Alex Bavalsky

Wealthy Businessmen Fund Campaign To Keep The SHSAT

In late April, two wealthy businessmen who have been involved in New York City politics for decades announced the formation of a new lobbying campaign to reform the specialized high school admissions process. Ronald S. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of Estee Lauder Companies, an internationally renowned beauty products corporation is Bronx High School of Science class …

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Eight Elite U.S. Colleges Ensnared In Fraudulent Admissions Scheme

Students who apply to colleges senior year generally assume that their application will be reviewed fairly and that they will be accepted or rejected based solely on their merit. On March 5, 2019, an unsealed indictment in federal court charged 50 people including parents and athletic coaches at eight universities with racketeering, fraud, and bribery …

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In First Public Statement, Mueller Declines To Exonerate Trump

On May 29, 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller made his first public statement since his appointment in May of 2017, reaffirming his conclusion that the Russian government had repeatedly attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential election while declining to exonerate President Donald Trump. With this public statement, which followed the March 2019 release of …

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NYC DOE Specialized High School Discovery Program Expansion

In June 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced their plan to phase out the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test over the course of three years in an attempt to increase the number of Black and Latinx students who attend these schools. While this proposal has received significant backlash from …

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Reasons for Emigrating from the Northern Triangle

On March 15th 2019, President Trump issued his first veto, rejecting legislation approved by Congress to overturn his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. Trump declared this national emergency in order to shift money allocated for other federal purposes to the building of a wall at America’s border with Mexico. In a …

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Government Shutdown Leads to Questionable National Emergency

Since the 2016 election, President Trump’s role as a politician has been defined by one promise he made to his base of supporters; a wall on the southern border. The border wall has been a highly controversial topic, leading to many contentious debates and meetings between leading Democrats and Republicans. This issue has only grown …

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Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang is a presidential candidate that is seemingly out of left field on the democratic stage. A single-issue candidate promoting a Universal Basic Income or UBI, Yang has grown in popularity nonstop since his campaign began in november of 2017.    The main theory behind UBI is that automation as well as other factors …

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