Racial prejudice is a consequence of ignorance

Racial prejudice is a consequence of ignorance

April 25, 2013
Filed under OPINION

The immediate aftermath of the Boston bombings revealed tales of unparalleled heroism. Tales of ordinary civilians running towards thick walls of smoke to help those who fell victim to the bombs flooded the news. However, a much darker narrative has since plagued not only our country but the entire world.... Read more »

New Yorkers should mind personal health

New Yorkers should mind personal health

February 6, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been teetering on the proverbial line between suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder and being downright disgusted by people’s vile public habits. With the recent flu and norovirus epidemics, my trepidations have become unbearable with every subway ride and trip... Read more »

NYU students still lucky despite aftermath of Sandy

NYU students still lucky despite aftermath of Sandy

November 12, 2012
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Realistically, what is the worst thing that has happened to you recently? A bad grade? Being an A-Rod fan? Missing an opportunity to get Bob Saget’s autograph? Understandably, we’ve all been upset over something trivial in hindsight, but it’s time to start putting things into perspective. Yes,... Read more »

Big box retail hurts small business

Big box retail hurts small business

October 9, 2012
Filed under OPINION

While watching the presidential debate this past Wednesday night, I noticed something interesting. No, it wasn’t Mitt Romney’s unwavering desire to kill and eat Big Bird for Thanksgiving, but rather both candidates’ emphasis on supporting small business to help the economy grow. This notion strikes... Read more »

Social media obliterates line between truth and lies

Social media obliterates line between truth and lies

September 18, 2012
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Consider the following three statements: Tupac is alive and hiding out in Cuba, Barack Obama is really a member of al-Qaeda, and Kris Jenner exploits her daughter’s sex tape to make money. Thanks to the misinformation on the internet today, it may be difficult for some to discern which of these is... Read more »

Bloomberg’s policies promote healthy lifestyles

September 10, 2012
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Only in America would someone be criticized for trying to make a city healthier and more informed. Recently, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been on a crusade to deter unhealthy and quite often fatal habits under the guise of some very controversial legislation. The proposed ban on unnecessarily large,... Read more »