Victoria Merlino

Latino Heritage Month events begin
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Latino Heritage Month events begin

Baruch College’s Latino Heritage Month began in earnest Sept. 1 with music, dancing and fun as students gathered for its opening ceremony, ¡Despierta Baruch! The event drew students old and new as the smell of empanadas wafted through the Newman Vertical Campus. A line quickly formed around the empanada table, a feature of the event…

Baruch Commencement hosts 3,000 graduates
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Baruch Commencement hosts 3,000 graduates

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center was filled to capacity on Friday, May 27, as 5,873 students graduated from Baruch College. The 2016 Commencement exercises saw 441 bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients from the School of Public Affairs, 1,255 bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and 4,177 bachelor’s and master’s degree…

Baruch celebrates 42nd annual Caribbean Week
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Baruch celebrates 42nd annual Caribbean Week

Baruch’s 42nd annual Caribbean Week began on Monday with food, music and fun as students gathered in VC 2-125 for “Monday Madness.” Held by the Student Organization for Caribbean Appreciation, with assistance from the Caribbean Student Association and the West Indian Cultural Club, Monday Madness served as an engaging way to spread awareness of Caribbean…

Model UN event includes international food, games
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Model UN event includes international food, games

Baruch Model United Nations members doled out food and smiles on Tuesday during their Taste of Model U.N. event. Held in the second floor lobby of the Vertical Campus, Taste of Model U.N. allowed students to sample cuisine from around the world, speak with Model U.N. members and win prizes. The spread included foods from…

Baruch Bash marks end of semester
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Baruch Bash marks end of semester

As the semester moves into its final weeks, tickets for Baruch College’s annual end-of-year party, Baruch Bash, have gone on sale. Hosted by USG, Baruch Bash is an opportunity to celebrate the end of the academic year. Students are able to dance, mingle and, if they are over 21 years of age, drink alcohol from…

East meets West during Asian Pacific-American heritage showcase
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East meets West during Asian Pacific-American heritage showcase

Baruch College’s Japan Club presented their Japanese-American performing arts showcase “West Meets East Matsuri” on Tuesday night in the multipurpose room. Co-sponsored by 28 different clubs, as well as USG, the event occurred as part of Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month. The title of “West Meets East” underscored a larger theme of cultural exchange that ran…

Caroline Kennedy touts studying abroad with CUNY at panel
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Caroline Kennedy touts studying abroad with CUNY at panel

U.S. ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and CUNY students held a panel Wednesday to discuss the importance of studying abroad. The event, hosted by the U.S. State Department at the Newman Library, began with a few remarks from Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Vita Rabinowitz….

Science & Technology

Height may contribute to attractiveness

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and while romantic comedies like to suggest that you may fall in love this Feb. 14 because of cosmic destiny, science begs to differ. A new study reveals that a human’s choice in romantic partner is influenced by their genes, including the genes that determine a person’s height. Throughout the…

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