Texas judge's attempt to ban abortion pill endangers women
On April 7, a federal judge from Texas issued an extremely controversial ruling claiming that the drug mifepristone, which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over 20...
The Willow Project will exacerbate climate crisis
On Monday, March 13, President Joe Biden’s administration announced it would be signing onto an oil drilling program in Alaska known as the Willow Project. Completed by Texas-based oil company ConocoPhillips, the...
Medical tourism is indicative of U.S. health care inadequacy
On Friday, March 3, four American citizens took an unexpectedly common journey to Mexico, one of them hoping to obtain a medical procedure across the border. Soon after driving through the Mexican...
Benjamin Netanyahu's proposed judicial reform threatens Israeli democracy
For weeks, Israeli citizens have been marching consistently across the country, protesting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government’s suggested changes to the judicial system. Netanyahu, who is currently on trial for corruption...
Teachers should work with ChatGPT
The development of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chat system created by OpenAI researchers, has been one of the most widely discussed topics in recent news and media. Released in November of...
Comedians should be tactful when using stereotypes
Nearly as soon as comedian Dave Chappelle ended his Saturday Night Live monologue on Nov. 12, the backlash was swift. Accusations that Chappelle’s monologue contained anti-Semitic remarks flooded the media, with people...
Affirmative action must be preserved
The modern factors by which colleges and universities consider potential applicants have essentially always been highly contested. Are objective measures, like test scores, grades and class rank, superior to other potentially subjective...
Lee Zeldin's pro-gun policy would make New York more dangerous
It is no question that the United States has a gun problem. Whether you want to frame the issue as a constitutional debate over personal liberties ascribed to citizens in the Second...
The college ranking system is flawed
The title “Ivy League” immediately draws associations of elitism, money, academic excellence and selectivity — and now, scandal as well. Established in 1754, Columbia University is one of the eight Ivies and...