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Editorial: The right message, the wrong approach

April 18, 2019

On April 13, admitted students and their families explored campus, learning about the academics, extracurriculars, food options, and social scenes that their potential new home has to offer. During the afternoon Activities Fair – where visitors had the chance to chat with the leaders of the variety...

2020: Who’s running and what their candidacy means for the presidential election

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

April 18, 2019

With the 2020 election still over a year away, the pool of candidates is already staggering. Nearly 20 Democratic candidates have publicly declared their candidacy, with others expected to announce very soon. Given the size of this crowd, it is important to take a look at who is running and what their...

Trump’s stance on sanctuary cities is especially loathsome

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

April 18, 2019

“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only [...] The Radical Left always seem to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy - so this should...

Lack of diversity in elite NYC schools is indicative of a larger issue

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

April 18, 2019

Recently it was revealed that only seven of the 895 spots available for the incoming class to the elite Stuyvesant High School were filled by black students. It is a shocking number no matter how you put it, but is especially jarring compared to the demographics of New York City. Recent census data reveals...

Brexit: A failure of the democratic ideal

Jon Riker, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019

In terms of human-made disasters, Brexit is something special. It far surpasses the Hindenburg’s impetuous crash in its scope, duration, and cinematic charm. The Titanic rivals Brexit, to be sure, but the unsinkable ship notably did not sail straight into the iceberg on purpose, and then deliberate...

LUNA’s donation to USWNT is a band-aid fix

LUNA’s donation to USWNT is a band-aid fix

Elise Covert, Print Managing Co-Editor

April 11, 2019

Equal Pay Day in the United States was on April 2, a day designated to raising awareness about the gender pay gap. In coordination with the occasion, the LUNA Bar brand, a division of Clif Bar & Company, announced a $718,750 donation to the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT). The...

PataGOIN’ green: Patagonia’s green vests and its customers

PataGOIN’ green: Patagonia’s green vests and its customers

Lauren McDermott, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2019

Patagonia Inc., recognizable for its preppy, adventure-oriented fashion, is now focusing on how to create a better tomorrow. Recently regulating its corporate logo vests, which are seen often on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley,  Patagonia won’t supply products to just anyone through its corporate...

The NRA shows true colors in Violence Against Women Act debate

Zach Murphy, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2019

Gun violence is a sensitive, important issue in the United States. Every year, thousands of Americans die as a result of murders, suicides, and accidents in which a gun was used. With such a high number of deaths by firearms, it would be reasonable to conclude that the United States has a problem with...

Nipsey Hussle leaves behind an underappreciated legacy

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

April 11, 2019

Rapper and visionary Nipsey Hussle was killed outside of his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles, Calif. on March 31. Born Ermias Asghedom to Eritrean-American immigrants, Hussle grew up and eventually became involved in gang activity with the Rollin’ 60s, a...

You should feel good that we’re pulling out of Yemen

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

April 11, 2019

When the War Powers Resolution was passed in 1973, the hope was that the executive’s power to wage unsanctioned warfare would be abolished, or at the very least curbed. Former U.S. President Richard Nixon and those before him spent hundreds of thousands of dollars entrenching the country and its resources...

Michigan AG’s new hate “database” endangers Michiganders’ First Amendment rights

John Angileri, BIPP Intern

April 11, 2019

A major point of contention in American political discourse has been the status of freedom of speech and thought in our society. This conflict is especially visible on America’s college campuses, where administrators are frequently forced – via student protest – to uninvite speakers, discipline...

Will Cardi “B” prosecuted?

Will Cardi “B” prosecuted?

Lauren McDermott, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2019

When an old video from Instagram Live surfaced of Cardi B admitting to drugging and robbing men in her past days as a stripper in the Bronx, “I Like It” fans were shocked. Addressing the situation, Cardi explained that she did it as a means of “survival” and that she won’t deny it wasn’t...

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