Stacy Kim

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Quirky classes are the future of the NYC public education system

With the increasing number of after-school options, New York City public education is changing in a positive way. Students, while developing creative potential, are now exposed to more diverse classes, such as service dog training, comedy improv, costume design and filmmaking. David Simpson, one of the students who attended Frolic — an after-school program that…

New York Coffee Festival
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New York Coffee Festival

“Coffee is a language in itself,” said Jackie Chan, the legendary Chinese martial artist and actor. The annual New York Coffee Festival provided an exceptional experience to all coffee lovers at the Metropolitan Pavilion from Oct. 12-14. Now in its fourth year of celebrating New York coffee culture, the event featured over 100 innovative exhibitors,…

Private prisons should not profit off of undocumented immigrants
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Private prisons should not profit off of undocumented immigrants

The U.S. government has been shifting its responsibility for locking up undocumented immigrants to profit-seeking prison companies. An unfortunate instance of this in play is Josue Vladimir Cortez Diaz, who fled from El Salvador after being persecuted and receiving a number of death threats. Diaz was captured at the border and detained in a private…

Hearing investigates whether CUNY hires enough minorities
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Hearing investigates whether CUNY hires enough minorities

Faculty members and students at Baruch College are raising concerns about the dwindling number of black and Latino faculty members. An oversight hearing chaired by New York City Council Member Inez Barron was held on Sept. 27, with the purpose of ending the long-fought battle and coming up with a solid initiative. Barron lamented that…

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Social media sites pose a potential threat to truth and US democracy

On Aug. 18 at 7:23 a.m., President Donald Trump tweeted that, “Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.” Trump said that Google’s news service is biased against him. He also claimed that social media platforms interfered in the 2016 election in favor of Hillary Clinton. U.S. Attorney General Jess Sessions has also shown concern…

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CUNY professors hit with major reduction in teaching hours

CUNY and the Professional Staff Congress have come to an agreement to implement a reduction in the current faculty teaching load of 21 credit hours. PSC has announced that the change is intended to “enable professors to devote more time to individual work with students, to advising, holding office hours, conducting academic research, and engaging…

Father follows digital footprints in Chaganty’s thriller Searching
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Father follows digital footprints in Chaganty’s thriller Searching

A wildly unconventional film recently lured moviegoers back to theaters. Searching, the feature debut for writer-director Aneesh Chaganty, is told entirely through a computer screen — FaceTime calls, news stories, old home videos and YouTube videos. In an interview with Screen Rant, Chaganty expressed that the filmmaking approach used in the film was a fresh…