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Improving Medicare’s Future

On July 30, Medicare will celebrate its 51st anniversary. Before preparing the party and getting the cake, we must applaud the resilience and resourcefulness of the Medicare program for the past 51 years. Unfortunately, Medicare faces a financial problem that might result in changes to the program. The problem comes as the baby boomers retire […]

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Saying goodbye is never simple

After joining a newspaper four years ago with zero knowledge of journalism, I am confident to leave with an incredible depth of strategies and lessons from my teachers, colleagues and friends. I can remember Welcome Day in 2012. I finished four years of speech and debate in high school where I grew from a shy, […]

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College is Back In Session; Will New Yorkers Get a Break?

With colleges back in session, many students and their families are wondering if they will get a break on rising college costs.  American higher education has seen a dramatic shift in who pays for public college.  America was once a society that valued college education and put its collective money where its mouth is by […]

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Opportunity for all, what students need to know to demand equal rights

The students of Queens College must keep the fire of social justice shining for the future, through activism and knowledge that helps underrepresented groups resist policies that can demean the right to education and economic stability. QC represents the most ethnically and religiously diverse urban area in the world, according to USA Today. This means […]

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Judgment day for the undocumented

Sofia, a student at QC, is safe for two years, but her family isn’t. Sofia is a 21-year-old undocumented immigrant. She asked that her real name not be used, so I came up with Sofia. Sofia, is safe after signing up for deferred action — a program allowing undocumented students to stay in the U.S. […]

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The Pathway Obstructed

For almost a year, the CUNY Pathways initiative has plagued the faculty, administrators and student leaders at all of CUNY’s 23 campuses. It has been at the center of controversy, however, it has been relatively non-existent to the people who stand to lose the most, your run-of-the-mill student. But why has the central offices of […]

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