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Activism Is Still Important Under Trump Presidency

Activism Is Still Important Under Trump Presidency

By Arushi Sahay, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Trump has shown he will remain consistent with his promises, which means his opposition must as well.

The Strange, Sturdy Justice of Antonin Scalia

The Strange, Sturdy Justice of Antonin Scalia

By Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Scalia’s death and the rancor it has surfaced should be a reminder that justice should trump politics. Even though divided and gridlocked government is now the norm, ideally the Supreme Court should be impervious to politics, and its efficacy should not be constrained by government impasses.

Technology outpacing civil liberties in New York policing

Technology outpacing civil liberties in New York policing

By WSN Editorial Board

October 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

NYPD x-ray vans could pose a significant hazard to both health and civil liberties. Once again, the NYPD needs greater oversight to ensure that it uses its technology prudently.

Warrantless spying must be debated openly

Warrantless spying must be debated openly

By Tommy Collison, Staff Columnist

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Citizens need to decide whether privacy infringement is a cost worth paying in exchange for diminished civil liberties.

Texas school policy invades privacy

Texas school policy invades privacy

October 8, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

A middle school in Texas is the first to adopt a pilot program that allows school administrators to track students’ whereabouts by using their student IDs through radio frequency technology. The program, which relies on radio frequency technology, is intended to ensure attendance, particularly in h...