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Verizon demonstrates lack of care for clients

A little over eight years ago, Verizon Wireless promised to offer FiOS service to every household within the five boroughs, yet almost 1 million homes are still unable to get the service. After years of carrying the weight of this broken promise, New York City’s annoyance has reached its peak. The city filed a lawsuit…

Drone flaws should not hinder usage
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Drone flaws should not hinder usage

At first, drones were perceived as tools that government agencies used in order to spy on people. Over the years, drones have evolved to serve many purposes and have become inexpensive and accessible utilities. People have even begun to adopt them as highly functioning cameras. The reliance of drones in journalism, filming and, of course,…

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Student Life must reschedule Club Fair after snowstorm

Baruch College’s Club Fair allows all active clubs to market themselves to anxious freshmen starting their undergraduate careers, transfer students seeking to build a new foundation and upperclassmen desperate to soak in as much as possible before graduating. Due to a blizzard on Feb. 9, the event, hosted once a semester by the Office of…

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Headscarf reference creates division

The European Court of Justice, the European Union’s highest court, ruled in support of companies that ban their workers from wearing “visible religious symbols,” The Guardian reported on March 14. It is important to note that the ruling only supports companies that ban all religious symbols, rather than companies that only ban garments like the…

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Disney film needs better LGBT portrayal

The world will see a highly anticipated live action version of Beauty and the Beast, originally released in 1991 as an animated film on March 17. In an interview, director Bill Condon said that the film will have Disney’s first “exclusively gay moment,” according to Vulture. LeFou, played by Josh Gad, would be Disney’s first…

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USG Report: Students should urge BPAC to prioritize clubs

The performing and visual arts at Baruch College are often overlooked due to Baruch’s large percentage of business students. We are all aware that the college holds a reputation as a business-oriented school but over the past few months, the Undergraduate Student Government, along with student clubs and members of the Baruch administration, have made…

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Police forces require more oversight

In its attempts to settle a federal court case regarding the surveillance of Muslim communities, the NYPD has conceded to greater, more vigorous oversight from an outside party. After a decade of spying on these communities, along with reckless disregard for constitutional freedoms, the department has come under increased scrutiny from the Federal District Court…

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Coke stirs controversy

Coca-Cola is a company that has been quintessential Americana since its creation as a cough medicine in 1886. The drink has held its own against competing products like Pepsi-Cola. Coca-Cola has always strived to reach a varied consumer base. Since its inception, the company has expanded its brand past the Unites States and now sells…

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Putin’s actions impose threat on Europe

Russia will be the United States’ greatest adversary of the 21st century. It is an adversary that cannot overtake the United States without mutually assured destruction, as both superpowers stockpile nuclear weapons. Why, then, should the U.S. government and its citizens be concerned about the current Russian government? The answer is simple: warfare is changing…

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Missile crisis calls for new approach

As the Trump administration’s first security crisis looms large in northeast Asia, the South Korean Constitutional Court unanimously removed President Park Geun-hye from office. Her sudden removal from office has sharply shifted the balance of power between China, South Korea and the United States. The United States has deployed the highly controversial Terminal High Altitude…

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