Students disrespect professors by ditching class early

Students disrespect professors by ditching class early

November 19, 2012
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We can all agree that lectures can be a little boring. It can be especially hard to pay attention when the professor is soft-spoken or continues talking after class time has ended. I know many students agree with me because, lately, I have often seen my classmates get up and leave class before the professor... Read more »

ING New York City Marathon should be postponed

ING New York City Marathon should be postponed

November 1, 2012
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My mother has been waiting a very long time and with mounting excitement to run the ING New York City Marathon. She was rejected through the lottery system three years in a row, but was accepted to run in the 2012 marathon. She has been training for months, and her friends and family plan to gather in... Read more »

Unproductive Congress does not deserve re-election

Unproductive Congress does not deserve re-election

October 29, 2012
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A headline in Saturday’s New York Times shocked me — “Ex-Outsiders, Run on House Record.” What House record? Surely these new congressmen are not running on the record of a Congress that has done less than a quarter of what Harry Truman dubbed the do-nothing Congress of 1947-1949. By July... Read more »

Framing the issue: gay rights

Framing the issue: gay rights

October 26, 2012
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The term gay rights extends far beyond marriage equality. In many states, same-sex couples are also restricted from adopting children. According to the Human Rights Campaign, it is legal to fire someone for being gay or bisexual in 29 states, and it is legal to fire someone for being transgender in 34... Read more »

Courts should equalize gay marriage

Courts should equalize gay marriage

October 22, 2012
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Last week, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York ruled Section Three of the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, a step that brings federal law one step closer to equality and constitutionality. Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law passed in 1996, contains two impor... Read more »

Ideology, not strategy, should determine party affiliation

Ideology, not strategy, should determine party affiliation

October 17, 2012
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Another candidate for New York City mayor has switched parties. Tom Allon, president and chief executive of Manhattan Media and former Democrat, announced this week that he would become a Republican as a way of increasing his chances of appearing on the ballot in 2013. In August, George T. McDonald,... Read more »

GOP should not continue renewed support for Akin

GOP should not continue renewed support for Akin

October 8, 2012
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This August, it seemed that Rep. Todd Akin’s  candidacy for a Senate seat in Missouri was doomed. After commenting that victims of “legitimate rape”  biologically cannot conceive,  many expected Akin to drop out of the race. He lost the support of many within the Republican Party with this demonstration... Read more »

Early voting laws cause partisan conflict

Early voting laws cause partisan conflict

October 1, 2012
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Last week, a federal court in Florida upheld the state’s restrictive new early voting laws. The new law in Florida will cut the minimum number of early voting days before Election Day on Nov. 6. A similar law was recently struck down in Ohio, where the new law would have eliminated several early vo... Read more »

NYU trustee should also be bound by law

NYU trustee should also be bound by law

September 23, 2012
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In the past two weeks, members of NYU’s Student Labor Action Movement staged two protests over the unfair and illegal actions of NYU School of Law trustee Daniel Straus. Straus, who funds the Straus Institute for Advanced Study of Law and Justice with annual donations of $1.25 million, has been... Read more »

OWS celebrates a year of public protest

OWS celebrates a year of public protest

September 17, 2012
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Think the Occupy Wall Street movement is dead? Think again. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the movement, which, for many New Yorkers weary of planning routes around protest sites, simply means there will be more traffic in the Financial District this coming week. But instead of focusing on the... Read more »

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