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Off-year elections demand attention
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Off-year elections demand attention

On Nov. 7, the general election will take place. This provides the opportunity to re-elect incumbents or to elect completely new voices into influential positions. It is important for students, who would not typically vote in a non-presidential election, to go out and vote in local elections, because it is the local officials who will…

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Catalonia referendum creates divide

The prospect of Catalan independence has stirred a lot of debate in European politics over the past few years. On Sunday, the global population witnessed what the end result of that debate was. After Catalan President Carles Puigdemont pushed through with the referendum, Madrid responded by ordering the police to stop it from happening. That…

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Regular arrests and scandals undermine CUNY’s reputation

In our previous issue, The Ticker published an editorial touting CUNY’s admirable persistence to defend and uphold its students in the face of adversity, such as the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. In this challenging time, and in others prior, the CUNY administration has stuck by its students and provided resources…

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Baruch administration deserves praise for solidarity

As Baruch students, we have the tendency to complain about broken elevators and escalators, crowded hallways, even more crowded lecture halls and the Wi-Fi connection that never seems to work. The lines to printers in the library building and the sixth floor computer labs make us fume, and more than a few of us have…

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Officers must learn nonlethal tactics

A recent shooting at the Georgia Institute of Technology is just another case where officials used excessive force in an instance where it was uncalled for and not needed. Campus police shot Scout Schultz, who later died at the hospital. The Schultz’s family attorney stated that Schultz was experiencing a mental breakdown when encountering campus…

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Baruch should do more to honor fallen heroes of 9/11

The terrorist attacks perpetuated on 9/11 left scars on the collective U.S. consciousness that continues to run deep over 16 years later. While the whole United States was affected by the fear, trauma and pain the attacks caused, there was nowhere that was hit harder than New York. There are reminders everywhere: streets named after…

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