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Thomas Price

Thomas Price, Opinion Editor

Tom Price is the Opinion Editor for WSN. He enjoys many things such as complaining about meaningless topics as if they were national crises and attempting to grow facial hair only to fail miserably. He loves quoting obscure pop culture references to lukewarm reception and getting too deep about everything. He is from Los Angeles, which is home to the greatest sports team in the world, The Dodgers, and the 2017 NBA Champion Lakers (according to him when it gets too late at night).

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Thomas Price

Thomas Price

May 8, 2020

I learned a lot from WSN. Everything from hitting deadlines and working with other to learning how to get a letter to the editor for every Ops House piece that could fill content...

Hollywood Unveiled Is a Good Thing

Hollywood Unveiled Is a Good Thing

Nov 13, 2017
The film industry is not the only one that has skeletons in their closet.
Halloween Is Undoubtedly the Best Holiday

Halloween Is Undoubtedly the Best Holiday

Oct 30, 2017
Halloween is the one day a year where from the ridiculous to the sublime, all things are accounted for. It is the one day a year to be exactly who you wish to be, and instead of being chastised for being a grown person dressed in tights and no shirt, you are literally rewarded for it with candy.
The Key to Happiness is Appreciating the Little Things

The Key to Happiness is Appreciating the Little Things

Sep 6, 2017
It has become far more essential than ever before to remind yourself that enjoying the little flickers of joy and happiness in between the unavoidable void of darkness is still worth it. In fact, enjoying the small things is more important than ever before.
NYU suffers from a lack of spirits in sports. WSN weighs in on the reasons why.

Why NYU Students Don’t Care About Sports

Apr 24, 2017
NYU's student body is notorious for its collective lack of appreciation for sports, but this is simply a result of the image NYU has crafted for itself.
The new Major League Baseball rule about the intentional walk is an abomination to the strategy of the game.

New Rules Destroy the Game

Apr 17, 2017
Opinion Editor Thomas Price shares his thoughts on how Major League Baseball's new intentional walk rule is changing the game for the worse.
The Best Food Is Under Five Dollars

The Best Food Is Under Five Dollars

Apr 3, 2017
Although expensive restaurants abound in New York City, the best food the city has to offer lies in its hot dog carts, bagel shops and pizza places and costs under five dollars.
PWR BTTM are the glittery punk-rockers rising up the New York music scene. The duo released their latest single “Answer my Text” earlier in March.

Staff Recs: Best Art to Name-Drop

Mar 29, 2017
'Tis the season for a flood of cover letters to be sent to prospective summer internships. Let us help you answer the ever-terrifying interview question that will determine your cool-factor.
Kenny G knows his hands are only for playing sax, and we know his songs are only for having fun — but hes not the only choice when youre picking a playlist for your night.

Staff Recs: Favorite Songs to Have Fun To

Mar 24, 2017
Even if it's only been a week of classes after our break, it's still Friday — indulge in some fun, if you know what we mean, and let us suggest a soundtrack for the night.

Angie Liao

Translating Human Rights
Mar 23, 2017

Maybe it’s the yoga. Or maybe it’s her natural serenity. But more than likely, it’s Angie Liao’s knowledge that being frazzled does nothing to advance the human rights...

Having Opinions First Step To Change

Having Opinions First Step To Change

Mar 6, 2017
Staying informed and opinionated on the issues that directly affect the university is something worth investing the time into.
Despite Valid Frustrations, Hijacking Events Is Not the Answer

Despite Valid Frustrations, Hijacking Events Is Not the Answer

Mar 2, 2017
While what students' concerns are extremely important, hijacking an event meant to help address another very large issue on campus is not a smart way to create a constructive dialogue.
Coral Tower, 129 3rd Ave

Coral Tower

Feb 23, 2017

Residency: Upperclassmen Estimated yearly cost: $13,048 – $18,494 Low-cost rooms available: Yes Commute to class: 15 minute walk to WSP, 25-30 minute subway ride to Tandon Nearby...

Canvassing Creates Creepy Conversations

Canvassing Creates Creepy Conversations

Feb 23, 2017
Regardless of the nobility of these causes, the techniques employed to squeeze dollars out of unsuspecting pedestrians are uncomfortable.
Free Tuition At Public Colleges Should Help With NYU’s Affordability

Free Tuition At Public Colleges Should Help With NYU’s Affordability

Feb 7, 2017
However, despite all the criticism, for those of us who go to school at NYU, the response should be overwhelmingly positive.
Freedom of the Press Still Matters

Freedom of the Press Still Matters

Jan 30, 2017
While President Trump’s relationship with the media has not been amicable to say the least, to charge journalists with a felony for reporting and covering on the news is a direct violation of the First Amendment.
Campaign Gear as Abysmal as Actual Election

Campaign Gear as Abysmal as Actual Election

Jan 23, 2017
After a tumultuous and emotionally taxing election cycle—to say the least—one often overlooked, yet nearly as abhorrent feature of this most recent ordeal was the absolutely subpar and unacceptable campaign gear that was seen sported by the many supporters of each candidate.
Hipsters Can Solve the Midwest’s Unrest

Hipsters Can Solve the Midwest’s Unrest

Dec 5, 2016
Through innovative methods, states can incentivize college graduates to stay.
Directed by NYU alum Nicolas Pesce, Black-and-white horror film The Eyes of My Mother frightens its audiences through the Franciscas haunting story.

Alum’s Film Induces Anxiety From Start to Finish

Dec 1, 2016
"The Eyes of My Mother" is what horror movie fans have been waiting for — a breath of fresh fear in a tepid genre lost to jump-scares.
Thanksgiving is the Holiday Champion

Thanksgiving is the Holiday Champion

Nov 15, 2016
Thanksgiving is the eclectic mix of nostalgia, kindness, and kinship that we often forget over the course of the year.
Scratch the Bobcat, “Violets” Are More Colorful

Scratch the Bobcat, “Violets” Are More Colorful

Nov 2, 2016
The Violet represents the same merit that Stanford has with the Cardinal, yet holds true to the flair and Bohemian culture of Greenwich Village.
“All Governments Lie” presents a drab image of the honesty of the White House and American Government at large.

‘All Governments Lie’ Succeeds Through Honesty

Nov 2, 2016
"All Governments Lie" starts out with a timely and engaging premise, but ultimately falters in its attempts to follow in journalist giant I.F. Stone's footsteps.
Your Halloween Costume Is Too Basic

Your Halloween Costume Is Too Basic

Oct 31, 2016
Whatever you are planning on being for Halloween, please, for the love of all things scary, do not be predictable.
Poltergeist, known as a classic horror movie, will be playing in “The Medium is the Massacre.”

Anthology Archives Celebrates Halloween in the Age of Technology

Oct 28, 2016
Topical both for the Halloween season and the concerns emerging over media's role in our daily lives, the latest Film Anthology Archives brings out media-centered horror films for its "The Medium is the Massacre" series.
No Proper Hat Between Casual and Fancy

No Proper Hat Between Casual and Fancy

Oct 20, 2016
We are suffering in a world without a middle-ground hat for occasions where neither a baseball cap nor top hat will do.
Hurricane Names are a National Disaster

Hurricane Names are a National Disaster

Oct 14, 2016
We have done ourselves a great disservice as a country by allowing for names like Ernesto, Nana and Beryl --which sound like the names of old math teachers and used car salesmen -- to define something as powerful as a hurricane.
One Word Why Indie Films Are Better: Passion

One Word Why Indie Films Are Better: Passion

Sep 29, 2016
Independent film allows artists to create the stories they want, without constraint from major studios.
Stop Talking to Me About the Weather

Stop Talking to Me About the Weather

Sep 28, 2016
Unless it is to inform someone who is unaware of the outside temperature, there is literally not a single thing to gain from talking about the weather.
24-Hour News Is Ruining American Politics

24-Hour News Is Ruining American Politics

Sep 16, 2016
The 24-hour news cycle has become far more of a detriment than a service to the medium of news and to the American people.
Its Your Fault Blockbusters Are Flopping

It’s Your Fault Blockbusters Are Flopping

Sep 9, 2016
It is our responsibility — or rather, our duty — to spend our dollars at the movies more carefully.