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Don’t Call It Flip-Flopping, Call It Dynamic Democracy

Don’t Call It Flip-Flopping, Call It Dynamic Democracy

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We expect legislators to do the right thing no matter public opinion, yet crush them at the polls if they act against the wishes of their constituency.

Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control Will Have Positive Impact

Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control Will Have Positive Impact

By Anand Balaji, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The significant expansion of background checks, increased mental health reporting and strengthening of law enforcement capabilities are all promising steps towards a safer United States.

Claims of sexism against Sanders unfounded

Claims of sexism against Sanders unfounded

By Max Schachere, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Calling Bernie Sanders sexist is like calling Barack Obama racist. If actions speak louder than words, then people should look at Sanders voting history before any misconstrued soundbites.

Where candidates stand on our concerns

By Lexi Faunce, Deputy News Editor

November 2, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Presidential candidates' stance on issues that matter most to NYU students.

Clinton mishandles gun control question

Clinton mishandles gun control question

By Pragya Gianani, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The democratic debate saw the issue of gun control mishandled by HRC.

Gun deaths must be politicized if change is to occur

Gun deaths must be politicized if change is to occur

By Laura Adkins, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Our country must not sit back and do nothing in the face of the tragedy of school shootings if we want to put an end to them

Brady Campaign launches plan to reduce gun violence

Brady Campaign launches plan to reduce gun violence

By Kati Garrity, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU students launch NYU branch of Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

American apathy to shootings disgraceful

American apathy to shootings disgraceful

By Ryan Najjar, Contributing Columnist

November 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

A freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state fired six rounds at his fellow students in the school cafeteria on Oct. 24. By the end of the rampage, one student was killed; four others were sent to hospitals in critical condition and the shooter had committed suicide. National news s...

Columbine anniversary should inspire revisitation of gun laws

Columbine anniversary should inspire revisitation of gun laws

April 21, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On April 20, 1999, the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado shocked the nation and ignited a fierce debate about the Second Amendment that has raged in Congress and state legislatures ever since. Fifteen years after two armed students took 13 lives and then their own, this country continues...

College Democrats, Republicans square off in debate

College Democrats, Republicans square off in debate

March 28, 2014


Filed under News

At the second semi-annual debate between the NYU College Democrats and the NYU College Republicans on March 27, club members argued about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed tax increases on the wealthy to fund prekindergarten education and national gun control. As part of the first debate about New York Cit...

U.S. shows numbness toward gun violence

U.S. shows numbness toward gun violence

November 11, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On Saturday night at Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink, a 20-year-old man and 14-year-old boy were both shot while skating. The young boy will never walk or skate again. Since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., close to 29,975 people have died from guns in the United States. To put that in perspective, if you filled Madison Square Garden to capacity, you would still have 9,000 people left without a seat. With mass killings becoming a regular occurrence in America, the news of a single shooting barely ev...

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