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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Funding the MTA Is a Necessity

Funding the MTA Is a Necessity

By WSN Editorial Board September 7, 2020

Since COVID-19 shut the world down in March, millions have faced financial difficulties. The MTA is no exception. In late July, the corporation released a report projecting a $16.2 billion deficit by 2024....

Providing Spaces for Black Students Does Not Mean Segregation

Providing Spaces for Black Students Does Not Mean Segregation

By WSN Editorial Board August 30, 2020

As more than 4,700 Black Lives Matter protests took place in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a police officer in June, the Black Violets, a student-led advocacy group at NYU, created...

The Consequences of NYU’s Guise of Transparency

The Consequences of NYU’s Guise of Transparency

By WSN Editorial Board May 3, 2020

Friday, May 1 was decision day, when many high school seniors chose where they were going to go to college for the next four years. This year’s day was unprecedented with campuses unavailable for...

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Must Do More For Its Students

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Must Do More For Its Students

By WSN Editorial Board April 26, 2020

Last week, the COVID-19 Coalition and NYU’s Graduate Student Organizing Committee hosted a Virtual Week of Action, which sought to raise awareness of the demands brought up by the coalition. One...

Prioritizing Transparency in Federal Relief Spending

Prioritizing Transparency in Federal Relief Spending

By WSN Editorial Board April 19, 2020

The Department of Education recently released the amount of funding certain universities will receive through the CARES Act — the third installment of the coronavirus stimulus plan from Congress. NYU...

New Yorkers Don’t Deserve Petty Politics

New Yorkers Don’t Deserve Petty Politics

By WSN Editorial Board April 12, 2020

On Saturday, April 11, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio closed public schools for the remainder of the academic year due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus as well as the trauma children...

Holding Leaders More Accountable in Crisis, Not Less

Holding Leaders More Accountable in Crisis, Not Less

By WSN Editorial Board April 5, 2020

During this time of crisis, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has become a figure of admiration for many Americans looking for a dependable political authority to feel protected. After Cuomo’s...

The Principled Necessity of Tuition Reimbursement

The Principled Necessity of Tuition Reimbursement

By WSN Editorial Board March 29, 2020

On Monday, March 16, NYU President Andrew Hamilton announced the university would be transitioning to online classes due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. On the same day, Hamilton also wrote in...

NYU’s Evictions Show Its Disregard for Students’ Needs

NYU’s Evictions Show Its Disregard for Students’ Needs

By WSN Editorial Board March 23, 2020

Last Monday, NYU President Andrew Hamilton sent out a letter to the student body about the closure of residence halls and the transition to online classes for the rest of the semester. Though residences...

Expanding Accessibility to Paid Sick Leave

Expanding Accessibility to Paid Sick Leave

By WSN Editorial Board March 8, 2020

Over the past week, the number of coronavirus cases in New York State has risen, leading Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency. As more cases are diagnosed, the Centers for Disease Control...

The Slow Progress of the Plastic Bag Ban

The Slow Progress of the Plastic Bag Ban

By WSN Editorial Board March 2, 2020

Yesterday, New York State’s ban on single-use plastic bags officially went into effect. It was implemented after the state legislature voted to include the ban in this year’s state budget. New York...

Hidden Disabilities and NYU’s Failure to Accommodate

Hidden Disabilities and NYU’s Failure to Accommodate

By WSN Editorial Board February 24, 2020

According to the Department of Education, hidden disabilities are “physical or mental impairments that are not readily apparent to others. They include such conditions and diseases as specific learning...