Estelle Saad

SHAP hosts talk on bystander intervention
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SHAP hosts talk on bystander intervention

On Nov. 16, Baruch College’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Committee hosted a bystander intervention workshop. The workshop, which was presented by the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, explained the underlying problems around not taking action when sexual harassment happens. It also detailed how people can be “positive bystanders” and stop actions of…

Opinions

Policy curbs smoking

The benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle have just been increased for employees of Piala Inc., a Japanese marketing firm. The company, based in Tokyo, started giving non-smoking employees six more vacation days per year than to their colleagues who smoke. Non-smoking workers had complained that they were working longer and harder than their smoking…

Arts & Style

Anne Frank costume sparks controversy

HalloweenCostumes.com was under fire on social media last week for selling an Anne Frank Halloween costume. The controversy lead to the removal of the costume from the website, though versions of it are still being sold on websites such as Amazon, under the title “Girls Child’s 1940S Wartime WW2 WW1 Evacuee Refugee.” Frank was a…

Hillel at Baruch constructs sukkah
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Hillel at Baruch constructs sukkah

Correction: This erroneously implied that Sukkot was only celebrated in October, when the holiday can also be celebrated in September and November as well. The Ticker apologizes for this error. Hillel at Baruch constructed a sukkah on the eighth floor of the Newman Vertical Campus for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which was available for student use…

Arts & Style

Virtual reality to hit AMC theaters

AMC Entertainment is investing at least $20 million in Dreamscape Immersive, a startup company creating what they call the “virtual reality multiplex.” AMC agreed to finance the unveiling of the product in North America and in the United Kingdom. When it develops, virtual reality is expected to aid the movie industry by drawing people to…

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LHM closes out September with ‘Nuestra Belleza Baruch’ event

Latinx Heritage Month closed out with a beauty pageant event on the evening of Oct. 3 in the Multipurpose Room. “Nuestra Belleza Baruch” is the second pageant event hosted by the LHM committee over the past two years, and the committee is trying to establish it as an annual event. The committee intended the pageant…

Business

JPMorgan CEO claims Bitcoin is a “fraud,” citing its volatility

Recently, JPMorgan Chase’s CEO Jamie Dimon criticized the popular cryptocurrency bitcoin, claiming that it is overvalued and sure to fail. Dimon even said that he would fire any training employee of his company that considered partaking in the bitcoin market for being “stupid.” Bitcoin launched in 2009 as a means of paying for items online…

Science & Technology

Dancing reverses anti-aging effects in elderly

Balance disturbances and cognitive impairment are linked with age-related brain structure deterioration and diseases. In a recent study published by the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience journal, the positive effects of dancing on reversing the signs of aging were explored. Aerobic fitness has been shown to increase volume in the hippocampus, although no specific type of…

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