Author: Naurin Shaki

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OP-ED: Not a “One Shot Test”

Only seven black students were offered a seat at Stuyvesant High School this year. Bronx Science admitted 13 less black students this year than last. 11 Latino students were admitted to Staten Island Tech out of 300 admitted students. In fact, from the 4,798 students who received an acceptance letter to a specialized high school, […]

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 More than a grade: QC professors refuse to curve exam grades

An unwillingness to curve grades perpetuates the archaic notion that education can be finite. Academia should not be based on a system of punishment.     Students should not be punished for not always being on their A-game, for not learning at the same pace as their classmates or for experiencing anxiety while taking exams. […]

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Brooklyn College Professor Under Fire for Controversial Facebook Post

Brooklyn College’s distinguished computer science professor, Rohit Parikh, landed himself in hot water when he uploaded a derogatory Facebook status sharing his opinions on “illegal” immigrants, particularly those of Latinx descent. Parikh believes the Mexican community is unjustly “getting the lion’s share” of American immigration.   It can be speculated from his Facebook status that […]

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Miranda’s not in the city anymore

Cynthia Nixon rattled headlines earlier this year when she announced her run for governor of New York. Nixon is most famously known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s infamous series “Sex and the City.” Turns out Miranda isn’t the only career driven woman in town. Nixon’s run for public office was met with […]

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