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Gambino’s video demands change

On May 5, Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, released a single called “This is America.” His video took the country by storm due to its graphic and honest depiction of gun violence and police brutality. Some aspects of the video show Gambino firing off a gun to  highlight how America places guns above…

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The Ticker supports Baruch student victimized by racism

It is an unfortunate occurrence when baseless acts of hatred are perpetrated. Many viewed the video shared on April 25 by Aneesa Janat Rafeek, a rider on the Long Island Rail Road, capturing a racist tirade delivered by an angry white passenger, cursing and aiming racially charged epithets at a black Baruch College student. Soraya…

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Trump’s new hire comes as no surprise

Ty Cobb, the top White House lawyer representing President Donald Trump, declared that he will be resigning. Cobb has had dissenting opinions with Trump in the past, particularly regarding the Robert Mueller investigation in which he urged Trump not to fire Mueller. Cobb has also spoken about his distaste for the president’s constant tweets regarding…

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Congress’ compromise on opioids boosts confidence in government

A lot has changed since former President Richard Nixon declared drug abuse as “public enemy No. 1” on June 17, 1971, thus, declaring America’s war on drugs. More than 115 U.S. citizens die every day from opioid overdoses.  To put that into perspective, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 20,145 overdose deaths from…

The US needs to adopt new data  protection policies similar to the EU
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The US needs to adopt new data protection policies similar to the EU

On May 25, the data protection laws in Europe will undergo their most significant changes in the past 20 years. In recent years, companies both foreign and domestic have been adjusting their business practices to be in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR will replace the European Commission’s Data Protection…

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Letter to the Editor: CIA should not invade Baruch campus life

In his recent opinion piece (The Ticker, April 16), Davon Singh echoes the Central Intelligence Agency’s marketing as he claims that the CIA choosing Baruch “to take part in its Signature School Program…[is] a prestigious honor.” When announcing the deal, the Agency’s former director, immigrant-basher Mike Pompeo, cynically claimed the partnership would further “diversity.” Now Singh cites Baruch’s “ethnically diverse” composition to claim that “Baruch students must…

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Are ‘real’ books useful?

Walking through the aisles of the library, shelf by shelf, looking for a book to find a precise line to cite in a research paper can be an exhausting and a time-consuming process. Finding the book alone is hectic enough. As students, the struggle of finding credible sources for a research paper is one that…

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