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Higher Education Needs Intervention From All Sides

Higher Education Needs Intervention From All Sides

NYU is lobbying the state government for tuition assistance — but what else can be done to aid students?
WSN Editorial Board Feb 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...

Netflixs Raised Prices Will Drive Students Away

Netflix’s Raised Prices Will Drive Students Away

While Netflix has cemented itself into our culture as an entertainment mainstay, price increases might force students to turn to other platforms with similar content.
Wayne Chen, Contributing Writer Feb 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...

STEM Students Need Seminars, Too

STEM Students Need Seminars, Too

STEM majors deserve to reap the collaborative benefits of a seminar-style education rather than earn a degree through repeated experiences of large, impersonal lecture-based courses.
Vivian Holland, Contributing Writer Feb 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...

Tech CEOs and Modern-Day Prophets

Tech CEOs and Modern-Day Prophets

Why celebrity culture amongst tech CEOs reminds us that power should not outweigh contribution.
Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editor Jan 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...

Club Penguin is Gone, So Now What?

Club Penguin is Gone, So Now What?

Serena Vanchiro, Columnist Nov 28, 2018

Born at the turn of the century, the crux of my childhood social life was rooted in technologies like Tamagotchi, Club Penguin and Nintendo’s PictoChat. Simply hearing these...

We Should Be Keeping an Eye on Keyboard Warriors

We Should Be Keeping an Eye on Keyboard Warriors

In light of the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue, columnist Serena Vanchiro examines how social media companies and legal authorities should move to monitor online hate-speech.
Serena Vanchiro, Columnist Nov 7, 2018

Eleven individuals were murdered two weeks ago at the Tree of Life synagogue, but just a few days later, it feels like the world has already forgotten. Since this attack, our news...

MFA Is More Necessary Than You Think

MFA Is More Necessary Than You Think

Serena Vanchiro, Columnist Oct 22, 2018

What do SpaceX, a commercial leader in the aerospace world, and LELO, a European sex-toy company, have in common? They’re both pioneers in the tech world and simultaneously changing...

Girls Who Code Isnt About Stealing Jobs From Men

Girls Who Code Isn’t About Stealing Jobs From Men

Serena Vanchiro, Columnist Oct 16, 2018

What do SpaceX, a commercial leader in the aerospace world, and LELO, a European sex-toy company, have in common? They’re both pioneers in the tech world and simultaneously changing...

A Generation Without the Community of Music

A Generation Without the Community of Music

Serena Vanchiro, Columnist Oct 3, 2018
Columnist Serena Vanchiro reflects on how the digitization of music alters the community experience that the collection and sharing of music once created.
Apple’s Biggest iPhone Is the Biggest Disappointment Yet

Apple’s Biggest iPhone Is the Biggest Disappointment Yet

Murat, Barlas Sep 23, 2018
A writer reflects on why the latest Apple announcement regarding the iPhone Xs and and the iPhone Xs Max lacked the aura of wonder and excitement that some of their previous product launches possessed.
HIV Status Part of Entitled Privacy

HIV Status Part of Entitled Privacy

Wayne Chen, Staff Writer Apr 16, 2018
Recently it has been revealed that the dating site Grindr has released users' HIV status, which is another extreme breach of privacy in our digital age.
Right to Disconnect Bill Needs Reworking

Right to Disconnect Bill Needs Reworking

Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor Mar 29, 2018
I would love to see a separation between work and home life; however Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr.'s bill, if passed, has potential to be ineffective due to its ambiguity.