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Gambino’s video demands change

On May 5, Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, released a single called “This is America.” His video took the country by storm due to its graphic and honest depiction of gun violence and police brutality. Some aspects of the video show Gambino firing off a gun to  highlight how America places guns above…

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The Ticker supports Baruch student victimized by racism

It is an unfortunate occurrence when baseless acts of hatred are perpetrated. Many viewed the video shared on April 25 by Aneesa Janat Rafeek, a rider on the Long Island Rail Road, capturing a racist tirade delivered by an angry white passenger, cursing and aiming racially charged epithets at a black Baruch College student. Soraya…

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USG elections need more advertising

The 2018 elections for the Undergraduate Student Government revealed that there is room for improvement in future election operations. The Office of Student Life opened this year’s election application on March 1 and closed on March 16. The mandatory orientation was held on March 22, leaving a month for campaigning until elections on April 24…

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Baruch Residence Hall needs to improve living conditions

The Baruch College Residence Hall located at 1760 Third Avenue has been known for its flaws, but recently it has reached a new level of gross. Despite having to pay between $6,000 and $7,000 per semester for either a triple or a double room, students are realizing that the basic amenities often do not work….

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Kendrick Lamar wins overdue award

On April 16 , it was announced that influential rapper Kendrick Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for music for his most recent album, DAMN. With the win, Lamar became the first non-classical or jazz musician to win the prestigious award — although he has sampled Pulitzer-winning jazz and classical pieces in his music. Many…

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Project Now campaigning lacks student outreach effort

With a few days left before students vote on their Undergraduate Student Government candidates, there is a lot we still do not know about the sole party running. Project Now’s presence on the second-floor lobby has been sparse. Though they have tabled and engaged in person with students, Project Now’s campaign has been largely limited…

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Díaz aids #MeToo with story of rape

Award-winning author Junot Díaz revealed that he had been raped at the age of 8 in a powerful and moving essay featured in The New Yorker. The essay describes how the rape affected Díaz and how he suffered to accept what happened to him. “The rape excluded me from manhood, from love, from everything,” Díaz…

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Students deserve explanation for USG’s resignation problem

Over spring break, the Undergraduate Student Government faced its seventh resignation of the academic year in the form of Vice President of Academic Affairs Suleman Aleem. In what has become a routine for USG, none of the members who attended the April 10 senate meeting announced Aleem’s departure in any official capacity. Instead, USG announced…

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