NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

What the Puerto Rican Government Owes Its Women

What the Puerto Rican Government Owes Its Women

By Sofia Martinez Rivera, Staff Writer October 4, 2019

A video began circulating Twitter last week and further inflamed an already-heated discussion regarding the lack of protection for victims of domestic violence in Puerto Rico. The video was taken nine...

The Supreme Court Is Facing a Legitimacy Crisis

The Supreme Court Is Facing a Legitimacy Crisis

By Emily Dai, Contributing Writer September 30, 2019

Almost exactly one year ago, the American public watched Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s gripping account of a sexual assault perpetrated by then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary...

South Africa’s Gender-Based Violence Needs Our Attention

South Africa’s Gender-Based Violence Needs Our Attention

By Neil Dittrich, Contributing Writer September 15, 2019

This past week, my social media feed has been ablaze with friends and family voicing their outrage about the escalation of gender-based violence back home in South Africa. The magnitude of fear that South...

Broken Windows, Broken Policy

Broken Windows, Broken Policy

By Cole Stallone, Opinion Editor September 6, 2019

In response to the firing of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo — the man who killed Eric Garner — Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch declared that “the NYPD will remain rudderless and frozen,”...

The Miseducation of Business

The Miseducation of Business

By Cole Stallone, Opinion Editor August 22, 2019

Bill Tsai, former Stern Student Council President, was charged by the SEC on Aug. 12 with insider trading. They allege he gained nearly $100,000 from the sale of stocks he purchased after learning that...

Some Justice, No Peace

Some Justice, No Peace

By Mickey Desruisseaux, Columnist October 15, 2018

(P)optics is an irreverent take on the political and pop culture news of the day from a nerdy, left-of-center, black-ish perspective. A play on words, the title hinges on the word “optics” to communicate...

Bill Cosby as a Lesson on Accountability for NYU

Bill Cosby as a Lesson on Accountability for NYU

By Melanie Pineda, Deputy Opinion Editor August 26, 2018
The length of time it took for NYU to revoke Bill Cosby's honorary degree is indicative of a larger trend of questionable treatment toward assaulters.