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Fate of CR/NCR policy hangs in the balance after academic senate meeting

Due to the continued waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been pleading with college administrators to provide some sort of academic relief. In the case of the CUNY system, students have requested an extension of a Credit/No-Credit policy. The policy in question is essentially analogous to pass/fail, where students who suffered academically due to […]

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NYC school system shuts down again

After barely six weeks of in-person classes, the entire New York City (NYC) public school system shut its doors with under 24 hours notice on Thursday, November 19th. The decision was announced in a Nov. 18 news conference by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, and has since sparked a great deal of debate over whether […]

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After months of anticipation, a COVID-19 vaccine has been created

It seems like a lifetime ago when a world without COVID-19, or just coronavirus, existed. On Jan. 3, 2020, China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak, and by Feb. 10, the U.S. confirmed its 13th case. The very next day, the international number of confirmed deaths surpassed 1,000. As of Dec. 3, […]

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Disabled people taken off ventilators to give other patients a better chance at life

Disabled people have faced discrimination in the healthcare system for ages, and with COVID-19 at its peak, many individuals within the disabled community are feeling more marginalized than ever before. Questions of general treatment-prioritization have been looming over hospitals for months now, and disabled people have suffered the consequences of it.  With these questions in […]

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Sports

The 2020 NBA draft: emotion, determination, and development

Seeing how the National Basketball Association (NBA) made enormous strides to finish it’s 2019-20 season with zero COVID-19 cases down in the bubble, it was no surprise that draft night would be a similar experience. This year’s draft, originally scheduled to be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in late June, was instead a […]

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Holidays in the era of COVID-19

The second wave of COVID-19 came with an increase in death and hospitalizations, ripping apart a divided nation that was already scrambling to sweep away the rubble. Government officials have enacted color-coded restrictions to disable the rapid pace of the pandemic spreading. This of course, unfortunately means that festive annual celebrations, that generally attract large […]

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Why are sports seeing a historic dip in ratings and viewership?

As is the case with all broadcasted content, ratings are extremely important for the survival of sports. They can tell a story about the viewers’ and society’s perception of any given sport. This year, however, viewership for such prominent sports leagues as the NBA, NHL and NFL has come under fire for numbers that strikingly […]

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