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Paywalls Contribute to the Gatekeeping of Information

When media companies are controlled by multibillionaires, paywalls are an unnecessary hindrance to accessible journalism.
Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer Oct 7, 2019

It’s the eternal struggle of trying to read The New York Times online. One article, three articles, five articles, then you hit a paywall, prompting you to buy a subscription...

The US-China Trade War, Explained

The US-China Trade War, Explained

The escalation of the trade war negatively impacts the working class.
Diya Jain, Deputy Opinion Editor Sep 11, 2019

At first glance, it is easy to miss just how far-reaching the negative impacts of the U.S.-China trade war are. What started off as a race to be the leading global power in 2011...

Travel Can Revitalize Hong Kong

Travel Can Revitalize Hong Kong

Traveling to Hong Kong can help boost the city’s economy, which has suffered in the midst of protest.
Ashley Wu, Staff Writer Sep 4, 2019

The reports coming out of Hong Kong have been dominated by extreme stories about the protests. In the Chinese supermarket, I catch whispers traveling over meticulously-stacked...

The Miseducation of Business

The Miseducation of Business

NYU Stern alum Bill Tsai’s insider trading charge reveals the fundamental flaw of business school.
Cole Stallone, Opinion Editor Aug 22, 2019

Bill Tsai, former Stern Student Council President, was charged by the SEC on Aug. 12 with insider trading. They allege he gained nearly $100,000 from the sale of stocks he purchased...

Higher Education Needs Intervention From All Sides

Higher Education Needs Intervention From All Sides

NYU is lobbying the state government for tuition assistance — but what else can be done to aid students?
WSN Editorial Board Feb 25, 2019

Last week, WSN reported on NYU’s intentions to lobby for increased state funding for tuition. Considering the university’s infamously high tuition, the change would be a welcome...

Northern Virginia Doesn’t Need an Amazon Headquarters

Northern Virginia Doesn’t Need an Amazon Headquarters

As part of one of the richest counties in the U.S., the last thing that Arlington needs is a bigger push toward income inequality.
Melanie Pineda, Deputy Opinion Editor Nov 15, 2018

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it was choosing New York City  and Arlington, Virginia as its two new headquarters. In a blog post from Amazon, the multi-billion dollar company...

Elon Musk Versus Toothless Regulation

Elon Musk Versus Toothless Regulation

Cole Stallone, Contributing Writer Oct 9, 2018

Tesla and Elon Musk had a horror story of their own just before the Halloween season began. On Sept. 27, they were sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission which, when settled...

A Response to ‘Here’s a Tip, Don’t Tip Your Waiters’

A Response to ‘Here’s a Tip, Don’t Tip Your Waiters’

Beth Sattur, Staff Writer Mar 7, 2018
We should tip servers even if we want employers to raise the minimum wage. Withholding tips from servers will not fix the problem.