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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Cuomo is unfit for Governor

Cuomo is unfit for Governor

By WSN Editorial Board March 29, 2021

CW: Sexual harassment. A New York Times investigation published on March 4 revealed that an NYU Law professor was complicit in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s cover-up of nursing home deaths. Linda Lacewell teaches...

America needs high-speed rail

America needs high-speed rail

By Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor March 26, 2021

The United States falls behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to high-speed rail. From the Czech Republic to China, governments across the world are innovating to create efficient and comfortable...

Make ride-share drivers employees

Make ride-share drivers employees

By Emily Dai, Opinion Editor March 23, 2021

On March 16, Lyft driver Ashish Sapkota was attacked by two passengers in Queens. What began as an ordinary ride quickly derailed when the passengers began fighting in the backseat. When Sapkota told the...

Keep New York City's streets open

Keep New York City’s streets open

By Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor March 17, 2021

One of the only good things to come out of the pandemic was the opening of New York’s streets.  The Open Streets initiative benefited New York’s small businesses when they needed it most, and it...

De Blasio's police reform is hollow and insufficient

De Blasio’s police reform is hollow and insufficient

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor March 16, 2021

After a summer swept by protests for racial justice and demonstrations demanding the New York Police Department be defunded and held accountable for its violent racism, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office...

Vaccine Entitlement is Unacceptable

Vaccine Entitlement is Unacceptable

By Lucy Yama, Contributing Writer March 11, 2021

As New York City accelerates COVID-19 vaccine distribution, the threat of vaccine entitlement jeopardizes the lives of the city’s most vulnerable populations. Vaccine entitlement refers to the idea that...

We Should Be Able to Recall Cuomo

We Should Be Able to Recall Cuomo

By Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor March 9, 2021

The past several weeks have shown the nation that a miscreant occupies the New York governor’s mansion. From being accused of sexual misconduct by five women to lying to the public about the pandemic’s...

Police Can’t Be Trusted With Public Health

Police Can’t Be Trusted With Public Health

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor September 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented public health crisis that is only getting worse in some parts of the country. Some state and local governments have mobilized police forces to curb the...

Homeless Students Deserve More From NYC's Education Department

Homeless Students Deserve More From NYC’s Education Department

By Helen Wajda, Opinion Editor September 21, 2020

At a homeless shelter in Manhattan, Christlie Jean-Baptiste struggles to get her children online for remote learning due to the shelter’s lack of Wi-Fi and cell service. While children across the city...

NYPD, Stay Out Of Our Restaurants

NYPD, Stay Out Of Our Restaurants

By Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor September 8, 2020

As the pandemic rages on, city and state government officials are brainstorming plans to reopen indoor dining in New York City. While restaurants outside of the five boroughs have been allowed to reopen...

NYC Public Schools Are Failing English Language Learners

NYC Public Schools Are Failing English Language Learners

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor April 24, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, New York City public schools have transitioned to remote learning for the duration of the school year. For many students who are immigrants or the children of immigrants,...

Survivors of Abuse Are Not Safe in Quarantine

Survivors of Abuse Are Not Safe in Quarantine

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor April 10, 2020

Content warning: this article contains mentions of domestic violence. The coronavirus pandemic and government-imposed lockdowns have made surviving increasingly difficult and painful for abuse survivors...