When Your NYU Community Doesn’t Respect You

NYU is the first community I have truly chosen to be a part of. I love this community, and the people in it. I...

Asian Americans Are Asian Enough

Last Monday, WSN published an op-ed by NYU student Ryan Moon titled “Struggling to Define Asian-American in 2019.” I experienced a sense of indignation...

Asian Artists Should Be Free to Tell Their Stories

Asian musical theater artists have compelling stories to tell, and the demographic of theater-goers shouldn’t stop them.

Why I Keep Talking to White People About Racism

And minorities should be able to respond to racism their own way, without any judgment.

An Asian Performing Artist Erased From History

Despite the persistent stereotypes that Asian performers face, Sessue Hayakawa, a Japanese American actor, was a Hollywood leading man in the era of silent films.

Minority Representation in the Theater Industry Still Isn’t Enough

Recent efforts in the theatre industry to push minorities towards center stage have been progressive but are not enough.

Don’t Be a TERF

Rest in power to Vicki Lee Jones, Maurice Stallard, Irving Younger, Melvin Wax, Rose Mallinger, Sylvan Simon, Bernice Simon, Jerry Rabinowitz, Joyce Fienberg, Richard...

Diverse in Race, Diverse in Thought

Colleges aren’t sacrificing intellectual diversity by focusing on racial diversity. They are helping to create it.

Some Justice, No Peace

On P(optics) this week, Mickey contemplates how police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second degree murder for the death of Laquan McDonald. Unlike previous instances of police brutality, Van Dyke is being held accountable, but an emptiness overwhelms Mickey. What will happen from here?

POC Safe Spaces Are More Problematic Than You Think

“At What Cost?” is a testimony-based column which takes the lived experiences of NYU students and connects them to broader societal challenges. As much...

Facing Microaggressions as an Asian

It was yet another morning in Seoul, South Korea. After getting dressed, I rushed out into the daylight, and then into the hustle and...

Snow Bunnies Aren’t a Type and Neither Am I

A while back I was casually involved with a guy. He was also black. As we watched a show in his dorm room one...