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Old, tenured professors impair Core program

Old, tenured professors impair Core program

December 10, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

I still vividly remember my first day of classes at NYU four years ago. My first class was a physics lecture that fulfilled a science requirement. I sat down in a large raked lecture theater filled with hundreds of other students, curious to meet the professor who would be navigating the ominous cour... Read more »

Americans lose sight of true meaning of Halloween

Americans lose sight of true meaning of Halloween

October 31, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Today, Halloween evokes images of costumes and candy, haunted houses and hayrides, friends and fun. With $2.6 billion expected to be spent on costumes and $2.08 billion on candy for the holiday, it is clear Americans have lost sight of the true meaning of All Hallow’s Eve — worshiping the dead. ... Read more »

Sexton, Lipton stray from NYU vision

Sexton, Lipton stray from NYU vision

September 17, 2013
Filed under Editor's Picks, OPINION

In light of the decisive votes of no confidence from faculty against NYU President John Sexton, the vacation homes loan scandal and the NYU administration’s failure to offer faculty and students a meaningful role in governance, it is clear that Sexton and NYU Board of Trustees chair Martin Lipton have failed in their duties as university leaders and sh... Read more »

Push for gun control remains stagnant, requires solutions

Push for gun control remains stagnant, requires solutions

April 29, 2013
Filed under OPINION

I feel like I’m beating a dead horse when it comes to discussing gun control. But I’m afraid if I stop beating it, the dead horse will soon be forgotten. Congressional Democrats should also continue to make sure gun control is still part of the national consciousness after the Senate failed to... Read more »

Less diplomatic policies allowed between East Asian countries

Less diplomatic policies allowed between East Asian countries

April 24, 2013
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China’s top general Fang Fenghui said on Monday that a fourth North Korean nuclear weapons test is feasible, and that talks are underway between Pyongyang and other regional parties. Since North Korea recently renounced the 1953 Armistice Agreement with South Korea and shut down its Kaesong factories,... Read more »

Boston tragedy reveals bravery, community

Boston tragedy reveals bravery, community

April 17, 2013
Filed under Editor's Picks, OPINION

I first found out on the Associated Press app on my phone. The alert looked like a text message, but instead of the average drag, it said, “Two explosions at the finish line of Boston Marathon.” It was like a punch in the gut. When I discovered the two explosions occurred within moments of each... Read more »

Athletic administration corruption requires top-down morality check

Athletic administration corruption requires top-down morality check

April 9, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Last week Rutgers University coach Mike Rice was fired after ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” aired a video of him physically and verbally abusing the players of his Scarlet Knights men’s basketball team. The footage showed Rice pegging a basketball at multiple players’ heads, kicking them and screaming... Read more »

Gun registeries make democratic sense

Gun registeries make democratic sense

March 26, 2013
Filed under OPINION

National Rifle Association leaders and gun enthusiasts fret over sensible background checks leading to a national registry of gun sales, purchases and owners. Why anyone who claims to care about the safety of Americans, including small children, would be opposed to a system that keeps track of the retail... Read more »

Congressional wage reductions should be added to sequester

Congressional wage reductions should be added to sequester

March 4, 2013
Filed under OPINION

On Friday, President Obama officially signed the order to begin $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts for 2013. I have a message for Congress: If you are going to furlough half a million workers, making them lose a quarter of their wages, then why not share some of the burden? Sequester should... Read more »

Open hydrofracking laws must pass

Open hydrofracking laws must pass

February 19, 2013
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The hydraulic fracturing decision in New York has been delayed yet again due to remaining uncertainty regarding the potential health risks of gas drilling. While the media has sensationalized the strong public anti-fracking response, an energy poll weighted using U.S. Census Bureau figures and conducted... Read more »

Hillary Clinton for President 2016

Hillary Clinton for President 2016

November 28, 2012
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Although Hillary Clinton has announced plans to leave her position as Secretary of State in January 2013,  and has suggested that she might retire from politics permanently, speculation remains strong that she will run for president in 2016. A re-run for the presidency while pushing 70 years old would... Read more »

Re-election marks freedom for President Obama

November 8, 2012
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Tuesday night, the American people decided what course our nation would take for the next four years. But for many looking forward, the course — an actual plan of action — seems to have been lost behind the ideals of the 2012 presidential race. This was not an issues election but a concept-based... Read more »

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