Has the MTA Become Too Expensive for the Public?

For the 8 million residents who call New York City home, mass transportation is an important aspect of city life. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority provides subway and bus service throughout the five boroughs. However, MTA fare hikes are painfully common occurrences. Seemingly everyday news breaks that the MTA is once again planning to increase the fare of using mass transportation. These fare hikes are simply unjustified by the quality of services and facilities provided, such as stations, bathrooms and train operation. In order to rectify the issue, the MTA must…

The Passive Condoning of the Armenian Genocide

On April 24, 1915, the regime of the Ottoman Turks began a systematic decimation of the Armenian race, known as the Armenian Genocide. This heinous plot claimed the lives of 1.5 million Armenians, and belittled the once prosperous land to an insignificant territory in the Middle East. Many Armenians fled to different parts of the world in an event known as the Armenian Diaspora, which stunted the population growth dramatically. To this day, neither the Turkish nor American government has formally acknowledged such an event. Even more concerning though is…