Columns

The United States should invest in public health worldwide

We are in the last two weeks of classes and stress levels are reaching their peak. In times like these, it is easy to get bogged down in all our work and...


Columns

The Drug Enforcement Agency should take responsibility for the opioid epidemic

Sixty-four thousand people died of opioid overdoses last year. Tens of thousands of them could have been spared if not for decisions deliberately made by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The opioid...


Advice Column

Dear Jessica 11/27: long-distance lover, parental peacemaker

I’m a freshman and my significant other and I have decided to stay in a relationship despite that we go to different schools. We’ve been together for three years and didn’t want...


Columns

Separating art from the artist

While no person is perfect, many comedians come close to it. They serve as theologians, political scientists, regular scientists and most importantly, that family member who tells it like it is, even...


Columns

Reading is essential to childhood development

In January of 2016, the last standing Barnes & Noble in all of Queens, New York was targeted — literally. The new year brought with it the closing of the neighborhood’s beloved...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Bus blues

This semester, Off Campus College Transport (OCCT) has reinstated its no-standing policy, which will be effective Friday and Saturday night after midnight. During this time, students will not be able to stand...


Columns

Students should always stand for displays of patriotism

If you attended kindergarten through 12th grade in the United States, you probably remember standing for the Pledge of Allegiance each morning. In New York state, it is a law that every...


Columns

Progressive states lead the battle against climate change

It doesn’t take a genius to see that President Donald Trump isn’t doing much to combat climate change. For his 10 months in office, he has acted primarily in the interest of...


Columns

Recognizing misogyny in alternative music

Unfortunately, music and misogyny often go hand in hand; many revered musical figures have ugly histories of domestic violence and sexual assault, or the content of their songs contain misogynistic ideas, or...


Columns

Taking the blame away from Greek life

In the past weeks following the death of Andrew Coffey, a 20-year-old man pledging Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at Florida State University, fraternities and Greek life as a whole have once again...