Confessions of a Paperback Purist

Audiobooks might be convenient on your walk to class, but they shouldn’t serve as all-encompassing replacements for reading the physical words.

Don’t Be a TERF

Rest in power to Vicki Lee Jones, Maurice Stallard, Irving Younger, Melvin Wax, Rose Mallinger, Sylvan Simon, Bernice Simon, Jerry Rabinowitz, Joyce Fienberg, Richard...

Being Out at NYU Is an Unacknowledged Privilege

Being LGBTQ isn’t often thought of as a privilege. It is in fact, quite the opposite: there’s a reason that the straight white man...

Violence Shouldn’t Be the Only Way to Get Attention

We should care about anti-Semitism despite the Pittsburgh shooting, not because of it.

My Parents and I Don’t Talk Often, and That’s Fine

Staff Writer Sima Doctoroff discusses why it is okay for students not to call their parents all the time in college — every parent-child relationship is different, after all.

Hollywood, Latinos Don’t Need Your White Saviors

In the wake of the debut of the new film "The Curse of La Llorona," Deputy Opinion Editor Melanie Pineda explores the white-savior complex and its omnipresent role in modern cinema.

Queer POC Are Their Own Champions

Queer spaces for people of color are hard to find at NYU and New York City. In his column this week, Dyshere unpacks this issue as examines the history of the commodification of and lack of unity within the LGBTQ community.

Grappling With Self-Blame After Being Sexually Assaulted

Earlier this fall, I was walking along 10th Street, minding my own business, when some guy ran up behind me, grabbed my buttocks and...

Identifying Your Individual Color on the Ethnic Palette

We often tend to assume that all those who identify with one ethnicity share similar cultures and experiences. But this assumption can be harmful and limit artists' ability to freely express who they are.

Why Do We Force Sex and Crime on Black Children?

Black children are often the victims of sexualization and violent crimes. Why do we treat them as adults, and how can we stop this predatory behavior?

All American Kanye

Kanye West is the United States. This one man (or “God,” as he refers to himself) somehow perfectly embodies the vast array of places,...

The Middle East Is More Than Just War and Oil

My family works hard to earn its keep. We don’t benefit from oil sales. I live in the charming and quiet emirate of Ras...