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Midterm election results spark hope for ‘blue cure’ to Trumpitis
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Midterm election results spark hope for ‘blue cure’ to Trumpitis

On Nov. 6, U.S. voters elected politicians for federal, state and local offices. The 2018 midterm election results may abolish the us-versus-them mentality driven from the nasty plague coined as “Trumpitis.” Democrats needed 23 seats to secure their House of Representatives majority, and they received more than that. These winners included the youngest woman elected…

Baruch students can print from their phones
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Baruch students can print from their phones

Our first order of business: You may have noticed that the Newman Library Building is under construction. As mentioned in a previous report, there will be scaffolding from the second-floor atrium all the way up to the ninth-floor skylight for the next eight to 10 weeks to fix a leak in the skylight. Due to…

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CUNY Login promised to make our lives easier, but it hasn’t

How do you access your school information online? It’s simple. For class assignments, just go to the CUNY Portal website. Enter your username, password and log in. You will be redirected to the Citizen CUNY website, in which you’ll click to open Blackboard and enter a different username and password on the CUNY Login website….

Voting should be more convenient
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Voting should be more convenient

In the age of Trumpism, discussions of the once-stuffy midterm elections have moved beyond the realms of upper-crust bars and college quads, and into the kitchens, subway cars and sidewalks of the average American. With an estimated 113 million votes cast on Nov. 6 and some key race wins eked out by just a few…

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FDA doesn’t take opioid crisis seriously

Last week, despite warnings, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new opioid painkiller drug called Dsuvia, which is 10 times more potent than fentanyl. Opioids are a class of drugs that stem from the opium poppy plant. These drugs act in the nervous system, producing feelings of pleasure and slowing down neurons’ ability to…

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Race can’t be ignored: Affirmative action corrects America’s past sins

In mid-October, Harvard University faced a lawsuit from the Students for Fair Admissions regarding racial discrimination against Asian-Americans during the admissions process. According to the United States Department of Justice, “Harvard has failed to … show that its use of race does not inflict unlawful racial discrimination on Asian-Americans.” Harvard and many other universities are…

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Trump’s toxic rhetoric encourages violence

President Donald Trump’s rhetoric has greatly affected the United States and fueled the angry fire deeply buried in many Americans. His elaborate ways of persuading the public into consuming his political rants have caused many politicians and news outlets to receive backlash. It was rather recent that Cesar Sayoc sent pipe bombs to Democratic politicians…

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Baruch must ease class selection

On Oct. 29, Baruch College undergraduate students participated in the annual “Registration Games,” in which students compete for classes to take in the spring 2019 semester. In one corner are the VIP students who have priority registration, and in the other corner, the regular admission students who do not have priority registration. Clearly, one group…

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