Israel Apartheid Week Blind to Middle East Issues

This past week on NYU’s campus was deemed “Israel Apartheid Week.” Spearheaded by Boycott, Divest Sanction and supported by Students for Justice in Palestine,...
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Disney’s Domination of the Public Domain

At the beginning of 2019, all published works from 1923 entered the public domain for the first time. Public domain refers to works that...

The Phrase ‘International Student’ Disguises Discrimination Against East Asians

It seems that as much as NYU likes to promote itself as a global institution, the students here can be just as closed-minded as...

Early Decision Favors Affluent Students

As NYU Admissions has broadcasted all over its social media, NYU’s acceptance rate has dropped to a record low of 19 percent for the...

Here’s a Tip, Don’t Tip Your Waiters

When many foreigners first receive their bill after eating at a New York City restaurant, two things will take them by surprise: the sky-high...

Underground Nude Sharing Website Must be Taken Down

Earlier this week, I received a text from a high school friend saying, “Have you seen this? This is seriously messed up,” with a...

Why Censoring Speech Is Necessary in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates encourages students like myself to study abroad, not only to obtain knowledge that is unavailable within the country but also...

NYU, We Need to Talk

As NYU students, we would hope for our administration to listen to us. Since NYU is the largest private university in the U.S., it...

NYU Has an Abu Dhabi Problem

The case of Matthew Hedges, the British academic sentenced to life in prison who has since been pardoned, is not the first event to put NYU’s Emirati venture in an awkward position — and it won’t be the last.

Why Self-Deprecating Humor Isn’t Healthy for Our Self-Esteem

I’ll be the first one to say that I love self-deprecating humor. I find making fun of myself hilarious. This type of self-hate-driven humor...

Maybe You Shouldn’t Say ‘Crackhead’ So Much

You hear it everywhere: “We were acting like crackheads”; “That’s some crackhead behavior”; “It’s crackhead hour!” The word crackhead is typically used to describe...

YouTube not just a site for entertainment, but education

In an age where digital tools for production are widely available and video sharing online is easy and free, the entertainment-friendly YouTube is underused as a medium for education.
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