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CUNY scandals do not paint an accurate picture of our school

CUNY calls itself “The Greatest Urban University in the World.” The claim can be considered fair — over 270,000 students are seeking a degree in the public university system, making it the largest urban university in the United States. For this very reason, one should not be surprised to read about such a prominent New…

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Young people need financial literacy

Our public education system is failing to emphasize the importance of financial literacy. Many high school graduates lack the knowledge necessary to survive in basic real-world situations, such as paying bills or writing checks. Without these necessary skills, many fall prey to mistakes that could have easily been avoided, such as overdrafting or not paying…

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Nike is truly digging its own grave

On Sept. 3, Nike celebrated the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” slogan. The popular footwear manufacturing company and NFL uniform supplier released a controversial advertisement featuring former San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In response, some pushed for a boycott of Nike products while others supported Nike’s bold stance. However, Nike must be…

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Having a social life at Baruch requires a go-getter mentality

Fall 2018 marks the beginning of Baruch College’s 50th year as an independent senior college within the CUNY system. This year welcomes the largest class of incoming first-year students in recent history. Many students attend Baruch for its prestige, stellar business program and opportunities it can offer upon graduation. But at the same time, students…

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America Needs More Free Thinkers

In the wake of Arizona Sen. John McCain’s passing, the United States’ government is left with a gaping void. McCain’s presence as a maverick in the Senate, on the campaign ground and on the battlefield during the Vietnam War, led to his being respected by almost all his peers in government. From his five years…

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The SPARC Program: A Poor Way To Teach Sexual Harassment

Between spring and fall 2018, CUNY and SUNY launched an online sexual harassment training called Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course (SPARC), but the program seems less effective than in-person training. At Baruch College, all first-year and some transfer students participate in a seminar over the course of the fall and spring semesters,…

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FIFA should not tolerate corruption

Russia has had a long history of racism and corruption in football, yet the country is still allowed to hold the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Past incidents, like the friendly match between Russia and France in March 2018, have shown the nonwhite French football players subject to racist taunts such as being called “monkeys.” Countries…

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Baruch academic advisement needs to upgrade its technology

Without the benefits of modern technology to keep appointments up to speed, the waiting room experience at the Office of Undergraduate Advisement and Orientation can be quite daunting. There is always a backlog of appointments and this creates confusion for students. In addition, the staff is overworked, leading to plenty of room for misinformation. The…

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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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