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De Blasio’s Columbus Conundrum

De Blasio’s Columbus Conundrum

By Alison Zimmerman, Deputy Opinion Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

De Blasio's decision to leave the Christopher Columbus monument and add an indigenous peoples' monument strikes a compromise on a controversial subject.

De Blasio Endorses SLAM, Discusses Racist Statues, Does Not Take Questions

De Blasio Endorses SLAM, Discusses Racist Statues, Does Not Take Questions

By Caroline Haskins, Deputy News Editor

September 27, 2017


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

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited his old Weinstein dorm room. During his visit, he said he would consider taking down certain statues and supported SLAM's objective of getting a student on NYU's Board of Trustees.

De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

By John Barna, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

De Blasio’s tempered approach to seeking progress incrementally should be celebrated by liberals as something that could realistically make a difference, not criticized as insufficiently progressive. Progressivism should be about accomplishing progress, not about setting unachievable goals.

Kill Switch Would Protect New Yorkers

Kill Switch Would Protect New Yorkers

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor

November 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Undocumented immigrants are fearful following Donald Trump’s victory, and New York must act before its IDNYC program is used against residents.

De Blasio creates plan for housing to combat homelessness

De Blasio creates plan for housing to combat homelessness

By Tegan Mosugu, Contributing Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under City News, News

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a multi-billion dollar plan to create housing for the homeless.

De Blasio confronts city housing shortage

De Blasio confronts city housing shortage

By Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

February 3, 2015


Filed under News

Mayor de Blasio makes an effort to provide affordable housing to residents.

[UPDATE] Classes after 4 p.m. today and all-day Tuesday canceled due to severe winter storm

[UPDATE] Classes after 4 p.m. today and all-day Tuesday canceled due to severe winter storm

By News Team

January 26, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

NYU announced this afternoon that classes after 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 will be canceled.

Conflicts continue between NYPD, mayor

Conflicts continue between NYPD, mayor

By Alanna Bayarin, News Editor

January 26, 2015


Filed under News

The gap between the NYPD, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton continues to grow.

De Blasio education reform beneficial

De Blasio education reform beneficial

By Zahra Haque, Staff Columnist

November 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

With a commitment to amending schools rather than eliminating them, de Blasio’s school policy is much more beneficial to students than that of his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg.

Legislation to alter immigration laws

By Stephanie Grella, contributing writer

October 8, 2014


Filed under News

New York City will no longer be honoring detention requests for undocumented immigrants without a warrant from a federal judge.

New York could be environmental leader

New York could be environmental leader

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board

September 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Global climate change has been a hot issue at the United Nations conference. De Blasio presented at the UN about climate change where he presented his administrations plan to tackle NYC emissions. If this plan is followed, New York will help lead the way in cutting greenhouse emissions in the US.

De Blasio fails to deliver on homelessness

De Blasio fails to deliver on homelessness

By Johnpaul Baratta, Contributing Columnist

September 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

De Blasio criticized the former administration for not properly addressing the homeless issue. Now, he is continuing previous policies and the homelessness rate has increased.

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