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A New Yorker in London

A New Yorker in London

By Taylor Elizabeth Rogers, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Abroad, Features

New York and London may share a common language and a cosmopolitan mindset, but lifestyle differences are hidden underneath these similarities.

Tomi Lahren’s Star-Spangled Fashion

Tomi Lahren’s Star-Spangled Fashion

By Kate Holland, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

When Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren wore a flag-like garment for Halloween, she received some backlash. But people seem to have less of a problem with the use of the flag as clothing than the fact that the flag has come to represent exclusionary ideals in the U.S.

US must not give Israel a blank check

US must not give Israel a blank check

By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The US cannot afford to have its assets tied up in Israel any longer.

Harry’s Take: U.S. must stop funding Ugandan anti-gay measures

Harry’s Take: U.S. must stop funding Ugandan anti-gay measures

March 3, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The World Bank postponed a $90 million loan to the Ugandan government because of its newly adopted anti-homosexuality law on Friday. In a statement, Secretary of State John Kerry compared the situation that has befallen the LGBTQ community in Uganda as akin to the anti-Semitism laws in Nazi Germany or to apartheid South Africa. So far, the United States has not specified whether it will suspend a...

Diplomacy, not democracy, would be best for U.S. involvement in Egypt

Diplomacy, not democracy, would be best for U.S. involvement in Egypt

September 12, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In light of the ongoing tragedy in Syria, the world is reminded of the value of a properly functioning democracy, and more significantly, the inherent devastation that comes from not having one. Several hundred miles southwest of Syria, Egypt is undergoing a similar, albeit less violent, dilemma. I...

Redirecting foreign aid to where it actually matters

Redirecting foreign aid to where it actually matters

April 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion

In the wake of the recent global recession, U.S. government spending on domestic and international projects is being pulled back in some areas and increased in others. The distribution of taxpayer dollars to foreign aid initiatives has been reduced by billions of dollars — a relatively small percent...

United States must take more vocal stance on human rights abuses

United States must take more vocal stance on human rights abuses

March 22, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Two leading human rights activists have been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in Saudi Arabia this past weekend in what is the conclusion of a seven-month trial and a further stain on the country’s human rights record. Mohammad al-Qahtani and Abdullah al-Hamid are co-founders of the Saudi Civil...

U.S. sanctions on Iran harm average citizens

U.S. sanctions on Iran harm average citizens

March 8, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The threat of nuclear attack by nations like North Korea and Iran has had the international community on edge for years. To combat growing fears, major world powers, including the United States and most of the European Union, have adopted economic sanctions against both nations. These sanctions have...

Cuban immigration reforms will prove ineffective and dangerous

Cuban immigration reforms will prove ineffective and dangerous

February 7, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Have you ever met a Cuban at NYU? Perhaps you know someone of Cuban decent, but meeting a student who grew up in Cuba remains almost as unlikely as meeting one from North Korea. This is mainly due to the formerly restrictive immigration policies of the Cuban government, which rendered traveling outside...