MTA to overhaul MetroCard system

The MTA rolled out its new One Metro New York turnstile pilot program on May 31 to test out a new method of payment. Using OMNY, commuters will no longer have to use a MetroCard to swipe into the station — instead, they will tap a “contactless” credit card, debit card, smartphone or smartwatch onto scanners called validators.

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Marriott hotels go up against Airbnb rentals

Home-share companies are expanding into the hotel industry, it is becoming increasingly difficult for hotels to compete. Marriott International combatted the overtake by joining the competition. The hotel chain confirmed its plans to expand their company and create a new home-rental business named Homes and Villas by Marriott International aimed at targeting Airbnb and other home-share companies.

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Baruch ‘Bash’ cancelled after legal issues

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government announced on May 20 that “Baruch Bash”  has been cancelled due to “complications with insurance, legal and many other aspects above us.”

USG, who hosts this annual end-of-year party, publicly apologized for this on its Facebook page, as “Bash” is a Baruch tradition that has been in place for 50 years, and many students look forward to the event every year.  

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USG second election leads to four position changes

The unofficial results show three representative senator seats and one seat on the Student Media Council changed following Baruch College’s reelection for Undergraduate Student Government involving 21 positions. 414 students voted in the second election — held May 13-15 — representing a 66 percent drop in voters from the 1,222 who had voted in the initial election.

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