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EBT Cards Make Produce an Easy Choice

EBT Cards Make Produce an Easy Choice

By Herman Lee, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under News, NYU, University News

New research on food stamps spending shows a link between electronic purchases and healthy food choices.

No Applause for Adulting

No Applause for Adulting

By Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

By rewarding themselves for minor efforts, young people undermine the challenges many face every day.

Capitalism Won’t Solve Cuban Inequality

Capitalism Won’t Solve Cuban Inequality

By Connor Borden, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With no chance of mobility and a pittance from the central government, the poverty-stricken population of Cuba cannot hope to escape the cycle of poverty.

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

By Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As tensions and tempers flare between the encroaching walls of gentrification and those who find themselves forced out of their old homes, the parallels between San Francisco’s issues with homelessness and New York’s are clear.

Food Stamps Aren’t Enough for SNAP Beneficiaries

Food Stamps Aren’t Enough for SNAP Beneficiaries

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This upcoming deadline for SNAP benefits is just another indignity forced upon people who need public assistance.

Asian-Americans Deserve Racial Nuance

Asian-Americans Deserve Racial Nuance

By Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Asian-Americans, as one of the fastest growing demographics in the United States, can neither look past the grievances caused by primarily white institutions, nor can they ignore the problematic tendencies within their own communities.

‘Trash’ is Brazil’s ‘Slumdog Billionaire’

‘Trash’ is Brazil’s ‘Slumdog Billionaire’

By Patrick Pauley, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

The light-hearted and family-friendly tones in "Trash" are not far from a deeper discussion about the slums of Brazil.

UN must take stronger action with development goals

UN must take stronger action with development goals

By Patrick Seaman, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The year is 2015, many of the UN's goals lofty have not been successful. They must set more reachable goals.

Professor discusses poverty research

Professor discusses poverty research

By Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

March 25, 2015


Filed under News

Dr. Michal Shimai gave a lecture on her research project to determine if poverty is a collective trauma.

Study finds disparity in cocaine arrests

Study finds disparity in cocaine arrests

By Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

February 25, 2015


Filed under News

A study conducted by NYU researches determined that socioeconomically disadvantaged adults are more likely to use crack cocaine.

Journalists discuss reporting sensitive topics

Journalists discuss reporting sensitive topics

By Lexi Faunce, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2015


Filed under News

Writers spoke at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute on how they report pain, trauma, violence and poverty.

Ferguson shooting signals need for police demilitarization

By Miguel Coronado, Contributing Columnist

September 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The Ferguson shooting should inspire Americans to critically examine race relations and police demilitarization.

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