NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

U.S. organ donation policy requires reform

U.S. organ donation policy requires reform

By Zarif Adnan, Contributing Columnist September 11, 2014
The US must change its organ donor policy from opt-in to opt-out.

Nation must know U.S. military actions

By WSN Editorial Board September 11, 2014
President Obama's must continue to explain his military decisions to the public.
Take risks to be successful at NYU

Take risks to be successful at NYU

By Adam Fazlibegu, Deputy Opinion Editor September 4, 2014
Freshmen should make sure to take risks in order to find their place at NYU.

NYU ’18 Facebook group endangers community

September 4, 2014
NYU class Facebook groups should recognize they have a public presence online and respect one another.
Female celebrities must support feminism

Female celebrities must support feminism

By Lena Rawley, Staff Columnist September 4, 2014
Female celebrities should defend feminism like Beyonce at the VMAs.
Scientific Society: Phony Stem Cell Treatment Plagues Italy’s Reputation

Scientific Society: Phony Stem Cell Treatment Plagues Italy’s Reputation

April 30, 2014

The Stamina Foundation in Italy has provided a phony stem cell treatment since 2006, claiming that it can cure a variety of neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and rare...

Scientific Society: Focus should be on HIV medicine, not users

Scientific Society: Focus should be on HIV medicine, not users

April 21, 2014

In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada, a drug used to treat HIV by making it more difficult for the virus to multiply, as a preventative against infection. Since then, there has...

Scientific Society: Stockpiling of flu drugs should continue

Scientific Society: Stockpiling of flu drugs should continue

April 15, 2014

The Cochrane Collaboration, an independent non-profit organization that reviews health information, released a report last week on the antiviral influenza treatment drugs Tamiflu and Relenza. The...

Scientific Society

Scientific Society

April 13, 2014

Every week Tess looks at events within the scientific community and how they shape our lives.

Scientific Society: Soda ban ultimately beneficial to health

Scientific Society: Soda ban ultimately beneficial to health

April 8, 2014

San Francisco has joined New York City at the forefront of the public health debate on soda. The city’s November ballot will likely include a proposal for a soda tax of two cents per ounce on drinks...

Scientific Society: Widespread meningitis B vaccinations will contain outbreak

Scientific Society: Widespread meningitis B vaccinations will contain outbreak

March 24, 2014

In the past year, two outbreaks of serogroup B meningococcal disease at Princeton University and University of California-Santa Barbara have led to the use of a vaccine that will prevent the spread...

Scientific Society: New fertilization method saves lives

Scientific Society: New fertilization method saves lives

March 11, 2014

The U.K. Department of Health has recently released the draft rules for future legislation on three-person in vitro fertilization. The experimental method combines the genetic material of two female...