Diana Shishkina


Educators must respect other cultures

An English teacher at Cliffside Park High School in New Jersey was the subject of controversy last week when she told students in her classroom to stop speaking Spanish with one another in class and speak in English instead. A student in the math class she was substituting for filmed her saying that people in…


Self-expression requires greater priority

A Danish woman was deported from an airport in Brussels, Belgium on Sept. 16 after refusing to take off her niqab. The niqab is a garment that covers one’s whole face except for the eyes, and it has been banned by Belgian law since 2011. When the woman, whose name has not been released, refused…


MTA fails to deliver reliable train service

On yet another hot day at the end of August, New York City’s commuters found themselves scrambling to figure out how to get to work as subway train delays plagued the A, B, C, D, F, N, Q and R train lines. Between stalled trains and sick passengers, it seemed that arriving anywhere on time…

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