Katarzyna Borkowska

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Trump’s new hire comes as no surprise

Ty Cobb, the top White House lawyer representing President Donald Trump, declared that he will be resigning. Cobb has had dissenting opinions with Trump in the past, particularly regarding the Robert Mueller investigation in which he urged Trump not to fire Mueller. Cobb has also spoken about his distaste for the president’s constant tweets regarding…

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Sports betting should be allowed in the US

Gambling has been around for thousands of years, constantly changing and evolving with the times. Betting on sports is also a form of gambling — one that arises many mixed feelings. Sports betting carries many negative connotations with it. There is a history of throwing games, of players betting on themselves, or worse, against themselves….

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Teen drivers are more susceptible to car crashes

Every year, many teenagers are killed in motor vehicle crashes, and hundreds of thousands are injured and in need of emergency assistance. Teenagers cause 11 percent of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries. When first going on the road after obtaining a driver’s license, the driver is inexperienced and nervous. According to the Centers…

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People younger than 18 should not vote

With the recent uprisings and movements led by teenagers in opposition to current policies and events, it is no surprise that many have voiced their opinion to lower the minimum voting age from 18 years old to 16 years old, allowing the younger generation to be heard. Politicians are often either middle-aged or senior citizens,…

Student performance reveals struggles arts majors face at Baruch
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Student performance reveals struggles arts majors face at Baruch

For a final project, a group from THE 4102 — a special topics in applied theater class at Baruch College — showcased the struggles that arts majors experience in the college to administrators and students on Dec. 5. One of the students who participated in the performance was Zeynep Akca, a distributor for The Ticker….

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Consumer DNA tests raise privacy concerns

A recently popular trend throughout the United States has been genealogical DNA testing. A person sends a sample of their DNA to a facility, two popular ones being Ancestry.com LLC and 23andMe, and in return, they obtain an analysis of their DNA and ethnic background. The idea behind DNA testing — giving people an insight…

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False convictions must be compensated

On Oct. 13, Lamonte McIntyre was released from prison after being locked away from society for over two decades. The issue with McIntyre’s release lies in the fact that he was falsely imprisoned and released without any form of financial compensation or government assistance. McIntyre was imprisoned in 1994 for a double homicide and has…

G.L.A.S.S. ‘Open Mic Night’ delights students
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G.L.A.S.S. ‘Open Mic Night’ delights students

Baruch College’s annual LBGTQ History Month “Open Mic Night” was hosted on Oct. 19 by the Baruch Gender, Love and Sexuality Spectrum. Jose Benitez, G.L.A.S.S. secretary and a graphic communication major, described the event as, “a joyful event, filled with poetry readings … singing and much more.” His description proved to be correct, as the…

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