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The U.S. flag has appeared on clothing as an icon or a print for decades, but is now being banned from appearing on apparel.

Tomi Lahren’s Star-Spangled Fashion

November 20, 2017
When Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren wore a flag-like garment for Halloween, she received some backlash. But people seem to have less of a problem with the use of the flag as clothing than the fact that the flag has come to represent exclusionary ideals in the U.S.
The Dark Side of Skin Lightening

The Dark Side of Skin Lightening

November 9, 2017
The $10 billion industry promotes archaic and harmful beauty standards for people of color. NYU students discuss how these standards of beauty have and have not shifted in Asian communities.
Nylon Magazines October print issue will be its last due to declining profits. The magazine will be shifting its focus towards digital media production.

Nylon’s Print Hits the Shredder

September 19, 2017
Nylon Magazine announced that its October issue would its last print edition due to decreased profits. Other publications like the NYT are also considering becoming exclusively digital.
The “Pizza Principle” is an economic theory stating that the average slice of pizza in New York will always equal the price of the subway fare. The principle comes from Eric Bram’s New York Times article written in 1980.

The Economics of the Dollar Slice: The Pizza Principle

May 1, 2017
Pizza has taken New York by storm and become one of the facets of daily life in NYC. But alongside this culinary tradition emerged an urban legend known among economists as the “Pizza Principle.”

Food Waste Is Taking Over America

March 27, 2017
The United States is infamous for a lot of things—deep-frying, outrageous portion sizes and high child obesity rates—but among these issues lays an underdog approaching the danger zone.
A student poses with his parents on Oct. 22, 2016 during NYU Parents Day. College can put a boundary between the student and their parents, but the annual Parents Day event allows both parties to reconnect and observe NYU life.

How Your Parents Transformed Into Your Friends

March 8, 2017
Leaving home for college can feel like you're breaking up with your parents. Surprisingly, you might find that you love and appreciate them even more once you're on your own.
Pulled from the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, Manhattan’s water makes a long journey before finally leaving the faucet.  Thanks to New York’s extensive water system, the tap water is surprisingly clean.

Is NYU’s Cloudy Water Safe to Drink?

March 6, 2017
Despite often being cloudy, the water that NYU students drink is some of the safest in the world.
NYU alumni have started a petition demanding for NYU to be a sanctuary campus. So far, the petition has 513 signatures with a goal of 1000.

Reviving Refugees: Students Still Want Sanctuary Status

February 24, 2017
After the 2016 presidential election, students and faculty are fighting harder than ever to have NYU designated as a sanctuary campus.
Alternative Apparel, on Lafayette Street, SoHo. The fabric-first clothing brand produces 70% of its high quality garments through sustainable processes and materials.

Shop With a Clean Conscience

February 24, 2017
Supporting stores that employ sustainable manufacturing tactics can ameliorate the fashion industry’s long-held struggle with ethical production. Here are some places you can shop at this spring to support the movement toward sustainability.
Salam means love in Arabic and is used as a greeting by Arabic speakers. The word and design are indicative of NYU freshman Ismail Ibrahims desire to use his clothing line to paint the Arab world in a more positive light.

Reviving Refugees: Making a Fashion Statement

February 23, 2017
NYU freshman Ismail Ibrahim recently founded Salam Clothing, a clothing brand selling t-shirts and hoodies to promote a peaceful Arab narrative within our community.
It is sometimes difficult, especially for students, to find proactive ways to help those in need.  Some decide to show their support through protests, like the Artistic Uprising protest in Washington Square Park on February 14.

Reviving Refugees: What Can Students Do to Help?

February 22, 2017
Many students have expressed a desire to give a warm welcome to incoming refugees after President Trump's travel ban.
The Failure of the American Feminist

The Failure of the American Feminist

February 16, 2017
Intersectional feminism highlights our duty as feminists to offer our voices to victims of oppressive societies and archaic healthcare resources.
The Affordable Nobody Cares Act

The Affordable Nobody Cares Act

February 13, 2017
More importantly, if so many Americans are insured by the ACA, why are Republicans threatening the law with no alternative healthcare plan under way?
An empty classroom in 194 Mercer Street. WSN has compiled a list of the best excuses students have conjured to skip class.

My Dog Ate My Homework and Other Excuses

February 9, 2017
Hear what student's best excuses are for missing class; you might learn some new tricks.