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“Rosewater” depicts power of journalism

“Rosewater” depicts power of journalism

By Sidney Butler, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Arts, Film

Despite its problems, Jon Stewart's directorial debut succeeds in showing the power of truth and journalism

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...

CNN should focus on reporting, not drama

CNN should focus on reporting, not drama

October 3, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Ever since its revival, the CNN television program “Crossfire” has been met with much controversy. The show is supposedly designed to present a debate between politically liberal and politically conservative pundits and offer unique, challenging perspectives to the public. However this description...

Richard Dawkins shifts dialogue

Richard Dawkins shifts dialogue

October 1, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

I rarely idolize writers or public personalities. But last Wednesday I found myself in a long line at Kimmel Center to get my copy of Richard Dawkins’ new book signed after a talk he gave. The talk at NYU was part of a series of appearances to advertise the launching of his memoir, “An Appetite for...

‘Daily Show’ executive producer Steve Bodow talks Emmy nomination

‘Daily Show’ executive producer Steve Bodow talks Emmy nomination

September 19, 2013


Filed under Arts

Steve Bodow didn’t set out to become a comedy writer. But that’s exactly what the NYU alumnus does. Bodow, who graduated from NYU in 1995, is one of the executive producers of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” — a job that requires working closely with Stewart to produce his vision for the s...