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What Comes After Affirmative Action?

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Rogers headshot New ways to add diversity as the policy nears its rightful end Affirmative action’s defenders and attackers finally agree on something: The policy probably won’t be around too much longer. Last week’s decision by the Supreme Court to revisit the issue clearly puts it in peril. Even if the court ends up retaining the legality [&hellip
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Ironic Hopes: Is the Lottery Ever a Smart Bet?

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

I like to gamble from time to time, but I used to be one of those people who never played the lottery. The odds are too steep, and I would often tease friends and family about it. In my old office, people would collect money to buy tickets when the jackpot got big. When someone [&hellip
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Come for the Park, Stay for the Pong: All day ping pong tournament at Openhouse Gallery’s Indoor Park this Saturday, Feb. 11

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Uncategorized

You have probably come to know the pop-up park in Nolita for its standup Mommy and Me classes, film screenings, food offerings, or one-shot high tea and trivia evenings, but just when you thought the team behind this Indoor Central Park (replete with landscape murals, Astroturf, and faux foliage) had done it all, enter the [&hellip
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New Details Emerge about Private Danny Chen’s Death

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Uncategorized

Soldiers subjected the Lower Manhattan native to abuse and racial prejudice By Marissa Maier “This could have happened to any of us because of the color of our skin or the shape of our eyes,” said Elizabeth Ou- Yang, president of the New York chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA-NY), at a press [&hellip
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P.S. 137—NOT CLOSING YET

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Uncategorized

In October, Council member Margaret Chin wrote a letter to the Department of Education urging them to keep P.S. 137 – an elementary school in Manhattan’s Lower East Side –  open. The Council member also joined P.S. 137 parents and students for a rally in November in an attempt to keep the school’s doors open. Today, [&hellip
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