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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Emily Fong

Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

Emily Fong is the Opinion Editor for the Washington Square News. She is a sophomore at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, enjoys tea, and prefers using the Oxford comma. Follow her on Twitter in case she actually tweets something for once.
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Sometimes tears are unavoidable. Luckily, the best spots for a good cry are right around campus.

Photo: Best Places to Cry at NYU

Mar 20, 2017

Sometimes tears are unavoidable. Luckily, the best spots for a good cry are right around campus.

People attended the rally hosted by the Council On American-Islamic Relations in Washington Square Park in light of President Donald Trumps ban on immigrants from countries with a high Islamic population.

Photo: People Flock to Washington Square Park for Emergency Rally

Jan 25, 2017

People attended the rally hosted by the Council On American-Islamic Relations in Washington Square Park in light of President Donald Trump's ban on immigrants from countries with...

Safe Spaces Arent Neutral

Safe Spaces Aren’t Neutral

Emily Fong, Interactive Graphics Editor Jan 23, 2017
However, safe spaces are not meant to be entirely depoliticized. And they are certainly not meant to be co-opted by those who have privileges in order to block out political discussion.
Carolyn Fan

Carolyn Fan

Transforming Research Into Activism
Emily Fong, Opinion Editor Dec 8, 2016

Carolyn Fan arrives just before a meeting of NYU’s Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, nearly tipping over from the weight of an armload of pizza. In her work...

No Applause for Adulting

No Applause for Adulting

Emily Fong, Opinion Editor Dec 1, 2016
By rewarding themselves for minor efforts, young people undermine the challenges many face every day.

Dissatisfied, Voters Try a Third Party

Emily Fong, Opinion Editor Nov 9, 2016

Last night, as Donald Trump emerged as the victor in a long presidential contest, a number of people around the country were left feeling dissatisfied with the state of American...

Franz Ferdinand contributed the song “Demagogue” to the “30 Songs, 30 Days” project, on its fifth day.

Pop is Putting the ‘Polis’ Back in ‘Politics’

Emily Fong, Opinion Editor Oct 25, 2016
The "30 Days, 30 Songs" initiative does what politics is supposed to do: make the officials that run our country and the processes surrounding their election back into a matter of public interest.
Fox News Segment Pushes Asian Voters Left

Fox News Segment Pushes Asian Voters Left

Emily Fong, Opinion Editor Oct 10, 2016
Thanks to idiots like Jesse Watters and people like him, when Asians vote, they’ll vote for Democrats.
The NYU hockey team saw victory this past weekend, winning 9-1 and Siena College and 4-3 at the University of New Hampshire.

Photo: Violets Hockey Dominant in First Two Home Games

Oct 11, 2016

The NYU hockey team saw victory this past weekend, winning 9-1 and Siena College and 4-3 at the University of New Hampshire.

Banning the Box to Counter an Unfair Justice System

Banning the Box to Counter an Unfair Justice System

Emily Fong, Opinion Editor Oct 3, 2016
The occasional admission of students with possible criminal backgrounds — like Wolfgang Ballinger — should not damage the reputation of the Ban the Box movement.
Coding Proficiency Is the New Literacy

Coding Proficiency Is the New Literacy

Emily Fong, Opinion Editor Sep 19, 2016
Everyone should take the opportunity to learn how to code if they can.
The Brock Turner Law Won’t Catch Privileged Rapists

The Brock Turner Law Won’t Catch Privileged Rapists

Emily Fong, Opinion Editor Sep 6, 2016
The fallout from mandatory minimum laws hardly fits the profile of Brock Turner’s life: white, educated and wealthy.
Universities Should Do More to Foster Wall Street Women

Universities Should Do More to Foster Wall Street Women

Emily Fong, Opinion Editor Aug 28, 2016

The United States has, for the most part, recovered from the 2008 recession, stories of corporate largess, ethical transgressions and Wolf of Wall Street-style debauchery in the...

Fiorina Is Anything but Feminist

Fiorina Is Anything but Feminist

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor Apr 28, 2016
The problem with thinking that any representation, even Fiorina's, is good representation is that it turns a serious need for representation into a form of political tokenism.
Contouring and the Destructiveness of Makeup Culture

Contouring and the Destructiveness of Makeup Culture

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor Apr 21, 2016
It’s hard to find justification for full-body contouring makeup rituals, and the proliferation of these techniques online are especially troubling for self-esteem and self-consciousness.
Hollywood Goes Rogue With Female Leads

Hollywood Goes Rogue With Female Leads

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor Apr 11, 2016
Viewers shouldn’t have to choose between gender parity, racial diversity and cultural awareness.
Everyone Should Be Able to Enjoy Baseball, Not Just the Wealthy

Everyone Should Be Able to Enjoy Baseball, Not Just the Wealthy

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor Apr 5, 2016
Baseball must remain accessible to everyone, not just those who can afford it.
Removal of Anti-Vaccine Film Triumph for Science

Removal of Anti-Vaccine Film Triumph for Science

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor Mar 29, 2016
There is no defensible reason to prop up the ravings of a discredited hack as a pillar of free speech.
A New Course of Empathy in Refugee Politics

A New Course of Empathy in Refugee Politics

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor Mar 21, 2016
As we’ve seen in this election cycle and ones like it around the world, it is far too easy to succumb to predatory feelings and anger.
Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor Mar 7, 2016
As tensions and tempers flare between the encroaching walls of gentrification and those who find themselves forced out of their old homes, the parallels between San Francisco’s issues with homelessness and New York’s are clear.
Countering the Stranglehold of Boredom in Diversity Talks

Countering the Stranglehold of Boredom in Diversity Talks

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor Mar 1, 2016
“Dismantling the Master’s House,” by mixing mediums of entertainment and information, allows for a new approach to issues of race that is simultaneously more nuanced and more approachable.

Goddard Hall

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor Feb 25, 2016

Residency: Freshmen Estimated yearly cost: $10,454 - $16,712 Low-cost rooms available: Yes Commute to class: 5 minutes Nearby subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M, N, Q, R, 6 Shuttle:...

With Bush Gone, Moderates Have Nowhere to Turn

With Bush Gone, Moderates Have Nowhere to Turn

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor Feb 22, 2016
Jeb Bush’s bid for the presidency was one best suited to an earlier era in time, not the current cycle of screaming and shouting that has begun to characterize our national discourse.
Asian-Americans Deserve Racial Nuance

Asian-Americans Deserve Racial Nuance

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor Feb 1, 2016
Asian-Americans, as one of the fastest growing demographics in the United States, can neither look past the grievances caused by primarily white institutions, nor can they ignore the problematic tendencies within their own communities.
Native American Hardship Still Persists

Native American Hardship Still Persists

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor Jan 25, 2016
In the United States, it is clear that steps must be taken to educate ourselves and each other about the obstacles that Native peoples must traverse every day.
Canadian parliamentary diversity is a model to follow

Canadian parliamentary diversity is a model to follow

Emily Fong, Staff Writer Nov 30, 2015
It is time for Americans to look to their northern neighbors and follow the excellent example they have set.
Mental health must be college health priority

Mental health must be college health priority

Emily Fong, Staff Writer Nov 16, 2015
As mental illness becomes a bigger and bigger part of the national discourse on personal health, it is imperative that we create some sort of safety net for the people who are struggling. Universities must be a huge part of this movement, because they represent a large portion of the population that is most at risk.
Parents Day disruptive, little use

Parents Day disruptive, little use

Emily Fong, Staff Writer Oct 26, 2015
NYU Parent's Week wasn't a fun time at all. Not only was it an inconvenience for students in Bobst trying to study for midterms, but there are so many better ways for parents to spend time with their kids in the city.
Sports traditions create dangerous expectations

Sports traditions create dangerous expectations

Emily Fong, Staff Writer Oct 19, 2015
Sports commentators and fans are doing players a disservice when they call for players to be tough and power through their injuries. Sports can only improve when we treat our athletes better, not worse, and the rules and regulations need to address this treatment more.
Fans must try to avoid being invasive

Fans must try to avoid being invasive

Emily Fong, Contributing Writer Oct 5, 2015
Fans must try to avoid being overly invasive.
Bernie Sanders presents the new American campaign

Bernie Sanders presents the new American campaign

Emily Fong, Contributing Writer Sep 14, 2015
Bernie Sanders's campaign success shows how the internet is critical to political campaigns now.

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