EDITORIAL: Vote ‘No’ on New York State Constitutional Convention

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This coming Tuesday, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to call for a state constitutional convention. While the idea of revising the state constitution is an attractive one, to do so now would be at best a non-event with costly side-effects, and at worst a dangerous exercise in the rollback of currently-existing protections. As a result, we urge voters to reject a constitutional convention at the ballot box this week. In the event of a convention, almost all delegates would be elected from existing state senate districts (15 would be elected at-large). The state senate map is consistently gerrymandered by the Republicans who have controlled the upper chamber for all but three years since 1938.

Field Hockey to Take On Albany

Field hockey is heading out for a midweek road trip to Hamilton, N.Y., for a match against Colgate. The match will begin tonight at 7 p.m. This out-of-conference match comes after a solid showing for the Red this weekend — defeating Yale 2-1 in an overtime victory and a shutout win over Lehigh. The Red is looking to continue its two-game win streak, and pick up their first victory on its opponent’s turf.
“It was a positive weekend for us, it was good for us to see that we can come out and win in a close overtime win against Yale, and follow that up with a solid win against Lehigh” senior captain Abbi Horn said.

W. Soccer Defeats Great Danes

W. booters blank Albany, win second straight at home

In soccer, stout defense and midfield ball control are often a recipe for success. Last night the women’s soccer team had both in its victory against Albany — it didn’t hurt that it also scored five goals in a 5-0 rout of the Great Danes (5-13-1). The performance, which gave the Red its second straight win at home, could only be described as dominant.