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Tribeca 2017: ‘Elian’ Recounts the U.S.-Cuba Showdown Over a 5-Year-Old Boy

Tribeca 2017: ‘Elian’ Recounts the U.S.-Cuba Showdown Over a 5-Year-Old Boy

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Elian" depicts the international custody battle over 5-year-old Cuban Elian Gonzalez, which made for a showdown between the United States and Cuba.

Everyone Should Find Time to Play Chess

Everyone Should Find Time to Play Chess

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

There are so many great ways to unwind after a grueling day of classes. However, few distractions can prove as entertaining and mentally stimulating as chess.

Liberals Shouldn’t Idealize Fidel Castro’s Legacy

Liberals Shouldn’t Idealize Fidel Castro’s Legacy

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The contemporary normalization of Fidel Castro is a disservice to the tens of thousands murdered or exiled because of his actions.

NYU Reacts: Former Cuba President Fidel Castro Dies at 90

NYU Reacts: Former Cuba President Fidel Castro Dies at 90

By Diamond Naga Siu and Jemima McEvoy

November 29, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU students react to the death of Cuba's former president, Fidel Castro.

Ending embargo means real freedom for Cubans

Ending embargo means real freedom for Cubans

October 22, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Fifty-two years ago, the United States began a trade embargo against Cuba that remains a failure to this day. The embargo originally served as leverage for negotiations and a method of asphyxiating the Castro regime, as the Cold War transformed Cuba into a diplomatic proxy for the United States and Soviet...