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The Forgotten 3.4 Million Americans

The Forgotten 3.4 Million Americans

By Paola Nagovitch, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Bickering aside, the U.S. and Puerto Rican governments need to prioritize the wellbeing of Puerto Ricans. The region must stop being politicized — 3.4 million U.S. citizens are suffering.

Former Presidents Set Example for Unity at One American Appeal

Former Presidents Set Example for Unity at One American Appeal

By Wayne Chen, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

While bipartisanship in politics has escalated to the point when opposition forces are described as radicals, the gathering of five living former presidents this past weekend is a reminder that Americans can still hope for one indivisible nation, with liberty and justice for all.

Wildfire in California Demonstrates our Vulnerability

Wildfire in California Demonstrates our Vulnerability

By Wayne Chen, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As natural disasters occur more frequently and on a more deadly level than ever, Americans are receiving none other than a wake-up call that they cannot take safety for granted anymore.

India Floods: Déjà vu

India Floods: Déjà vu

By Apurva Kothari, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

1985, 2005, 2017: This is neither the first time torrential rains derailed the lives of a million Indians nor will it be the last.

NYU Program Aids Recovery in Disaster-Stricken Communities

NYU Program Aids Recovery in Disaster-Stricken Communities

By Arushi Sahay, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

NYU’s Population Impact, Recovery, and Resilience program examines disaster stricken communities and assesses the disaster recovery process.

‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Aren’t Helping Anyone

‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Aren’t Helping Anyone

By Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Sure, social media helps us connect to a worldwide audience far quicker and easier than any other platform, but thoughts and prayers don’t mean much if they reach those in actual need too late.

How To: Prepare for disaster

How To: Prepare for disaster

By Bryna Shuman, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013


Filed under Features

  A little over a year ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the New York metropolitan area, leaving many students unequipped to deal with such a disaster. This year’s hurricane season may be over, but don’t be caught unprepared if any type of seasonal storm strikes. Pack it Up Before a d...

GRAPHIC: Voices across campuses

GRAPHIC: Voices across campuses

November 1, 2012


Filed under Features

From brief outages and a few fallen branches to week-long class cancellations, students across the East Coast bring mixed reports on Hurricane Sandy's effects on their local campuses. Some campuses, such as Brooklyn College, reported that a student had died due to falling debris during the storm. ...

New York residents react to Con Ed explosion

New York residents react to Con Ed explosion

October 31, 2012


Filed under News

The Con Edison Plant at 14th Street and Avenue C blew up on Monday night during Hurricane Sandy. The explosion has caused all Manhattan residents living below 40th Street to lose power. Nellie, a resident of 1225 FDR Drive near the plant who did not give her last name, recalled the explosion. Her...

Limited subway service continues to resume

Limited subway service continues to resume

October 31, 2012


Filed under News

Inactive since a total system shutdown Sunday night, limited subway service will resume starting Thursday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier today. Due to extensive flooding in the subway tunnels, there will still be no service between Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. As an alternative,...

GALLERY: Hurricane Damage Outside New York City

GALLERY: Hurricane Damage Outside New York City

October 31, 2012


Filed under Multimedia, Multimedia Gallery

Hurricane Sandy is a superstorm that made an unforgettable impact beyond New York City — click on the picture below to visit the slideshow showcasing how Sandy effected neighboring areas.

GALLERY: The LES In the Wake of Sandy

GALLERY: The LES In the Wake of Sandy

October 30, 2012


Filed under Multimedia, Multimedia Gallery

Click below to see scenes from what's left of the Lower East Side, including the area surrounding the ConEd explosion, on Tuesday morning.  All Photos by Madison Todd.