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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 18, 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...

The Frustration of Racism On Board

The Frustration of Racism On Board

By Diya Jain, Deputy Opinion Editor September 4, 2019

Just two days ago, I began the exhausting 25-hour journey from home in Mumbai to New York City as my summer came to an end. Armed with sleeping masks and spicy food, I braced myself for this long, expensive...

Why Buttigieg Is Wrong for America

Why Buttigieg Is Wrong for America

By Jun Sung, Contributing Writer May 6, 2019

Of the more than 20 individuals running for president, Pete Buttigieg has stood out among voters a top choice for the 2020 Democratic nomination. As the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, he has largely run...

What NYU Gets Wrong About Confronting Racism

What NYU Gets Wrong About Confronting Racism

By WSN Editorial Board February 19, 2019

Last week, graduate student Shahem Mclaurin posted a tweet — which has since gone viral — about racial discrimination he experienced in one of his classes at the Silver School of Social Work. In the...

When Your NYU Community Doesn’t Respect You

When Your NYU Community Doesn’t Respect You

By Sarah John, Deputy Opinion Editor February 19, 2019

NYU is the first community I have truly chosen to be a part of. I love this community, and the people in it. I smile at people in my dorm’s elevator. When I share a table with someone in Kimmel, I strike...

Asian Americans Are Asian Enough

Asian Americans Are Asian Enough

By Joel Lee, Under the Arch Deputy Editor February 11, 2019

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 as I read Moon’s claim that “the imitation...

Asian Artists Should Be Free to Tell Their Stories

Asian Artists Should Be Free to Tell Their Stories

By Ash Ryoo, Columnist December 3, 2018

Art in Color is a column that strives to answer the question of how artists of color — who set themselves apart from other artists with their ethnicity and the exotic quality their works possess —...

Why I Keep Talking to White People About Racism

Why I Keep Talking to White People About Racism

By Sarah John, Contributing Writer November 27, 2018

The first time my parents attempted to explain racism to me, I was sitting in the backseat of my family’s old car on the way to school. I was only six years old. I only remember bits and pieces of the...

An Asian Performing Artist Erased From History

An Asian Performing Artist Erased From History

By Ash Ryoo, Columnist November 25, 2018

Before Asian artists were essentially barred from taking prominent roles, there was a silent film star who enjoyed fame and recognition all across the United States. Sessue Hayakawa, born and raised in...

Minority Representation in the Theater Industry Still Isn’t Enough

Minority Representation in the Theater Industry Still Isn’t Enough

By Ash Ryoo, Columnist November 9, 2018

Art in Color is a column that strives to answer the question of how artists of color — who set themselves apart from other artists with their ethnicity and the exotic quality their works possess —...