Articles written by: Sam Eagan

Sam Eagan

Audio / Politics

Student Loan Forgiveness Debate at the forefront of NYU students mind’s

A comprehensive student loan forgiveness program that would allow most Americans to have up to $50,000 of debt forgiven by the government.

Sports / Video

New Yorkers Are Torn on Paying College Athletes

 On Monday evening, Virginia outlasted Texas Tech in overtime to win the NCAA Division 1 (D1) Basketball Championship Game. Almost 20 million people tuned in to watch the final, and based off of profits in 2017 the NCAA is expected to make over $900 million from the March Madness tournament alone. But the athletes who are competing won’t see […]

Audio / Features / Sports

Women’s wrestling sees explosive growth across New York City and nation

Since the 1990’s, wrestling has been the fastest growing women’s sport in the nation. Now, there are over 15,000 women participating in the sport, and 48 different colleges sponsoring women’s teams. New York City has been one of the hotbeds for the sports growth, with the PSAL establishing New York states only all girls wrestling league. Now, young girls are challenging gender norms in a sport that has historically been reserved for men.

Sports

Knicks Fans, Experts, Are Hopeful in Blockbuster Porzingis Trade

New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis was recently traded. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.   Last week’s blockbuster trade of New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis left the NBA reeling. The team shipped the athletic 7’3” center to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for aging star DeAndre Jordan and second year point guard Dennis Smith Jr. But some fans and experts […]

Features / News

Commuters worry over sudden change of L train plans

The Grand Street subway  and L train stop will still host commuters since the 15 month shutdown was averted. Photo by Sam Eagan In early January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the 15-month long L train shutdown would not go forward, curtailing years of planning and potentially halting the disruption of 250,000 riders. But some L train riders […]

Audio / Features

Crossfit thrives in the South Bronx

The South Bronx has long struggled with high rates of both poverty and obesity. Its the last place you would expect a to find Crossfit, a sport normally characterized by an upper class, white following, from thriving. But that hasn’t stopped The Bronx Box from developing a strong following in the South Bronx neighborhood.

Audio / Midterm Elections 2018 / Politics

Despite Tariffs, Trade War, Trump Remains Popular Among Upstate Dairy Farmers

In spite of a trade war that escalated over the last six months. The New USMCA Trade Agreement has cemented the dairy communities support of Trump and the Republican platform ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Features / News

L train shutdown can be boom or doom for local businesses

The 15 month repair project is expected to make it significantly more difficult for commuters to make the trek there.

News

Hurricane Maria remembered through vigil and protest

After the services the attendees marched to nearby Trump Tower.

News

NYC young progressives are hopeful in defeat

Cynthia Nixon supporters watch the 2018 New York Democratic primary results roll in at Cafe Omar in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The restaurant hosted a watch party yesterday. Photo By Sam Eagan Young progressives at Cynthia Nixon’s Brooklyn watch party are hopeful for a progressive blue wave on Election Day. They are not letting Nixon’s double digit defeat to Gov. Andrew Cuomo […]