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Why You Shouldn’t Donate to the Red Cross

Why You Shouldn’t Donate to the Red Cross

By Kieran Brown, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I watched as my family members lost their homes, their belongings, and their pets. We saw feet of water flood basements, severe wind tear paneling off of roofs, and for the time being we were hopeless. Yet, we prevailed.

Typhoon Haiyan portrays Philippines government as political disaster

Typhoon Haiyan portrays Philippines government as political disaster

November 17, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

A typhoon in the Pacific is not an extraordinary occurrence. But Typhoon Haiyan was. It has now been ten days since this super-typhoon wreaked havoc on the Philippines. The storm hit with a ferocity of epic proportions, with winds reaching over 250 kilometers per hour. Bodies have lined the streets...

Ban against gay men donating blood should be dropped

Ban against gay men donating blood should be dropped

October 3, 2013


Filed under Opinion

One of my friends was recently turned away from a blood drive when he disclosed he was gay and sexually active. Although he has tested negative for HIV, the group running the blood drive would not allow him to participate. They told him it was simply a cautionary measure. Since 1977, the Food and Drug Admin...

NYU Red Cross moves to give back

NYU Red Cross moves to give back

November 9, 2012


Filed under News

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy that wreaked havoc on the northeast and affected the NYU community, the American Red Cross Club at NYU is holding a food delivery event from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to help impoverished families in Lower Manhattan. Gautam Shrivastava, a CAS senior and club president,...