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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

The Obsoleteness of Textbooks

The Obsoleteness of Textbooks

By Adryan Barlia, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
With the advent of technology and accessibility of information, it's time to stop paying for overpriced, weighty piles of paper and opt for ebooks instead.
NYU SJP’s Rally Can Help Spread Safety

NYU SJP’s Rally Can Help Spread Safety

By WSN Editorial Board May 1, 2017
NYU Students for Justice for Palestine's upcoming rally is a step that could help quell the tensions in the air and give support to the many student who feel their life is on the line.
Commencement Tickets Not Yours to Sell

Commencement Tickets Not Yours to Sell

By Mollie Gillespie, Contributing Writer May 1, 2017
With NYU school commencement ceremonies just around the corner, some people using the events as an opportunity to scalp tickets — a practice that greatly favors those with higher economic statuses.
Staff Rants April 19-25

Staff Rants April 19-25

By WSN Staff April 24, 2017
The final installment of Staff Rants has arrived for the semester, and with it, the staff has taken time to reflect on the beauty and horror of our time at NYU and WSN.
Snapchat Leads the Social Media Game

Snapchat Leads the Social Media Game

By Adryan Barlia, Staff Writer April 24, 2017
Facebook's and Instagram's mimicking of Snapchat's features prove that Snapchat is leading the evolution of social media.
Staff Rants April 5-18

Staff Rants April 5-18

By WSN Staff April 17, 2017
In our latest edition of Staff Rants, our comically beautiful and talented staff has a few choice words about a variety of topics!
Students Should Care About Climate

Students Should Care About Climate

By WSN Editorial Board April 17, 2017
Climate change is real — no matter what President Donald Trump says — and working to protect the environment on an individual scale is essential now more than ever.
The iPhone Is a Part of Human Anatomy

The iPhone Is a Part of Human Anatomy

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer April 17, 2017
The physical symptoms of not having your phone within reach — higher blood pressure, increased heart rate, worsened anxiety and poor cognitive performance, — suggest that the smartphone has become a part of human anatomy.
Social Justice Is a Movement, Not a Marketing Strategy

Social Justice Is a Movement, Not a Marketing Strategy

By Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer April 17, 2017
Even though Pepsi is by no means the only company guilty of using social justice in their product tactics, this ever growing trend of abusing activism for companies’ personal gain needs to be called out and stopped.
Celebrities Give False Hope

Celebrities Give False Hope

By Mollie Yellin, Contributing Writer April 17, 2017
Celebrities have such a strong influence over their followers that they could even convince people that they can code, even when logic says otherwise.
Student Senate Should Release Voting Records

Student Senate Should Release Voting Records

By Emma Rudd, Deputy Opinion Editor April 10, 2017
Because NYU's Student Senators Council lacks transparency in its voting process, the student body cannot hold its representatives accountable and make informed criticisms of the SSC’s actions.
Walk the Wrong Way on Escalators

Walk the Wrong Way on Escalators

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer April 10, 2017
Walking in the reverse direction intended on escalators — the so-called wrong way — is actually superior in many ways to conventional forms of escalator use, as it lends both a practical and a metaphorical function to a device that is otherwise purely a mode of transportation.