• News,  This Week's Paper

    Young Voters: Who went to the polls, and who didn’t

    November 6th, 2018 – Midterm elections were underway all around the nation. Social media campaigns were issued to prompt voting, celebrities endorsed candidates and anyone and everyone was begging people to vote. The question, however, remains: did young people actually vote?   It is still too early to definitively tell the number of people who voted. Demographics like voter turnout are hard to precisely determine, but predictions and current data show positive outcomes. According to The New York Times, in an article published November 9th, there was an overall 138.8 million person increase in turnout. This was the first time that voter turnout for a midterm election topped 100 million;…

  • News

    NYPIRG aims to increase voter registration

    As the New York State presidential primary election approaches, the New York Public Interest Research Group is working to increase voter registration on campus. New York ranks 46th out of 50 in state voter turnout. NYPIRG, New York’s largest student-direct government watchdog group, hopes to change this. Franklin Rodriguez, senior majoring in psychology and sociology, is an intern with NYPIRG and felt that low-voter turnout in America is a cause of concern. In the 2014 mayoral campaign, only 11 percent of young voters aged 18 to 25 turned out. Rodriguez said barriers preventing underrepresented groups are affecting voter turnout. “America, in general, has the lowest number of people registered to vote compared to…

  • Op-Eds

    Five Incredible Mindsets To Guide Your Presidential Vote

    By Louis Tsai I’m sitting on a wooden bench in a playground, where kids climb freely on monkey bars, race down metal slides and dance around the swings. It’s fascinating to see them play without barriers – they just show up and have fun. These days, adults aren’t interested in each other’s opinions because they only want to hear what reinforces their views. In our democracy, elected officials mirror the true nature of people. If we are close-minded, they have a hard time adopting new thinking and handling unfamiliar problems. If we are biased, so is our legislation. If we have a narrow point of view, our leaders see the…