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These “United” States of America

By Contributing Editor Andrew Henry Pictures by Andrew Henry Our country is beset with many problems, so, whom should we blame? The President? Congress? How do we make that united in the United States of America really have significance during…

The President Tweets and the World Shudders: What Say Hunter Students?

BY ANDREW HENRY, March 12, 2017 The President of the United States is tweeting himself into the history books. News stories report the major concern about something no other President in history has done. Headlines have read: Trump’s Sweden tweets…

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE as a Cautionary Tale for Students

By Contributing Writer Kashima Grant, January 17, 2017 This past semester, I was introduced to THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE. It was a great learning experience to see what can happen when the ethics and moral compasses of the New York…

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE: A Commentary

By Contributing Writer Julia Suarez, January 5, 2017 If you don’t feel livid about what I am about to describe below and can’t or refuse to see it as indicative of systemic racism in our city, then you are part…

Central Park Five: Donald Trump Believes They Should Never Be Free

Does the 2012 documentary THE CENTRAL PARK FIve have any value as a cautionary tale for today’s ethnic youth? That was part of the challenge put to students in a journalism ethics class because of the ignominious role of the…

Has One of the Most Seedy Presidential Campaigns in Memory Resulted in One of the Most Seedy President-Elects?

By Contributing Writer Kashima Grant America has spoken. On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will become the forty-fifth President of the United States and the avowed mission he wants us all to believe is to “Make America Great Again.” I…

Views on the Election and the Current State of America

By Contributing Writer Andrew Henry The results are in! Donald Trump is the presidential-elect and he seems close to be finalizing his cabinet selections as well as appointments to other key positions. It is clear that millions are happy. It…

Si Se Puede, Yes We Can

By Marjorie Fajardo, December 21, 2016 Growing up as an undocumented teenager in a country that portrays me as a criminal has been a challenging experience. Aside from feeling like I’m not wanted in the country, I’ve had to learn…

If It Happened to Them, Could It Happen to You?

By Contributing Writer Avid Maldonado “I’m one of the Central Park Five. Donald Trump won’t leave me alone.” So wrote Yusef Salaam in a Washington Post article published before the November 8 presidential election. Has Contributing Writer Avid Maldonado, reviewing…

Final Arbiters of Our Laws

By Senior Editor James Kelly, May 17, 2016 President Obama’s nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court created the intense partisan fighting that political savvy students have become accustomed to. Yet, this urban campus on the…