NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Immigrants Don’t Need to Earn Human Decency

Immigrants Don’t Need to Earn Human Decency

By Asha Ramachandran, Contributing Writer November 25, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority indicated on Nov. 12 that the body is leaning toward shutting down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA, an Obama-era program, allows...

Beto’s Success Amounts to Pretty Privilege

Beto’s Success Amounts to Pretty Privilege

By Emily Dai, Staff Writer November 11, 2019

Beto O’Rourke, tumbling in poll numbers and dwindling in fundraising figures, recently dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. After struggling to channel the momentum he garnered...

The NYPD’s Subway Occupation Must End

The NYPD’s Subway Occupation Must End

By Asha Ramachandran, Contributing Writer November 11, 2019

A young black man, Adrian Napier, was sitting alone on the subway at the Franklin Avenue station in Brooklyn on Oct. 25. A gang of police officers assembled outside of the train, pointing their guns at...

Pursue Your Dreams, Not Your Parents’

Pursue Your Dreams, Not Your Parents’

By Chinenye Onyeike, Staff Writer November 11, 2019

Before college, I lived to make my parents happy. I allowed them to draw the outline of my professional future and it was my job to color it in. And when the picture drawn didn’t align with who I am...

Erasing History Through Appropriated Cuisine

Erasing History Through Appropriated Cuisine

By Kenzo Kimura, Staff Writer October 30, 2019

Since April of this year, several New York City publications have called out Greenwich Village restaurant Lucky Lee’s for its blatant ripoff of Chinese cuisine. Maybe it’s because the restaurant’s...

The Phrase ‘International Student’ Disguises Discrimination Against East Asians

The Phrase ‘International Student’ Disguises Discrimination Against East Asians

By Emily Dai, Staff Writer October 28, 2019

It seems that as much as NYU likes to promote itself as a global institution, the students here can be just as closed-minded as anyone else; they have just learned to adjust their word choice.  As...

Statistics Aren’t Everything, NYU

Statistics Aren’t Everything, NYU

By Kenzo Kimura, Staff Writer October 21, 2019

Two months ago, I stepped into Radio City Music Hall along with thousands of other first-years for the Presidential Welcome. As we all shuffled into the amphitheater and watched a succession of events,...

NYU’s Lack of Consideration for Black Students

NYU’s Lack of Consideration for Black Students

By Chinenye Onyeike, Contributing Writer October 14, 2019

I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to attend a school as prestigious as NYU. I’ve received a lot of praise from friends back home and job opportunities in my field of study, and it’s my parents’...

DNA Collection Program Demonizes Migrants

DNA Collection Program Demonizes Migrants

By Jun Sung, Deputy Opinion Editor October 7, 2019

Soon, U.S. immigration officials will be allowed to start collecting DNA samples of detained migrants. Supporters of this argue that the program is necessary to find people posing as families and perpetrators...

Latino Journalism Deserves Better

Latino Journalism Deserves Better

By Melanie Pineda, Editor-at-Large September 30, 2019

I grew up watching the news in Spanish. I would walk home to my abuelita’s after school every day, where Univision would constantly be playing in the background. Whenever a telenovela or courtroom show...

Not All Activism Is Created Equal

Not All Activism Is Created Equal

By Sarah John, Contributing Writer September 30, 2019

Greta Thunberg is a climate activist. You’ve probably heard of her because of the recent climate strikes or seen the subsequent social media posts applauding her for her work and fame — applause she...

SNL’s (Mis)Representation of Asian Americans

SNL’s (Mis)Representation of Asian Americans

By Clare Shiraishi, Staff Writer September 19, 2019

When Saturday Night Live announced its new cast members, I, along with many other Asian Americans, were proud to see Bowen Yang joining the cast and excited to be represented on such a big show. But celebrations...