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Diversity at Baruch College is the key to a successful future

Baruch College is a microcosm of the melting pot that is New York City. When students come here, they get exposure to various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This notion is reinforced further by the fact that Baruch received recognition from both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times for having a “diverse, supportive…

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It’s not ‘anti-Catholic’ to be LGBTQ

Freedom of expression is currently in turmoil. “Please sign your peaceful protest today. Your voice is vital. We must not allow the sinful to replace the sacred,” reads the last line of a petition to shut down a Fordham University drag show, which took place on Oct. 19. The petition, started by the conservative Catholic…

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Baruch should offer affordable food alternatives for students

Baruch College is not a traditional school. It has a relatively small campus located in the crowded Flatiron District, and its students are mostly commuters. Because it’s mainly a commuter school, Baruch lacks traditional college elements, like a football field or a dining hall, which would be okay if the college provided alternatives like a…

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How is ‘fast-food news’ detrimental?

Just over one week has passed since The New York Times released a bombshell report claiming that President Donald Trump and his father, Fred, engaged in highly questionable business practices, with some labeled by the Times as “outright fraud.” While this news was immensely controversial, the general public didn’t react the way most would expect….

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Does incumbency matter anymore?

In today’s political climate, incumbency is no longer a reliable indicator of winning elections. Incumbency is the idea that those who have been elected will likely be re-elected. This might quickly be changing. The recent defeat of Joseph Crowley, an incumbent, to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez highlights this new trend. This proves that newcomers with fresh ideas…

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Baruch must improve the way it schedules midterm season

It’s October, the spooky season has arrived once again. But terrifying tales of ghosts and goblins won’t be the source of Baruch College students’ trembling fears this Halloween. There is a darker, more malevolent force lurking in the shadows this fall semester. It starts with the letter “M,” and it isn’t Michael Myers. It’s midterm…

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Baruch should start focusing on repairing broken facilities

Baruch College focuses more on the physical appearance of the campus instead of the inside of its facilities and their maintenance. The renovation that is currently taking place on the 25th Street Plaza and the installation of the Green Wall at the south entrance of the Newman Vertical Campus both aim to beautify the campus,…

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All NYC commuters deserve respect

In New York City, a popular method of transportation besides walking, driving or taking the subway is biking. The New York City Department of Transportation is continually working on creating separate bike lanes along the busiest streets in all five boroughs. However, there are still problems that arise from the existence of bike lanes and…

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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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