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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Sunrise Movement NYU urged the NYU board of trustees to improve transparency and democracy, as well as divest from fossil fuels. For the 1,200 students who have signed a petition created by Sunrise NYU, democracy within the NYU board of trustees and community is imperative. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Letter to the Editor: Divestment, democracy and the board of trustees

By Paige Anderson, Contributing Writer December 7, 2021

Sunrise Movement NYU launched its Divest NYU campaign this fall, the third push for divestment from fossil fuels at NYU. While each push differed in strategy and specific demands, they all centered around...

Members of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance have been protesting against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s debt relief plan for taxi workers outside City Hall for the past eight days. The plan is weak and does not do enough to financially protect taxi drivers. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Editorial: NYC taxi drivers deserve better than de Blasio’s deal

By The Editorial Board September 27, 2021

For the past eight days, members of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance have been engaged in a 24/7 protest outside of City Hall in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s debt relief plan for taxi workers....

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Met Gala dress was seen as tone-deaf by many. The controversy raises the question of whether or not NYU students are ignorant of their own class privilege. (Illustration by Bridget Harshman)

Opinion: AOC’s Met Gala stunt and the frivolous performance of class solidarity

By Srishti Bungle, Deputy Opinion Editor September 23, 2021

On the evening of Sept. 13, the Met Gala was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Among the many distinguished guests were acclaimed actors, renowned artists, famous TikTokers, and...

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...

$15 an hour is not enough, especially in New York

$15 an hour is not enough, especially in New York

By Srishti Bungle, Contributing Writer March 15, 2021

The fight for the $15 minimum wage started in 2012. Adjusted for inflation, $15 in 2012 is worth $17.41 today. This January, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) led the Democratic Party in re-introducing the Raise...

HBO Max decision harms theaters for profit

HBO Max decision harms theaters for profit

By Sam Gray, Contributing Writer March 15, 2021

Warner Brothers announced that their upcoming movies will be streamed on HBO Max in December. Since these films will be released simultaneously in theaters, this decision has robbed promising blockbusters...

NYU’s Impossible Financial Situation

NYU’s Impossible Financial Situation

By Emily Dai, Opinion Editor August 30, 2020

Like many other universities, NYU faces an impossible catch-22 as our government’s incompetent response to the pandemic causes COVID-19 to continue to ravage this country. NYU can either reopen and take...

President Hamilton: Support Students in Need and Take a Pay Cut

President Hamilton: Support Students in Need and Take a Pay Cut

By Helen Wajda , Deputy Opinion Editor May 6, 2020

When I received President Andrew Hamilton’s email discussing NYU’s current financial situation last week, I expected it to contain the usual insistence that the administration is doing its best to...

Congress Needs to Provide Stimulus Checks for Mixed-Status Families

Congress Needs to Provide Stimulus Checks for Mixed-Status Families

By Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor May 5, 2020

By now, it is common knowledge that the CARES Act discriminates against undocumented immigrants. A few weeks ago, Secretary of Education Besty DeVos cut funding for DACA recipients in college, while the...

Amazon, Protect Your Workers and Meet Their Demands

Amazon, Protect Your Workers and Meet Their Demands

By Kevin Kurian, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon has come under fire for mandating that their employees continue to work in conditions that make social distancing impossible. According to organizers, over 130 Amazon...

The Pandemic Calls for More Mental Health Care

The Pandemic Calls for More Mental Health Care

By Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor April 7, 2020

Just weeks ago, NYU asked many of us to leave our dorms. COVID-19 was spreading rapidly and soon transformed the city into the next epicenter. Many students, myself included, reacted in a frenzied manner...

Restaurants Need More Relief

Restaurants Need More Relief

By Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor March 31, 2020

Because of the spread of COVID-19, government leaders like New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo have enacted social distancing measures to protect people from contracting the virus. And while these social...