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University students rebuild the Rockaways

This year, the University’s Center for Community Action and Research took a group of 14 students from both the New York City and Pleasantville campuses to Rockaway, Queens for the annual volunteer trip, appropriately named Alternative Spring Break. This was the fourth year in a

Opposition supporters hold a national a flag during a rally against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal March 22, 2014. Two Venezuelans died from gunshot wounds during protests against Maduro, witnesses and local media said on Saturday, pushing the death toll from almost two months of anti-government protests to 33. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) ORG XMIT: VEN103

Economic troubles continue to plague Venzuela

Venezuela is in the midst of one of the most dire humanitarian crises South America has seen since European imperialism. The Venezuelan people are currently riffed with food shortages, rampant crime, and political upheaval. This denigration is due in large part to the collapse of


Taking a stand at the Western Wall

Protests over gender equality have broken out recently at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites. The groups protesting, primarily Conservative and Reformed diaspora Jews, are demanding that a space be set aside along the Western Wall for the genders to


AT&T and Time Warner Cable Are Planning To Merge

The AT&T-Time Warner merger, confirmed as of Oct. 23 by both companies, is set to be the largest ever recorded in the history of commerce. AT&T, the American multinational telecommunications conglomerate, is set to acquire Time Warner, the media giant responsible for CNN, HBO and


Musician Bob Dylan awarded historic Nobel Prize

On December 3, 1965 a leg swinging, chain-smoking 24-year-old Bob Dylan sat in front of an eager crowd of journalists patiently waiting for their chance to ask the young singer-songwriter about his soon-to-be-released, now classic album, “Bringing It All Back Home.” He was introduced by