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Veterans Day off?

Veterans Day was established as a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Veterans do not always know how to respond to recognition for their service from those who have. To some, it reminds them that not everyone went through what they did and makes them […]

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Recognizing Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time that we remember the strong women who have overcome prejudice and sexism throughout the years. We praise the contributions women have made and continue to make that have given them the opportunities they have today. In 1981 Congress passed Public Law 97-28, which declared the first week of […]

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A victory for now

For the past three months, CUNY was in a state of crisis. Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed in his Executive Budget to cut $485 million and make the city pay for it instead. This is equal to nearly one-third of funding for all senior colleges. Officials at CUNY scrambled to mobilize students and urge state lawmakers […]

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When will tuition hikes end?

Last month, CUNY announced it would increase tuition by $300 at all senior colleges. Disinvestment by New York State forced CUNY to rely on students to fill the budget gap. After expiration of a “rational tuition plan” setting tuition increases for five years, CUNY now holds the option of increasing tuition when needed. But, just […]

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Students are right to be concerned

In the past week, college students have been protesting, pressuring and bringing attention to racial injustice on their campuses. Of course, controversy developed because of this over political correctness and free speech for journalists. At University of Missouri, Tim Tai and Mark Schierbecker, two journalists, were blocked by students for infringing on their safe space. […]

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Policing in New York City needs to change

Sophomore Yibin Mu uploaded a video on Oct. 25 showing an officer apparently placing him in a headlock, a disturbing image for anyone to see. Mu rode his skateboard at Columbus Circle in spite of signs barring it. An officer, once seeing Mu, immediately tackled him to the ground, according to Mu. In contrast, a […]

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Love is not abuse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, where we mourn those lost to domestic violence, celebrate those who survived it and connect those with others who fight to end it. Domestic violence is mainly about abusive relationships within a home, as in a couple that lives together and possibly have a child in common, but it […]

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