News / October 15, 2018 The Excelsior Scholarship, CUNY and the students in between

Lewis Diep works hard. He’s currently serving as a senator in Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government. He’s the former president of the United Chinese Language Association, one of the largest clubs the college has to offer. And of the roughly 15,000 students on campus, he’s one of the few — less than 3 percent —...

News / October 15, 2018 WIB’s ‘Pink and Denim Day’ sees presidents pied for a good cause

Coming up the escalator to the second floor, Baruch College students were greeted by loud music and their peers clad in pink and denim clothing selling cupcakes, brownies and cookies. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to do their part in bringing awareness, Baruch’s Women in Business organization and its cosponsors hosted “Pink and...

News / October 15, 2018 Baruch Sikhs open hearts for Langar

The annual “Langar Day” hosted by the United Sikh Association held an open kitchen event in the school cafeteria on Oct. 11. The usual cafeteria with tables and chairs was transformed into a Sikh temple setting where carpets were rolled out for students to sit on and eat. Langar in Sikhism is a community kitchen...

News / October 15, 2018 Stress meets canvas as students express their feelings at ‘Paint Night’

Painting lessons on Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night were given to students at Baruch College on Oct. 11. The Undergraduate Student Government and Vietnamese Student Association co-sponsored the first “Paint Night” in the cafeteria. The event was expected to have two sessions with the first one starting at 6 p.m. and the second starting at...

News / October 15, 2018 Psychologist presents ways to identify learning disabilities in students

Baruch Student Disability Services, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Student Academic Consulting Center and the Learning Disabilities Project hosted a training session on how to identify learning disabilities in students on Oct. 11, which psychologist and Columbia University professor Dr. Sanam Hafeez presented to CUNY faculty and staff members. Hafeez, who appeared on...

News / October 15, 2018 VSA educates the campus on Vietnam

Too broke for a plane ticket to Vietnam? The Vietnamese Student Association brings Vietnam to Baruch College students. “Passage to Vietnam” organized by VSA is an immersive experience to explore the Vietnamese culture with fun games, authentic cuisine, a photo booth, creative decorations and fan-dancing, which took place in the Multipurpose Room on Oct. 11....

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Baruch Democrats form political discussion space
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Baruch Democrats form political discussion space

With Election Day less than two months away, Baruch students may wish for a forum in which they can express their political views among like-minded students. Such a forum exists in College Democrats at Baruch, a partisan club dedicated to discussing the ideals of the Democratic Party as well as promoting student interest in politics….

Explosion on 23rd Street leaves nearly 30 injured
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Explosion on 23rd Street leaves nearly 30 injured

An explosion on 23rd Street near a dumpster injured 29 people and caused extensive property damage on Saturday, Sept. 17. Following the 8:30 p.m. explosion, an NYPD Terror unit and Bomb Squad were dispatched in order to investigate the scene for explosive devices.  A secondary device, a pressure cooker affixed with wires, duct tape and a cell…

Memorial commemorates lives lost during 9/11
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Memorial commemorates lives lost during 9/11

The Undergraduate Student Government held a memorial last week to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The event was held in the Plaza on Monday, Sept. 12, and it was led by Daniel Dornbaum, president of USG. The ambiance was peaceful as students laid out approximately 100 candles into a configuration comprised of…

“Park Bench Philosophers” debuts on Baruch’s WBMB
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“Park Bench Philosophers” debuts on Baruch’s WBMB

Park Bench Philosophers, a talk show between Mitchel B. Wallerstein, the president of Baruch College and Daniel Dornbaum, the president of the Undergraduate Student Government was launched on Sept. 9 and is set to air on the first Thursday of every month on WBMB, Baruch’s radio station. “This initiative was undertaken to bridge the gap…

UNICEF at Baruch event draws attention to Syrian child refugees
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UNICEF at Baruch event draws attention to Syrian child refugees

UNICEF at Baruch College hosted a tabling event on Sept. 15, raising awareness for the larger UNICEF “No Lost Generation” initiative. Holding a large board that featured pictures of children affected by the Syrian refugee crisis—the initiative’s major focus—club members asked passing students “What did you dream of as a child?” Students were then encouraged…

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Colleges Against Cancer vows to revive Relay for Life at Baruch

Relay for Life, the annual fundraising event hosted by Colleges Against Cancer, is confirmed to return to Baruch College in the Spring semester. The American Cancer Society dictates which schools and universities can host Relay for Life each year based on the amount of money each institution raises. In order to host the event, each…

Welcome Week greets freshmen, transfer students
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Welcome Week greets freshmen, transfer students

As per tradition, the Undergraduate Student Government hosted Welcome Week for Baruch College’s incoming freshmen and transfer students. The event generally occurs during the first week of each semester, drawing in large crowds. It is usually advertised as a way to meet fellow students and enjoy school with a series of games and panels. As…

USG votes in former club leader to fill vacant chair of appeals position
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USG votes in former club leader to fill vacant chair of appeals position

During the first senate meeting of the Fall semester, the Undergraduate Student Government discussed upcoming events and deadlines before officially voting in the representative senators and executive board members to their respective positions. Among the newly appointed representative senators is Zizen Pan, a senior marketing major who was voted into the chair of appeals position…

Spoon University petition reaches 300 signatures
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Spoon University petition reaches 300 signatures

A new club revolving around food, health and lifestyle tips is coming to Baruch College, thanks to a petition started by sophomore Hannah Sarraf. Sarraf decided to create a chapter of Spoon University on campus after she realized that Baruch did not have an iteration of the organization, which gives college students a platform to…

AIESEC member spends summer in Taiwan countryside
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AIESEC member spends summer in Taiwan countryside

Amy Chen stands uncomfortably as she faces the classroom of children who look at her and then bow in unison. Chen, a 19-year-old Baruch College sophomore from Huntington, New York, laughs about how strange it was for her students to bow to her every morning and at the end of the school day, but she…

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