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USG plans to hold two more town hall events
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USG plans to hold two more town hall events

We’re just a few weeks away from the start of finals. Look out for the Undergraduate Student Government’s finals week events. On Nov. 26, USG had its first town hall of the semester. We decided to hold it on a Monday this late in the semester because we wanted to reach students who aren’t always…

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Trump must learn that courts serve the people, not the president

President Donald Trump may desire to make new rules and enforce them, but American judges are the ones who determine the rules’ legitimacy. As part of his ongoing war with undocumented immigrants and the caravan “invasion” Trump issued a hefty proclamation on Nov. 9 denying asylum for migrants who enter the United States illegally, mainly…

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Amazon’s future headquarters will inevitably gentrify Long Island City

Gentrification is taking place all over New York City. From the Lower East Side to Brooklyn, hopeful homeowners swarm neighborhoods with dreams of living in the urban area or even with hopes of opening a trendy storefront. Although gentrification can create “aesthetically pleasing” changes, it ultimately breaks down neighborhoods. Housing soars in places like the…

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Spanking children should be illegal across the world

What’s the best way to discipline children? It is the dreadful question that plagues the heart of every parent. Some parents resolve to more physical methods, such as spanking. This method, while still used widely around the world, is criticized for the impact it can have on the mental health of a child, as well…

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CCNY must put a stop to corruption

Lisa Coico, former president of the City College of New York, resigned amid controversy involving her own financial wrongdoings two years ago and has not received any indictments following suit. Instead, she receives $129,213 a year as a tenured professor with fewer than 10 students at the CUNY School of Medicine. Coico was the first…

USG wants to reduce MTA fare for students
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USG wants to reduce MTA fare for students

Isn’t it crazy that the semester is going to end in almost a month? Keep hustling, bearcats! It’s been almost a year since CUNY Chancellor James Milliken stepped down during the beginning of the 2018 academic year. CUNY’s Board of Trustees will hopefully name a new chancellor by mid-December, even though the initial deadline was…

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Female lawmakers are America’s future

One sticker can mean so much. Going to a poll and filling out some bubbles can mean so much. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, many people, especially young people and people of color, were encouraged to vote to change the political dynamics of America, especially in the House of Representatives. The following day, the “Year of…

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Consumer and business interests shouldn’t be mutually exclusive

For decades, thinkers and analysts across the political spectrum have sparred when it comes to economic policy and the government’s role in within it. Many believe the government should protect consumer interests before business interests, whereas others believe the opposite. This leaves many people to question what the methodology in economics is. Whose interests are…

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