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Restrictive Voting Laws Extend Past the South

Restrictive Voting Laws Extend Past the South

WSN Editorial Board

October 13, 2016


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Until New York reforms its own voting process, state officials have no legitimate argument to make against conservative state legislatures taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling.

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What You Need to Know Before Next Week’s Primary

What You Need to Know Before Next Week’s Primary

Lexi Faunce and Anne Cruz

April 12, 2016


Filed under 2016 Election, City News, NEWS, NYU, University News

Whatever your party preferences, here's what you need to know before you head to the New York presidential primaries next Tuesday.

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End Minimum Wage Bickering with Cost of Living Adjustments

End Minimum Wage Bickering with Cost of Living Adjustments

Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


Filed under OPINION

The minimum wage has actually lost purchasing power in recent decades, resulting in much undue strain on workers. Indexing the minimum wage to inflation and a city’s cost of living can drastically reduce this stress, and help eliminate a metric where America lags behind its Western counterparts.

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New York Child Abuse Laws Are ‘Regressive’ and ‘Absurd’

New York Child Abuse Laws Are ‘Regressive’ and ‘Absurd’

WSN Editorial Board

April 6, 2016


Filed under OPINION

New York State needs to support the victims of some of the most heinous crimes imaginable by reforming the statute of limitation and providing greater resources for the abused.

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NY State Budget Is National Example

NY State Budget Is National Example

Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 4, 2016


Filed under OPINION

If states are the ‘laboratories of democracy,’ as former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis has said, then New York’s 2016 budget is an experiment with nationwide implications.

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New York Should Host Democratic Debate

New York Should Host Democratic Debate

WSN Editorial Board

March 30, 2016


Filed under OPINION

A New York debate between the Democratic nominees is needed — not as a political gift to either candidate, but to give a voice to New Yorkers.

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NYU must stand with the Clean Water Rule

NYU must stand with the Clean Water Rule

Anubhuti Kumar, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under OPINION

NYU students must do their part and raise awareness about the importance of clean water to every facet of our life.

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New York State should copy Florida’s transparency

New York State should copy Florida’s transparency

Abraham Gross, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under OPINION

New York State should follow Florida's example and amend their transparency laws.

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Harry’s Take: New York needs stricter tanning legislation

Harry’s Take: New York needs stricter tanning legislation

April 28, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Last month, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement that banned tanning salons from displaying deceptive advertising about the false health benefits of using tanning beds. Although a sensible and warranted intervention, the act does not go far enough. Simply banning ...

New York State public schools suffer from segregation

New York State public schools suffer from segregation

Kavish Harjai, News Editor

April 2, 2014


Filed under NEWS

New York State public schools are the most segregated in the nation, according to a report released on March 26. The report, published by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles, says New York State public schools have held this record for many years. Gary Orfield, co-...

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