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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.

Obama’s Mosque Visit Too Little, Too Late

Obama’s Mosque Visit Too Little, Too Late

By WSN Editorial Board

February 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If any president is going to make meaningful progress for social justice in the United States, they must insist on that progress wholeheartedly, whether politically expedient or not.

Electoral college stymies democracy

Electoral college stymies democracy

By Max Schachere, Staff Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The electoral college is an obstacle for modern democracy and the proper enfranchisement of all voters. The state a voter resides in should have no bearing on how much their vote matters.

Politicians are leaders, not saints

Politicians are leaders, not saints

By Abraham Gross, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Politicians should be seen as humans, and their vices do not preclude them from public life.

Success of Obamacare contingent on youth

Success of Obamacare contingent on youth

April 2, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The White House announced yesterday that over 7 million people had enrolled in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. This achievement marks a symbolic victory for the Obama administration, which struggled to meet the self-imposed goal after the turbulent October launch. Throughout the six-month...

Midterm campaigning reflects political hypocrisy

Midterm campaigning reflects political hypocrisy

April 2, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Politicians must change their current tactics to ensure that the government truly serves the American people. The current strategies that candidates in both parties are employing for the midterm elections demonstrate the need for reform in the U.S. political system. For example, Republicans  poin...