Victoria Merlino

Latinx Heritage Month opener electrifies NVC
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Latinx Heritage Month opener electrifies NVC

Latinx Heritage Month kicked off at Baruch College with food, fun and games on Sept. 7 in the Newman Vertical Campus second floor lobby. A large crowd of students gathered in the area to dance to Latinx music, and take photos in a photo booth, among other activities. Members from the Association of Latino Professionals…

CCNY USG election nullified after controversy
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CCNY USG election nullified after controversy

After a rocky election season with allegations of voter intimidation, Islamophobia, election code violations and the dissolution of an entire team of candidates by their Student Elections Review Committee, the City College of New York’s Undergraduate Student Government’s 2017 election was nullified by Interim President Vincent Boudreau in May. As of press time, a date…

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Humans of Baruch hosts “Gala 2.0”

Humans of Baruch hosted its second annual gala, titled “Gala 2.0: Uncovering Stories,” on May 9, celebrating the students interviewed this year by the organization with games and festivities. Held in the Multipurpose Room, the event began with four students reading snippets from their Humans of Baruch interviews on stage in the front of the…

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Isabel Arias and Baruch Rise win USG elections

Rise Baruch’s Isabel Arias was elected president of the Undergraduate Student Government on the night of April 27, netting 663 votes out of the 1,797 total votes for president. She will be joined at the table by all of Rise’s candidates for the executive board, all of Rise’s candidates for vice presidential positions, as well…

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USG presidential candidates face off in debate

The Undergraduate Student Government Presidential Debate was held on April 20 in the Baruch College cafeteria. The debate questions were addressed toward Rise Baruch’s Isabel Arias, Theta Apple Pie’s David Scholes and independent candidate Max Meneses representing his platform, Baruch Joy. Independent candidate Abdourahamane Diallo, representing his platform #Change, chose not to participate in the…

G.L.A.S.S. instructs students on how to be better allies
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G.L.A.S.S. instructs students on how to be better allies

The Gender, Love and Sexuality Spectrum at Baruch College hosted an “Allies Lunch” event on March 23, promoting deeper understanding and respect of the LGBT community through a panel of guest speakers. The event opened with a short video, made by G.L.A.S.S., instructing straight and cisgender students on how to be good allies to lesbian,…

HSA invites students to observe Holi
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HSA invites students to observe Holi

The Hindu Student Association hosted a tabling event titled “What’s Holi?” on March 16, informing Baruch College students of the Hindu spring festival of Holi through small activities and food. Also known as the “Festival of Colors,” Holi is traditionally a Hindu holiday celebrated by those in India and Nepal, though it has become popular…

BHM Committee closes with event honoring Obama’s legacy
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BHM Committee closes with event honoring Obama’s legacy

The Black History Month Committee held the closing ceremony for Black History Month on Feb. 28 in the Multipurpose Room, focusing on the legacy of former President Barack Obama and the future of the United States. Entitled “#PostObama,” the event featured a roundtable discussion that included input from students and guest panelist members from the…

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Women’s History Month Committee plans events

The Women’s History Month Committee met on Feb. 14 to discuss plans for Women’s History Month in March. Led by Assistant Director of Student Activities Crystal Tejada and Activities Advisor Josephina Ragon, the meeting served as an opportunity for collaboration on events for the month between students and the Office of Student Life. Event ideas…

Cuomo requires insurers to give free contraceptives
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Cuomo requires insurers to give free contraceptives

New York will require insurers in the state to provide free access to contraceptives and medically necessary abortions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Jan. 21. This announcement comes as a direct rebuke to the current scrutiny the Affordable Care Act is under, as well as reaffirms Cuomo’s commitment to women’s rights, serving as the next…

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