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Tips to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

By Catherine Horyczun & Mitchie Touzin, Contributing Writers Thanksgiving is a holiday for spending time with family and friends, giving thanks, and of course, sharing food with loved ones. With a heavy emphasis on food, Thanksgiving can be stressful for those trying to maintain certain health goals. Holidays often include…

Letter from Alumnus

I graduated from Long Island University in 1985. Back then, we simply called it “CW Post.” While attending Post, I took a class in Political Science with Professor Stanley Jarolem. That class, along with others that I took with other professors at the campus, changed my life. Because of the…

National Bullying Prevention Month: Rethinking Bullying

By Adam Silverstein Contributing Writer When discussing the topic of bullying, we think of multiple scenarios: physical intimidation, targeted cyberbullying and social exclusion, to name a few. Bullying takes many forms, which is why it can be a difficult subject to talk about. One thing all of the scenarios have…

From One Student to Another

By Ida Ynner Lagerqvist Sports & Photo Editor Welcome to a new semester as a college student. Maybe you just started your first year, or entered your last. Maybe you are somewhere in between. Regardless of who you are and what year you just started, there are some things I…

Health Column: pH Perception

By Alecia Sexton Layout Manager Most people have heard the terms ‘acid’ and ‘base’ at some point in their lives. For many, however, the closest frame of reference we have is high school chemistry, and let’s face it, unless you’re a chemistry major, who really remembers the intrinsics? The fact…

Trick’s Take: Controversy Over Birthright Citizenship

By Christopher Trick Staff Writer “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” These words comprise the first clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1868,…

The Liberal Actions Against Corporate Politics

By Morgan Kashinsky Staff Writer I agree with the column by Christopher Trick published by the Pioneer on Nov. 28 about the opening of Amazon’s new headquarters in Long Island City. Our infrastructure, especially the Long Island Rail Road system, is not capable of supporting an influx of new commuters.…

Birthright Citizenship, Voiced

By Jaqueline Escobar Staff Writer Many people have strong, thoughtful opinions about birthright citizenship. Although it may anger some, I want to be clear that my statement is NOT to take a winning side nor make anyone change their views. I want to present a personal perspective about the importance…