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WeWork continues to expand, though critics remain skeptical
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WeWork continues to expand, though critics remain skeptical

WeWork, a startup that offers rentable space to companies and businesses, is now the largest office tenant in New York City and has plans to expand further. Though it is valued at $20 billion and is growing quickly, critics are skeptical about how the company is turning a profit. WeWork currently opens at least 20…

The cocoa grind: one Bearcat’s path to becoming a franchisee
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The cocoa grind: one Bearcat’s path to becoming a franchisee

Many students attend Baruch College to gain the skills and knowledge to start their own businesses. Some go on to start their businesses after college, but some start early. Ehab Elshinawy is not your average student: he started his business while getting a college education. His business, Cocoa Grinder, is a trendy chain of coffee…

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Amazon takes on retail with new brick and mortar location

Amazon is set to open its Amazon 4-star store in a new location within Manhattan, where it will sell various highly rated products, which can also be found on its famous e-commerce website. This is not the first venture into brick-and-mortar retail that Amazon has made, as its acquisition of Whole Foods and opening of…

Baruch career fair offers job opportunities at top companies
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Baruch career fair offers job opportunities at top companies

Resumes in hand, dress shoes on their feet and money on their minds, a total of 640 Baruch College students embarked on a networking extravaganza on Friday, Sept. 21. Students gathered in Baruch’s Auxiliary Gym for the annual career fair in hopes of landing jobs, internships or fellowships. Talented and motivated students used this opportunity…

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Dorming at Baruch: An Analysis

Many college students turn to dorms as an option when browsing living spaces for the next few years of their lives. Although oftentimes seen as the better option, college dorms can also be a financial burden, adding a large fee to the already high tuition costs of some schools. First-year students can be unaware of…

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How much do internships matter?

Many college students seek out internships each year in order to gain job experience and beef up their resumes. An internship is a position in a company or program offered to student applicants that can be either long- or short-term. Internships are usually found through colleges’ career centers, job fairs or alumni associations. Internships bring…

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Baruch alum talks entrepreneurship

Baruch College alumnus Michael Gilvary, the co-founder and CEO of both Idion and Cutaneous Information Technologies, came to speak at Baruch on Sept. 30 about his business ventures and gave students advice on how to become successful entrepreneurs. Gilvary’s company Idion created an identification and security platform with skin-wearable stickers. The technology authenticates wearers and…

Spotify offers more to students with its addition of Showtime
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Spotify offers more to students with its addition of Showtime

Spotify recently added another free service for students. For a monthly cost of $4.99, registered college students can now use Spotify Premium, Hulu and Showtime. With this trio of entertainment applications, Spotify hopes to increase streams and broaden its target market in both current and future demographics that increasingly participate in monthly subscription services. They…

Textbooks fall in price as electronic book prices continue to rise
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Textbooks fall in price as electronic book prices continue to rise

Converting physical copies of textbooks to digital ones has reformed what booksellers provide to college students, and has made buying books for class more convenient and cheaper in today’s intense market competition. Textbook prices have been a common issue among college students and their families due to the necessity of these books for classes. Most…

The last straw: Starbucks will ban straws in all stores by 2020
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The last straw: Starbucks will ban straws in all stores by 2020

While you are sipping on your caramel macchiato from Starbucks on your way to class, you’re most likely not thinking about the negative repercussions that the iconic green straw is having on the environment. Starbucks is rolling out a plan to eliminate these straws from all its stores by the year 2020. The world’s trendiest…

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