Emily Dai, Opinion Editor
All content by Emily Dai
Last Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to review a lower court decision regarding the Second Amendment, making this the first time the court has taken up this issue in over a decade. While gun rights activists are almost surely going to win, liberals may be able to turn it around and push for further court reform.
May 3, 2021
Arguments against affirmative action often center around Asian Americans as a way to criticize the policy as being harmful toward a minority group. However, opponents to this system have never had the interests of Asian Americans in mind.
April 7, 2021
Last week, a Lyft driver was viciously attacked by two passengers while carrying out a ride in Queens. The persistent cases of violence against ride-hailing drivers highlights a larger issue of contractor-based business models.
March 23, 2021
Since the passing of RBG, many are critical of the backlash people are lodging at her and her legacy. However, what these people miss is that Ginsburg’s failure to step down when President Obama was in office will forever taint the achievements made in her lifetime.
September 23, 2020
With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an ensuing vicious political fight, many are quick to point out the hypocrisies of the Republican party. What these critics miss, though, is that Republican hypocrisy is the only way to be politically effective.
September 22, 2020
Recent mania over the imagined problem of voter fraud have been used to justify tactics that lead to voter suppression. Our continued failure to guard the citizenry from these attacks on voting stems not from a public official, but rather the lack of an explicit right to vote.
September 17, 2020
President Trump has recently filed lawsuits against New Jersey and Nevada for their efforts to increase voter accessibility, citing the controversial case Bush v. Gore. If this legal reasoning is accepted, it may wreak havoc on our courts and elections for decades to come.
September 10, 2020
From the loss of indoor seating to general annoyance, our staff has a lot to say about the coronavirus.
September 3, 2020
Like many universities across the country, the pandemic has backed NYU into a corner. The financial pressures facing NYU explain its decision to partially reopen, and will cause it to struggle for years to come.
August 31, 2020
On Saturday, May 2, former President George W. Bush was met with praise for his message calling for national unity amid the coronavirus pandemic. In reality, this praise is part of a larger obsession to sanitize Bush’s disastrous presidency.
May 5, 2020
The Supreme Court has repeatedly bolstered the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant agenda. Last Thursday, the majority opinion’s language in Barton v. Barr reveals possible biases against immigrants.
April 28, 2020
Last week, we witnessed an eruption of protests against multiple government’s shelter-in-place orders, across multiple states, under the guise of protecting personal liberties, but these protestors have failed to truly grasp what civil liberties actually are.
April 21, 2020
From Lizzie McGuire to Lady Bird — here’s what our staff thinks about movies.
April 16, 2020
Last Monday, April 6, the Supreme Court refused to extend the absentee-ballot deadline in light of a global pandemic, reflecting Chief Justice Roberts’ long-held commitment to weaken voting rights.
April 14, 2020
Each year, NYU embarks on an ambitious mission to better its reputation and world-standing, yet does nothing about its infamously poor financial aid offers.
April 6, 2020
Under a guise of sudden concern for public health, Republican lawmakers are quick to exploit coronavirus to fulfill their own moral crusade against abortion.
March 31, 2020
As much as I may identify with my own nation, the recent pandemic has shown me how fragile this relationship truly is.
March 23, 2020
Part of the reason for the string of recent pushes by state legislatures and lower courts to get abortion on the Supreme Court docket is to overturn the constitutionally uncertain Roe v. Wade.
March 10, 2020
From under-portioned grains to juice cleanses, our staff has a lot of strong feelings about food.
March 5, 2020
The boys charged with the murder of Tessa Majors, like every other child indicted with a serious crime, should be tried in juvenile court.
March 2, 2020
A race between Trump and Bloomberg would be a disastrous hit to democracy and a symbolic shift toward an American oligarchy.
February 25, 2020
We’ve all binged a show, even though we know we shouldn’t. Here’s what our staff has to say about the Golden Age of TV — or so they say.
February 21, 2020
The lack of sanitary and accessible public bathrooms throughout NYC is inappropriate and dangerous for public health.
February 18, 2020
Sunday’s Oscars was a historic night for film. Here’s what our staff has to say about it.
February 12, 2020
Despite promoting socio-cultural diversity, NYU continually sabotages and fails to accommodate lower-income students.
February 10, 2020
The rapid rise of adjunct professors across the nation and at NYU during a hike of administrative salaries indicates their mass exploitation.
February 3, 2020
Much of the pushback to New York’s new bail reform laws rehashes old arguments dripping with hatred of the poor.
January 27, 2020
Much of the optimism and excitement around Beto’s audacious presidential run can be attributed not to any unique political ideas, but his attractiveness.
November 11, 2019
NYU students often use the word “international” instead of “Asian” whenever they want to express their racist sentiments but keep up politically correct appearances.
October 28, 2019
WSN has learned that LS professors, who are generally paid less and have shorter contracts than those at other schools, want to unionize to improve current circumstances.
October 28, 2019
After the landmark 2015 case legalizing same-sex marriage, some believed the American fight for LGBTQ rights was over. However, three upcoming Supreme Court cases could change everything.
October 7, 2019
Sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh have recently resurfacedand the Supreme Court is certainly heading toward a crisis in public confidence. The question is, will it be able to recover?
September 30, 2019
After dropping out of the presidential election, Mayor Bill de Blasio returned to New York City. But what exactly did he come back to?
September 26, 2019
Rachel Fadem, Features Editor • May 17, 2022
Disability rights activist Judith Heumann will speak about the importance of political action and advocacy during a combined graduation ceremony for the classes of 2020 and 2021 on May 18.