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Gawker performs shoddy journalism
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Gawker performs shoddy journalism

Hulk Hogan, World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer, actor and now the most recent victim of the Internet bully known as Gawker, is in the news. The media company has once again portrayed their senseless obsession with celebrities and their private lives. Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million dollars over the public release of…

Rise of the right signals shift in Germany
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Rise of the right signals shift in Germany

The far-right Alternative fur Deutschland party gained political success in Germany, coming second in regional elections in Saxony-Anhalt and third in Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Wuerttemberg. As a result, members of AfD are now part of the law-making process. For a country that tried so hard to acknowledge and repress its Nazi history, having far-right influence in…

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Politicker: US cannot meddle in creation of state

The conflagration of the Syrian civil war was caused by the ingenuity of opportunists of a variety of ideological tilts, looking to profit despite the chaos. Though the Islamic State group reigns supreme in the headlines, a smattering of militia outfits like the Northern Storm Brigade and the Sham legion vie for control in a…

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Easier internet access brings progress

The FCC recently announced that it may be considering to allow families beneath a certain income level to pay $9.25 for broadband Internet. This new initiative is a part of a program called “Lifeline,” unleashed by the FCC. The vote to approve the program will take place on March 31, and is expected to pass…

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Kasich remains optimistic

Decidedly unoptimistic forces have seized us as of late. We are confronted, in the worlds of media and entertainment and especially politics, with unpleasant, unfair and sometimes incomprehensible negativity—the negativity of humiliation, of scapegoating, of bad people behaving with impunity. It is delivered to us intravenously through our televisions and computers and smartphones, and it…

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Child marriage prevalent

A recently-passed Virginia law has banned child marriage in the state. This new legislation has shed light on a neglected aspect of U.S. life. Child marriage usually occurs between a female child and a male adult, but the definition does not exclude a male child wedded to a female adult. Prior to the enactment of the…

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De Blasio initiates to solve overcrowding

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been adamant about finding alternative solutions to several issues during his term thus far. Central focuses of his include the redistribution of the housing market, the eradication of the horse-drawn carriages in the streets of New York and now the prevailing overpopulation in most New York City…

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CUNY schools deserve the utmost safety standards

Medgar Evers College’s shiny new Academic Building 1 may have itself a rather large problem. Two former employees of the college are alleging that the renowned building’s science laboratories contain hazardous conditions that may potentially lead to a deadly gas explosion. Jean Jeune, Medgar Evers former chief engineer, and Cory Wright, the ex-chief administrative superintendent,…

Administration opposes tuition freeze
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Administration opposes tuition freeze

The decision to raise tuition across all CUNYs raises disagreement between the administration and students The discussion about raising tuition across all CUNYs has been not-so-silently approaching an impasse. A number of CUNY students have been advocating for a tuition freeze. Members of the University State Senate, the CUNY student-run government, have been sending out…

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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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