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Alison Zimmerman

Alison Zimmerman, Deputy Opinion Editor

All content by Alison Zimmerman
On Figuring Out Fashion at NYU

On Figuring Out Fashion at NYU

Apr 30, 2018
Finding my way at NYU as a stranger in a world of designer fashion.
Social Media: The Enemy of Body Positivity

Social Media: The Enemy of Body Positivity

Mar 19, 2018
Eating disorders are on the rise and social media may be to blame.
The 2018 Oscars: The Year Diversity Won

The 2018 Oscars: The Year Diversity Won

Mar 7, 2018
Abandoning their tradition of favoring white men, this year's Oscars finally acknowledged and awarded deserving individuals regardless of gender, race or sexuality.
Palladium Hall

Palladium Hall

Feb 22, 2018

Address: 140 E. 14th St., New York, NY 10003 Cost per semester: $8,061-$10,714 Low cost: Not Available Rooms available: Singles, Doubles Nearby subways: N, Q, R,...

Five Takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union Address

Five Takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union Address

Feb 5, 2018
There are a lot of things to talk about in President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address. Here are five of them.
De Blasio’s Columbus Conundrum

De Blasio’s Columbus Conundrum

Jan 29, 2018
De Blasio's decision to leave the Christopher Columbus monument and add an indigenous peoples' monument strikes a compromise on a controversial subject.
A Chilly Future for the Winter Olympics

A Chilly Future for the Winter Olympics

Jan 22, 2018
Problems facing these Olympics stretch beyond diplomatic tiffs and scandals. In conjunction with the increasingly unreasonable cost of hosting and ticket sales far undershooting projections, this Winter Olympic Games is simply not worth the trouble.

Most Innovative

Women in Tandon's MakerSpace
Jan 22, 2018
Tandon's MakerSpace houses tens of STEM-based clubs and innovations. With the increase of female students at Tandon, women are utilizing the space for their innovations.
NYU Needs to Rename Bobst

NYU Needs to Rename Bobst

Nov 20, 2017
It is time for NYU to rename the Elmer Holmes Bobst library in exchange for something more reflective of the university’s stance on inclusion and diversity.
The Economic Plan No One Is Talking About

The Economic Plan No One Is Talking About

Nov 7, 2017
Though unlikely to gain real traction, the Democrats' proposed child allowance — a monthly check for low income parents to cover costs of childcare — brings forth an important conversation on some fundamental inequality that still plagues these United States.
Roy Moore and Party Polarization

Roy Moore and Party Polarization

Oct 23, 2017
Party polarization has been a formidable source of instability in recent American political history and the problem is only worsening.
Can Mark Zuckerberg Protect Us From Ourselves?

Can Mark Zuckerberg Protect Us From Ourselves?

Oct 5, 2017
This past election showed us the true nature of the Facebook beast and its ability to influence the American electorate, and the trend shows no sign of ceasing.
It’s Time to Bring Morality Back to the Ballot Box

It’s Time to Bring Morality Back to the Ballot Box

Sep 28, 2017
But when deeds of aggression and crude misogyny aren’t enough to sway our vote, where can we turn to direct the moral conversation and condemn violence?