How NYU Can Really Support Mental Health

For most of my life, I just wanted to be successful. Not necessarily happy — just successful. There’s a history that has led to...

Does My Breakdown Need a Doctor’s Note?

One recent Sunday morning, I awoke to a queasiness in my stomach that, within minutes, prompted me to stumble out of bed and onto...

Liberal Studies Deserves Better

To say I was excited when I was accepted to NYU’s Liberal Studies program would be an understatement. But when I arrived on campus...

The Unsung Struggle of Liberal Studies

When you’re a first-year in Liberal Studies, icebreakers are a depressing affair. Between the standard questions (“Where are you from?” or “How do you...

Pursue Your Dreams, Not Your Parents’

Before college, I lived to make my parents happy. I allowed them to draw the outline of my professional future and it was my...
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Respond to Negative News, Don’t Ignore It

I recently asked a friend if she’d read an article I had written for WSN and she told me that she doesn’t read the...

Will NYU Improve the SHC Now?

I felt pretty hopeless at the end of last semester. WSN reported in May that the wait times between appointments from NYU’s Counseling and...

High School Education Kills Shakespeare All Over Again

Even mentioning Shakespeare carries such negative connotations for college students that some readers may have already lost interest in this article. The idea of...

The Phrase ‘International Student’ Disguises Discrimination Against East Asians

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...

Understanding the Trend of Performance Activism

I fall into the group of people that looks to Twitter for national and global updates on society, politics, the environment and, well, practically...

New Wellness Resource Indicates Lack of Accountability by NYU

NYU’s Wellness Exchange recently launched While You Wait, a resource to combat the notoriously long times that students have had to wait between sessions from...

Statistics Aren’t Everything, NYU

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...
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