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Baruch transforms post office space into new student center
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Baruch transforms post office space into new student center

Space has always been limited for an urban commuter school like Baruch College. In November 2010, a process was launched to rectify this issue when the Undergraduate Student Government that year decided to try acquiring a new student center. The 2010-2011 USG obtained 2,000 student signatures to bring a referendum to vote, and 1,200 students…

Baruch Residence Hall suffers heating loss after boiler failure
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Baruch Residence Hall suffers heating loss after boiler failure

During CUNY’s 2018 winter break, Baruch College’s 1760 Third Avenue Residence Hall faced an extreme loss of heat after the dormitory’s boiler broke down. Heat was cut off for more than half of the rooms in the building, including the ones in which Baruch students were staying. The boiler failing caused many of the heating,…

‘Paris by Night’ delights through music and dance performances
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‘Paris by Night’ delights through music and dance performances

The Vietnamese Student Association hosted its fifth annual “Paris by Night” event on Nov. 28. The event got its name from a popular Vietnamese musical variety show originally filmed in Paris. Baruch College’s version of the show, just like the one on TV, featured musical performances, folklore and plays; it was a mix of both…

BSA gears up for 2nd mock wedding
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BSA gears up for 2nd mock wedding

As a prelude to its second annual “Mock Wedding” event on Nov. 14, the Bangladeshi Student Association held its first-ever “Mehndi and Mishti” event on Nov. 9. Traditional Bangladeshi weddings sometimes last up to a week or longer. The length of the wedding festivities depends on the family, but there are a few events that…

SHAP raises domestic violence awareness through series of events
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SHAP raises domestic violence awareness through series of events

In honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Baruch College’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Committee hosted a series of events. SHAP focuses on topics such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking. The purpose of these events is to teach students how to act if they are a victim or know…

Homecoming entertains with ‘Starry Night’ flair
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Homecoming entertains with ‘Starry Night’ flair

Baruch College hosted its annual homecoming week from Oct. 16 to Oct. 20, with activities and themed days throughout the week culminating into a dance on Oct. 20 in the Multipurpose Room. The fall season brings with it the decades-old American tradition of homecoming. Homecoming week consists of pep rallies, football, a royal court, dancing…

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Honors Student Council leads suicide walk team

On average, 121 suicides a day occur in the United States. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, this statistic makes suicide the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. AFSP’s mission is to reduce nationwide suicide rates by 20 percent by the year 2025. To help combat this statistic, Baruch College’s…

Meeting addresses Baruch’s 5-year plan
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Meeting addresses Baruch’s 5-year plan

At the “Strategic Planning Town Hall Meeting” on Oct. 2, there was an open floor for discussion about the priorities and aspirations that will guide Baruch College for the next five years. The Strategic Plan, which will be in place by the end of the year, will reflect all of Baruch’s community. It will be…

Golden Key promotes student unity
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Golden Key promotes student unity

Golden Key International Honour Society only takes the top 15 percent of students worldwide. At Baruch College, that percentage includes those with a GPA of 3.5 and above. Golden Key stands on three pillars: academics, leadership and service. The academic pillar is exemplified by the many academic workshops Golden Key hosts along with its close…