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Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

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Noam Chomsky and Carne Ross discuss means and goals of OWS

September 17, 2012

Today is the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. To investigate the meaning of Occupy and its goals and demands, I interviewed two of its fervent supporters. In January, I sat down  with world-renowned...

Temporary referees in NFL raise concerns

Temporary referees in NFL raise concerns

September 17, 2012

Yesterday served as Week 2 of the National Football League season, and amidst the touchdown celebrations and goal-line stands, fans who watched the games were provided with another reminder for why this...

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Chinese government uses island dispute to distract and unify

September 17, 2012

Last Saturday, something unexpected took place in China. Thousands of people took to the streets and protested against Japan’s purchase of a small island, called Senkaku by the Japanese and Diaoyu by...

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OWS celebrates a year of public protest

September 17, 2012

Think the Occupy Wall Street movement is dead? Think again. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the movement, which, for many New Yorkers weary of planning routes around protest sites, simply means...

Dutch voters set example for Europe to follow

September 14, 2012

Amid economic turmoil in several European Union members states, many nations around the world are now closely following the opinion of the people in one of the European Union’s founding countries: The...

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Complicated relationship between hip-hop and derogatory language

September 14, 2012

Last week, Kanye West lit up Twitter with an introspective rant about the word “bitch” and the palatability of its use when the motive is endearing. He mused that perhaps hip-hop conditioned us to...

What can we learn from the Massachusetts tax holiday?

What can we learn from the Massachusetts tax holiday?

September 13, 2012

Creativity. It is perhaps one of the least likely words one might use to characterize the current approach to the fiscal situation in the United States. It might also, however, end up as a vital piece...

U.S. policy in face of Libyan bombing

U.S. policy in face of Libyan bombing

September 13, 2012

Sad news reached the American people on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Four U.S. diplomats, including the Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, were killed in an assault on...

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Online users miss emotional connection

September 13, 2012

My news feed is a slew of uninteresting comments and photo albums of my not-quite friends, periodically updating every few minutes. Out of the ordinary, mundane blue haze of activity, an enormous banner...

The highlights of the DNC are the weak points of the RNC

September 12, 2012

If the conventions are any indication of election winners, the Democrats have it by a landslide. While I contend that Obama is the one for the job, there are two key people around him who completely assure...

I.R.S. whistle-blowing programs prompt financial responsibility

September 12, 2012

The Internal Revenue Service is most often associated with collecting taxpayer money, not doling it out. But yesterday, the I.R.S. paid its largest award — a staggering $104 million — to Bradley Birkenfeld,...

Left out of the iPhone loop

September 12, 2012

The first few days of college are a wild hodgepodge of meeting people, making friends and exchanging contact information. New students rush around, trying to put other people’s names and numbers into...