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Staff Rants: NYU’s new masking requirements

Our staff shares their thoughts on NYU’s updated masking requirements.

On the case for old rules:  Srishti Bungle, Opinion Editor I think it’s a bad idea to go easy on the masks right now. The new BA.2 variant of omicron is already responsible...

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Staff Rants: The doors vs. wheels debate

WSN staff offers up our thoughts on a timeless question: Are there more doors or wheels in this world? Enjoy!

On whether gated channel proteins count Listen, I don’t know anymore. I was so convinced it was wheels. I want it to be wheels. Think about a group study room or a lecture hall...

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Staff Rants: Post-NYT Wordle

Our staff shares their thoughts on Wordle after its acquisition by the New York Times.
WSN Staff February 23, 2022

On double letters Yas Akdag, Music Editor OK, I know Wordle hasn't actually been harder post-NYT, but they seriously need to cool it on those double letters… and who even...

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Staff Rants: West Elm Caleb

Our staff’s takes on TikTok’s latest villain.
WSN Staff January 26, 2022

On fallacious axioms Manasa Gudavalli — Multimedia Editor They say all publicity is good publicity… [un]fortunately, this was not the case for West Elm or for West Elm...

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Staff Rants: NYU’s re-reopening

From gatekeeping masks to the lack of a remote option, our staff had a lot to say about NYU's plan for reopening.
WSN Staff January 24, 2022

On inconsistent restrictions Caitlin Hsu — UTA Publishing Editor Tell me why a 100-person lecture can be fully in person but we have to do newspaper production over Zoom.  On...

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Staff Rants: The end of the semester

From existential questions to never-ending homework, our staff has a lot to say in the last Staff Rants of the semester.

On leaving Ashley Wu — Editor-in-Chief I didn't know I'd be graduating this semester. It came as a bit of a surprise. After scheduling a meeting with my counselor,...

Staff Rants: The holidays

Staff Rants: The holidays

From eggnog to Christian hegemony, our staff has a lot to say about the holiday season.

On “merry Christmas” Max Tiefer, Copy Chief It's the start of another holiday season and with it another year of adjectival inequality. Brace yourself for "merry...

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Staff Rants: NYU stereotypes

From Tisch film bros to trust fund babies, our staff has a lot to say about NYU stereotypes and their purveyors.

On nepotism Tisch: A school half-comprised of pure talent and half-comprised of nepotism and too much daddy’s money. Srishti Bungle — Deputy Opinion Editor On making...

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Staff Rants: The Mario movie

Here are our thoughts on the Mario movie. Enjoy!

On Chris Pratt I will be using my Italian American privilege here to say that Chris Pratt will pay for his crimes. Jake Capriotti — Photo Editor   On celebrity...

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Staff Rants: Met Gala 2021

Here are our thoughts on the Met Gala from this past weekend. Enjoy!

On boring outfits I did research, but unfortunately there was no American fashion backstory behind the plain mini black-and-white dress for the Met. Rosé pulled up in a Saint...

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Staff Rants: The Oscars

This week, we're here to voice our opinion on this year's Oscars.

On Viewership Who the f-ck saw live-action Pinocchio? -Alexandra Chan, Multimedia Editor   On Important Progress The Oscars format this year was bizarre. The Best...

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Staff rants: spring break

Here are our thoughts on the "spring break" this weekend. We hope you enjoy reading them!

On Asking the Real Questions What’s spring break? Is that a thing we’re supposed to have? -Jake Capriotti, Photo Editor On Gratitude I don’t know about the rest of you,...