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Course evaluation results must be more accessible to students

At the end of each semester, every Baruch College student receives an email asking them to fill out a course evaluation survey for every class they took. Course evaluations have the potential to be a great resource for both students and administrative members if they were more accessible, held tenured professors more accountable and received…

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Tumblr needs to rethink its NSFW ban

The popular microblogging platform Tumblr faced a setback when Apple Inc. removed it from its app store in November due to child pornography found on the site. The website, which is owned by Verizon Wireless, announced to users that it would ban all porn and not-safe-for-work images, gifs and content by Dec. 17 in an…

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Protests in Paris: Macron, please listen

Riots usually occur when the public feels as though its grievances have not been addressed. When several people have the same concerns, and protests are ignored, riots become inevitable. Demonstrators usually try several methods to ensure that their voices are heard. According to The Guardian, protesters in Paris recently started resorting to violence while dressed…

USG president reflects and plans future events
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USG president reflects and plans future events

I want to take a few moments to go over some of the accomplishments made by the Undergraduate Student Government this semester and our upcoming initiatives for the spring semester. USG had a record number of giveaways and events led by Vice President of Student Services Aaron D’Souza and his vice chairs. D’Souza hosted an…

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Campus cleanliness: Baruch students need to do their part

Students at Baruch College often complain about the cleanliness and maintenance of the college’s facilities. Students enter the school bathrooms and have to deal with clogged sinks, broken soap dispensers and clumps of toilet paper scattered around the toilets, sink and floor. It is an unpleasant sight, especially when it seems like the bathrooms haven’t…

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Make Hollywood innovative again

While film is a powerful medium that is often subject to rapid innovation, nowadays the film industry has become unoriginal for the sake of profit. The essence of art is the presentation of new ideas in different formats. But Hollywood has readily done away with new ideas in order to generate revenue. The rise of…

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British school ‘coat ban’ is impractical

Last week, Woodchurch High School in the United Kingdom banned students from wearing expensive coats from Canada Goose, Moncler, Pyrenex and other high end clothing brands. The ban, which goes into effect after Christmas, is meant to stop “poverty shaming” in light of recent bullying incidents reported at the school. While the intentions of this…

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