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Politicker: Boycotts tamper with free market

The boycott is a powerful tool in modern political society. With the widespread popularity of social media, individuals can now collaborate on a scale that was not possible a mere 10 years ago. Modern social media allows massive numbers of people to come together at a moment’s notice to work toward a common goal. This…

Le Pen has right to refuse headscarf
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Le Pen has right to refuse headscarf

Right-wing French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen canceled a meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Sunni Muslim Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian. Le Pen arrived, prepared to meet with the Grand Mufti, when she was presented with a headscarf that she was expected to wear to the meeting. Upon being asked to wear the headscarf, Le Pen responded…

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On-time graduation initiative may face surprising difficulties

Starting in the Fall 2017 Semester, Queens College, a senior college part of the CUNY system, will offer a new program that is meant to motivate incoming freshmen to graduate within four years, the New York Daily News reports. The program will offer undergraduate students access to academic advisement and priority registration in order to…

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Students should strive to keep Baruch hygienic

Baruch College is in constant flux with regard to cleanliness and maintenance throughout its campus. While custodians can be seen looming around the club suite or walking from floor to floor in the Newman Vertical Campus, it seems as though bathroom stalls, the undersides of desks and unkempt classrooms are still among some of the…

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Background checks need enforcement

According to the Gun Violence Archive, 2,365 gun deaths, 4,558 gun injuries, 317 unintentional shootings and 54 mass shootings have occurred in the United States as of press time. The United States is no stranger to gun incidents, with gun regulations and gun rights being hot topics of discussion for the longest time. Purchasing a…

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Partisanship jeopardizes objectivity

When former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn was forced to resign, everyone seemed enthralled. ABC, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, NBC and most other major news networks covered the story extensively. Fox News, however, tried to avoid it, giving the topic significanly less air time on its network. The network’s primetime heavy-hitters, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly,…

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Politicker: Bannon acts as Trump’s puppeteer

There are plenty of unexpected elements to the presidency of Donald Trump, but perhaps one of the more worrisome of those elements is the former Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Stephen Bannon. When Bannon was hired on as the head of Trump’s presidential campaign, a door opened up that led to his appointment to the position of adviser…

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Supreme creates frenzy

In a recent collaboration with the MTA, the streetwear brand Supreme launched a limited run of MetroCards with the brand’s logo last week. With Supreme’s immense worldwide popularity, the demand for these branded MetroCards was incredibly high. The MetroCards were sold at the only Supreme store in New York City and in seven different train…

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GOP officials face backlash from constituents

Republican lawmakers returned home last week during the first congressional recess of the new year. Many of them come from areas that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump. Upon their return, they were not treated with a warm welcome. Instead, across the nation, they were met with jeers and chants of “tell the truth” and…

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USG Report: Board of directors needs additional student input

Every semester, students pay a student activity fee, which provides additional funding for athletics, clubs and organizations, student government and student media outlets. While part of the money is devoted to printing and technology fees, the other portion is spent on activities and events. Each year, if these organizations do not spend the money that…

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