I Should Have the Right to a Paid Internship

This month alone, I learned about a variety of incredible paid internship opportunities from amazing companies like CNN and NBC. However, I cannot apply...

A Colony in Disguise: Puerto Rico’s Anthem

As a Puerto Rican, my elementary school principal would gather all students from kindergarten through fifth grade in the school yard. From the heat...

The Problem With Colleges Fetishizing POC Struggles

It’s no secret that it is much harder for students of color to be admitted to elite institutions. A New York Times analysis from...

Students Need Long-Term Reliable Internet Access

As the coronavirus pandemic has forced public and private schools across the country to move to remote learning, the number of students who don’t...

Protect Black Girls Before It’s Too Late

Samaya Dillard was a seven-year-old black girl from Sacramento. In December of 2013, Dillard’s second-grade teacher dragged her by her chair outside into the...

Snow Days Highlight New York City’s Hunger Problem

Generally speaking, I try not to complain about a day off. When I learned that school would be canceled, I was ecstatic. Growing up...

A Toast to Teachers

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...

GSOC’s Newest Fight for Survival

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board proposed redefining graduate students as nonworkers, effectively stripping them of their right to unionize. The proposal wouldn’t...

The Changing Face of Journalism

Every outlet — from WSN’s editor-in-chief to the Washington Post— is talking about it. The so-called death of journalism as we know it is...

NYU, We Need to Talk

As NYU students, we would hope for our administration to listen to us. Since NYU is the largest private university in the U.S., it...

The Rural Public School Crisis

In 2018, Keshia Speight, a third-grade teacher at a public school in rural North Carolina, reported that most years, she spends approximately $1,000 of...

The Inadequacy of Sex Ed

“Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die.” So begins a well-known scene from 2004 teen comedy “Mean Girls,” where a coach...
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