About The Ticker
The Ticker is Baruch College’s independent, student-run newspaper. It is currently in its 84th year of production. It produces a new issue approximately every week, totaling 25 issues over the course of the academic year. It houses six sections: News, Opinions, Business, Arts, Science and Sports.

The Ticker is a proud member of the Associated Collegiate Press.

Joining The Ticker
The Ticker is always looking for new staff and editorial members! We are looking for staff writers, photographers, copy editors, multimedia specialists and graphic designers.

The Ticker houses six sections: News, Opinions, Business, Arts and Style, Science and Technology and Sports. Staff writers generally sign up to receive weekly topics emails for the sections to which they are interested in contributing. Staff writers can receive topics emails from as few or as many sections as they would like and are not obligated to pick up a topic every week. If staff writers would like to pitch their own topic to the respective section editor, they are more than welcome to do so.

To join The Ticker, please refer to and fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/EP5xTBQsWc3zranC3

Follow this link to sign up for The Ticker‘s newsletter: http://eepurl.com/csdODH

Candidates should change their tune

As America gets closer to primary season for the 2020 presidential elections, it seems like this race is becoming more and more of an entertaining spectacle than a country’s regular civic practice. Between President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” rhetoric and the Democratic candidates’ focus on getting Trump out of the White House, there is more noise than policy being talked about on debate stages, in interviews and at political rallies. 

While the practice of using snappy statements and catchy campaign slogans to attract voters is a common practice in most elections, that’s not the point of an election. At the end of the day, voters should be focusing on nominating, and later electing, someone who has clearly defined policies and solutions to problems in America’s healthcare, environmental, social, economic, criminal justice and other systems. 

With 2020 drawing near, presidential candidates, voters and the media alike should all focus on peeling back the hyperboles, sensational statements and fluff fillers in speeches and debates. Talking points that attract attention will always exist, but this country needs a leader who can get things done and work cohesively with Congress and the Supreme Court. In order to elect such a person, people need to dig deeper and make an educated decision about which candidate can actually deliver and create positive change in America, and which candidate is all flashy talk with no action.

Trump's actions involving Ukraine denounce foundations of America

Trump's actions involving Ukraine denounce foundations of America

First-year seminar fails to show how to make one's voice heard