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NYU Should Give Students Days Off for Mental Health

NYU Should Give Students Days Off for Mental Health

New York State has the chance to sign student mental health days off into law for public schools. NYU should follow suit.
Oct 14, 2019

Recently, legislation was introduced into the New York State Senate that would allow public school students to take days off for their mental health. If the bill is passed, the...

The US-China Trade War, Explained

The US-China Trade War, Explained

The escalation of the trade war negatively impacts the working class.
Sep 12, 2019

At first glance, it is easy to miss just how far-reaching the negative impacts of the U.S.-China trade war are. What started off as a race to be the leading global power in 2011...

Staff Rants & Raves: Welcome Week Edition

Staff Rants & Raves: Welcome Week Edition

Welcome Week might technically be over, but it lives on forever in the hearts of our staff. Here’s why.
Sep 5, 2019

Staff Rants On Getting Rejected from Events By Sam Brinton, Copy Chief My Welcome Week experience can be summed up by long waits and longer-lasting disappointments. For...

The Frustration of Racism On Board

The Frustration of Racism On Board

Flying into New York can be a daunting experience for international students.
Sep 5, 2019

Just two days ago, I began the exhausting 25-hour journey from home in Mumbai to New York City as my summer came to an end. Armed with sleeping masks and spicy food, I braced myself...

Learning to Communicate After Kashmir

Learning to Communicate After Kashmir

The online reaction to the revoking of Article 370 speaks a lot about the confused voice of today’s youth.
Aug 22, 2019

August 5th, 2019 is a day few Indians will forget; social media sites buzzed for days to follow. The ruling political power of India, the Bharatiya Janata Party, announced that...

A woman edits an essay. Learning how to analyze the writing of others and clearly express your own opinions is more important in the present-day than ever (via Pixabay).

‘Writing the Essay’ Is More Important Than You Think

Though many dread it, the core course can teach students concepts that are both useful and interesting.
Apr 30, 2019

“Are you glad to be done with your Writing The Essay class?” I asked my boyfriend, a Stern Finance major, as he clicked submit on his third progression. His answer was brief...

Students observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims of Sri Lankan bombings. (Alana Beyer)

Sri Lanka Was on Fire, Too

How long until we start recognizing tragedies that happen outside the Western world?
Apr 26, 2019

Gut-wrenching attacks were carried out this past Easter Sunday in hotels and churches across Sri Lanka, leaving more than 300 people dead and about 500 injured. My heart goes out...

Online Courses Are Ultimately a Step Forward for Learning

Online Courses Are Ultimately a Step Forward for Learning

The pros of taking online courses outweigh their questionable cons.
Apr 8, 2019

This past week, the executive director of UNICEF released data stating that 364 million children worldwide do not have access to the internet. For most of us, losing internet access...

Your Apple Laptop Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Your Apple Laptop Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Read one columnist's take on how we, as consumers, can stand up to tech giants.
Mar 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...