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China’s ‘re-education camps’ are dehumanizing Muslim minorities
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China’s ‘re-education camps’ are dehumanizing Muslim minorities

In a move taken straight from a book Mao Zedong could have written, titled How to Oppress Your People and Lie About It, Chinese officials in the Xinjiang province finally admitted to imprisoning people susceptible to religious extremism in so-called “education and training centers.” After months of incessantly denying allegations from the international community, China…

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Diversity at Baruch College is the key to a successful future

Baruch College is a microcosm of the melting pot that is New York City. When students come here, they get exposure to various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This notion is reinforced further by the fact that Baruch received recognition from both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times for having a “diverse, supportive…

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It’s not ‘anti-Catholic’ to be LGBTQ

Freedom of expression is currently in turmoil. “Please sign your peaceful protest today. Your voice is vital. We must not allow the sinful to replace the sacred,” reads the last line of a petition to shut down a Fordham University drag show, which took place on Oct. 19. The petition, started by the conservative Catholic…

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Individual attention in classes is crucial

It is a typical morning for the average Baruch College student. A frenzy of swipes, a boost of caffeine and now, a waste of valuable time. Ninety-two percent of college students are on their phones during lectures, with 80 percent acknowledging that this is a total distraction, according to studies found by The Derek Bok…

CUNY’s lack of diversity raises serious concerns
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CUNY’s lack of diversity raises serious concerns

The first wave of midterms is over, events on campus are in full swing and the Undergraduate Student Government Homecoming is right around the corner. A week ago, the City Council held a hearing titled African American Studies and Hiring of Black Faculty. Inquiries were made and testimony was provided regarding the lack of diversity…

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Rising freshmen enrollment proves CUNY can compete with big names

CUNY recently released a statement declaring a 4 percent increase of students enrolling at its 18 senior and community colleges and an increase to 39,938 freshmen choosing CUNY. This year’s freshman class at Baruch College is the largest in the last decade, welcoming approximately 1,650 new students. Baruch is not alone in this impressive growth;…

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Hate crime laws are still broken in America

In 1998, Matthew Shepard was savagely beaten by two men in Wyoming with the butt of a pistol while tied down to a fence. When a cyclist found him 18 hours later, the former thought Shepard was a scarecrow because of how limp he looked. Days later, Shepard died. Shepard suffered this tragedy just because…

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Baruch should offer affordable food alternatives for students

Baruch College is not a traditional school. It has a relatively small campus located in the crowded Flatiron District, and its students are mostly commuters. Because it’s mainly a commuter school, Baruch lacks traditional college elements, like a football field or a dining hall, which would be okay if the college provided alternatives like a…

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How is ‘fast-food news’ detrimental?

Just over one week has passed since The New York Times released a bombshell report claiming that President Donald Trump and his father, Fred, engaged in highly questionable business practices, with some labeled by the Times as “outright fraud.” While this news was immensely controversial, the general public didn’t react the way most would expect….

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