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Washington Square News

Reflecting on Notre Dame and the Rightful Return of Africa’s Soul

Reflecting on Notre Dame and the Rightful Return of Africa’s Soul

By Sarah John, Deputy Opinion Editor April 28, 2019

One quote in particular in the New York Times article “What the Notre-Dame Fire Reveals About the Soul of France,” stood out to me. A Parisian stated, “it’s our roots, our history, our civilization....

Students observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims of Sri Lankan bombings. (Alana Beyer)

Sri Lanka Was on Fire, Too

By Diya Jain, Columnist April 26, 2019

Gut-wrenching attacks were carried out this past Easter Sunday in hotels and churches across Sri Lanka, leaving more than 300 people dead and about 500 injured. My heart goes out to the mothers, fathers,...

Staff Rants: NYC Smells

Staff Rants: NYC Smells

By WSN Staff April 5, 2019

On Mango Juul Juice Melanie Pineda, Opinion Editor There are much worse smells in New York than juuls, but none quite as obnoxious. This rant goes out to every single one of you angsty 2013 Tumblr-era...

Creating the proper habits, such as studying, can improve students' daily lives. (Photo by Marva Shi)

Yes, You Really Should Call Your Mom Today

By Sarah John, Deputy Opinion Editor March 29, 2019

Today, I looked at my to-do list and realized that I had been meaning (and failing) to call my cousin for quite a while. It’s hastily scribbled down on multiple to-do lists throughout my room, but it...

A boy jumps while holding his two guardians' hands in Washington Square Park, the location .

Tuning out to Tune In

By Hope Rangaswami, Columnist March 15, 2019

Even if you’re a time management expert, school is stressful. It just is. When we aren’t doing one of the 500 things we need to do, we’re thinking about them — the assignment we haven’t started,...

Why I Love Muting People on Instagram

Why I Love Muting People on Instagram

By Joel Lee, Under the Arch Deputy Editor March 8, 2019

There’s one power move I often pull —  and that move is muting people I follow on Instagram. As I mindlessly swipe through my Instagram, I often think: Why am I expending my attention on this post?...

We Can Do Better Than Voluntourism

We Can Do Better Than Voluntourism

By Sarah John, Deputy Opinion Editor March 1, 2019

As someone from Nigeria, I usually have mixed feelings when my friends announce they are planning to go volunteer in a country with a high poverty rate. The whole process is a little, well, uncomfortable....

Staff Rants: Gym Edition

Staff Rants: Gym Edition

By WSN Staff February 22, 2019

On Treadmill Vultures By Melanie Pineda, Opinion Editor My sophomore year, I would try to go to the gym at least twice a week — shocking, I know. The treadmill was something I dreaded at first, but...

Taking Back Election Day

Taking Back Election Day

By Nathan Maue, Contributing Writer February 15, 2019

A speck of blue in a sea of red, Sandusky, Ohio is an urban center of about 25,000 people. On Jan. 28, this small town made the not-so-small decision to swap out Columbus Day for Election Day as a paid...

Homelessness Isn’t Something You Can Scrub Off the Streets

Homelessness Isn’t Something You Can Scrub Off the Streets

By Alejandro Villa Vásquez, Contributing Writer February 7, 2019

This isn’t the first time a picture taken of homeless people has sparked debate about the potentially — and almost invariably — exploitative nature of photographing them, most of the time when they’re...

Where Are Our Non-Profit Leaders?

Where Are Our Non-Profit Leaders?

By Shanti Escalante, Contributing Writer February 1, 2019

More people in the U.S. are concerned with climate change than ever. In one survey, about 69 percent of Americans expressed worry about the issue. What the climate change movement seems to be lacking,...