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Twitter and the Response to the NYPD

Twitter and the Response to the NYPD

Earlier in the week, the New York Police Department had a brilliant idea. They decided to ask Twitter users to post pictures on their #MyNypd hashtag which depicted officers in a friendly posture with the citizenry. The idea was to cultivate the image of a modern day ″Officer Friendly,″ a mythic character from the 1950′s […]

NYPD Publicity Stunt Fails

NYPD Publicity Stunt Fails

This week the New York Police Department attempted to improve the public’s opinion on the department. Like most things on the internet, it did not go the way the police expected. Asking Twitter users to post images of their interactions with police in hopes the public will post images of friendly officers. What they got […]

Twitter Hashtag Backfires for NYPD

Twitter Hashtag Backfires for NYPD

The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) new twitter hashtag, #mynypd,which it hoped to use to reach out to its community, has backfired. The police asked twitter users to post positive images of New Yorkers with NYPD officers. Instead, users who were still angry after numerous incidents of police brutality posted those images instead. Many users […]

Common Core Tests Include Brand Names

Common Core Tests Include Brand Names

Could product placement be a part of standardized testing? Some New York parents are wondering if there is a partnership between corporations and the company who published the new common core standardized English tests after their children told them the tests included brand names, products, and slogans. These tests are kept private, so posting questions […]

Hate Crimes Alive and Well Even After 150 Years Have Passed

Hate Crimes Alive and Well Even After 150 Years Have Passed

Hate crimes are alive and well and has been thriving even though 150 years have passed. Sadly, it does not seem like it is going to be going anywhere soon. With groups like the KKK, white only Ariyan race, and Neo-Nazi groups preaching their gospel of hate towards other ethnic groups, this friction will not […]

Homicide of Toddler Rattles Western New York Community

Homicide of Toddler Rattles Western New York Community

Homicide can often be unsettling to the public and difficult to understand. Moreover, when the homicide victim is a defenseless toddler, the local community could be left rattled. This is the case with the death of 16-month-old Nayla Hodnett, who died early Thursday morning as a result of blunt force trauma. Police are investigating the beating […]

Pysanka: Ukrainian Easter Egg Exhibit in New York City

Pysanka: Ukrainian Easter Egg Exhibit in New York City

Pysanka, the traditional Ukrainian folk art of decorating Easter eggs traces back to ancient times, wherein myths were crafted about the egg as the source of life, the sun and the universe. Ukrainians still strongly adhere to many of the ancient traditions associated with the egg. The Ukrainian Museum in New York City presents their […]

Michael Alig the Party Monster to Be Released on Parole May 5

Michael Alig the Party Monster to Be Released on Parole May 5

Michael Alig has been sitting in prison for the past 17 years following the murder and dismemberment of Andre “Angel” Melendez. However, the party monster, Michael Alig is soon going to be a free man, once more, as he is scheduled to be released on parole come May 5. Alig was once dubbed the “party […]

Racism at Long Island Private School [Video]

Racism at Long Island Private School [Video]

New York may be thought of as an extremely liberal state with one of the most diverse cities in the country. However, as it has been shown in the last few weeks, prejudice and ignorance can and do exist, even in the most unlikely places. Since Wednesday, April 9 four students have been expelled from […]

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