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How will we know when Artificial Intelligence has gone too far? (Photo Credit: Possessed Photography / Unsplash)

The Ramifications of Artificial Intelligence: What Should Governments Do?

Asa Paparo, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

Artificial Intelligence is likely a buzzword you have heard recently, and for good reason. Beyond the current generation of natural language processors, such as ChatGPT, AI has the potential to completely...

A Century-Delayed Subway Line Is Revived: Continued Progress On the Second Avenue Subway Extension

Anna Koontz, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

The MTA is in Phase Two of a four-part plan to increase subway access through the extension of the Q line and revival of the T train. Phase One was completed in 2017 and brought the Q from 63rd street...

One Manhattan West (the left tower) and Two Manhattan West (the right tower) rise over the central plaza, their brilliant blue glass a visible sight from all over the city. “Ten years ago, there was nothing there. Now you cannot tell the difference at all if you look from the street at a normal set of buildings constructed from the ground,” said structural engineer Lulu Shen.

Structural Feats Convert An Industrial Wasteland Into a New, Flourishing Destination: The Manhattan West Building Complex

Rossitsa Mina Petrova, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

With the ceaseless influx of people migrating to cities, it is becoming increasingly important to make use of all available land for the general prosperity of the inhabitants. Worldwide, cities house more...

As much as Disney has wanted to brand itself as apolitical in the past, any actions the company takes can make an implicit stance. For example, Air Force flyovers at Walt Disney World can suggest a certain military glorification, even if Disney did not intend to take such a stance. (Photo Credit: Senior Airman Dakota C. LeGrand, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

How Did Disney Get Tangled Up With Ron DeSantis?

Lucas Melendez, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

The present is unquestionably a difficult time for those in the LGBTQ community. According to a UCLA study, LGBTQ people are nine times more likely than non-LGBTQ people to suffer violent hate crimes....

Here are the streets of Helsinki, Finland, in Northern Europe. (Photo Credit: Mstyslav Chernov, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

NATO Adds Finland

Camille Chen July 21, 2023

Finland -- the country known for its happy citizens, the northern lights, saunas, and reindeers -- is thought of as a utopia by many. In light of recent events, Finland joined the North Atlantic Treaty...

As various influential banks began to collapse, the economy was sent into an upheaval as stocks drastically dropped below value.

Financial Fallouts and Bankruptcy Blues: An Analysis of the Banking Crisis

Pritika Patel, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

American industrialist and entrepreneur Henry Ford once said: “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be...

In 2022, the U.S public received 50.3 billion unwanted scam and spam calls. For many of us, these are a daily occurence, and these figures are only set to increase as technology advances. (Photo Credit: Lindsey LaMont / Unsplash)

AI Voices: New Forms of Scams Are on the Rise

Roy Chen, Staff Reporter July 20, 2023

AI Voice technology and its use in malicious activity have been on the rise in recent months. From impersonating people in search of ransom to asking for money when in times of need, these malicious actors...

Facebook remains a social media giant and continues to expand its operations now in 2023. (Photo Credit: Timothy Hales Bennett / Unsplash)

Meta’s $725 Million Dollar Settlement

Evan Li, Staff Reporter July 19, 2023

In March of 2018, The New York Times found that Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, had “improperly obtained data from Facebook to build voter profiles.” They did so by using...

Here is a photograph of the city of Bakhmut, located in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, during the battle over the city. (Photo Credit:, CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

The Fall of Bakhmut: How Was This Stronghold of a City Captured by Russian Forces?

Tristan Borlongan, Staff Reporter July 19, 2023

Standing on the crumbling outskirts of western Bakhmut, Yevgeny Prigozhin, CEO of the Russian “Wagner” private mercenary company, addressed the Russian people. “Today we took Bakhmut. Starting on...

London was festively decorated for the occasion of King Charles coronation. (Photo Credit: Samuel Regan-Asante / UnSplash)

The Prized Jewel of a Fallen Empire: King Charles’ Coronation

Tasnim Haque, Staff Reporter July 19, 2023

Once upon a time, there was a land so great and mighty. Legend had it that the sun would never set on this empire. Until… it did. Unfortunate? Perhaps for Great Britain, but for the rest of the world,...

The MTA is the main source of transportation in New York City, with thousands of customers depending on its system daily. The loss of Twitter as a reliable and widespread source of transit updates created a crisis for many loyal riders. Photo Credit: Nic Y-C / Unsplash

What Elon Musk’s Twitter Means for the MTA

Elizabeth Colón, Staff Reporter July 18, 2023

When trying to get around big cities, most people turn to public transportation because of its accessibility and convenience. In New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is notorious...

Here is a protest in Times Square, Manhattan. (Photo Credit: Rhododendrites, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

From Tensions To Battles: A Timeline of the Russian Ukraine War

Rida Nuamah, Staff Reporter July 18, 2023

On February 24th, 2022, the world watched as Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. For many people, this act was sudden. For others, this was expected. Ukraine used to be part of the communist...

The application of CRISPR-Cas9 in modern medicine will provide a greater understanding to the way in which many diseases work and how we can develop cures to fight against them

CRISPR: The Innovation That Changed Everything

Stephan Chirinian, Staff Reporter July 18, 2023

Following the release of CRISPR in 2012, the world of science was never the same. For the first time, we could edit DNA. Scientists thought, for decades on end, that we would never be able to edit DNA,...

Red-winged Blackbirds, while still common in New York, have seen losses of roughly 90 million birds since the 1970s. As Ken Rosenberg from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology noted, “These bird losses are a strong signal that our human-altered landscapes are losing their ability to support birdlife.”

What Declining Bird Populations Mean For Us

Katrina Tablang, Staff Reporter June 6, 2023

Pigeons perching on pipes, seagulls scrounging for scraps, finches flitting from tree to tree — though it may be easy to miss New York City’s lively bird population, the city is home to dozens of bird...

Located in northwestern Iraq, the Haditha Dam serves as a critical facility for generating hydroelectricity, regulating the flow of the Euphrates River, and providing local farmers water for irrigation.

Water Wars: Navigating the Complexities of Hydropolitics and Hydroterrorism in the Middle East

Pritika Patel, Staff Reporter June 6, 2023

More valuable than any of the region’s numerous natural resources, water is often referred to as the “liquid gold” of the Middle East. This simple necessity has become one of the divisive issues...

Jamestown is completely surrounded by water, so the threat of it going underwater is far higher than other places.

Climate Change Strikes Again: The Historic Town of Jamestown is Flooding

Rida Nuamah, Staff Reporter June 6, 2023

One of many history lessons taught in public middle school in the United States is about the English colonies of the New World, and the settlements that started with Jamestown, Virginia. On May 14th,...

Across the world. high school students are experiencing record levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. The question is: what is to be done?

Prioritizing Mental Health: Proposed Legislation for Absences in New York Schools

Liza Greenberg, Staff Reporter June 6, 2023

“Mom please, please don’t make me go!” These words are a pleading cry. These same words, familiar to overworked high school students the world over, echo through homes today, as they have for generations....

Computers and genomics were made for each other. The precision and speed at which a computer could run through a gene sequence was unparalleled. Most importantly, though, was the fact that this made the gene sequence accessible to the entire scientific community.

Happy 20th to the Human Genome Project

Louisiana Stahl, Staff Reporter June 6, 2023

April 14th, 2023 marked twenty years since the Human Genome Project was completed. Kicking off in October of 1990, this was arguably the most large-scale scientific project of all time. Involving thousands...

Petr Pavel, age 61, is the President Elect of the Czech Republic who took office on March 9th, 2023. He is a former Czech general who was nominated by the people as an independent, but he holds no prior political experience.

Meet Petr Pavel: The New Czech President and an Interesting Example of Populism

Gabriel Marinescu, Staff Reporter June 6, 2023

The political landscape in the Czech Republic changed on January 28th, 2023, when Petr Pavel was elected as the new president. A former general and man who was nominated by the people, he is an interesting...

A protester on March 23, 2023 with a sign entitled “Separation of Powers.” It depicts Netanyahu as a judge, police officer, and  king, with power over each branch of the Israeli government.

Israel’s Government: A Coalition of Controversy

Tamar Padwa, Staff Reporter June 6, 2023

Despite holding five elections in less than four years, Israel is still nowhere close to political stability. The country’s latest crisis is due to a new series of judicial reforms proposed by Prime...

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