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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.

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Activists push Democratic leadership on Green New Deal

Protesters block the entrances to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Midtown Manhattan office. They  want to make a statement about their commitment to getting the Green New Deal passed. Photo by Emma Bolton. Environmental activists are still pressuring lawmakers to embrace the Green New Deal, despite that it has already been voted down in the Senate. While Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer […]

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NYC Taxi Drivers Feel Powerless in Battle over Congestion Prices

Driving in Manhattan will soon become an expensive proposition. The budget approved in Albany in late March will introduce congestion pricing to New York City. Under the new plan, drivers passing south of 60th Street in Manhattan will be charged a toll that could range from $11 to $25 per trip.   But the new tax  isn’t the only measure […]

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Biden’s cuddles sparks debate among younger voters

For these millennials, Biden’s affectionate ways sparks a larger conversation about boundaries and sexual harassment.

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Young people skip the state of the union

#BoycottSOTU went viral on twitter before President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.   Many young people spent last Tuesday night doing anything but watching President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Promises of bipartisan “comity” and “compromise”  from presidential surrogates ahead of the speech fell flat for many opposed to the administration. Despite watching every State of […]

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Not a lot of youthful excitement for a redo of Clinton for president

Hillary Clinton speaking at a campaign event in Tempe, Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore   Hillary Clinton is said to be contemplating another presidential run in 2020. But young women, who were a majority of her voters in 2016, are not sure if they will support her. “She will lose again,” said Mia Flanagan, 18, who said that she had seen […]

Midterm Elections 2018 / Politics

For Democrats, a Mixed Success in 2018 Midterms

  Tuesday’s midterm elections were not the stinging rebuke of the Trump Administration that Democrats had been hoping for. The party has retaken the House of Representatives, gaining at least 27 seats. Despite this success, Democrats lost ground in the Senate, and the House results were not as clear-cut a victory as rosier projections had expected. These mixed results make […]

Midterm Elections 2018 / Politics

LGBT Community Rally For Voters Who Support Their Community

LGBT community are under attack by the Trump Administration who wants to narrowly define gender as male or female.

Midterm Elections 2018 / Politics

Christians look to their faith to help them vote

The congregation at Vox Veniae bows their heads to pray during a Sunday service. Photo by Samantha Springer. Some Christians in Austin, Texas are reframing the strict conservative label often associated with a traditionally “red” state located on the Bible Belt. As the rhetoric of the Republican Party becomes increasingly divisive, they are looking to their faith to help them […]

Midterm Elections 2018 / Politics

Progressive Latinas mobilize to get the vote out in Texas

Cristina Tzintzun in her office at JOLT headquarters in Austin, Texas. Photo by Opheli Garcia Lawler.   Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, Latina women in Texas have been told they are powerful. They knew this, but now the media reports tell them this too. Candidates are knocking on doors they would have never previously approached. Data shows that Latinos […]