Category: Journalism

Urban Farming: The Past and Present

As a New Yorker, we are creatures of the concrete jungle. But even though the gifts of exquisite, man-made architecture surround our habitat, the gifts of nature are also vibrantly present. It’s easy for our minds to be often robotic and on auto-pilot. We sometimes begin to step in time and think industriously, like many factories and

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Foreign farmers get some freedom

With the holiday season in full swing, consumers can be seen purchasing food for family events with shopping carts filled to the brim and lines that seem never ending. Those who choose to purchase their food with the mantra of  it being “good” and “clean” anxiously await for their favorite farmer’s markets to open in

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Who will pick up the cost of Hurricane Sandy residential damage?

Hurricane Sandy smashed New York and surrounding areas with an overall death toll now at more than 110 fatalities. As of Sunday, about 120,000 customers in New York and New Jersey still struggling to rise above the darkness as they still remain without power. In an attempt to speed up recovery efforts for those displaced

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The bully evolves: Preventing cyber bullying

People are naturally social creatures. We learn to interact with others right from the womb, but the path in which we are taught to treat people can often lead down different courses, resulting in actions that lie on fine lines. Just like we are taught early on to love and respect one another, children also

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Hurricane Sandy was Photoshopped

New Yorkers have experienced the wrath of Sandy’s scorn.  While some took the forecast seriously, stocking up in supplies, or evacuated if residing in Zone A, others tried to weather through the storm. The intensity of the storm was well reported, perhaps some New Yorkers should have took this natural disaster seriously. But no matter

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NY Yankees steal bases and our hearts

The Yankees recently broke most New Yorker’s hearts after losing to the Detroit Tigers (8-1), in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, striking out the chance to make it to the World Series. Fans were disappointed again by the beloved team, the richest and most accomplished team in baseball. General Manager Brian Cashman

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Bloomberg to exit: Quinn may enter mayoral position

The reign of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will soon be coming to an end, as his third term comes to a conclusion. With this chapter of our city closing, a fresh and blank page lies ahead of us. The mayoral elections will be held in November 2013 and although City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn has

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New Yorkers make farming their passion

Living among the steel and skyscrapers, New Yorkers might think farming just simply isn’t a way of life here. When shopping for our food, many purchase chicken from brands like Tyson and National Beef Packing Co., probably never wondering where our food really is coming from. Although the lands of green pasture seem so far

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The bored and the charming: The 2012 Presidential Debate

On Wednesday, October 16, 2012, the University of Denver, Colorado held the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. As moderated by Jim Lehrer, the candidates spoke about domestic policy during six time segments. The candidates had two minutes to respond to each question. Polls believe that Romney won the debate,

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