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Stein’s Recount Prolongs a Painful Election

Stein’s Recount Prolongs a Painful Election

Connor Borden, Staff Writer
November 28, 2016
Filed under OPINION

After an upsetting election or many, a recount unfairly offers a glimmer of hope that will soon be snuffed out.

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Our Country Is Too Smart For The Electoral College

Our Country Is Too Smart For The Electoral College

Veronica Liow, Contributing Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under OPINION

To put it simply, the Electoral College is outdated.

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Voting Should Be Mandatory in America

Voting Should Be Mandatory in America

Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Among various other necessary reforms, it is time to join the ranks of the twenty-two nations that make voting mandatory for its citizens.

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Our Absentee Voting System Is the Worst

Our Absentee Voting System Is the Worst

Andrew Heying, Contributing Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Absentee Voting is overly complicated to the point where some college students’ votes are never even counted.

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Restrictive Voting Laws Extend Past the South

Restrictive Voting Laws Extend Past the South

WSN Editorial Board
October 13, 2016
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Until New York reforms its own voting process, state officials have no legitimate argument to make against conservative state legislatures taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling.

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Judgment Looms for Uninformed Voters

Judgment Looms for Uninformed Voters

Zoe Hall, Copy Chief
September 26, 2016
Filed under OPINION

This election season, for many, is a bit of a downer. But instead of concerning ourselves so much with the most celebrated — and depressing — race, we should divert our attention towards those running in races that aren’t as flashy: judges.

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Antiquated Voting Equipment Threatens Democracy

Antiquated Voting Equipment Threatens Democracy

Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor
September 14, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Prudently maintaining suitable voting equipment is to preserve the integrity of American democracy.

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Does the American Election System Even Want You to Vote?

Does the American Election System Even Want You to Vote?

Sofia Pereira, Contributing Writer
September 9, 2016
Filed under OPINION

The voting process may be a hassle, but it is up to us as dissatisfied members of this community to elect officials who will change the system.

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Don’t Let Your First Election Pass Without Voting

Don’t Let Your First Election Pass Without Voting

Maria Puertas, Contributing Writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under 2016 Election, NEWS, TOP STORIES

WSN provides a student voter's handbook with important tips, tricks and deadlines for successfully voting this coming November.

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[UPDATE] Proposed club finance change may increase difficulty in obtaining funding

[UPDATE] Proposed club finance change may increase difficulty in obtaining funding

Melody Chan, Contributing Writer
November 5, 2015
Filed under NEWS, University News

The NYU student government is voting on a new policy that will make the way that clubs get funding more event based.

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Political cynicism among young voters must end

Political cynicism among young voters must end

WSN Editorial Board
November 2, 2015
Filed under OPINION

Young people have too much at stake in the coming election not to vote. In order to counteract the lack of attention to youth issues, young people must vote in order to show that they are a force worth considering.

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Electoral college stymies democracy

Electoral college stymies democracy

Max Schachere, Staff Writer
November 2, 2015
Filed under OPINION

The electoral college is an obstacle for modern democracy and the proper enfranchisement of all voters. The state a voter resides in should have no bearing on how much their vote matters.

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