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Trump creates replicas

People who identify with Trump are being encouraged to step up The appeal to Donald Trump has always been his showmanship, a mode of speaking that everyone can understand. It is his rhetoric, that bedrock of any college English class, which drives the massive crowds to his rallies. What he has said, as loudly as…

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Ethics week proves futile

Students already know the basic principles that Ethics Week boasts For the past decade or so, Baruch College’s calendar has set aside a week for Ethics Week. This year it took place between March 28 and April 2. The program hinges on three aspects that complement one another: classroom discussions as they relate to specific…

Obama’s visit to Cuba sparks debate
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Obama’s visit to Cuba sparks debate

After spending three days in Cuba, President Barack Obama departed with the hope that he will mend the strained relationship between the United States and Cuba, and, hopefully, with all of Latin America. The President met with Raul Castro, the current president of Cuba, which marked the first official government interaction between the United States…

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Scavengers unfairly facing harassment

Recycling has been drilled into our heads by the Department of Sanitation for years. It has become a topic kids learn about as early as the second grade. Adults who are caught putting recyclables in with their regular garbage can face large fines ranging from a $25 first notice to $500 for four or more…

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Faith does not cause terror

As the Islamic State group increases the frequency of its attacks in Europe and Asia, the government is quick to promise that those responsible will be punished severely. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz seem to believe that Muslims are the sole group responsible for terror attacks, proposing that Muslim communities should be monitored or that…

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Politicker: US deserves either Trump or Sanders

It is easy, albeit reductive, to suggest that the United States is a superpower in decline. The 2008 financial crisis, and certainly the looming threat of the next, colors the rhetoric of our politics. We are certainly doomed, we are no longer great, we are weak and fragile. It is an environment of chaos and…

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Fantasy sports do not require regulation

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is taking daily fantasy sport sites, such as FanDuel and DraftKings, to court because according to him, they practice “illegal gambling.” This is ridiculous. Let us acknowledge the fact that New York is truly becoming a nanny-state. Many sports fanatics enjoy contributing to and playing year-long fantasy sports. There…

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No harm done investing in education

Sean Combs, whose alias “Diddy” serves as a better marker of identification, has initiated the development of the Capital Prep Harlem Charter School. The school will model after Capital Preparatory Magnet in Hartford, which boasts high graduation results and high college acceptances. Diddy was principally prompted in the direction of funding an after school program…

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Students should not use spring break as a time for studying

Those of us who are social enough to have friends outside of the CUNY system must be getting really tired of browsing through their social media feeds. From trips to Cancun and Europe to enjoying the beaches of Florida, it seems as though everyone except CUNY students is on spring break. Instead, students at schools…

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US evading refugee duty

Belgium’s Bruxelles-National Airport and Metro have slammed the door shut on fleeing refugees in search of a safe haven in Europe. Even the capture of Salah Abdeslam a few days before could not stop Belgian authorities from worrying that another attack by the Islamic State group was in the wings. The tragedy in Brussels, besides…

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