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Reform — not defund — the police

Vinod Kripalani February 13, 2024
Both Democrats and Republicans have failed to identify the only solution that would put an end to police brutality and inefficiency: nationwide police reform.
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Candidate Quality has been a contentious topic among young voters as the presidential debates linger on the periphery. ELEMENTAL 5 DIGITAL/UNSPLASH.COM

Lack of civic engagement among young voters: a candidate quality issue

Vinod Kripalani January 25, 2024

A recent study from Harvard Kennedy School indicates there is a major disconnect between current political affairs and younger voters. The most concerning result of this study is that an increased...

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Stony Brook desperately needs to improve course selection

Vinod Kripalani September 24, 2023
Throughout my time at Stony Brook, I’ve strived to achieve academic success and have enjoyed my experiences. However, one issue has continued to pester me each time I plan my class schedule in anticipation for the upcoming semester: course selection.
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Democrats need practical solutions to climate change

Vinod Kripalani February 5, 2023
OPINION: Don’t get me wrong; I support the government creating policies to curb climate change. However, the issue is that the overwhelming majority of policies proposed by Congressional Democrats happen to be impractical.
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