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Fund the Hudson Rail Tunnel

Fund the Hudson Rail Tunnel

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Uncategorized

Donald Trump has declared his decision not to fund the Gateway Program — a multi-billion dollar plan to replace the rail tunnel under the Hudson River. This move is entirely political.

London Keeps Calm and Carries On, But Can the US?

London Keeps Calm and Carries On, But Can the US?

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Abroad, Features

Akshay Prabhushankar discusses how the United Kingdom reacted to and covered the recent London attack, which occurred on Westminster Bridge.

Patriots Should Boycott Trump

Patriots Should Boycott Trump

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It makes perfect sense to boycott visiting Trump as protest, yet players can take it a step further. Instead of merely hanging back, players should take a visit to Barack Obama — who will be setting up camp in D.C. in the near future — on the same day of the official White House trip.

Too Left, Too Right – Stay Slightly Left

Too Left, Too Right – Stay Slightly Left

By Tom Miritello, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With NYU being a overwhelmingly liberal school, many students and faculty responded to Gavin McInnes's comments in the same way. However, being intolerant of anyone's ideas to the point of violence is an attack on the First Amendment.

Let’s Work Towards Stamping Out Xenophobia

Let’s Work Towards Stamping Out Xenophobia

By Devyani Shekhawat, Contributing Writer

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Despite being a country founded by immigrants, xenophobia continues to influence legislation and immigrants' daily lives.

Donald Trump Has Been Elected President of the United States

Donald Trump Has Been Elected President of the United States

By Alex Bazeley, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016


Filed under 2016 Election, News, Top Stories

Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States early Wednesday morning, ending the most ridiculous presidential race in recent history with the outcome that no one saw coming — except for maybe Trump himself. After a tumultuous election cycle which saw tensions between the ...

Investing in NASA Is Worthwhile

Investing in NASA Is Worthwhile

By Phoebe Kuo, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

While President Obama has made statements this week promoting investments in space travel to Mars, if the disheartening state of affairs at NASA is indicative of the industry as a whole, the planet will remain well out of reach for decades to come.

Hypocrisy in Congress Reaches New High

Hypocrisy in Congress Reaches New High

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

While no politicians want to appear as if they are against 9/11 victims in an election year, the JASTA is not in the best interests of the country and passing it is a betrayal of their constituencies.

FAFSA Reform an Improvement but Not a Fix

FAFSA Reform an Improvement but Not a Fix

By WSN Editorial Board

September 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Starting the financial aid process earlier and accepting older tax returns offer planning benefits to high schoolers as they begin the application process, yet these small FAFSA reforms do little to ease the greatest burden of pursuing a college degree.

Obama’s Disposition Towards Cuba Proves the U.S. Has Come A Long Way

Obama’s Disposition Towards Cuba Proves the U.S. Has Come A Long Way

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A publicized presidential visit conveys good intentions, but a U.S. company creating jobs shows a deeper commitment to the Cuban people.

With His Passing, Scalia Leaves Senseless Sycophants

With His Passing, Scalia Leaves Senseless Sycophants

By Richard Shu, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Scalia was the best of the bad bunch. He forced his opposition to rethink their positions and develop their arguments rigorously and thoughtfully. Before activists celebrate his passing, they should realize that Scalia possessed many gifts that his sycophants lack.

Syrian Ceasefire Undermined by Russia’s Political Bullying

Syrian Ceasefire Undermined by Russia’s Political Bullying

By Dan Moritz-Rabson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Even as the U.S. government emphasized the necessity of reaching a political agreement to end the war, it now negotiates with little power. While the countries backing the regime exhibit a willingness to continue pouring money and fighters into Syria, those pushing for peace display a desire to end the conflict.

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