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Right to Disconnect Bill Needs Reworking

Right to Disconnect Bill Needs Reworking

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion, Politics, Technology

I would love to see a separation between work and home life; however Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr.'s bill, if passed, has potential to be ineffective due to its ambiguity.

The Barber is Back on Barrow Street for ‘Sweeney Todd’ Revival

The Barber is Back on Barrow Street for ‘Sweeney Todd’ Revival

By Annaluz Cabrera, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Arts, Theater, Top Stories

Ever wondered what it would be like to step into the wild world of cannibalism in "Sweeney Todd?" Barrow Street Theater's revamped production gives audience members the chance to quite literally be a part of the classic musical's bloodthirsty action.

NY Law Firms Charge for Interns

NY Law Firms Charge for Interns

By Yorai Vardi, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU Law students speak out on a recent New York State Bar Association ruling that declared law firms may bill their clients for the work of unpaid interns.

Bill protects interns from workplace harassment

Bill protects interns from workplace harassment

April 3, 2014


Filed under News

New York City Council voted unanimously to amend the New York City Human Rights Law to extend protection from sexual harassment to unpaid interns. The legislation, voted into law on March 26, is in response to a widely publicized case in 2013 when a Syracuse student and former Phoenix Satellite Tel...

Students, professors split on Bloomberg’s e-cigarette ban

Students, professors split on Bloomberg’s e-cigarette ban

January 29, 2014


Filed under News

As one of his last acts as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg signed a law placing a ban on smoking electronic cigarettes at all locations where regular cigarettes are banned. Yet e-cigarette shops have still been opening up around the city. One, The Henley Vaporium, recently set up shop in ...

Thailand prime minister must refocus efforts

Thailand prime minister must refocus efforts

December 3, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

History is repeating itself in Thailand, as Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra fails to address a decade-long political division in the country. On Sunday, Dec. 1, around 30,000 protesters launched a people’s coup, swarming state agencies and forcing the prime minister to flee. When Shinawatra won...

Medical marijuana bill comes before New York legislature

Medical marijuana bill comes before New York legislature

April 9, 2013


Filed under News

  A new bill has been proposed in the New York State legislature that would legalize the use of marijuana in the state for medicinal purposes. The bill was introduced in both the New York State Assembly and State Senate late last March and has received the co-sponsorship of over thirty legislators. However, th...

Violence Against Women Act wrongly rejected by Congress

Violence Against Women Act wrongly rejected by Congress

February 25, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

  The last two Congresses — the 111th and 112th — made history with near record lows of number of bills passed during their respective tenures. While their ineffectiveness is wasteful and harmful to the country, our representatives had good reason to disagree so strongly on many of the bills...