Liam Giordano

‘Town Hall’ allows students opportunity to ask USG questions
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‘Town Hall’ allows students opportunity to ask USG questions

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government hosted its second “Town Hall” of 2017 in the Bearcat Den on Dec. 5 in order to address its constituents’ questions and concerns. The town hall was moderated by The Ticker’s Editor-in-Chief Yelena Dzhanova, and was attended by roughly 25 students. While the audience was not overwhelming in size, the…

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‘Taste of Africa’ fashion show lauds ‘New Africa’

After much anticipation, Baruch College’s African Student Association hosted its eighth annual “Taste of Africa” fashion show on Dec. 1 in Mason Hall. “La Nouvelle Afrique,” or “The New Africa,” was the name and respective theme given to the show this year. When asked about the inspiration for this year’s theme, Bisi Alade, vice president…

Right Wings host panel on relations between US and North Korea
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Right Wings host panel on relations between US and North Korea

In light of the escalating hostilities between the United States and the North Korea, the Baruch College Republicans, also known as The Right Wings, hosted a forum to discuss U.S. foreign policy and international relations on Nov. 16. The forum, moderated by Right Wings member Gregory Usvitsky, included Baruch philosophy professor James Rowe, and Baruch…

Crafty districting ruins democracy
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Crafty districting ruins democracy

Possibly one of the most prodigious and oldest abuses of power in U.S. democracy, extreme partisan gerrymandering may soon be finally resolved in the United States. For the first time in 13 years, the Supreme Court is hearing a case involving this archaic practice of extreme “partisan gerrymandering” in Gill v. Whitford. Following the 2010…

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Mobile payment applications surpass cash in Asian countries

According to a report published by the Boston Consulting Group, in 2016 Chinese residents used mobile payment apps to transfer approximately $8.5 trillion. Put in perspective, that is 70 times more than the figure transferred by U.S. residents. In addition, Forbes reported that 40 percent of Chinese consumers carry below RMB 100, or approximately less…

SHAP hosts talk on domestic abuse
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SHAP hosts talk on domestic abuse

To respectfully observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to shine light on issues that need to be illuminated, the New York County District Attorney’s office held an event in coordination with Baruch College’s Sexual Harassment & Assault Prevention Committee on Oct. 17. Led by Shira Arnow, New York County assistant district attorney, and organized by…

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NFL fans create uproar

On Sept. 28, 2017, jerseys belonging to the New England Patriots were collectively burned in Swansea, Massachusetts by an angry mob protesting the players that knelt during the national anthem. The organizer of perhaps the hottest event in Swansea, Mark Shane, claimed that the hazardous fire was justified because the #TakeaKnee movement was disrespecting veterans….