NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Redefining Environmental Activism

Redefining Environmental Activism

By Nicole Chiarella, Contributing Writer October 14, 2019

Environmental activism is not unique to the 21st century. For hundreds of years, countless individuals have fought for a cleaner and healthier Earth. The late 1890s experienced the creation of the Sierra...

NYU’s Collusion with Amazon Deforesters

NYU’s Collusion with Amazon Deforesters

By Asha Ramachandran, Contributing Writer October 2, 2019

The Amazon rainforest is still on fire. Last week, demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of protesters took place in New York City to mark the annual U.N. Climate Action Summit, calling attention to...

Not All Activism Is Created Equal

Not All Activism Is Created Equal

By Sarah John, Contributing Writer September 30, 2019

Greta Thunberg is a climate activist. You’ve probably heard of her because of the recent climate strikes or seen the subsequent social media posts applauding her for her work and fame — applause she...

Greta’s Anger: A Shift Toward Accountability

Greta’s Anger: A Shift Toward Accountability

By Cole Stallone, Opinion Editor September 30, 2019

Sixteen-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg’s impassioned speech at the United Nations Climate Summit caught the world’s attention. Despite this, it seems the full implications of her words have...

Composting Isn’t a Waste

Composting Isn’t a Waste

By Gabby Lozano, Contributing Writer September 9, 2019

In a world of seven — soon to be eight — billion people, it’s easy to find comfort in the statement “I’m just one person,” especially in response to the growing issue of climate change. Although...

When Climate Policy Isn’t Enough

When Climate Policy Isn’t Enough

By Cole Stallone, Deputy Opinion Editor April 16, 2019

Nearly 300 activists were arrested in London yesterday for taking part in the Extinction Rebellion, a movement dedicated to using nonviolent tactics to bring an end to the climate crisis. The group has...

Finding a Valuable Lesson in the Melting of Antarctica

Finding a Valuable Lesson in the Melting of Antarctica

April 1, 2019

For the last few years, two fault lines in the Brunt Ice Shelf, near the westward Coats Lands region of Antarctica, have been slowly creeping toward one another. Although scientists are unsure when it...

Anti-Climate Change Panel is Grounded in Money, Not Science

Anti-Climate Change Panel is Grounded in Money, Not Science

By Cole Stallone, Deputy Opinion Editor February 27, 2019

Last week, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump was considering assembling a panel — the Presidential Committee on Climate Security — to question the established position on climate...

The Misleading Nature of Veganism

The Misleading Nature of Veganism

By Matigan King, Contributing Writer February 11, 2019

In the complex, polarizing world of nutrition and diets, people tend to favor black and white rules to answer their questions. But simple answers are not available nor possible in this highly nuanced field....

The Conservatism of Climate Estimates

The Conservatism of Climate Estimates

By Cole Stallone, Deputy Opinion Editor February 11, 2019

The beginning of 2019 in climate politics was defined by one phrase — “faster than previously thought.” Many have been caught off guard by data from earlier in January that showed the ocean was warming...

In California, My Home Is One of the Lucky Ones

In California, My Home Is One of the Lucky Ones

By Hanna Khosravi, Deputy Opinion Editor November 19, 2018

When I landed in California over the weekend, the entire flight cabin felt slightly overcast with an ominous daze of uneasiness regarding what we would be arriving to when we reached San Francisco International...

Thinking of Decarbonization Like a Well-Funded Research Project

Thinking of Decarbonization Like a Well-Funded Research Project

By Shanti Escalante, Contributing Writer November 18, 2018

NYU recently released its action plan for achieving carbon neutrality by 2040. That is the year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said the globe will start experiencing the dire side consequences...