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GOP Tax Plan: Trump’s First Win, or Just Another Fluke?

GOP Tax Plan: Trump’s First Win, or Just Another Fluke?

Pietro Topa, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2018


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On December 20, 2017, the United States Congress voted to pass a tax reform bill in both the senate and the House of Representatives. This bill includes a multitude of broad tax cuts, as well as a repeal of the Obama-care individual mandate. This is, in my opinion, one of the best proposed tax plans ...

Is the Future Finally Bright for the Knicks?

Is the Future Finally Bright for the Knicks?

Adam Israelevitz, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2018


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As many know, being a New York Knicks fan is no easy task. A typical Knicks fan has had to endure horrific basketball play, player drama, front office lunacy, and all around dysfunction. However, with controversial former General Manager Phil Jackson finally out of the picture, there is hope for a ch...

Big Brother in Biomedicine

Big Brother in Biomedicine

Jason Cheung, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2018


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Abilify MyCite is the newest drug to challenge the world of bioethics. Approved by the FDA on November 13, 2017, it is the first digital pill on the market. Digital pills have sensors that alert a patient’s doctor when patients take their medicine. This intersection of medicine and technology is t...

A Plea for Gun Control

A Plea for Gun Control

Jehiel Butt, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2018


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Shots rang out and the Vegas sky turned red. A music festival turned into a bloodbath. Momentarily, lives were fractured as loved ones were robbed of the unique stories which would have defined their lives. We install bulletproof glass, walk through metal detectors, and conduct background checks, but...

Weinstein Scandal Encourages College Students to Speak Out, But is it Enough?

Weinstein Scandal Encourages College Students to Speak Out, But is it Enough?

Sadia Haque, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2018


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In early October 2017, various news outlets published sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Ronan Farrow, who is credited with opening the floodgates of the Weinstein scandal, published an investigation in The New Yorker filled with testimonies from different women regarding their dark ...

The Value of Keeping Up With the News

The Value of Keeping Up With the News

Jessin Wang, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2018


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Consuming the news is exactly like consuming food— there’s the good and the bad, and there’s something every day. Politicians, celebrities, and even ordinary citizens are making the news continually, with events transpiring not only at a local level, but also on a national and global scale. Th...

Shedding Light on Harvey Weinstein

Shedding Light on Harvey Weinstein

Lakhsmi Chatterjee, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


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It all started with a tape. In 2015, Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her. She went straight to the nearest police precinct, which had her meet Weinstein again with a wire. The resulting tape showed Gutierrez confronting Weinstein about the earlier incident,...

The Survey Strip

The Survey Strip

Ria Cha, Guest Cartoonist

March 2, 2018


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How to Fix the MTA

How to Fix the MTA

Maliha Akter, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


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At the brink of dawn, numerous Bronx Science students arrive on the subway platform of 59th St-Lexington Avenue. Upon what seems like a 24 hour wait, the 4 train arrives while generating a windstorm. Within mere seconds, the train’s interior transforms into a battleground for the competition of limited...

Trump and North Korea: Fiery Words Can Spark an Inferno

Trump and North Korea: Fiery Words Can Spark an Inferno

Joachim Romanosky, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


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With the end of World War II in 1945, there came a concern that has affected all major powers of the world since: atomic weapons and the potential of nuclear war. For the last seven decades, all nations have managed to restrain themselves from using atomic weapons against a foreign power, in order to...

Breitbart News: Once Pro-Israel, Now Friendly to Anti-Semites

Breitbart News: Once Pro-Israel, Now Friendly to Anti-Semites

Skylar Kleinman, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


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Breitbart News is both one of the most reviled and influential news sites today. Most people know it as the go-to news source for the alt-right. Most people don’t know that Breitbart started out much more innocuously than what it is today. Andrew Breitbart was a conservative, Jewish journalist who...

Joe Biden: Too Old to be President?

Joe Biden: Too Old to be President?

William Fisher, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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In the last few months, former Vice President Joe Biden greatly raised expectations that he will enter his name onto the seemingly ever-increasing list of Democratic politicians planning to run for President in 2020. In May, he formed a political action committee, American Possibilities, in order to rais...

An Analysis of Motivations for Donating to the Annual Can Drive

An Analysis of Motivations for Donating to the Annual Can Drive

Ahana Chowdhury, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement once said, "There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” Over 60,000 homeless people live in the New York City shelter system, not including the many unaccounted people living on ...

Korean Pop Integration into American Music Culture

Korean Pop Integration into American Music Culture

Mian Hua Zheng, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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Filled with bright flashing lights, synchronized moves, matching outfits, and picture perfect smiles, the South Korean pop music industry, also known as K-Pop, has become a recognizable worldwide phenomenon. From male idol groups paired with alluring smiles and smouldering gazes to female units filled wi...

Thoughts on Chain Migration

Thoughts on Chain Migration

Ivan Lacroix and Tasmia Kabir

March 1, 2018


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Tasmia Kabir '18: Many of us would not be in the United States if it were not for chain migration, a system which allows United States citizens to apply for their siblings to come into the country legally. However, following the terror attacks in New York City this past November, President Trump sp...

Full of Sound but Lacking in Fury

Full of Sound but Lacking in Fury

George Crooks, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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In the course of our relatively brief democracy, we have not seen anything quite like this. This country has been privy to its own slew of political scandals, underminings of democracy, and even a civil war. What makes the Trump presidency one year on so remarkable is the sheer level of inefficiency...

The Importance of Effective Whistleblowers in an Age of “Fake” News

The Importance of Effective Whistleblowers in an Age of “Fake” News

Alysa Chen, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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Whether it’s exposing the underground rape culture in universities, U.S. military strategies in the Iraq War, or financial corruption in a large energy company, whistleblowers make information accessible to the public and exercise America’s fundamental right to free speech and free press. Protecte...

What Colleges Don’t Tell You About Early Applications

What Colleges Don’t Tell You About Early Applications

Kristina Ang, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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Nobody likes to play “the waiting game”— especially with college admissions. The college application process is complex and anxiety-inducing due to the very lengthy and unnecessarily long waiting period that follows the already tedious application process. Applying early is not a relatively new ide...

The President and his Tweet Addiction

The President and his Tweet Addiction

Jehiel Butt, Staff Reporter

December 31, 2017


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It’s been eight years and over 36,000 tweets since the @realDonaldTrump account was created.  Back then, Donald Trump was an established businessman known as one who strove to build an image of strength and power, which he invoked not only through the emblematic Trump Real Estate name, but als...

America’s Forgotten: Low-Income Teens and College

America’s Forgotten: Low-Income Teens and College

Andrew Lee, Staff Reporter

December 31, 2017


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Teens from all walks of life are currently applying to colleges across America. However, some aren’t even trying. According to the Labor of Bureau Statistics, 43% of families in America, 30,633,579 children, are classified as low-income, which means that they make less than $48,072 per year. Out...

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