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President Biden, cancel student loan debt

President Biden, cancel student loan debt

By Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor April 12, 2021

In a sharp departure from his centrist posturing during the Democratic primary, President Biden embraced the power of his office by signing more executive orders in his first two weeks than former Presidents...

Dont trust Biden to handle immigration better than Trump

Don’t trust Biden to handle immigration better than Trump

By Srishti Bungle , Contributing Writer April 1, 2021

During his campaign, President Joe Biden promised to build a “fair and humane” immigration system. A little over a month after taking office, the Biden administration reopened a Trump-era facility...

Cuomo is unfit for Governor

Cuomo is unfit for Governor

By WSN Editorial Board March 29, 2021

CW: Sexual harassment. A New York Times investigation published on March 4 revealed that an NYU Law professor was complicit in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s cover-up of nursing home deaths. Linda Lacewell teaches...

De Blasios police reform is hollow and insufficient

De Blasio’s police reform is hollow and insufficient

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor March 16, 2021

After a summer swept by protests for racial justice and demonstrations demanding the New York Police Department be defunded and held accountable for its violent racism, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office...

$15 an hour is not enough, especially in New York

$15 an hour is not enough, especially in New York

By Srishti Bungle, Contributing Writer March 15, 2021

The fight for the $15 minimum wage started in 2012. Adjusted for inflation, $15 in 2012 is worth $17.41 today. This January, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) led the Democratic Party in re-introducing the Raise...

HBO Max decision harms theaters for profit

HBO Max decision harms theaters for profit

By Sam Gray, Contributing Writer March 15, 2021

Warner Brothers announced that their upcoming movies will be streamed on HBO Max in December. Since these films will be released simultaneously in theaters, this decision has robbed promising blockbusters...

Police Can’t Be Trusted With Public Health

Police Can’t Be Trusted With Public Health

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor September 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented public health crisis that is only getting worse in some parts of the country. Some state and local governments have mobilized police forces to curb the...

Romney Plays the Political Game Better Than We Think

Romney Plays the Political Game Better Than We Think

By Sofie Schwallie, Contributing Writer September 25, 2020

After the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the most renowned justices of the modern era, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY.) quickly called to appoint a new justice...

Save the Supreme Court

Save the Supreme Court

By Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor September 24, 2020

As a result of Mitch McConnell’s push to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her passing on Sept. 18, it is likely that the Supreme Court will have a 6-3 conservative majority that would unquestionably...

How To Properly Critique Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

How To Properly Critique Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

By Emily Dai, Opinion Editor September 23, 2020

Since the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many progressives are debating the best ways to remember her and discuss her legacy. An outpouring of news outlets released articles...

Voter Suppression Has Always Been a Problem

Voter Suppression Has Always Been a Problem

By Emily Dai, Opinion Editor September 17, 2020

As the November presidential election approaches, the logistics of voting have become increasingly politicized and contentious. This comes after months of President Donald Trump casting doubt on mail-in-voting...

President Trump Has No Clue What He’s Doing

President Trump Has No Clue What He’s Doing

By Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor September 16, 2020

In the 1970s, investigative journalist Bob Woodward relied on extreme cloak and dagger tactics to uncover evidence that implicated then-President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal. So deep and extensive...