You expel 20.2 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. You’re not the only one. So does every other person in the United States. That’s approximately 6,218,772,000 tons. That number, in part, explains why the United States is responsible for 30.3% of the global contribution to global warming. […]

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Oil. This is the substance we as a nation are addicted to. We’ve even started a war over it. Josh Tickell does an amazing job at illustrating this in his documentary “Fuel.” The documentary has won various film awards but most notably, one at the Sundance Film Festival for the […]

Executioners struggled unsuccessfully to find a vein to lethally inject Romell Broom. The team was so inadequate when it came to lethally injecting Broom that they needed to take a “break” after two hours of failed efforts, said Broom’s attorney Adele Shank. If it sounds cruel and unusual, that’s because […]

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It’s a peaceful Sunday afternoon on the quad. Hungover students are beginning to slowly wake. Suddenly, the calm is interrupted by shouts and running feet as the two groups of medieval fantasy adventurers begin a fight over territory. Within a few minutes, the conflict is over. The dead stand back […]

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Oh, God. Did I really just do that? Did I really just hand in a job application at McDonald’s? For a moment I picture myself hopping over that counter and strangling anyone in my way to get that piece of paper back. I reach for the door, but then stop. […]

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Anthony Chanza sits in his apartment on Greene Avenue in Ridgewood, on a February afternoon. His parents and brother are out. He has class in four hours at CUNY Baruch. His apartment is a one-floor walkup. The vestibule has yellowing walls. His family is the only tenant and their landlord […]

The phone rang twice. “I really didn’t want to do this over the phone.” “What mom? What’s wrong?” Nicole Porter asked. “I was going to wait until you were home next, but I really thought you should know.” There was a pause on the line. “I have breast cancer,” her […]

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  350.org, a grassroots campaign which focuses on stopping the climate crisis, held an event in Hasbrouck Park on Oct. 24 to raise awareness on carbon dioxide levels in the Earth’s atmosphere. Members of the local community discussed issues concerning alternative energy, local foods and cutting waste in order to […]

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A historic bridge over the Hudson River opened to the public this month. The former Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge has been transformed into the Walkway Over the Hudson, a state historic park open to the public. More than a mile long, this pedestrian and cyclist bridge provides an outdoor excursion that […]

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Anybody who has watched the news on television or read a newspaper in the past eight months has seen the words “swine flu” more than a few times. It seems as though every media outlet is saturated with coverage of a virus no more dangerous than seasonal influenza. In June, […]

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