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A more sustainable Mardi Gras does not detract from traditions. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Considering Sustainability During Mardi Gras

Laila Sayegh, Staff Writer February 21, 2024
While Mardi Gras festivities are deeply intertwined with historical customs, the need for a shift toward sustainable practices is undeniable.
To My Fifth Grade Teacher

To My Fifth Grade Teacher

Sophie Maselli, Digital Producer February 21, 2024
Ms. Sandor fostered my love of writing and gave me the opportunity to exercise it at an early age. But for now, I’ve traded out my pretend “TIME for Kids” articles for university-published articles.
The parents of 2021 Oxford High School shooter face criminal charges. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Parental Accountability In School Shootings: The Ethan Crumbley Case

Alexa Ciarletta, Contributing Writer February 21, 2024
A debate has emerged on whether parental accountability is justifiable after Ethan Crumble’s parents were charged with involuntary manslaughter after he went into Oxford High School and claimed four innocent lives with the gun they gifted him days before, regardless of his mental stability.
Gen Z is embracing a more egalitarian approach to dating. (Courtesy of Instagram)

Who Should Pay For Dates?

Indranil Kar, Contributing Writer February 21, 2024
Delegating who should pay for the date is a widely debated topic amongst Gen-Z and millennials as more people challenge gender norms, gender role attitudes, and the sexism that permeates dating life. Egalitarian approaches would eliminate the pressures of paying as well as the subtle sexism within straight dating culture.
New York City unveils new remodeled subway cars. (Courtesy of Twitter)

The MTA’s Shiny New Band Aid

Indira Kar, Contributing Writer February 14, 2024
The new, open gangway R211 subway cars offer many new updates, but the MTA needs to prioritize and address current issues with the subway system.
Paywalls and Open Information Access

Paywalls and Open Information Access

Eleanor Smith, Assistant Opinion Editor February 14, 2024

I have loved to read for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I knew that I could always find something to read at the library. I tore through 24 “Warriors” books and all of the spinoffs in a few months...

New York laws related to marijuana are attempting to right historic wrongs (Courtesy of Twitter).

The Effective Legalization of Marijuana in NYC

Zachary Badalamenti, Assistant Opinion Editor February 14, 2024
Although many have complained about the social equity regulations in the legalization of marijuana for NY, their inclusion is essential to restoring communities that have been marginalized by cannabis prohibition.
Conservative media expresses outrage over Taylor Swift. (Courtesy of Twitter)

The Right’s Strange Polarization of Taylor Swift and the NFL

Andrew McDonald, Contributing Writer February 14, 2024
Conservative media has decided to be outraged on speculation that Taylor Swift is in a conspiracy theory with the Democratic Party and the U.S. government.
The global film industry is shifting away from the U.S. films. (Courtesy of Twitter)

The Shifting Global Film Industry

Alexa Ciarletta, Contributing Writer February 14, 2024
The film industry’s power dynamic is shifting towards foreign films as their nations are investing in film production and the United States falls into a creative depression.
Many current outdoor dining structures are dirty and an eyesore. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Current Outdoor Dining is Distasteful

Mike Angelo Rodriguez, Contributing Writer February 14, 2024
New NYC outdoor dining regulations were recently released and they are a good change that will allow for the enhancement of the overall outdoor dining experience and culture in the city.
There has been a rise in layoffs in the tech industry. (Courtesy of Twitter)

The Rise in Layoffs by Tech Companies

Haniyyah Usmani, Digital Producer February 14, 2024
The rise of layoffs in the tech industry and the role of AI should be evaluated.
New York City is obligated to help migrants. (Courtesy of Twitter)

No Rest For The Weary

Kathryn-Alexandra Rossi, Contributing Writer February 14, 2024
The city has a moral obligation to use all available resources to help migrants.
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