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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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Google Must Offer Financial Support to Media Outlets

Google Must Offer Financial Support to Media Outlets

By Helen Wajda , Deputy Opinion Editor April 30, 2020

Before COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the global economy, news media outlets — especially local publications — were struggling to survive. As approximately 26.5 million Americans have filed unemployment...

Facebook’s Need for Reform

Facebook’s Need for Reform

By Mitch Bedows, Staff Writer February 28, 2020

Facebook’s history of manipulation with public-interest censorship on their platform, the world’s largest social network, is no longer a secret. Unfolding dramatically over the last few years through...

Staff Rants and Raves: Twitter

Staff Rants and Raves: Twitter

Rants On Dreams of Anonymity By Ethan Zack, Music Editor Having a Twitter account is a constant struggle between the absolute euphoria of being seen and the unrelenting dread of being known. Trying...

Banning Laptops Is an Accessibility Issue

Banning Laptops Is an Accessibility Issue

By Clare Shiraishi, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

“The Chronicle of Higher Education” claims that students who write out their notes learn and absorb information better than using a laptop. As a senior, I have heard professors quote this statistic...

Regulation, Not Prohibition

Regulation, Not Prohibition

By Jun Sung, Deputy Opinion Editor September 23, 2019

During Prohibition, the United States banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol. As a result, the U.S. saw the rise of an illegal black market and an unregulated exchange. Alcohol continued...

A student holds their phone, with dating apps displayed on the screen. (Staff Photo by Marva Shi)

The Dangers of Love in the Age of Dating Apps

By Akiva Thalheim, Social Media Editor September 8, 2019

Out of all the events that occurred on my 18th birthday, one stands out: signing up for Tinder. While others may have bought a lottery ticket to celebrate their newfound freedom, my own rite of passage...

Your Apple Laptop Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Your Apple Laptop Is More Dangerous Than You Think

By Diya Jain, Columnist March 12, 2019

Can’t manage classes without the simple, easy-to-use interface of your sleek, stylish Mac? Need the Apple Music app to listen to Cardi B’s latest banger? Don’t feel like you fit in when you pull...

Staff Rants: Tech Edition

Staff Rants: Tech Edition

On Being Made Fun of for Owning AirPods By Sakshi Venkatraman, Editor-in-Chief I’ll just come out and say it. I own AirPods. I find it’s better to be forthright about it than have someone catch...

Higher Education Needs Intervention From All Sides

Higher Education Needs Intervention From All Sides

By WSN Editorial Board February 25, 2019

Last week, WSN reported on NYU’s intentions to lobby for increased state funding for tuition. Considering the university’s infamously high tuition, the change would be a welcome one. This new initiative...

Netflix's Raised Prices Will Drive Students Away

Netflix’s Raised Prices Will Drive Students Away

By Wayne Chen, Contributing Writer February 25, 2019

It wasn’t too long ago that Netflix was a shoddy DVD-rental service that relied on USPS. Back then, Netflix was like Blockbuster, but with long shipping times and the unavoidable blank periods between...

STEM Students Need Seminars, Too

STEM Students Need Seminars, Too

By Vivian Holland, Contributing Writer February 19, 2019

Every semester, thousands of aspiring doctors, engineers, surgeons and researchers square up against a common foe, one they must tackle before their days of hypothesizing and diagnosing can commence: the...

Tech CEOs and Modern-Day Prophets

Tech CEOs and Modern-Day Prophets

By Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editor January 28, 2019

One of the formal definitions of a prophet is a divinely inspired person — more generally, a visionary. The term prophet is traditionally associated with spirituality, divinity and religion, but as human...