Victoria Merlino

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…

BSA mock wedding exposes Baruch to Bengali culture
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BSA mock wedding exposes Baruch to Bengali culture

Bangladesh Student Association hosted its first ever “BSA Wedding” on Monday, Dec. 5, giving all students at Baruch College the opportunity to experience a mock Bengali wedding. Students were led into the Multipurpose Room, which was decorated with candles, flowers and lights. Rows of chairs were placed on either side of the center aisle, with…

‘Winter Wonderland’ promotes holiday spirit
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‘Winter Wonderland’ promotes holiday spirit

The Undergraduate Student Government held its annual end of the Fall semester party, “Winter Wonderland,” on Dec. 8 in the Multipurpose Room. The event lasted from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Students lined up outside of the Multipurpose Room well before the event started. Once inside, students were encouraged to partake in a buffet with…

WIB fashion show raises funds for cancer research
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WIB fashion show raises funds for cancer research

Baruch College Women in Business held its eighth annual “Style Your Success Fashion Show” on Thursday, Dec. 1, showcasing business attire to students as the club worked to raise money for cancer research. The theme for this year’s show was “Fire & Ice.” Corporate sponsors for the event included Argo Tea, Red Bull, Schnipper’s Quality…

President and Deans’ Reception covers Baruch’s current state
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President and Deans’ Reception covers Baruch’s current state

The Sigma Alpha Delta Honor Society held its annual “President and Deans’ Reception” in the Newman Library Building on Nov. 15. Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David P. Christy, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences Aldemaro Romero Jr., Willem Kooyker Dean of the…

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