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President Biden, cancel student loan debt

President Biden, cancel student loan debt

By Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor April 12, 2021

In a sharp departure from his centrist posturing during the Democratic primary, President Biden embraced the power of his office by signing more executive orders in his first two weeks than former Presidents...

The NYPD’s war against racial justice protesters

The NYPD’s war against racial justice protesters

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor April 12, 2021

Beaten with batons, assaulted with pepper spray, shoved to the ground and unlawfully arrested — these are only a few examples of the force inflicted by the New York Police Department on New Yorkers demonstrating...

Staff Rants and Raves: Vaccines

Staff Rants and Raves: Vaccines

On Dystopian Experiences Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor Walking through the Javits Center made me feel like I was the main character in one of those dystopian movies. As I made my way through the building,...

We need a spring break

We need a spring break

By Sydney Barragan, UTA Deputy Editor April 8, 2021

On Oct. 20, President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming announced that 2021’s spring break would be replaced with two three-day weekends. This academic year has been anything but normal....

Stop exploiting Asians in your arguments against affirmative action

Stop exploiting Asians in your arguments against affirmative action

By Emily Dai, Opinion Editor April 7, 2021

NYU recently released admissions data for the Class of 2025, including the notable drop in acceptance rate, from 15% to 12.8%. As admissions decisions continue to roll in across the nation, the discourse...

Dispelling the model minority myth must include Jewish Americans

Dispelling the model minority myth must include Jewish Americans

By Lucy Yama, Contributing Writer April 6, 2021

The recent attacks on people of Asian descent in Atlanta and New York City sparked a national discourse around hate and intolerance against Asian American communities. While anti-Asian sentiment is not...

The urgency of supporting the #StrikeOnNYU

The urgency of supporting the #StrikeOnNYU

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor April 5, 2021

After nine months of constant stonewalling from the university administration, NYU’s Graduate Student Organizing Committee is holding a strike authorization vote. They’re demanding a living wage, free...

NYU needs to combat the bystander effect

NYU needs to combat the bystander effect

By WSN Editorial Board April 5, 2021

On Monday, March 29, three men at a luxury apartment complex in midtown Manhattan watched as an assailant beat and kicked 65-year-old Vilma Kari on the sidewalk outside. A man standing in front of the...

Gun control has a racist past

Gun control has a racist past

By Srishti Bungle, Contributing Writer April 5, 2021

The United States has a glaring problem: mass shootings. From Columbine to Aurora to Parkland to Boulder, mass shootings briefly grasp the nation’s attention before joining the tragically long list in...

Don't trust Biden to handle immigration better than Trump

Don’t trust Biden to handle immigration better than Trump

By Srishti Bungle , Contributing Writer April 1, 2021

During his campaign, President Joe Biden promised to build a “fair and humane” immigration system. A little over a month after taking office, the Biden administration reopened a Trump-era facility...

Students with special needs must be prioritized

Students with special needs must be prioritized

By Batoul Saleh, Contributing Writer March 31, 2021

Parents, students and teachers rallied at the Department of Education headquarters on March 13. They demanded that schools be reopened after over a year of virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

America’s press should not be the arbiter of Bolivian democracy

America’s press should not be the arbiter of Bolivian democracy

By Max Tiefer, Contributing Writer March 30, 2021

Jeanine Áñez, the former interim Bolivian president, was arrested by President Luis Arce’s administration on March 13. Áñez governed for a year, during which she presided over massacres of protestors...