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Rock’s speech echoes uneven population

A scathing monologue performed by Chris Rock at the 88th Academy Awards received mixed reviews. Rock took a comedic approach when addressing the tension brought up by Jada Smith’s attempt to rally a boycott at this year’s show when she tweeted, “People of color are always welcomed to give out awards … even entertain, but…

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Drivers becoming dated

The development of autonomous cars can drastically reduce deaths Just as the broom was improved by the vacuum cleaner and the vacuum cleaner by the Roomba, mankind has always tried to find easier and more effective ways to get things done. The latest example of this is self-driving vehicles. A handful of companies including Ford,…

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Avoid embarrassment on St. Paddy’s Day

It is that time of year again—a time for rich, frothy Guinness and corned beef and cabbage. Yes, it is St. Patrick’s Day, and the holiday’s timing amid midterms could not be more appropriate. We could all use a drink. At least, those of us who have spent 21 years or more on this planet…

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Housing crisis continues to swell

In approaching Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing plans, in our age where the banks, and the real estate industry have an extraordinary influence on our lives, we have to look upon his proposals with cynicism tinged with despair and a sense of fatalism. The mayor is proposing to build 200,000 affordable housing by 2024. The…

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UN hides own violations

The organization has ignored a number of accusations against it The United Nations recently disclosed that 69 cases of sexual abuse were opened against their peacekeepers in 10 different missions around the world. This is an increase in cases from the past year and the highest number of reported incidents of sexual assault since 2011….

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Civilian kill rates show efficacy of drones

Drone attacks may be favorable, but the ethics behind their execution are questionable yet necessary Four hellfire missiles cut through dead, dry air, their fins tearing the timid stillness of night. Through the haze a night vision camera peers on, linking a pilot thousands of miles away to the eyes of the matte white angel…

Baruch students need a tuition freeze
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Baruch students need a tuition freeze

Talk of rising tuition has been escalating here at Baruch College. Senators from Baruch’s Undergraduate Student Government have been sending around petitions courtesy of the Undergraduate Student Senate that aim to gain student support for a tuition freeze. It is understandable that students are complaining about rising tuition at Baruch specifically because Baruch is notoriously…

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Elevator restorations complicate student foot traffic

Members of the Baruch College community recently received an email from Lisa Edwards, the assistant vice president of campus facilities, about elevator repairs in the 23rd Street Building. Edwards began the email on a positive note to soften the blow, stating that, “The iconic Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue is the…

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FBI asks to tap into phone needlessly

The FBI put in requests to Apple for the releasing of private data but their demands are unreasonable Apple’s homepage reveals a letter penned by the CEO Tim Cook on the site. In it, he explains that the FBI, supported by a court order, has attempted to compel Apple to retrieve personal data from the…

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VA avoids veteran calls

The department does not provide needed help to suicidal veterans As if the Department of Veteran Affairs had little else to be ashamed about, it has been reported that their suicide hotline goes directly to voicemail. An investigation by the VA’s Inspector General discovered the bewildering error, only another in a long line of blunders…

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