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A group of protesters march through Chinatown. In the middle of the frame, one protester holds a cardboard sign with the words “Stop Asian Hate Crime” painted in thick black letters.

Opinion: Student gov’t statement supporting minority students falls flat, again

The Student Government Assembly's statement in support of NYU's Asian American and Pacific Islander population is a performative extension of support that lacks real action.
Apr 4, 2022

On March 12, NYU’s Student Government released a statement in support of the university’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community and offered recommendations for addressing...

On March 12, nine NYU Shanghai students were detained in two separate drug sweeps by police officers. NYU students are just the latest victims in international tensions. (Photo by Casey Kwon)

Opinion: NYU Shanghai students’ detainment was absolutely political

NYU’s complacency and inability to protect its students from being used as political tokens is a disturbing and troubling precedent.
Apr 29, 2021

On March 12, nine NYU Shanghai students were detained in two separate drug sweeps by police officers. WSN reported that two students were approached at a bar, while seven others...

A Trump supporter wears a MAGA hat at a midtown rally during the 2020 election. Trumpism has taken over the Republican Party. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

OPINION: Post-Trump, Republicans don’t stand for anything

After Trump left the White House, Republicans are prepared to double-down on his legacy. By tracing the roots of how the GOP became consumed by Trumpism, we can see that the Republican Party is now incredibly fragile.
Apr 14, 2021

“Do you miss me yet? Do you miss me?” After a five-week hiatus, the 45th President of the United States announced his presence at the Conservative Political Action Conference...