Bloomberg and the Politics of Class Struggle

On Nov. 8, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg filed to run in the Alabama Democratic Primary. His advisors say that he is...

Beto’s Success Amounts to Pretty Privilege

Beto O’Rourke, tumbling in poll numbers and dwindling in fundraising figures, recently dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. After struggling to channel...
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US Politicians Don’t Know How to Deal With Hong Kong

Images of a rally outside the U.S. embassy in Hong Kong peppered local news outlets and social media in September. Protesters clad in black...

New York City Must Help Its Homeless Children

Since last year, over 114,000 New York City public school students have continued to struggle with homelessness, and nearly 38,000 live in shelters. Recent...

Vote Yes on Ballot Question 1

New York City residents will be able to vote on Nov. 5 whether or not to implement a ranked-choice voting system for local primaries...

Understanding the Trend of Performance Activism

I fall into the group of people that looks to Twitter for national and global updates on society, politics, the environment and, well, practically...

The False Promise of Closing Rikers Island

The New York City Council overwhelmingly voted earlier this month to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex. The $8 billion resolution will replace...

New York’s Homeless Deserve Safer Shelters

Earlier this month, four homeless men were killed in Chinatown, and one was critically injured. The situation reveals the dangers of living on the...

Trump Is Trying to Dilute the Meaning of Impeachment

Impeachment is finally upon us. From scandal to scandal, the country has been waiting to see when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would pull the...

Journalism’s Impact in Wake of Impeachment

When WSN’s Opinion Desk published its series on the Future of Journalism last May, the state of our union was distinctly different. Five months...

The Battle for LGBTQ Rights Is Far From Over

The Supreme Court is kicking off its new term this Tuesday with three monumental cases that could alter the direction of the LGBTQ rights...

What the Puerto Rican Government Owes Its Women

A video began circulating Twitter last week and further inflamed an already-heated discussion regarding the lack of protection for victims of domestic violence in...
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