BORDERLESS WITH BROOKLYN: NDAA attacks civil rights, disregards constitution

On December 31, 2011, as President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, America experienced a collective deja vu; an overreaching, unconstitutional piece of legislation was being enacted a la Bush circa 2001. Our current President, whose ideology during election time seemed almost antithetical to that of former President George W. Bush’s, signed a law that not only has the potential to threaten constitutional rights, but actively disregards them entirely.

Poor planning affects departments

Staff writer Junette Reyes discusses the Federal Work Study Program and how underfunding on the part of federal aid, as well as overestimation of funds and underestimation of participating students by the Financial Aid Office, has caused hiring departments to take the burden of providing a share of cost to fund the program.