By Jacob Schramm, Features Editor Earlier this year, the Court of Appeals of New York declined to give legal personhood to Happy, a 45-year-old elephant who has been housed in the Bronx Zoo since she was a year old, often without any companion. This decision determined that Happy was not […]
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By Rebeca Chieffallo, Staff Writer In June 2020, the Tenant Safe Harbor Act was signed into law for the state of New York.  The Tenant Safe Harbor Act was sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz.  Senator Hoylman recognized a moral obligation to keep New Yorkers in […]
Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By Josh Larkin, Staff Writer New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has come under fire yet again. In the timespan of just a few months, Governor Cuomo has gone from a revered voice of governing during COVID-19, to rock bottom with increased calls for his resignation […]
Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com By: Elizabeth Echard Within the past few years, there has been a nationwide crackdown on individuals driving under the influence and putting human lives at risk.  However, there has been an increase in sober drivers who are performing minor traffic infractions that are taking […]
By: David Zvirman, Staff Writer Over the past few months, the Department of Commerce’s (DOC) decision to add a citizenship question to the upcoming 2020 census sparked a lot of debate. This debate culminated on January 15, 2019, when New York District Judge Jesse Furman struck down the DOC’s […]
By Karissa Murphy, Staff Writer On the morning of October 3, 2001, Anser Mehmood was asleep with his wife Uzma and their 1-year-old son when FBI and INS agents knocked on the door. The officers searched Mehmood’s home, asked if he was “involved with a jihad,” and then arrested […]
By Natalie Tupta, Staff Writer Recently, lawsuits against Jimmy John’s by the attorney generals of Illinois and New York turned heads, as the popular fast food sandwich shop was forcing noncompete agreements onto its sandwich makers and delivery drivers through their employment contracts. Noncompete clauses prohibited them from working for […]