Estelle Saad

Ecuadorian Club celebrates Carnaval with music, dance and drink
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Ecuadorian Club celebrates Carnaval with music, dance and drink

The Ecuadorian Club hosted its annual “Carnavalito” event in honor of Carnaval on April 17. The event focused on the culture and history behind Carnaval, which is a week-long Catholic holiday leading up to Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Carnaval is also known around the world as Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday The holiday…

Model UN wins 3rd place in conference
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Model UN wins 3rd place in conference

Baruch College’s Model United Nations team recently participated in the annual “National Model United Nations Conference” and placed in what is equivalent to third place, which is better than they expected. The conference took place in The Sheraton Times Square Hotel from March 18 to March 22. The Baruch team was assigned to represent China…

Professors teach in China exchange
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Professors teach in China exchange

Baruch College professors Christine Markussen and her husband, James Walsh, taught at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, or SWUFE, this past Fall semester. SWUFE, which is located in Chengdu, China, has two programs in conjunction with Baruch: students can either study at SWUFE for three years and then at Baruch for one year, or…

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Proposed US metal tariffs may lead to international trade war

President Donald Trump recently called for tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent on imports of steel and aluminum, respectively. The announcement, which was made on Thursday, March 1, has been met with controversy, as investors fear the potential of a trade war. Canada, China and the EU are already reacting by threatening tariffs of…

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UCLA entertains crowd of students with Lunar New Year celebration

Baruch College’s United Chinese Language Association hosted its annual “Lunar New Year Festival” on March 6, as a celebration of the Lunar New Year. The event consisted of numerous performances, some tied to the theme of the Lunar New Year, while others were more for entertainment. Additionally, a series of games were played, where members…

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Amazon will soon organize an independent delivery service

Amazon.com, Inc. recently reported that it will be launching its own delivery service, which will compete directly with United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. as well as indirectly with the United States Postal Service and other delivery companies. The shipping service is to be called “Shipping with Amazon,” or SWA, according to The Wall…

Slavery museum educates students for Black History Month
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Slavery museum educates students for Black History Month

The Lest We Forget Slavery Museum came to Baruch College to teach students about the history of slavery and its continued effects on contemporary America. The traveling exhibit was brought to the school on Feb. 21 in honor of Black History Month. As Gwen Ragsdale, co-curator of the museum, explained about the artifacts, “This is…

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