Posts in Opinions
Consent just a joke for Joe Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been in hot water since last week after multiple women accusing him of inappropriate conduct in recent years came forward. The allegations range from non-consensual kissing on the back of a woman’s head to touching other women in ways that made them feel uncomfortable.

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CUNY students should support new congestion pricing plan

As CUNY students, we all know how stressful the Metropolitan Transportation Authority can be, with its constant slew of delays, track fires and construction activities. This is why we should support Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new congestion pricing plan set to take effect in 2021 as part of the state’s recent budget deal. Because there’s such a large quantity of CUNY students who take the MTA on a daily basis, it only makes sense to support an initiative that will improve its service.

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Cover-ups and obstruction: Just another day at the White House

With the term “obstruction of justice” being thrown around often nowadays, it’s beginning to seem like anything done within the government can constitute some kind of obstruction. It is no secret that President Donald Trump and his campaign team were being investigated by both the Senate Judiciary Committee and Special Counsel Robert Mueller on allegations of colluding with a foreign power and obstruction of justice.

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Trump and Netanyahu go under the ‘missiletoe'

Israeli elections are fast approaching. On April 9, the 21st Knesset, Israel’s parliament, will be elected and Benjamin Netanyahu, the incumbent prime minister, would like to keep himself and his Likud party in power. However, the attorney general of Israel, Avichai Mandelblit, announced his intention of indicting Netanyahu on criminal corruption charges.

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AirPods and beyond: Wearable tech can push us toward new innovation

Wearable technology was once looked at with ridicule, to the extent that a slew of memes started flooding social media regarding Apple’s AirPods when they first came out in 2016. However, the public eye has shifted its view on AirPods significantly since their first release. What was once considered overly pretentious and unnecessary is now seen resting in the ears of many commuters on their way to school or work.

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Hype for swipe: Alumni ID not worth it

At Baruch College, graduates need to make a mandatory donation to the Baruch College Fund in order to receive an alumni identification card. This card gives alumni a host of Baruch-related benefits, such as discounted membership to our fitness center, 15 percent off on the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and partial access to the Newman Library.

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Subway sexual predators should face harsher laws

The subway has been a stomping ground for sexual predators, and in response, the New York City Council is enforcing a bill that would give lifetime bans to these offenders. “While banning these repeat offenders is a smart idea, the fact of the matter is that if these crimes were appropriately punished, these people would not be on our trains to begin with,” New York State Sen. Diane Savino said in a statement.

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