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Janice Lee

Janice Lee, Opinion Editor

Janice Lee is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Creative Writing and French, and despite what she studies, she is committed to becoming a journalist. She is from Orange County, California and believes that anyone else from there is an automatic homie. Janice adores sitcoms and will quote and reference them at any given time. Janice enjoys the simple pleasures of going on picnics, petting cats and eating ice cream. She also appreciates a good denim jacket, no matter the season. If you ever need a charger or hand sanitizer or floss or a cough drop, Janice will have your back.

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Objectivity Is Complicated. Let’s Start Acknowledging That.

Objectivity Is Complicated. Let’s Start Acknowledging That.

The traditional sense of journalistic objectivity needs updating.
May 10, 2019

“There is a bit of the reformer in anyone who enters journalism.” This quote from late media critic and journalism professor James W. Carey is weaved into a brief section...

Changing your mind can be a stressful, but justified process.
(Photo by Jorene He)

The Value of Changing Your Mind

It’s time for us to let go of the notion that there can only be one right way to think about anything, ever.
Apr 12, 2019

About two weeks ago, halfway into the final semester of my undergraduate career, I withdrew from a class for the very first time. It probably sounds a little absurd, even dramatic,...

(Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Aree Worawongwasu | A Journey Home

Dec 6, 2018

Inside her East Village apartment, Aree Worawongwasu sat cross-legged on her bed. Social justice posters hide her white walls and the typography yells phrases like “not your...

Don’t Punish Me for My Commute

Don’t Punish Me for My Commute

Oct 15, 2018

Earlier this month, I was an hour late to class because of an egregious subway delay — a cascading sequence of events stemming from a single set of doors that wouldn’t close....

Learning to Thank My Parents, One Phone Call at a Time

Learning to Thank My Parents, One Phone Call at a Time

Show you appreciate your parents, even when you're far apart
Sep 7, 2018
Calling your parents may be a small gesture, but can express your gratitude to them in more ways than you would think.
Challenging the Liberal Bubble as a Liberal

Challenging the Liberal Bubble as a Liberal

Sep 4, 2018
A liberal student's perspective and response to what she perceives to be a problematic liberal monoculture.
Time’s Up on Victim Blaming in Ronell Case

Time’s Up on Victim Blaming in Ronell Case

Aug 26, 2018
In the midst of a high-profile investigation — and lawsuit — the WSN Opinion Editor discusses the impacts of NYU's response to accusations of sexual misconduct.
Kendrick Lamar Is a Black Artist, Not a Wack Artist

Kendrick Lamar Is a Black Artist, Not a Wack Artist

Apr 23, 2018
After Kendrick Lamar became the first rap artist to win the Pulitzer Prize, the response is telling. Lack of support shows, perhaps, the result of vulgar topics rap sometimes delves into or maybe another institutional barrier against the black community.
Buyer’s Remorse: My College Degree

Buyer’s Remorse: My College Degree

Apr 9, 2018
In your first-year, people tell you that your choice in major will not matter, but I've realized that it does. While I try to move forward in my professional career, my choice in major is holding me back.
The Inevitable Activism of the Supreme Court

The Inevitable Activism of the Supreme Court

Apr 4, 2018
Activism inevitably occurs at the Supreme Court, but we must hold the judicial system accountable.
Bumble’s Hive Mind Predicament

Bumble’s Hive Mind Predicament

Mar 19, 2018
Bumble banned pictures of guns in dating profiles, a move that it claims is not politically motivated. However, politics and dating are inherently connected, so Bumble must recognize the implications of its actions.
Mirai Nagasu: Not an Immigrant, But Still Gets the Job Done

Mirai Nagasu: Not an Immigrant, But Still Gets the Job Done

Mar 2, 2018
Asian American athletes at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics are still seen as foreigners, despite the fact that they are representing America.