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Finals week requires positive outlook

With finals right around the corner, The Ticker editorial board would like to remind readers to remain steadfast through all the stress. In between studying, writing papers and preparing presentations, you need to allocate time to your mental health and wellness. Of course, it is difficult to maintain a positive, optimistic outlook when you are…

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CUNY partnership illustrates commitment to diverse hiring

Over the years, CUNY has claimed its commitment to diversity, recognizing the many benefits of having a diverse community. This year, CUNY partnered with the City of New York to boost diversity hiring in the public school system. According to fall 2013 university-wide statistics, 38.6 percent of CUNY instructional staff were from federally protected groups—African…

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Princeton must not rewrite US history

Students at Princeton University have been rallying and protesting to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from the School of Public and International Affairs on account of the fact that he led a highly racist life. Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, attended Princeton and became its university president. Upon his presidency within Princeton, Wilson…

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Politicker: IMF backing Renminbi raises worries

The International Monetary Fund has decided to include the Chinese Renminbi in the special drawings rights basket as a reserve currency in the global financial system. The decision is, among other things, a vote of confidence in the Chinese government to act on promises for financial reform. Though ranking as the second largest economy in…

Baseless concerns surround NATO
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Baseless concerns surround NATO

Ideas that escalations in Syria will lead to World War III are baseless and highly unlikely in today’s world Cold War overtones quickly emerged after Turkey shot down a Russian bomber last week. The chances of military escalation are low. However, this incident highlighted the dangers of Russian and NATO aircrafts operating over the same…

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Clinton’s college plan is frail

In the maelstrom of the long run for the White House in 2016, the media has followed the verbal uproar of 17 Republicans, lead by Donald Trump, blowing hot and cold from the right. From the left, Democratic candidates have also tapped into the deep underground currents of disaffection and frustration shared by a large…

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Trump shakes up the presidential race

As if Armageddon could not come any sooner, Donald Trump announced he is running for president. In the two months since his announcement, he called Mexicans rapists, questioned John McCain’s military service, gave out a Senator’s phone number and blamed Megyn Kelly’s tough debate questions on her period. Despite all of this, however, his poll…

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Politicker: Social media vital in securing votes

Only the most naive or unobservant of people could bring themselves to believe that an election is won by the most qualified candidate. Intuition tells us that money buys elections, but as every intro to marketing course has taught us, social media has the capacity to transform society—and its elections. As clickbait content dominates the…

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Tinder not guilty in dating apocalypse

The dating game is a series of dissatisfactions and disappointments. It is a cycle of broken trust and loneliness that brings humble people to apps like Tinder and leaves them reeling over the state of human affairs. We put our hearts on the line and are handed them back in sad, tiny pieces. Vanity Fair…

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