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Child marriage prevalent

A recently-passed Virginia law has banned child marriage in the state. This new legislation has shed light on a neglected aspect of U.S. life. Child marriage usually occurs between a female child and a male adult, but the definition does not exclude a male child wedded to a female adult. Prior to the enactment of the…

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De Blasio initiates to solve overcrowding

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been adamant about finding alternative solutions to several issues during his term thus far. Central focuses of his include the redistribution of the housing market, the eradication of the horse-drawn carriages in the streets of New York and now the prevailing overpopulation in most New York City…

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CUNY schools deserve the utmost safety standards

Medgar Evers College’s shiny new Academic Building 1 may have itself a rather large problem. Two former employees of the college are alleging that the renowned building’s science laboratories contain hazardous conditions that may potentially lead to a deadly gas explosion. Jean Jeune, Medgar Evers former chief engineer, and Cory Wright, the ex-chief administrative superintendent,…

Administration opposes tuition freeze
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Administration opposes tuition freeze

The decision to raise tuition across all CUNYs raises disagreement between the administration and students The discussion about raising tuition across all CUNYs has been not-so-silently approaching an impasse. A number of CUNY students have been advocating for a tuition freeze. Members of the University State Senate, the CUNY student-run government, have been sending out…

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Rock’s speech echoes uneven population

A scathing monologue performed by Chris Rock at the 88th Academy Awards received mixed reviews. Rock took a comedic approach when addressing the tension brought up by Jada Smith’s attempt to rally a boycott at this year’s show when she tweeted, “People of color are always welcomed to give out awards … even entertain, but…

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Drivers becoming dated

The development of autonomous cars can drastically reduce deaths Just as the broom was improved by the vacuum cleaner and the vacuum cleaner by the Roomba, mankind has always tried to find easier and more effective ways to get things done. The latest example of this is self-driving vehicles. A handful of companies including Ford,…

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Avoid embarrassment on St. Paddy’s Day

It is that time of year again—a time for rich, frothy Guinness and corned beef and cabbage. Yes, it is St. Patrick’s Day, and the holiday’s timing amid midterms could not be more appropriate. We could all use a drink. At least, those of us who have spent 21 years or more on this planet…

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Housing crisis continues to swell

In approaching Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing plans, in our age where the banks, and the real estate industry have an extraordinary influence on our lives, we have to look upon his proposals with cynicism tinged with despair and a sense of fatalism. The mayor is proposing to build 200,000 affordable housing by 2024. The…

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UN hides own violations

The organization has ignored a number of accusations against it The United Nations recently disclosed that 69 cases of sexual abuse were opened against their peacekeepers in 10 different missions around the world. This is an increase in cases from the past year and the highest number of reported incidents of sexual assault since 2011….

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Civilian kill rates show efficacy of drones

Drone attacks may be favorable, but the ethics behind their execution are questionable yet necessary Four hellfire missiles cut through dead, dry air, their fins tearing the timid stillness of night. Through the haze a night vision camera peers on, linking a pilot thousands of miles away to the eyes of the matte white angel…

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