Heather Shah

PSC holds protest on Plaza during board of trustees meeting
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PSC holds protest on Plaza during board of trustees meeting

Amid CUNY Professional Staff Congress protesters with vibrant signs, the CUNY Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting on Dec. 4 on the 14th floor of Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus. The meeting began promptly at 4:30 p.m., but was quickly interrupted by the protesters, who started marching and chanting loudly enough to propel the…

Chemical companies endanger local residents, require sharper regulation
Opinions

Chemical companies endanger local residents, require sharper regulation

The unspoken mantra of the Wilmington, Delaware-based chemical company, The Chemours Company, seems to be “don’t apologize, don’t explain.” The Fortune 500 company has recently been put under scrutiny due to the toxic chemical GenX, which has flowed from its plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina into the Cape Fear River: a river that provides drinking…

Sexual assault cases rise to forefront
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Sexual assault cases rise to forefront

Women are often afraid to speak out about their experiences for it could jeopardize their career or cause harsh criticism. They are told to let it go or to stop dramatizing their experiences. Although Hill’s case was dismissed under the pretense that it was more important to confirm an African-American male to the Supreme Court…

Business

Economic stagnation is causing millennials to live at home longer

Burdened by student debt, expensive housing, and higher levels of household poverty, millennials are choosing to move in with their parents in greater numbers. As a result of the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession, millennials struggled to obtain higher education and purchase property, among other things. Since then, the prices of goods and…

Business

Trump administration rescinds DACA program, promises reform

President Donald Trump has made the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which affects 800,000 immigrant children. As of 2012, DACA protects children as they enter the country from the average age of six to under 31. Participants of DACA typically have to renew their status every two years, but the…

Opinions

United States needs new viewpoint on electric cars

Many countries are making efforts to incorporate electric cars into society. The United States is far behind in progress compared to the rest of the world. To many countries electric cars are an important asset, because the effects of global warming are being felt more prominently, and there is a chance that by 2040 the…

Business

Rising student debt deters millennials’ post-graduation aims

Compared to a decade ago, college loan balances in the United States have increased from $833 billion to $1.4 trillion, an unprecedented amount. Millennials are at the center of this increasing figure. Every year a new set of graduates join the workforce, but after getting their diplomas a mountain of debt soon follows. As student…

Business

Alternative energy sources threaten oil industry’s future profits

Oil is an important source of energy necessary for modern infrastructure. Some of the largest industries in the world rely on the trade of oil. Crude oil is used to power numerous means of transportation, fuel the machinery necessary to produce large quantities of goods, provide heat, generate electricity, and construct plastic. The money from…