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Tyler Crews

Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor

Tyler Crews is the Opinions Editor for the Washington Square News. She is currently a freshman in Liberal Studies, trying desperately to decide on a major. She likes to claim that she grew up outside of Boston instead of saying that she's from New Hampshire because she thinks it makes her seem cooler. Tyler was named after the 90's surfer flick Point Break, however she can not actually surf, despite many attempts. Tyler enjoys reading, eating, sleeping and pushing her feminist agenda. Tyler does not enjoy cheese, which she understands is highly controversial. Her twitter consists solely of retweets, but you can follow her on insta for some quality content @ty_crews. 

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Underage Nightlife and How NYC Welcome Week Pulled It Off

Underage Nightlife and How NYC Welcome Week Pulled It Off

October 1, 2018
New York City nightlife can be tricky to navigate for students under 21. NYC Welcome Week tries to eliminate this struggle by providing 18+ events.
On Dating at NYU

On Dating at NYU

April 30, 2018
During my first year, I grappled with the dating culture at NYU.
John Krasinksi in A Quiet Place.

Staff Recs: Intelligent Horror Films

April 27, 2018
In honor of "A Quiet Place" getting a sequel and "Get Out" winning an Oscar, WSN has compiled a list of the most intelligent horror films for your viewing pleasure.
NYU’s mascot, the Bobcat.

Big Things to Come From the Bobcat

April 23, 2018
What does it take to be a bobcat? Read more to find out.
Town Hall Shows That Town Halls Don’t Work

Town Hall Shows That Town Halls Don’t Work

April 23, 2018
With recent rises in student activism and unease, many students are calling for town hall meetings. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a solution to the problem.
The crowd at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago.

Best Festival Lineups

April 20, 2018
From New York to Spain and even Alabama, WSN staff has compiled a list of the best festival lineups this summer.
Why I Marched for Science

Why I Marched for Science

April 16, 2018
As a humanities student, I tend to shy away from science. However, I marched with others on Saturday because I recognize the need for science in policymaking.
Slack Chat: How can student activists better leverage NYU?

Slack Chat: How can student activists better leverage NYU?

April 13, 2018
Three WSN Editors debate NYU's response to the recent NYU SLAM and NYU Divest Kimmel Occupation.
The Relentless Rat Race of Finding a Summer Internship

The Relentless Rat Race of Finding a Summer Internship

April 2, 2018
The pressure of summer internships is upon us, and as a first-year student, I wish I didn't have to worry about securing a job after just a year at NYU.
Who is Avril Lavigne? Or Should We Say Melissa?

Who is Avril Lavigne? Or Should We Say Melissa?

April 2, 2018
Is Avril Lavigne dead?
Clockwise from top left, album covers from The Arctic Monkeys, Slowdive, Anderson .Paak , and Kim Petras.

Staff Recs: Best Songs to Spring into Spring With

March 30, 2018
Say goodbye to winter with our playlist of songs to spring into spring with!
Right to Disconnect Bill Needs Reworking

Right to Disconnect Bill Needs Reworking

March 29, 2018
I would love to see a separation between work and home life; however Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr.'s bill, if passed, has potential to be ineffective due to its ambiguity.
Staff Rants: Astrology, Texting While Walking and Sidewalk Rage

Staff Rants: Astrology, Texting While Walking and Sidewalk Rage

March 27, 2018
This week our staff is feeling especially angry. Perhaps it is because Mercury went into retrograde, or maybe it is just a part of being a New Yorker.
FDA Is Too Late for JUUL Addicted Teens

FDA Is Too Late for JUUL Addicted Teens

March 26, 2018
The FDA will reduce the nicotine levels in cigarettes but they're probably too late for teens addicted to JUULs.

An Inside Look at NYU’s Varsity Performance Center

March 26, 2018
Take a look inside the exclusive equipment room, training room and strength and conditioning center for student athletes at Palladium.
The cast of Seinfeld.

Staff Recs: Best Shows to Binge on a Snow Day

March 23, 2018
Whether summer lethargy or winter blizzards are responsible for your next binge-watching stint, WSN is here with a few of our favorite television shows to get the job done.
Patriarchy in NYPD to Blame for Sexual Harassment

Patriarchy in NYPD to Blame for Sexual Harassment

March 21, 2018
NYPD must address the disparity of power between male and female officers on the force and end the cycle of abuse by male officers.
Opioid Epidemic Starts With Corrupt Doctors

Opioid Epidemic Starts With Corrupt Doctors

March 19, 2018
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing professor Holly Hagan recently discussed the negative role of doctors in the Opioid Crisis. While President Donald Trump is concerned with building his wall, the doctors on the inside are overprescribing drugs to their patients

Samah Ahmed Ikram

Putting Mental Health Center Stage
March 8, 2018

“How are you feeling?” is a question that most therapists ask their patients, but Steinhardt graduate student Samah Ikram did not ask me that. Instead, she asked my sister....

A variety of leafy greens and other salad ingredients.

Staff Recs: Best Leafy Green

February 23, 2018
The WSN Staff has compiled a list of the best leafy green for your next salad. Lettuce begin!
Lipton Hall

Lipton Hall

February 22, 2018

Address: 33 Washington Square W., New York, NY 10011 Cost per semester: $6,332-$8,471 Low cost: Available Rooms available: Singles, Doubles, Triples Nearby...

Tide Pods, Barstool and Our Need to Go Viral

Tide Pods, Barstool and Our Need to Go Viral

February 12, 2018
Social media trends perpetuate dangerous behavior due to our generation's willingness to pursue extremes in order to gain online attention.
Staff Recs: Best Songs to Cry To

Staff Recs: Best Songs to Cry To

February 9, 2018
The WSN Staff compiled a playlist of the best songs to cry to this Valentine's Day. Sit back, relax and feel all the feels.
HQ trivia host Scott Rogowsky.

HQ: The Game That Is Taking Over NYU

February 7, 2018
HQ is a trivia game that is currently blowing up around the US.
Flu Shots Should be Contagious

Flu Shots Should be Contagious

February 5, 2018
Despite low efficiency of this year's flu vaccine, NYU should require that all students, faculty and staff receive a flu shot each year. Marginal protection is better than not having any protection at all.

Uncovering NYU Tandon

January 29, 2018

The Tandon School of Engineering may be seen as one of NYU’s greatest mysteries — at least to Washington Square students. Many studying on the Manhattan campus know very...

The Difference Between Fake and Real News

The Difference Between Fake and Real News

January 23, 2018
It is imperative that we identify the differences between media and journalism and understand the value of authentic journalism, rather than allowing ourselves to lose trust in news sources all together.

Most Underrated

Hot Spots in the City
January 22, 2018
NYU students have their favorite, go-to places, but WSN challenges some of these strongly held campus-wide opinions.
Underground Nude Sharing Website Must be Taken Down

Underground Nude Sharing Website Must be Taken Down

December 5, 2017
The link had brought me to a secret website that boys were using to exchange explicit photographs of high school and college girls.

Society’s Impact on Style

December 4, 2017
Fashion is ever-changing, often reflecting historical shifts in societal attitudes. Today, gender fluid clothing shows a focus on acceptance and self-expression.
The Art of Fake Apologies in Sexual Harassment Cases

The Art of Fake Apologies in Sexual Harassment Cases

December 4, 2017
After a string of apologies from famous media and Hollywood personalities who were caught for sexual harassment, we have to remember that sorry is not enough.
SPS senior Michael Conslato, SPS junior Mason Gallegos, SPS junior John Kowalewski, SPS senior Steven Esposito and SPS sophomore Giancarlo Pochintesta were the five starters for the game on Dec. 1 against Drexel University. Their next game will be on Friday, Dec. 8 against SUNY Stony Brook at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers.

NYU Hockey Falls Short During Latest Game

December 4, 2017
A recap of the weekend's NYU men's hockey game.
CAS junior Grace Wakabayashi placed second for the women’s swim team in a 1,650-yard freestyle event at MIT’s winter invitational on Dec. 1.

Weekly Sports Update: Nov. 27 to Dec. 2

December 4, 2017
A recap of results for this week in NYU Athletics.
“Last Christmas” by Wham!, featuring the duo George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, Is one of the staff recommendations for best original holiday song.

Staff Recs: Best Original Holiday Songs

December 1, 2017
For the last staff rec of the semester, WSN staff members reveal their favorite original holiday hits.
You don’t have to limit your food intake or refuse yourself your favorite dish if you want to lose weight. Moderation is key.

Kissing Your Thanksgiving Gains Goodbye

November 30, 2017
Here are some tips to lose the weight you gained during Thanksgiving!
SPS sophomore Cassidy Fontana scored six points for the women’s basketball team in a match against SUNY Oneonta on Nov. 26.

Weekly Sports Update: Nov. 19 to Nov. 25

November 27, 2017
A recap of all things this week in NYU Athletics.
Cassie Steinberg at a match against Brandeis University on Nov. 5 2016

NYU Retired Athletes Don’t Stop Competing

November 27, 2017
The love for competition keeps NYU retired athletes going after graduation.
Listen to the Women Warriors

Listen to the Women Warriors

November 20, 2017
Female veterans need people to outwardly recognize their cause and listen to their stories, rather than sweeping it under the rug. These women are calling upon us to care. It is now up to us to hear them.

The NYU men’s basketball team captain Ross Udine of the led the team to a 80-77 victory over the College of Mount Saint Vincent on Nov. 18.

Weekly Sports Update: Nov. 13 to Nov. 18

November 20, 2017
Check out competition results from this week in NYU Athletics.
This week WSN staff discuss their favorite seasonal beverages like drinking hot chocolate for Christmas season.

Staff Recs: Seasonal Beverages

November 17, 2017
WSN staff members give their takes of the best seasonal beverages.
Two wrestlers qualified for Nationals.

Weekly Sports Update: Nov. 6 to Nov. 12

November 13, 2017
Competition results from this week in NYU Athletics.
Various NFL players have knelt during the playing of the playing of the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial violence. Critics have labelled these players as anti-militaristic, so many players chose to stand on veterans day out of respect to the military.

NFL Players Stand for Veterans

November 13, 2017
While NFL players have been kneeling during the national anthem to protest Donald Trump, they stood for Veterans Day.
Toxic Masculinity at NYU

Toxic Masculinity at NYU

November 13, 2017
While NYU is notorious for its so-called wokeness, or general awareness surrounding social issues, we are not immune to the man box.
NYU men’s wrestling team beat 11 team to win the Ned McGinley Invitational on Nov. 4 at King’s College.

Weekly Sports Update: Oct. 30 to Nov. 5

November 6, 2017
A recap of all the NYU sports competitions between Nov. 6 and Nov. 11.
Members of the Refugee Olympic Team in Rio before the games began for the Summer Olympics in 2016.

Athletic Outreach Benefits Refugee Community

November 6, 2017
Refugee communities are benefitting from initiatives that utilize sports.
Tyler Crews, a freshman at Liberal Studies, ate dairy-free for a week to test out the changes in health and lifestyle it would create.

I Tried… Going Dairy-Free for a Week

November 6, 2017
One of our writers tried going dairy-free for a week.
Mothers Cannot Protect Perpetrators

Mothers Cannot Protect Perpetrators

October 30, 2017
On Oct. 22, The New York Times published a story titled, “I Was Willing to Do Everything’: Mothers Defend Sons Accused of Sexual Assault.” The article presents a different perspective on sexual assault cases: the perspective of the mothers of the accused.
The Women’s cross country team finished in fifth place at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship on Oct. 28.

Weekly Sports Update: Oct. 23 to Oct. 28

October 30, 2017
A roundup of all the NYU sports action between Oct. 23 and Oct. 28
Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour and chief commercial and creative officer of Vice announced a new collaboration between their two publications titled Project Vs.

Vice and Vogue Announce Project Vs

October 30, 2017
Vice and Vogue recently announced the inception of Project Vs, a collaboration between the media companies.
NYU students have mixed reactions to using popular dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble.

Meeting Up for Millennials

October 25, 2017
Tinder, NYU students and New York City sure do make for an interesting mix.

Weekly Sports Update: Oct. 15 to Oct. 21

An update on competition results in NYU Athletics for the week of October 15.
October 23, 2017
A weekly roundup of all the sports action from this week.
White Men Win Nobel Prize Again

White Men Win Nobel Prize Again

October 16, 2017
When I look at the list of 2017 laureates, I do not feel inspired. I, a woman, am less likely to be recognized for my efforts in academics than a man.
NYU students pack Bobst Library as they brace for midterm month.

Midterm Madness

October 16, 2017
Why does it always feel like midterm exams last all semester? That's because it does. Find out more here.
The NYU women’s volleyball team played in a round robin tournament at the University of Chicago.

Weekly Sports Update: Oct. 9 to Oct. 14

October 16, 2017
A weekly roundup of all the sports action from this week.
You don’t have to limit your food intake or refuse yourself your favorite dish if you want to lose weight. Moderation is key.

Mythbusters: Frosh 15

October 10, 2017
Raise your hand if you've ever been personally victimized by the Freshman Fifteen.
Tori Bianco scored the game winning goal for the women’s soccer team against Case Western. This week’s recap also covers men’s and womens cross country, mens soccer, men’s golf, and womens volleyball.

Weekly Sports Update: Sept. 29 to Oct. 7

October 10, 2017
Competition results from this week in NYU Athletics.
Congressman Unsurprisingly Contradicts His Stance on Abortion

Congressman Unsurprisingly Contradicts His Stance on Abortion

October 6, 2017
Chauvinist male politicians fail to consider the impact their pro-life stances have on society until they suddenly fall victim of the very same struggle.
The combination of coffee and pumpkin is a great exfoliant for your skin and fall is the perfect time to treat yourself with an invigorating facial.

Fall Beauty DIYs to Spice Things Up

October 3, 2017
Spice up your skincare and beauty routine with these fall-inspired DIY recipes.
This week’s recap includes Men and Women’s Cross Country, Soccer, and Volleyball and their upcoming games in October.

Weekly Sports Update: Sept. 23 to Sept. 30

October 2, 2017
Tyler Crews gives this week's results in NYU Athletics.
My Lack of A Cover Fee Does Not Compensate for Gender Inequality

My Lack of A Cover Fee Does Not Compensate for Gender Inequality

September 29, 2017
It is okay that girls do not have to pay to get in at parties and clubs because it makes up for the gender inequality we face in our day-to-day lives. Frankly, this line of thought is ludicrous.
MacDougal Street is a great assembly point with colorful buildings and delicious food from all over the world.

NYU Instagram Hotspots

September 27, 2017
Need to up your Insta game? Look no further.
Meghan Marhan, an NYU Stern freshman, scored her first goal on Sept. 19 at the game against Farmingdale State College

Weekly Sports Update: Sept. 17 to Sept. 23.

September 25, 2017
A recap of this week in NYU Athletics.
The NYU Men’s Soccer team scored a 6-0 victory over Suny Maritime on September 16th. Drew Enyedi [pictured] scored a goal just 8 minutes into the match.

Men’s Soccer Dominates SUNY Maritime

September 18, 2017
NYU men's soccer defeats SUNY Maritime with a 6-0 finish.
Kendall Jenner walked for Alexander Wang’s Spring 2018 which took place Lafayette in SoHo.

Wang Brings Elite Fashion to the Streets

September 18, 2017
Alexander Wang brought high fashion to the streets with his Spring/Summer 2018 collection dubbed Wangfest. Should NYFW designers follow Wang's steps and make more shows accessible to the public?