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One-Time Professor Leads Unlikely Bid for Governorship

One-Time Professor Leads Unlikely Bid for Governorship

By Sarah Jackson, News Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under City News, NYU, Top Story, University, University News

Though Stephanie Miner is unlikely to make it to Albany, the former Mayor of Syracuse hopes to eliminate partisan gridlock.

Why I’m Excited to See ‘Miranda’ Running for Governor

Why I’m Excited to See ‘Miranda’ Running for Governor

By Charlie Kolczynski, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Cynthia Nixon is the refreshing candidate we deserve.

Cuomo, Al Gore Reveal Offshore Wind Plans at NYU

Cuomo, Al Gore Reveal Offshore Wind Plans at NYU

By Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Vice President Al Gore spoke at NYU on Friday morning about New York’s initiatives for environmental preservation and sustainability.

Cuomo Proposes Tax for Properties Near Subway

Cuomo Proposes Tax for Properties Near Subway

By Claire Tighe, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under News

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently proposed a tax increase for residents living near the subway to fund MTA improvement.

Cuomo’s Proposed Driving Tax Poses Impacts to Students, Faculty

Cuomo’s Proposed Driving Tax Poses Impacts to Students, Faculty

By Alesha Bradford, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under City News, News, University News

NYU reacts to Governor Cuomo's new "driving tax."

Juul Electronic Cigarettes: The Biggest New Craze on Campus?

Juul Electronic Cigarettes: The Biggest New Craze on Campus?

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Features

With the increased usage of e-cigarettes comes a new craze: the Juul. NYU students have mixed feelings about one of the biggest e-cigarettes on campus.

Government Tug Of War Left New Yorkers Stranded In MTA Tunnels

Government Tug Of War Left New Yorkers Stranded In MTA Tunnels

By Wayne Chen, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With no foreseeable immediate improvement, New Yorkers can’t help but wonder: Who is responsible for this mess?

Cuomo Should Consider Banning Discrimination, Not Just Travel

Cuomo Should Consider Banning Discrimination, Not Just Travel

By WSN Editorial Board

March 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When an official takes the effort to a make a social statement, not often is it made with genuine intent. Cuomo should endeavor to be the exception, not just another politician speaking in elevated tones with his fingers crossed behind his back.

Density Bonuses Promote Sustainable Housing Affordability

Density Bonuses Promote Sustainable Housing Affordability

By Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If de Blasio wants to keep affordable housing around for the long term, his development plan sorely needs a density bonuses that incentivize developers to keep building affordable units.

CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Cuomo’s claim that reduced State funding “won’t cost New York City a penny” is patently absurd. Under the guise of cost-saving, Albany is trying to shift education costs from its budget onto the city and students who can least afford it.

Keep Workers Out of Life-Threatening Snow

Keep Workers Out of Life-Threatening Snow

By Daniel Moritz-Rabson, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

No matter the financial benefit of staying open during the storm, forcing workers to show up both disrespects and imperils them.

Cuomo Can’t Order Homelessness Off the Street

Cuomo Can’t Order Homelessness Off the Street

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The governor should take care not to pat himself on the back for this singular effort, which does not address the main causes of homelessness and only forces the most underprivileged and neglected into bad conditions.

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