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Amazon, Protect Your Workers and Meet Their Demands

Amazon, Protect Your Workers and Meet Their Demands

In order to protect their workers from COVID-19, Amazon must better enforce social distancing protocols while providing paid leave for at-risk workers.
Kevin Kurian, Staff Writer Apr 28, 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,...

The Pandemic Calls for More Mental Health Care

The Pandemic Calls for More Mental Health Care

As social isolation measures persist, there needs to be more access to mental health resources to help individuals grapple with the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor Apr 8, 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...

Restaurants Need More Relief

Restaurants Need More Relief

If small restaurants are going to survive the pandemic, they’ll need more financial relief from the federal and state governments.
Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor Apr 1, 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....

The Urgency of Housing Justice During the Pandemic

The Urgency of Housing Justice During the Pandemic

New York has done little to address the grave concerns of renters and homeowners as COVID-19 ravages the state. There is an urgent need for the government to protect New Yorkers by instituting immediate rent, mortgage and utility payment suspension.
Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor Mar 27, 2020

As New York has become the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic — accounting for 5% of global cases — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been grossly overselling his own efforts...

Provide Resources for Undocumented Immigrants

Provide Resources for Undocumented Immigrants

During this pandemic, it’s essential that undocumented immigrants aren’t left behind.
Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor Mar 25, 2020

The recent pandemic has not only sent medical experts and doctors scrambling to find solutions, but has also hit undocumented immigrants in the U.S. with overwhelming burden. During...

Master’s Students Need More Financial Aid

Master’s Students Need More Financial Aid

Having a master’s degree is increasingly becoming the standard for many jobs, but its steep cost deters students from attending.
Gabby Lozano, Staff Writer Dec 4, 2019

With the first semester of my sophomore year coming to a close, I am beginning to feel the pressure of endless postgraduate options. I could go straight into the workforce, take...

Good for Business Isn’t Good Enough

Good for Business Isn’t Good Enough

As the university continues to make strides towards sustainability, it must also do what’s right, not just what makes money.
Cole Stallone, Opinion Editor Dec 2, 2019

NYU’s Chief Sustainability Officer Cecil Scheib recently outlined the reality of achieving sustainability goals at NYU: in order for them to be accepted, they must be good for...

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...

Pay Attention to Middle America

Pay Attention to Middle America

The lack of coverage of issues faced by communities in Middle America delays any legislative progress that will improve the well-being of American society.
Gabby Lozano, Staff Writer Nov 21, 2019

The 2020 presidential election is well underway, and the first caucuses in Iowa are quickly approaching. As the primaries draw nearer, there has been increased scrutiny of the...

President Andrew Hamilton has officially decided to end his affordability initiative. (Staff illustration by Chelsea Li)

Off-Third: Hamilton Ends Affordability Initiatives, Bans ‘Broke B-tches’ From Attending

After significant efforts by the administration and student body to lower NYU’s tuition, the university has officially been deemed affordable.
Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor Nov 20, 2019

Off-Third is WSN’s satire section. NYU President Andrew Hamilton has decided to end his affordability initiative, saying that the student body has “too many broke b-tches.”...

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Instead of Demonizing Bootlegs, Make Professional Recordings Available

Bootlegs of musicals are a temporary fix for the problem of accessibility in the theater community, which would be solved by professionally recorded shows.
Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer Oct 21, 2019

As a fan of Broadway musicals, it was fantastic to come to New York for college. I watched a matinee of “Beetlejuice” with my dad before I started school and fell in love with...

A Toast to Teachers

A Toast to Teachers

Though it’s easy to see what teachers have done for us, it’s quite difficult to see what we’ve done in return. It’s time to put teachers in the spotlight.
Nicole Chiarella, Contributing Writer Oct 18, 2019

Once upon a time, in the mystical land of Fair Pay, teachers were paid a livable wage. They didn’t have to work three jobs to afford their studio apartments. Buying school supplies...