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Ronni Husmann

Ronni Husmann, Deputy Managing Editor

Ronni (or Veronica) Husmann is a first-year in Liberal Studies intending to study Journalism and International Relations. As a Los Angeles native, she’s trying to reconcile her belief in “West Coast Best Coast” and her love of New York City. When she’s not writing or inhaling coffee, you can catch her taking photos, eating bread and stalking dogs in Washington Square Park. Check out her website: veronicahusmann.com.

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Oriel Ceballos, who was tackled in WSP in October, was never charged for his supposed crime. (Courtesy of Griffin Wood)

Artist, Who Was Tackled by WSP Officers, Charged With Assault and Resisting Arrest

Oriel Ceballos, an artist who frequently sells his work in Washington Square Park, was arrested by park officers in October, but feels hopeful that he will be fully dismissed at his hearing in January.
December 2, 2019

Almost two months after artist Oriel Ceballos was tackled, pepper-sprayed and arrested by park officers in Washington Square Park, Ceballos says he feels confident that his case...

SLAM protestors outside of the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute protesting the violations of labor rights during the construction of the NYU Abu Dhabi campus (Photo by Ronni Husmann).

SLAM Protests NYU’s Past Fair Labor Violations at NYUAD

At an NYU Abu Dhabi Institute screening of a documentary about the UAE, protesters from the Student Labor Action Movement demanded the university compensate underpaid and unpaid NYUAD construction workers.
November 19, 2019

Chants of “F-ck forced labor! Pay them back!” echoed through Washington Square Park on Monday evening as student activists protested the treatment of workers whose rights were...

The NYU Wellness app allows students to directly chat with Wellness Exchange counselors. We follow up on students experiences with it. (Photo by Tony Wu)

NYU Text-A-Therapist App Yields Few Users, Poor Experiences

NYU’s Wellness Exchange app is too impersonal for some students, but might be the only option for others.
November 18, 2019

One year after the Student Health Center launched an app that allows those in need of mental health services to message a counselor 24/7, some students say the concept of online...

Students eat dinner at Kimmel Center Market Place. At a Wednesday town hall, students voiced complaints about high prices for meal plans. (Photo by Alexanda Chan)

Remember Students’ Request for Affordable Meal Plans? They Still Want Them, Students Say at Town Hall

Meal plans, housing, financial aid and more were discussed at a town hall event on Wednesday hosted by the financial committee and student government representatives.
November 8, 2019

Students came up with ideas for how NYU’s high cost of attendance could be alleviated — even if by small increments, like cheaper meal plans or subsidized MetroCards for students...

Building of Stern School of Business. A Stern institute is revamping to analyze types of risks such as ones associated with climate change. (Staff Photo by Jake Quan)

Stern Institute Expands Risk Analysis to Include Climate Change, Cyber Security Attacks and More

With climate change and cyber security becoming increasingly pressing issues, NYU Stern Volatility and Risk Institute is now researching how they impact international finance.
October 31, 2019

The Great Financial Crisis, the global economy, cyber security and climate change are four of the most pressing international concerns today, according to NYU’s Volatility and...

Assemblyperson Richard Gottfried (left) and The Legal Aid Society lawyer Robert Desir (right) on Monday explaining The Housing Stability and Rent Protection Act of 2019. (Staff Photo by Ronni Husmann)

Historic Rent Laws Passed in June. Awareness of Them Has Been Less Historic.

Assemblyperson Richard Gottfried and lawyer Robert Desir explained how new rent laws benefit tenants at an event on Monday.
October 30, 2019

LS sophomore Isabella Kloster knew she had to get an apartment in June, since she had planned to live in the city over the summer. What she didn’t know was that the $400 application...

The inside of the NYU Bookstore. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

NYU Bookstore to Reduce Hours of Operation

Starting next Saturday, the bookstore will close on Sundays, and offer reduced hours during the week for economic reasons.
October 10, 2019

The NYU Bookstore will reduce its hours of operation as of Saturday, Oct. 19 due to the “economics of brick-and-mortar bookstore operation,” according to an NYU press release. Follett,...

Staff Rants: NYU Housing

Staff Rants: NYU Housing

Palladium might have a failing dining hall, but it’s not the only residence hall that has issues.
October 9, 2019

On Uninvited Guests By Calais Watkins, Dining Editor I only lived in NYU Housing for one brief, inglorious year — in Weinstein Residence Hall, to be specific. I expected...

Students, faculty and oral cancer survivors gathered for the College’s annual NYU Oral Cancer Walk on October 6. (Photo by Ronni Husmann)

NYU Dentistry Hosts Annual Oral Cancer Awareness Walk

All proceeds went to the NYU Oral Health Center, which helped offer free screenings on Sunday as part of the event.
October 7, 2019

Over 500 people participated in NYU College of Dentistry’s annual Oral Cancer Walk to raise money and awareness for research into oral cancer. As part of Cancer Awareness Month,...

Students are required to complete the annual, sexual harassment training by October 9, 2019. (Via NYU)

NYU Requires Employees to Take Sexual Harassment Prevention Course

Student employees and faculty are being prompted to complete a sexual harassment training course before they log into their NYU accounts, as required by state law.
October 3, 2019

Employees — including student employees — have had to wait 30 seconds to log into their NYU accounts starting this week in an effort by the university to encourage them to...

LA county’s Santa Monica beach and iconic pier. (Photo by Alexandra Chan)

NYU Students and Faculty Adjusting to New LA Program

One year after WSN broke the news that NYU would have a study away site in Los Angeles — we followed up with students and faculty to see how the West Coast was treating them.
September 23, 2019

Around 30 students went from the hustle and bustle of New York City life to California time this fall for the inaugural semester of NYU’s new study away program in Los Angeles. Made...

Heidi and students wait outside FDNY Squad 18s fire station. (Photo by Ronni Husmann)

Rubin Hall Bakes Cookies for Firefighters on 9/11

Heidi White and Rubin Hall residents baked cookies for firefighters and delivered a sign with notes from members of Rubin to show appreciation on 9/11.
September 12, 2019

A Rubin Hall faculty member and multiple residents baked cookies for the local fire station as a way of thanking the organization on the 18th anniversary of 9/11, when over 400...

Mahogany L. Browne (right), author of Black Girl Magic and a reader for the event, stands with the founders of Immigrant Families together. (via Twitter)

Students, Staff Speak at ‘Writers for Migrant Justice’

Members of the NYU community participated in a poetry reading event to raise money for those affected by the migrant crisis.
September 6, 2019

Attendees packed St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery to listen to poetry and raise money for migrants and detainees on Wednesday. Authors, poets, activists and artists — including...