorial Board November 12, 2018

This past Thursday, two of our reporters attended the Liberal Studies town hall that was held to address students’ concerns about Milo Yiannopoulos’ canceled visit to campus. One of them was told by...

War of Words: How Rhetoric Can Turn Ugly

War of Words: How Rhetoric Can Turn Ugly

By Evan Vehslage, Contributing Writer November 12, 2018

Benito Mussolini, the infamous Italian fascist, once said of his country’s press, “Italian journalism is free because it serves one cause and one purpose, mine.” He was shot to death in April 1945....

We Need to Talk About Native American Voting Rights

We Need to Talk About Native American Voting Rights

By Cole Stallone, Staff Writer November 6, 2018

North Dakota has been in the national spotlight for the past few weeks due to recent controversy around attempts by the state government to take away the voting rights of Native Americans. Just recently,...

10 Common Misconceptions About BDS

10 Common Misconceptions About BDS

By NYU Students for Justice in Palestine November 5, 2018

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement for Palestinian human rights, otherwise known as BDS, refers to a movement launched by Palestinian civil society in 2005. Modeled after the anti-apartheid...

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Protecting the Right to Advocate at NYU’

By Mara Davis, Guest Editorial November 1, 2018

I’d like to start by thanking the Washington Square News Editorial Board for allowing me the opportunity to voice my opinion. However, it is due to what I have perceived as the publication’s failure,...