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Paola Nagovitch

Paola Nagovitch, Deputy Opinion Editor

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The Old Town Square in Prague, one of NYUs study abroad destinations. (via NYU Tisch)

Study Abroad Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

A list of scholarships that can help make your study away dreams come true.
Feb 8, 2019

Studying abroad is transformative, but it can also be financially stressful. If you are planning to go abroad for a semester or a whole year, you have probably chosen your location...

A carousel in Spain. (Photo by Jemima McEvoy)

Immersed in Spanish Culture at NYU Madrid

From the perspective of someone currently studying at NYU Madrid: the benefits of exploring your home-away site.
Nov 5, 2018

Like many students who are studying abroad for the first time, I had high expectations as to where I would get to travel. Never having been to Europe before, I compiled an extensive...

Hurricane Florence Got the Support Maria Deserved

Hurricane Florence Got the Support Maria Deserved

Sep 17, 2018
A reflection on why the coverage of Hurricane Florence should serve as a reminder of those that were left behind in the neglect of Hurricane Maria.
On Being a Student and Working

On Being a Student and Working

Apr 30, 2018
Being a student worker takes sacrifice, but it can also be rewarding.
Don’t Let ‘Sex and the City’ Take Over Our City

Don’t Let ‘Sex and the City’ Take Over Our City

Apr 23, 2018
Cynthia Nixon is not qualified to be governor of New York.
Artist Frank Ocean

Staff Recs: Best Frank Ocean Songs

Apr 12, 2018
WSN staff compiled a list of the best Frank Ocean songs. So sit back, relax and let this playlist take you to the Pyramids tonight.
Gun Reform Movement Is Too White

Gun Reform Movement Is Too White

Apr 1, 2018
March for Our Lives and movements for gun reform need to incorporate Black lives and voices and push forward police gun reform as well.
Puerto Rico’s Crisis Is Far From Over

Puerto Rico’s Crisis Is Far From Over

Mar 26, 2018
While some efforts for recovery have been made, Puerto Rico is still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Be a Conscious Traveler

Be a Conscious Traveler

Mar 19, 2018
Cruises and all-inclusive resort vacations can be fun and relaxing, but travelers should know the environmental and social consequences.
Don’t Underestimate the Power of Resistance

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Resistance

Mar 5, 2018
Peaceful protests have the power to enact policy change. The Stoneman Douglas High School students are the face of gun reform in the U.S.
Why Spring Semester is the Worst

Why Spring Semester is the Worst

Jan 24, 2018
It is usually expected that with the new semester, and the new year, comes a refreshed attitude to tackle obstacles such as courses, internships and research. However, students’ motivation during the spring semester will never measure up to that of the fall.
‘Black Mirror’ Obscures Women’s Health Care

‘Black Mirror’ Obscures Women’s Health Care

Jan 22, 2018
Even though it is a fictional show, the producers of "Black Mirror" should be conscious of the implications of this conflation during a political period where women’s healthcare is constantly under attack.
Pay Attention to Foreign Affairs

Pay Attention to Foreign Affairs

Nov 27, 2017
While it is understandable to only follow the international coverage that explicitly correlates to American news, we cannot simply rely on blissful ignorance of world affairs.
Being Puerto Rican on Thanksgiving

Being Puerto Rican on Thanksgiving

Nov 20, 2017
The solidarity of the Puerto Rican community, both in the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, helped them endure the near-destruction of our island.
Unpaid Internships Are Exclusionary

Unpaid Internships Are Exclusionary

Nov 13, 2017
How can students be expected to intern for no compensation while they have to sustain their lives?
Trump Must Not Blame Muslims for Terrorism

Trump Must Not Blame Muslims for Terrorism

Nov 6, 2017
Not only is Trump’s reaction inappropriate and divisive, it also promotes a malleable definition of terrorism while simultaneously hindering the freedom of the Muslim community.
The Forgotten 3.4 Million Americans

The Forgotten 3.4 Million Americans

Oct 31, 2017
Bickering aside, the U.S. and Puerto Rican governments need to prioritize the wellbeing of Puerto Ricans. The region must stop being politicized — 3.4 million U.S. citizens are suffering.
More Policies Needed To Protect Minority Students

More Policies Needed To Protect Minority Students

Oct 23, 2017
olicies must be implemented by the universities to protect minority students by preventing, and punishing, perpetrators of racist violence and discrimination.
Letter to Misogynistic Men

Letter to Misogynistic Men

Oct 10, 2017
With the 2016 election cycle behind us, I mistakenly believed that President Donald Trump’s public outbursts of blatant sexism were over. However, I was obviously wrong.
We Should Politicize Natural Disasters

We Should Politicize Natural Disasters

Sep 26, 2017
Politicizing natural disasters is controversial, yet necessary. Natural disasters highlight the shortcomings of governments and elected officials, the failures of society as an influential collective and the deficiency of institutions.
Irma Reaction Representative of Disregard for Latin America

Irma Reaction Representative of Disregard for Latin America

Sep 13, 2017
The media’s decision to focus on the U.S over the Caribbean is an intentional commercial strategy to appeal to a wider audience, but this decision stems from the United States’ underlying historical disregard for Latin America and the marginalization of its people.
Puerto Rico’s Deceptive Referendum

Puerto Rico’s Deceptive Referendum

Sep 6, 2017
Being neither a sovereign nation nor a state has prevented the island’s residents from enjoying the full rights of American citizenship: Puerto Rican residents are not allowed to vote in federal elections, they have no representation in the Senate, and the delegate in the House of Representatives serves more as a figurehead.