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Water supply maintenance is critical to infrastructure of New York

Water supply maintenance is critical to infrastructure of New York

November 5, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

As residents of New York, we take our water for granted. Students living in dorms and in certain apartments have an unlimited supply of water at no additional cost to the point where they might imagine an impossibly vast water supply directly under New York City. In reality, the city relies on a fragile... Read more »

U.S. should be more involved in Syria

U.S. should be more involved in Syria

October 22, 2013
Filed under OPINION

Discussions of the Syrian crisis have been notably absent from many major media outlets in the past few weeks. National interest peaked in September over the prospect of military intervention and summarily faded as attention focused on the government shutdown. Nevertheless, as many as 600 Syrians continue to die each week because of the conflict. Behind these statistics lie grim stories of suicide bombers and cases of civilians who died while attempting to flee. ... Read more »

Gov’t must allow NGOs to operate freely

Gov’t must allow NGOs to operate freely

April 24, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

This Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society. This case involves the Leadership Act, which was passed by Congress in 2003 to allocate billions of dollars toward the eradication of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and... Read more »

U.S. should look to Cuban dissidents as sources of change

U.S. should look to Cuban dissidents as sources of change

March 13, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

As Cuba inches closer to reform, the U.S. government should look to dissidents as the potential agents of change in Cuba. In recent years, the Cuban regime has passed a series of economic and immigration policies meant to liberalize the country. Foreign governments and media outlets have looked to the... Read more »

Bloomberg and NYCHA Board must be held accountable to public housing residents

Bloomberg and NYCHA Board must be held accountable to public housing residents

February 28, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

New York City’s system of public housing is already notoriously known as “the projects,” but the most pressing issues of the New York City Housing Authority have yet to be adequately addressed. Established in 1934 by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, NYCHA has provided an essential service as New York... Read more »

Egypt faces political issues, social strife

Egypt faces political issues, social strife

February 14, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

It only takes a walk through the streets of Luxor to realize the predicament of the Egyptian people. Many houses lack electricity, walls and even roofs. Many Egyptian men linger near tourist locations, selling souvenirs. They swarm tourists and plead for some business. They tell stories of hungry children... Read more »

Cuban immigration reforms will prove ineffective and dangerous

Cuban immigration reforms will prove ineffective and dangerous

February 7, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Have you ever met a Cuban at NYU? Perhaps you know someone of Cuban decent, but meeting a student who grew up in Cuba remains almost as unlikely as meeting one from North Korea. This is mainly due to the formerly restrictive immigration policies of the Cuban government, which rendered traveling outside... Read more »

Voting process and media presentation of election results in need of attention

Voting process and media presentation of election results in need of attention

November 9, 2012
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The 2012 United States presidential election did not end on the night of Nov. 6. It carried into Wednesday and beyond. Hours before the candidates came to terms with their fates, the media had already declared a winner. The race to proclaim the victor seemed at least as intense as the contest between... Read more »

Ending embargo means real freedom for Cubans

Ending embargo means real freedom for Cubans

October 22, 2012
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Fifty-two years ago, the United States began a trade embargo against Cuba that remains a failure to this day. The embargo originally served as leverage for negotiations and a method of asphyxiating the Castro regime, as the Cold War transformed Cuba into a diplomatic proxy for the United States and Soviet... Read more »

U.S. Airport security policies impose discriminatory practices

U.S. Airport security policies impose discriminatory practices

October 2, 2012
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Anyone who has flown in the past few years has gone through some form of screening by the Transportation Security Administration. Media outlets have made us painfully aware of recent additions to security procedures, particularly those involving the choice between X-ray machines and pat-downs. These... Read more »

Cuban hunger strikes deserve our attention

Cuban hunger strikes deserve our attention

September 24, 2012
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

While dozens of activists flocked to Washington Square Park for last weekend’s Folk Festival, a couple dozen Cuban dissidents conducted hunger strikes throughout Cuba. The protesters in the park consisted mainly of fringe groups opposed to capitalism — socialists and remnants of the Occupy Wall ... Read more »

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