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All content by Wayne Chen
Netflixs Raised Prices Will Drive Students Away

Netflix’s Raised Prices Will Drive Students Away

While Netflix has cemented itself into our culture as an entertainment mainstay, price increases might force students to turn to other platforms with similar content.
February 25, 2019

It wasn’t too long ago that Netflix was a shoddy DVD-rental service that relied on USPS. Back then, Netflix was like Blockbuster, but with long shipping times and the unavoidable...

HIV Status Part of Entitled Privacy

HIV Status Part of Entitled Privacy

April 16, 2018
Recently it has been revealed that the dating site Grindr has released users' HIV status, which is another extreme breach of privacy in our digital age.
Every Immigrant Has a Different Story

Every Immigrant Has a Different Story

April 9, 2018
Too many immigrants are profiled to fit an universal immigration experience and persona. Yet, as an immigrant who also strongly identifies as an American, we must stop profiling immigrants.
Geopolitics Matters to Us All

Geopolitics Matters to Us All

April 3, 2018
If you look beyond domestic politics, you will realize that geopolitical tensions between U.S. and China put NYU international students at risk.
US Airlines Need Competition to Improve

US Airlines Need Competition to Improve

March 23, 2018
Airline companies need to be held to higher customer service standards.
When in Doubt, Listen to the Forecast

When in Doubt, Listen to the Forecast

March 9, 2018
NYU put students and faculty at risk by staying open Wednesday morning during the early stages of the storm.
Free Adobe Suite Will Boost NYU’s Creative Edge

Free Adobe Suite Will Boost NYU’s Creative Edge

February 28, 2018
NYU should pay for students to have access to Adobe Creative Cloud to improve students' design and editing skills as well as giving them a creative edge.
Level Up the Bookstore, NYU

Level Up the Bookstore, NYU

February 16, 2018
The NYU Bookstore is impractical and should be redesigned for greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
WaSquaPa Is Not Just Ours

WaSquaPa Is Not Just Ours

February 12, 2018
The NYU community often takes Washington Square Park for granted, but it's not our park to begin with.
All Clubs Matter

All Clubs Matter

February 7, 2018
Smaller clubs have advantages.
Amazon Should Call Our City Home

Amazon Should Call Our City Home

Bringing Amazon to New York would benefit the tech giant and New Yorkers alike.
January 29, 2018
The case for making New York Amazon's second home.
Cold? Doesn’t Mean You Should Give Classes the Cold Shoulder

Cold? Doesn’t Mean You Should Give Classes the Cold Shoulder

January 22, 2018
Save the fun for later, cover thyself and go to classes to win early in the game.
LGBTQ Events Are Not a Security Threat

LGBTQ Events Are Not a Security Threat

November 28, 2017
Turkey's recent ban on LGBTQ-related events, which celebrates nothing but positivity, is a short-sighted move that will drag Turkey’s human rights progress years behind
Don’t Let Your Superiority Complex Decide What You Buy

Don’t Let Your Superiority Complex Decide What You Buy

November 15, 2017
In a day and age when people buy new gadgets for reasons other than their functions, it is important to reconsider your value system, and purchase wisely rather than impulsively.
Don’t Pick A Side On Spain’s Constitutional Crisis Just Yet

Don’t Pick A Side On Spain’s Constitutional Crisis Just Yet

November 2, 2017
Because of its unconstitutional nature and its reliance on a Spanish law framework, it is hard to find reasons to support such a secessionist movement, and we as foreigners should not move to pick a side and judge what is best for the people of Catalonia.
Former Presidents Set Example for Unity at One American Appeal

Former Presidents Set Example for Unity at One American Appeal

October 24, 2017
While bipartisanship in politics has escalated to the point when opposition forces are described as radicals, the gathering of five living former presidents this past weekend is a reminder that Americans can still hope for one indivisible nation, with liberty and justice for all.
Wildfire in California Demonstrates our Vulnerability

Wildfire in California Demonstrates our Vulnerability

October 19, 2017
As natural disasters occur more frequently and on a more deadly level than ever, Americans are receiving none other than a wake-up call that they cannot take safety for granted anymore.
NCAA Takes Advantage of Athletes

NCAA Takes Advantage of Athletes

October 16, 2017
High-level, competitive intercollege sport is an extremely profitable business. While the amount is smaller than that of professional sports leagues, proportional wise, it can still sum up to a hefty amount for any college student.
London’s Uber Ban is Blow to Fair Competition

London’s Uber Ban is Blow to Fair Competition

October 10, 2017
Moves meant to wipe out the existence of companies like Uber are not only detrimental to free competition, but also undermines the importance of startup culture within big cities.
Despite Decades of False Alarm, North Korea is No Joke

Despite Decades of False Alarm, North Korea is No Joke

September 28, 2017
Yet, no matter how much people struggle to take Kim Jong-un and U.S. president Donald Trump seriously, the threat this time around cannot be ignored, and the slightest strategical mistake will lead to a serious catastrophe.
Government Tug Of War Left New Yorkers Stranded In MTA Tunnels

Government Tug Of War Left New Yorkers Stranded In MTA Tunnels

September 26, 2017
With no foreseeable immediate improvement, New Yorkers can’t help but wonder: Who is responsible for this mess?