Protests Demanding Justice For Breonna Taylor Sweep New York City

Thousands of protesters took to New York City’s streets the night of Wednesday, Sept. 23 after none of the Louisville Metro Police Department officers who shot Breonna Taylor were indicted on charges relating to...

Safety Tips for Protesters and Student Journalists

As protests picked up across the country this past June, WSN began compiling resources and information for safely protesting and reporting on protests. We wanted to support NYU students participating in protests and student...

NYU and Twitter Encourage Pandemic Responsibility Around Washington Square Park

Tweets encouraging mask-wearing were printed out and pasted on the sidewalk of Washington Square East as part of Twitter’s new campaign to add some levity to the typical messaging about masks. NYU put up...

NYU Students Arrested at Protest, Claim Police Misconduct

Several NYU first-years gathered with about 200 other protesters in Times Square to protest United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and demand its abolishment on Saturday, Sept. 19. The fourth protest in New York...

Going Maskless on MTA Transit Now Costs $50

Riders refusing to wear a mask on Metropolitan Transportation Authority public transit now face $50 fines. The new rule went into effect on Monday, Sept. 14. Critics have alleged the rule is classist and...
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Police and Protesters Shut Down Grand Central Station

Activists affiliated with the group NYC Shut It Down gathered at Grand Central Terminal on Monday evening, Sept. 14, to protest the death of Daniel Prude, who was killed by Rochester police in March....

Americans Mourn September Eleventh Amid and Despite the Pandemic

During a national tragedy — a pandemic that at press time has killed at least 192,000 Americans — hundreds gathered around a twin-fountain memorial to remember, grieve and mourn another national tragedy — 9/11....

NY State Says One-Hundred COVID-19 Cases Means Remote Learning for NYU

If 100 or more members of the NYU campus community test positive for COVID-19, the entire university will have to transition to remote learning for at least two weeks; Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the...

Campaigning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

From her Chelsea apartment, Lindsey Boylan props her phone on her desk, adjusts her light and presses record. “Essential workers like grocery store clerks, nursing home aids and hospital custodians deserve special benefits under the...

Elected Officials Address NYC College Students’ Pandemic Concerns

New York Elected Representatives and New York City college students discussed issues facing college students in the age of COVID-19. Student representatives from Young Invincibles — an organization that addresses issues of health care, higher...

181 Mercer Street Construction Resumes

Construction at 181 Mercer Street has recently been deemed essential work, after New York revised original restrictions to include public and private school construction projects under the umbrella of essential construction, allowing for work...

Students at The New School Stage Academic Strike

Students at the New School have called for an academic strike starting April 6 in response to the university’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants in the strike are refusing to complete class work, register...
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