Beto’s Success Amounts to Pretty Privilege

Beto O’Rourke, tumbling in poll numbers and dwindling in fundraising figures, recently dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. After struggling to channel...

Pursue Your Dreams, Not Your Parents’

Before college, I lived to make my parents happy. I allowed them to draw the outline of my professional future and it was my...
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Respond to Negative News, Don’t Ignore It

I recently asked a friend if she’d read an article I had written for WSN and she told me that she doesn’t read the...

Food Injustice, or Food Ignorance?

Former First Lady Michelle Obama cultivated a movement to increase access to the high-quality, nutrient-dense food necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. One of...

High School Education Kills Shakespeare All Over Again

Even mentioning Shakespeare carries such negative connotations for college students that some readers may have already lost interest in this article. The idea of...

Erasing History Through Appropriated Cuisine

Since April of this year, several New York City publications have called out Greenwich Village restaurant Lucky Lee’s for its blatant ripoff of Chinese...

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...

Social Media Platforms Need to Censor Better

Instagram held a closed-door discussion on Oct. 21 with various artists and museums in an effort to break down how censorship affects artwork on...

Understanding the Trend of Performance Activism

I fall into the group of people that looks to Twitter for national and global updates on society, politics, the environment and, well, practically...
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Instead of Demonizing Bootlegs, Make Professional Recordings Available

As a fan of Broadway musicals, it was fantastic to come to New York for college. I watched a matinee of “Beetlejuice” with my...

To Condemn Serial Killers, We Must Stop Glorifying Them

In an era where documentaries about serial killers are so palatable that people throw watch parties with snacks and bottles of wine, it’s no...

Statistics Aren’t Everything, NYU

Two months ago, I stepped into Radio City Music Hall along with thousands of other first-years for the Presidential Welcome. As we all shuffled...
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