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Conquering Loneliness

Conquering Loneliness

While loneliness can be deeply unpleasant and scary, labeling it as something negative that needs to be avoided only encourages people to fear a natural human experience.
Helen Wajda, Deputy Opinion Editor Mar 4, 2020

When I first committed to NYU, most people warned me that if I didn’t try really hard to make friends (and even if I did), I’d end up feeling incredibly lonely. As a result,...

The Etiquette of Satire

The Etiquette of Satire

Comedians need to be aware of the potential harm that ridiculing an event can have on their viewers.
Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor Feb 19, 2020

With loads of homework, popcorn, pancakes and no motivation to do anything, cajoled my friends into watching the Academy Award nominated film, "Jojo Rabbit". For those who haven’t...

The Uncomfortable Issue of Bathroom Accessibility

The Uncomfortable Issue of Bathroom Accessibility

The lack of sanitary and accessible public bathrooms throughout NYC is inappropriate and dangerous for public health.
Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor Feb 18, 2020

Imagine this: you’re stranded in Midtown and you’re starting to feel the chai latte you chugged an hour earlier. Or maybe you and your family are trying to hit up all the NYC...

NYFW Highlights an Unhealthy Body Image

NYFW Highlights an Unhealthy Body Image

Skinny models can create an unrealistic body image for young viewers. This notion is reaffirmed by NYC’s very own fashion week.
Lucia Kassela , Staff Writer Feb 18, 2020

New York Fashion Week is a semiannual string of shows which take place in September and February used to showcase international fashion collections. New York serves as one of four...

OK Bloomberg

OK Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg tried to use memes to engage with young voters last week. It didn’t work.
Abby Hofstetter, Managing Editor Feb 18, 2020

This past Thursday, at least 23 popular Instagram accounts — including @fuckjerry, @kalesalad and @fuckadvertisements — posted campaign advertisements for presidential candidate...

Let’s Desexualize Gym Culture

Let’s Desexualize Gym Culture

We go to the gym to feel good about ourselves, but more often than not, we feel harassed or intimidated. It is essential that gym culture changes to ensure that everyone feels comfortable working out.
Sam O'Donnell, Contributing Writer Feb 11, 2020

After sweating out half of my body weight while working out in an oversized t-shirt, I was in search of more amiable workout gear. In a moment of sweaty desperation, I wondered...

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The Nuance of Blackness in Representation

An exploration of the nuances in the portrayals and representation of the black diaspora that the entertainment industry often overlooks.
Maureen Zeufack, Staff Writer Feb 10, 2020

Non-American Black actors playing American roles in films has long been a topic of contention. This highly controversial subject calls to question: what is the “Black experience?”...

Stop Looking Down on Young Adult Fiction

Stop Looking Down on Young Adult Fiction

Judging people for reading contemporary fiction doesn’t do much but discourage them from reading what they really enjoy.
Helen Wajda , Deputy Opinion Editor Feb 10, 2020

Last week, I experienced what I’ve come to expect as an inevitable occurrence when talking to fellow English majors: someone ranting about how no one seems to read good literature...

Stop the Rushed Reporting

Stop the Rushed Reporting

In light of the sensationalization surrounding Kobe Bryant's death, we need to recognize the importance of preserving the truth in sensitive issues and promote discussion.
Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor Feb 5, 2020

The death of former basketball player Kobe Bryant left the world in utter shock and grief last Sunday. Celebrity news tabloid, TMZ, was the first to publicly announce his death...

Kanye West and the Commodification of Christianity

Kanye West and the Commodification of Christianity

Kanye’s turn to Christianity is emblematic of the large influence of the prosperity gospel in the United States.
Jun Sung, Deputy Opinion Editor Dec 3, 2019

Kanye West released “Jesus Is King” on Oct. 25, an album showcasing his reconnection with Christianity. Though it may seem like a newfound dedication to Christ, the reality...

Sugarcoating White Supremacy in US History Needs to Stop

Sugarcoating White Supremacy in US History Needs to Stop

American primary and secondary education curriculums heavily focus on Western European and U.S. achievements in history, yet fail to recognize the harmful effects that colonial triumphs have on minority communities in contemporary society.
Gabby Lozano, Staff Writer Dec 1, 2019

Growing up on the East Coast of the U.S., learning about Thanksgiving consisted of creating hand-turkeys, cutting out paper leaves in hues of red and orange and reenacting the...

Immigrants Don’t Need to Earn Human Decency

Immigrants Don’t Need to Earn Human Decency

Immigrants should not have to prove themselves worthy of being in this country.
Asha Ramachandran, Contributing Writer Nov 25, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority indicated on Nov. 12 that the body is leaning toward shutting down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA, an...