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Matthew Tessler

Matthew Tessler, Deputy Digital Director

Matthew Tessler is a sophomore in CAS studying Computer Science and Journalism. He loves writing about technology’s outsize impact on society as well as any other issues he can spare his two cents on. When he’s not hunched over his laptop, Matthew likes to run around the city in search of his next favorite place to grab a snack, read dystopian novels and then realize they’re non-fiction, and hum along to any music that strikes his fancy.

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Freemium focuses internet away from ads, toward content

Freemium focuses internet away from ads, toward content

September 8, 2015
The freemium model —that Spotify and YouTube have adopted– should be the future of online content.
Legalize marijuana for a consistent product

Legalize marijuana for a consistent product

April 28, 2015
Legalization of marijuana would curb poisoning and overdoses from dangerous and unregulated synthetic marijuana.
$15 wage will accelerate automation

$15 wage will accelerate automation

April 21, 2015
The Fight for 15 campaign is admirable but won't have the desired positive impact if the jobs of minimum wage workers are replaced by machines.

Video: Op Ed | Divestment

April 16, 2015

Matthew Tessler meets with Eil Nachmany, an NYU Student Senator Elect of the NYU College Republicans, and Luke Lindenbusch, and organizer of NYU Divest, to talk about Divestment...

iPhone a day keeps the doctors away

iPhone a day keeps the doctors away

April 16, 2015
New Apple software is a positive step towards increasing participants in medical studies.
Tidal’s wave could hurt artists

Tidal’s wave could hurt artists

April 8, 2015
Everybody loses if artists, as a group, fragment themselves too much on streaming services like Tidal.

Video: Week Ahead | April 5

April 5, 2015

Here's a look at what is happening around campus this week. Food Week: https://www.facebook.com/events/14534... IRCH Town Hall: https://www.facebook.com/events/14293... Oxfam...

Prospective students should think twice

Prospective students should think twice

March 31, 2015
Tuition hikes once again bring attention the sky-high costs of NYU tuition. Prospective students must take note.

Video: Week Ahead | March 30

March 30, 2015

Here's a look at this weeks up coming events! Impact Week My Name Is Rachel Corrie Pillow Fight NYC Vive La Crepe

Social media can help public figures connect

Social media can help public figures connect

March 24, 2015
Social media platforms like Twitter, if used correctly, can be a great outlet for prominent figures, like university presidents, to interact with the public.

Video: Week Ahead | March 23

March 22, 2015

A quick look into some events going on this week around campus. Killer Mike - https://www.facebook.com/events/1606922212855356/ Alan Heeger - http://chemistry.fas.nyu.edu/object/chem.event.Heeger.student2015 Show...

Housing assignment must not be so random

Housing assignment must not be so random

March 10, 2015
Roommate assignment process must be refined with more questions.
Dorm exercise equipment would reduce stress

Dorm exercise equipment would reduce stress

March 5, 2015
Deputy opinion editor Matthew Tessler argues that adding small exercise rooms to residence halls would encourage students to exercise more.

Video: Op Ed | Study Away

March 4, 2015

Matthew Tessler, Tommy Collison and Hannah Treasure discuss the pros and cons of the "Study Away" mentality in this weeks Op Ed.

Next NYU Secrets admin should be public

Next NYU Secrets admin should be public

February 23, 2015
The name of the next NYU Secrets administrator should be public in order to foster trust.
NYU Secrets creates community

NYU Secrets creates community

February 8, 2015
NYU Secrets provides an important outlet for students without worrying about political correctness.
Anti-vaccination crowd endangers everyone

Anti-vaccination crowd endangers everyone

February 5, 2015
People who elect not to vaccinate their children against infectious diseases put the general population at risk.

Video: Op-Ed Live

February 4, 2015

Deputy Opinion Editors Tommy Collison and Matthew Tessler discuss the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the Western media's response. This video is moderated...

Video: Weekly Recap: Jan 26-30

February 2, 2015

The Weeks top stories: MTA fare hike: https://www.nyunews.com/2015/01/29/mta-9/ Core Curriculum Update: https://www.nyunews.com/2015/01/26/cor... 30 under 30: https://www.nyunews.com/2015/01/26/pro... Video...

NYU must report serious offenses

NYU must report serious offenses

January 29, 2015
In the wake of a new scandal, NYU needs a policy for reporting serious offenses.
Technological changes needed after Ferguson

Technological changes needed after Ferguson

December 2, 2014
Body cameras and smart guns will help keep police officers and citizens more safe and accountable.

Video: Weekly Recap: Nov. 17-21

November 24, 2014

Links to stories: Financial aid extended to undocumented students Presidential search committee narrows down nominations NYU Basketball Fringe   Links to...

Video: Weekly Recap: Nov. 10-14

November 17, 2014

Links to stories: Town hall focuses on sexual assault University endowment hits $3.5 billion Campus voices on next NYU president NYU soccer bounced from tournaments...

Balanced sleeping schedule critical for students

Balanced sleeping schedule critical for students

November 17, 2014
Suspend late-night study sessions, close Netflix and go to sleep — your mind and body will be grateful.
Apple’s fight over payment apps hurts industry

Apple’s fight over payment apps hurts industry

November 11, 2014
The public should not endorse Apple going unchallenged in this sector — competitors should not be denied a chance.

Video: Weekly Recap: Oct. 20-24

October 27, 2014
WSN looks back on last week to highlight some of our top stories of Oct. 20-24.

Video: Weekly Recap: Oct. 13-17

October 20, 2014
Check out a recap of WSN's coverage from the week of Oct. 13-17.
University should strengthen smoking policy

University should strengthen smoking policy

October 15, 2014
The fight against smoking must continue relentlessly, starting with NYC and NYU officials supporting anti-smoking efforts.
iPhone encryption highlights privacy issues

iPhone encryption highlights privacy issues

October 6, 2014
Apple’s encryptions put more power in the hands of the people by letting individuals assess the balance of privacy and protection alongside the consequences the iPhone 6 has.
NFL, USSF struggle with response to violence

NFL, USSF struggle with response to violence

September 29, 2014
Hope Solo and Ray Rice drew distinct reactions after their respective domestic violence cases.

Weekly Recap Sept. 15-19

September 22, 2014
Here's a quick look at last week's top stories.
‘Broken windows’ creates broken trust

‘Broken windows’ creates broken trust

September 22, 2014
New York's broken window policy may lead to a public decline of police trust.

Video: Weekly Recap Sept. 1-7

September 8, 2014
A wrap-up of the most popular stories from the past week.