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All NYC commuters deserve respect

In New York City, a popular method of transportation besides walking, driving or taking the subway is biking. The New York City Department of Transportation is continually working on creating separate bike lanes along the busiest streets in all five boroughs. However, there are still problems that arise from the existence of bike lanes and…

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Is First-Year Seminar worth the time?

The class of 2022 has arrived at Baruch College, not knowing what to expect during their first year of college. To help them find their footing, students are required to take First-Year Seminar during their first semester. It is a zero-credit, pass or fail course that intends to help students transition smoothly into a new…

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Baruch initiative aims for 4-year graduations

All these holidays have been a blur! Since Baruch College is home to a large population of students from all over the world, it’s important to be respectful of holidays celebrated by different groups. For some, it is a slew of days off. Others are busy celebrating their new year and more. Our total undergraduate…

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Education is the key to preventing U.S. democracy from crumbling

In an essay recently published by The Atlantic, Hillary Clinton analyzed the performance of President Donald Trump’s administration. Her words should really make readers think about the path that the world is starting to take and should be seen as a push to action. The authoritarian behavior of the U.S. president is comparable to that…

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FEMA didn’t do enough for Hurricane Florence

When a natural disaster occurs, the local government is the first to respond to help people affected by the disaster. Afterward, the state government contributes and then the federal government intervenes, if needed. After shutting down schools and businesses located in the path of Hurricane Florence in mid-September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has taken…

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The corruption within NYPD must be stopped

As a federal republic, the United States holds a strong belief in serving justice to those who have committed crimes. However, when those who are supposed to enforce the law commit the crime themselves, Americans have to question how much transparency our police force and government officials provide. The U.S. justice system must be held accountable…

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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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