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Candidates battle it out

The 2016 Presidential Election is categorized by heavy belligerence The current election, particularly among the Republican candidates, surpasses ordinary bullying. There are many strong personalities involved. Hectoring is usually done when a candidate behaves unpleasantly, forcefully, or boisterously toward an opponent in order to get votes on his or her own behalf. Occasionally hectoring among…

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Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ faces criticism

About 118 million people witnessed Beyonce’s spectacular halftime performance during the 2016 Super Bowl on Feb. 7. Viewers did not expect the incorporation of various tributes to black history throughout the show by performers clad in uniforms inspired by the Black Panther Party. Beyonce’s performance of her new song “Formation,” a striking anthem that reinforces…

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Strict admissions crucial

Senior year in high school is one of the busiest and most stressful times of a teenager’s life, as the pressure of college applications and building a successful and attractive portfolio lead to many a sleepless night. Explaining to a college why they should accept you—when the main reasons you want to attend is for…

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Politicker: Internet playing key role this election

Presidential election year politics have a tendency to be wild and frenzied, given how much is at stake. Candidates try in all their earnest to capture the collective will of their electorate by condensing complexly formed and intensely felt opinions into recyclable sound bites to be plastered on bumper stickers. This particular cycle has taken…

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Sander’s adopts FDR’s tactics in election

The presidential hopeful shares remarkable similarities to one of the US’s most decorated presidents With his win of the New Hampshire primary, Bernie Sanders has doomed the Clinton campaign. New Hampshire primary results typically determine the backdrop for the remainder of the nomination process. His platform to break the banks, annihilate student debt and install…

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Students in need of debt forgiveness

The cost of college has increased exponentially over the last few decades, and as public funding decreases, more and more students are forced to turn to federal student loans to cover their educational expenses. In Houston, a man by the name of Winford P. Aker claimed that he was recently arrested by U.S. marshals for…

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Increased funding is always a win for CUNY

One welcoming sign in the 2016-17 New York state proposed executive budget, which looks to slash CUNY’s funding by 25 percent, was Gov. Andrew Cuomo earmarking money for a new contract with CUNY faculty and staff. Faculty and staff have gone without a raise for six years and have worked without a contract for five….

De Blasio debates horse-carriage issue
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De Blasio debates horse-carriage issue

Mayor Bill de Blasio has been trying to eliminate the horse carriage industry in its entirety since he was elected into office two years ago. As a mayoral candidate, this acted as one of his prime political stances and promises to New Yorkers. Now, de Blasio is still trying to pass the bill but large…

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Chances of a draft seem highly unlikely

The U.S. Department of Defense recently granted full participation rights for women in combat roles in the United States military. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told senators during a Senate hearing that full integration will likely take a few years. Before implementation, the Selective Service System…

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Politicker: Election race heats up after caucuses

It only just started, but the month of February is already throwing some curveballs. Iowa and New Hampshire have voted, half a dozen presidential candidates have suspended their campaigns and a national election, already careening into history as one of the United States’ most contentious, has ascended to a new level of incomprehensibility. As the…

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