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Valentine’s Day maintains significance

Is love really in the air? What is the big deal with Valentine’s Day? Is it truly a day that holds significance? Or has it become so commercialized with boxes of heart-shaped chocolates, ads and giant teddy bears that it has lost all meaning? Some more cynical people may question whether or not the holiday…

Women in combat becoming a reality
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Women in combat becoming a reality

The United States Department of Defense has granted full participation rights to women in all combat roles in the U.S. military. While this was enacted throughout the entire military, there are several other branches of the Department of Defense that are unfairly in disagreement with the decision, including the Marine Corps. The argument that women…

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$20 bill in need of a new face

The continued use of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill is a disservice Andrew Jackson became the face for the double sawbuck in 1928, an apparently better option than previous portrait-bearer Grover Cleveland, whose legacy is a barely-remembered footnote in the face of U.S. history. However, Jackson’s legacy as Old Hickory the war hero should…

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De Blasio shamelessly self-promotes

Mayor Bill de Blasio really seems to like Iowa. Maybe he enjoys the state’s Corn Palace. Maybe he likes visiting the Field of Dreams or the Iowa State Fair; or, maybe he likes traversing the bridges of Madison County. Or maybe, and perhaps more realistically, de Blasio loves to push himself on Democrats as their…

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Battle of Lexington needs support from Baruch students

CUNY students often gripe about the woes of attending a commuter school, as opposed to something more traditional. The more naive among us come into college expecting the same kind of atmosphere depicted in films and on television–a vast expanse of a campus situated on rolling hills, where students can spread picnic blankets on the…

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Bloomberg mulls election

The former mayor would mix-up the presidential race if he runs   Is former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg going to throw his hat into the presidential race to save us from ourselves, our political system and restore our faith in our values as Americans? If so, he is willing to put $1 billion…

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Sanders stands strong chance in primaries

The presidential hopeful actually has a shot at stealing the Democratic primaries from Hillary Clinton When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders threw his hat into the presidential race, most people did not believe he could possibly win. He has defied early predictions of merely being a protest candidate. His rallies have attracted thousands of supporters and…

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Politicker: Putin’s grip on Russia may be slipping

2016 is shaping up as a year of political earthquakes, a year almost unmatched in its capacity for surprises, as both the Democratic and Republican Parties splinter: the former along lines of allegiance to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the latter along too many fault lines to count. If the United States seems…

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Majors do not define student behavior

As students, we want to believe we are unique individuals who have chosen our own paths. Or are we? Maybe the people we sit in class with are more similar to us than we realize. Recently, a psychologist from Aarhus University in Denmark conducted a meta-analysis on the personality differences between students depending on their…

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Vagrancy scourges city

The homeless occupy every corner of New York City unchallenged It does not take much to be aware of the homeless in New York. They are everywhere—in doorways, in libraries, in McDonalds, in parks, on the trains and buses or swarming to food pantries. Often, they are carting their belongings around in shopping bags or…

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