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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.

NYPD program moves toward accountability

NYPD program moves toward accountability

By WSN Editorial Board

September 15, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The NYPD body camera program can foster accountability and transparency.

Students, professors split on Bloomberg’s e-cigarette ban

Students, professors split on Bloomberg’s e-cigarette ban

January 29, 2014


Filed under News

As one of his last acts as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg signed a law placing a ban on smoking electronic cigarettes at all locations where regular cigarettes are banned. Yet e-cigarette shops have still been opening up around the city. One, The Henley Vaporium, recently set up shop in ...

Panel weighs in on soda ban at law school

Panel weighs in on soda ban at law school

November 13, 2013


Filed under News

A panel called Does Size Matter? focused on whether the New York City Board of Health should have the right to regulate the soda ban, if citizen’s liberty is being infringed, among other issues involving the ban. The discussion at Vanderbilt Hall on Nov. 12 included senior editor of Reason Ma...

[LIVE BLOG] New York City Mayoral Election 2013

[LIVE BLOG] New York City Mayoral Election 2013

November 5, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, News

  Tonight, the 2013 race to City Hall will come to an end. Welcome to WSN's live blog of the Mayoral Election, where our news team will be bringing you up-to-the-minute updates on election results as the night progresses, so be sure to check back this evening as polls begin closing. In the mean ...

Bloomberg’s final term winds down, look back at legacy

Bloomberg’s final term winds down, look back at legacy

November 5, 2013


Filed under News

After 12 years in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will leave his position and a new mayor will be inaugurated. Since taking office in 2002, Bloomberg has impacted New York City in multiple sectors Public Health According to a 2010 document from New York State’s Department of Health, adult obes...

Bloomberg enters bid for eternal mayor of New York City

Bloomberg enters bid for eternal mayor of New York City

October 31, 2013


Filed under News

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference yesterday that has shocked the city. “To promote transparency within this city, I need to be completely honest about who I am and who I am becoming,” Bloomberg said at the conference. “I am a vampire.” Bloomberg said he c...

Banksy’s art should not be considered illegal

Banksy’s art should not be considered illegal

October 28, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Banksy, the pseudonymous street artist famous for his guerrilla art and political messages, has recently come under attack by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for breaking the law under allegations of vandalism. Bloomberg argues graffiti ruins people’s property and represents “decay and loss...

Bloomberg will leave legacy in urban policies

Bloomberg will leave legacy in urban policies

October 24, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a polarizing leader, but his statement last week announcing the completion of the second phase of Water Tunnel No. 3 served as a reminder of his substantial accomplishments in the infrastructure of New York City. He is a city-planning titan, and Water Tunnel No. 3 is proof...

NYC Girls Project encourages positive body image

NYC Girls Project encourages positive body image

October 9, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched his NYC Girl’s Project, abandoning his role as the soda crusader to take on a more relevant cause — instilling body confidence in young women. The project targets 7 to 12-year-old girls — a key demographic that is developing habits they...

Bloomberg unveils self-esteem campaign for young girls

Bloomberg unveils self-esteem campaign for young girls

October 7, 2013


Filed under News

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s New York City Girls Project aims to foster young girls’ self-esteem and encourage positive body image. According to the project’s website, New York is the first city to implement this type of program. “The project aims to help girls believe their value comes f...

Bloomberg calling de Blasio’s campaign racist is inadvertently racist

Bloomberg calling de Blasio’s campaign racist is inadvertently racist

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist

September 11, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Just when many New Yorkers believed Mayor Michael Bloomberg was incapable of issuing a more absurd statement, the mogul turned mayor defied his naysayers with a presumptuously personal and racially-charged attack on mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio, the public advocate who is both the front-runner to succeed...

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