The U.S. government shutdown began on Saturday, Dec. 22, right during the midst of the holiday season. Not all areas of the government are affected, but one area which is incredibly important to our security is the Transportation Security...
A woman brought her dog to a casual restaurant I dined at recently. I didn’t think much of it until the manager came by to tell her that dogs are not permitted inside. Immediately the woman claimed her pet...
Empire actor Jussie Smollet was recently arrested for falsely reporting to the police that he had been the victim of a hate crime. Smollett had claimed that two men attacked him in the early hours of Jan. 29 in...
"If giving water to someone dying of thirst is illegal, what humanity is left in the law of this country?" —No More Deaths volunteer Catherine Gaffney Last month, four volunteers from the humanitarian organization No More Deaths were convicted for...

Love Thy Neighbor

When I was in high school, my friend group resembled the United Nations. From them, I learned about the importance of Greek school, the deliciousness of lumpia (Filipino egg rolls) and why Muslim girls wear hijabs. The diversity of...

School Assist

For those of us crumbling under the weight of crushing student debt, Governor Andrew Cuomo made an enticing proposal at LaGuardia Community College last week. Under Cuomo’s plan, full-time students accepted to any SUNY or CUNY two or four-year...
When a luxury coach bus carrying 43 passengers—including 38 Long Island high school students, along with chaperones and the driver—smashed into an overpass on the Southern State Parkway at Eagle Avenue in Lakeview early last week, two young passengers...