President Hamilton, Take the Mayor’s Word

A little more than 34 years ago, an article by former WSN writer Shaun Assael reported that in 1983, the New York University Board...

Inaccurate Medical Journalism Produces False Positives

Health news in mass media should, in theory, be coverage of pharmacological developments, clinical trials and actual laboratory research. Instead, it has become a...

NYC jail suicide review tackles ignored problem

New York City officials announced the launch of a review of suicides and self-harm in jails using a $400,000 grant from the Department of Justice...

Suicide requires greater societal discussion

Preventing suicide is made more difficult by overly aggressive media outlets.

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...

NYU Is Lacking Diversity Among Faculty and Administration

While NYU may rank in the top colleges for student diversity, this doesn’t seem to be the case for the faculty and administration. According...

In times of crisis, hashtag your support

Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old American student studying in Israel, was murdered on Nov. 19 after a terrorist opened fire on a line of cars...

Shameful treatment of veterans reflects political hypocrisy

The April 2014 Veterans Health Administration scandal, catalyzed by a whistleblower’s claims that at least 40 veterans died while waiting for medical appointments in...

Staff Rants: Week of Nov. 1-7

This week, our staff digs into the birth control double standard, bemoans the normalization of Trump and appeals to the all-but-lost R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Read their...

Turn online support into real social change

In the wake of yet another tragedy, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, it is time we take real-world action to prevent further atrocities.

Staff Rants: Revolving Doors, April Weather and Dining Halls

Our staff is letting everyone know what irks them on this fine, or not so fine, Tuesday! This week we are ranting about revolving...

The 2018 Oscars: The Year Diversity Won

On Sunday night, the biggest names in the film industry gathered at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the 90th Annual Academy Awards. In...
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