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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Police Can’t Be Trusted With Public Health

Police Can’t Be Trusted With Public Health

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor September 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented public health crisis that is only getting worse in some parts of the country. Some state and local governments have mobilized police forces to curb the...

Romney Plays the Political Game Better Than We Think

Romney Plays the Political Game Better Than We Think

By Sofie Schwallie, Contributing Writer September 25, 2020

After the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the most renowned justices of the modern era, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY.) quickly called to appoint a new justice...

Save the Supreme Court

Save the Supreme Court

By Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor September 24, 2020

As a result of Mitch McConnell’s push to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her passing on Sept. 18, it is likely that the Supreme Court will have a 6-3 conservative majority that would unquestionably...

How To Properly Critique Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

How To Properly Critique Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

By Emily Dai, Opinion Editor September 23, 2020

Since the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many progressives are debating the best ways to remember her and discuss her legacy. An outpouring of news outlets released articles...

Voter Suppression Has Always Been a Problem

Voter Suppression Has Always Been a Problem

By Emily Dai, Opinion Editor September 17, 2020

As the November presidential election approaches, the logistics of voting have become increasingly politicized and contentious. This comes after months of President Donald Trump casting doubt on mail-in-voting...

President Trump Has No Clue What He’s Doing

President Trump Has No Clue What He’s Doing

By Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor September 16, 2020

In the 1970s, investigative journalist Bob Woodward relied on extreme cloak and dagger tactics to uncover evidence that implicated then-President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal. So deep and extensive...

Trump’s WeChat Ban Is Xenophobic

Trump’s WeChat Ban Is Xenophobic

By Ashley Wu, Editor-at-Large September 11, 2020

After the news broke that President Donald Trump was set on banning TikTok in America, the app’s myriad of devoted followers spoke out against the injunction with semi-religious fervor. Proponents of...

The Reprisal of Bush V. Gore Threatens Our Elections

The Reprisal of Bush V. Gore Threatens Our Elections

By Emily Dai, Opinion Editor September 10, 2020

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many have expressed interest in vote-by-mail because of the health risks associated with large crowds at polling places. In response, President Donald Trump repeatedly...

Democrats, You Don’t Have to Hand It to George W. Bush

Democrats, You Don’t Have to Hand It to George W. Bush

By Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor May 5, 2020

Former President George W. Bush shared a message on Saturday, May 2, across his social media platforms calling on Americans to put aside partisan differences amid the coronavirus pandemic, and Democrats...

DACA Recipients Deserve Aid

DACA Recipients Deserve Aid

By Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor April 29, 2020

Fearing deportation from federal agencies like the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and failing to distribute protection to immigrant workers are just two of other examples of how the United States...

How Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Shapes the Supreme Court

How Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Shapes the Supreme Court

By Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor April 28, 2020

Since launching his presidential campaign in 2015, the nation has been inundated with inflammatory, anti-immigrant rhetoric catalyzed by President Trump. Publically, Trump has called undocumented Mexican...

NYC Public Schools Are Failing English Language Learners

NYC Public Schools Are Failing English Language Learners

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor April 24, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, New York City public schools have transitioned to remote learning for the duration of the school year. For many students who are immigrants or the children of immigrants,...