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CUNY scandals do not paint an accurate picture of our school

CUNY calls itself “The Greatest Urban University in the World.” The claim can be considered fair — over 270,000 students are seeking a degree in the public university system, making it the largest urban university in the United States. For this very reason, one should not be surprised to read about such a prominent New…

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Young people need financial literacy

Our public education system is failing to emphasize the importance of financial literacy. Many high school graduates lack the knowledge necessary to survive in basic real-world situations, such as paying bills or writing checks. Without these necessary skills, many fall prey to mistakes that could have easily been avoided, such as overdrafting or not paying…

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The U.S. Supreme Court deserves much ‘Bretter’ than Kavanaugh

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the former White House staff secretary and current circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has defeated all odds and solidified his nomination for associate justice of the United States, under President Donald Trump’s administration. If confirmed, he would replace retired Associate Justice Anthony  Kennedy,…

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Cuomo still has not fixed state prisons

In 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo commanded an investigation of racial bias in New York state prisons after reading a report released by The New York Times that he found “disturbing.” It has been two years since he made his promise and nothing has been done. The New York Times’ report released disclosures that black and…

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Promote campus change through a new project

We have survived the first two weeks of classes! I hope everyone got their textbooks, attended a bunch of general interest meetings and are enjoying the warm weather while it lasts. Once again, I’ll focus on Baruch College and CUNY-wide issues and what the Undergraduate Student Government is doing on their behalf. One of our…

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Media must stop misrepresenting the views of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a clinical psychologist and YouTube sensation who has garnered 1.4 million subscribers on his personal pages with videos that gathered over 200 million cumulative views. His recent book, 12 Rules for Life, is a best-seller. The New York Times published an article about Peterson that was headlined “Custodian of the…

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AI may cause the brutal death of our free speech

The novel, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, takes place in a dystopian society in which women are oppressed and forced to dress and act in a certain way. Most importantly, they are constantly watched. The people of this fictional world are constantly watched by an elite class of members to make sure that they…

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Social media sites pose a potential threat to truth and US democracy

On Aug. 18 at 7:23 a.m., President Donald Trump tweeted that, “Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.” Trump said that Google’s news service is biased against him. He also claimed that social media platforms interfered in the 2016 election in favor of Hillary Clinton. U.S. Attorney General Jess Sessions has also shown concern…

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South Korea’s cosmetic industry is disturbing

Korean makeup has grown extensively popular, making it one of the leading beauty markets in the world. Even American corporations such as Target, Sephora, Ulta Beauty and Nordstrom carry Korean products. When searching for Korean beauty products on Amazon, over 10,000 results appear. According to CNN, the industry will make an “estimated worth of over…

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