Editorials

#WhyIDidntReport: Why Ford’s Timing Is Understandable and Not Suspicious

ByAFIA EAMA September 24th, 2018 “Ford waited 20 years to share her trauma with another person and waited 30 years to seek professional help regarding it.“ Christine Blasey Ford has become a familiar name discussed in the news. Ford, a…

48-Hour News Blackout

By SADAF AYAZ September 3rd, 2018 “Honestly, it’s a grand idea for other social media-obsessed, instant-gratification yearning users around the globe.” During my 1.5 hour commute back home from the city, you can imagine I flip from one app to…

Reactance: When Protesting Can Do More Harm Than Good

By MIKAL MANN and KAITIE EDDINGTON August 2nd, 2018 “Productive protesting just requires a different approach: engagement with the other side. “ Although it may seem it started after Donald Trump was elected, protesting has always been an American institution…

The Question Why: Is Our Education System Failing Us?

By MICHAEL ZINN May 24, 2018 “I’d like to make a request of our educators: please welcome the question “why,” and even go so far as to encourage it.” A few days ago, I was showing several professors a presentation…

Once Upon a White Male Professor

By JANIS MAHNURE May 12, 2018 “This brilliant man who was intrigued by me but not enough to hear me out. Just enough to reel me in and spit out his reality.” Disclaimer: This is about my personal experience, and…

Why You Should March for Science This Month

By VANSHIKA CHOWDHARY April 6th, 2018 “We need to make sure that science is not silenced – it is the driving force of human progress and innovation.” On April 22nd, 2017 (Earth Day), thousands of scientists and science advocates around…

Going to a CUNY: Not Your Average Experience

By: ITTECA KHAN March 12, 2018 “CUNY is made up of many well renowned and respected universities that give our nation’s top private schools a run for their money. This school system aims to provide high quality and affordable education…

Tipping: Get it Together!

By HIBBA MAHMUD March 7th, 2018 “According to the New York State Department of Labor, all tipped employees make a minimum of $7.50 per hour.” Dear Customer, Whenever a tourist reads a guidebook on the USA, one of the most…

Understanding The Micro-aggressions Towards Black People: What’s The Big Deal?

By SARAH HAKIM August 1, 2017 “I didn’t understand why wanting to feel someone’s hair would be offensive. Couldn’t a person just be curious and want to know more about what they do not know?” I never understood the discrimination…

Trying to Be White: A Social Epidemic

By ITTECA KHAN January 8, 2018 “The skin lightening business garners a monstrous TEN billion dollars a year by exploiting not only personal insecurities but also the global after effects of colonialism and white supremacy.” “With her curly black hair…

Why Coffee Snobs Dislike Starbucks

By XAN MITKUS December 27, 2017 “Instead of focusing on how to make their basic cup of coffee better, they spend their time focusing on how to come up with different ways of adding disgusting amounts of sugar so that…

The Prison Industrial Complex: Lining Up Pockets by Locking Up People

By ITTECA KHAN November 28, 2017 “The overlapping interests of Government and Industry that use surveillance, policing and imprisonment as solutions to economic political and social problems.”   The Prison Industrial Complex is a structure of society which helps maintain…

Questions for My Fellow Gun Owners

By MIKAL MANN October 9, 2017 “I believe we can find a way to both respect the second amendment and adopt policies that will curtail gun violence.  “ I am a gun owner who has a few questions for my…

Stop Idealizing Religious Figures: How to Handle Scandals in the Muslim Community

By HIBBA MAHMUD September 25, 2017 “With the glorification and “celebrity” status of Imams and Sheikhs, people often hold them on a pedestal and don’t realize that these people are humans at the end of day.” This article intentionally mentions…

Kim Kardashian is Famous Because She is a Marketing Genius

By MIRA ZASLOVE September 8, 2017 “Many other starlets have connections, but few have 32 million Twitter followers (more than Oprah, CNN, Bill Gates, or LeBron James). She leveraged her connections to put herself in the spotlight at the correct…

Why Can’t I Be Ugly?

By NIDA ALI August 24, 2017 “Advertising has promoted a view of women that is appealing to the male gaze, so much so, that women have begun viewing themselves through the dominant male gaze.” Advertising is defined by Merriam Webster…

Genghis Khan: The Most Eco-Friendly Invader?

By ARJUN SATHEESH MENON August 17, 2017 “Based on the knowledge we have gained from the past, we are now in a position to make land-use decisions that will diminish our impact on climate and the carbon cycle,” Genghis Khan…

This is The Best Country to Live In

By NIKLAS GÖKE August 13, 2017 ““We do not believe in Gross National Product, because Gross National Happiness is more important.”” In 1979, the king of Bhutan gave an interview to a group of Indian journalists at Bombay airport, when…

Is Genetically Modified Food Really “Bad” for You?

By KRYSIA OLSZEWSKA August 1, 2017 “Today, roughly 75-80% of foods are genetically modified in the United States. Which begs the question: is that as bad as many people say it is?” What did you eat today? We predict at…

Full Bellies Don’t Revolt: Why Poor People Do Not Deserve Welfare

By WILLIAM BETEET July 30, 2017 “This isn’t a question about what people deserve, it’s about what the state can provide its citizens. “ In a hundred years everyone will be on welfare. If machine learning technology continues to improve…