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Lessons Learned from the Obama Presidency

The iconic poster that stood as the face of the "Yes We Can" presidency.

BY Kacy George On January 20, 2009 Barack, Michelle, and the rest of the Obama family attended the swearing-in ceremony for the 44th Presidency of the United States. The Obamas campaigned an entire year before his election. Yet the fanfare surrounding the primary process simmered to background noise. In the seventh-grade I only cared about […]

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New York Times Article — An Alternate View

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You may have seen the New York Times cover story about the problems at CCNY and CUNY in general. In response, our administration circulated a series of letters, supporting the college. Below, a letter from an unidentified, formerly homeless honors student: The New York Times article “Dreams stall as CUNY, New York City’s Engine of […]

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Understand the Past, Empower the Future

Understand the Past, Empower the Future

This year, Black History Month held special significance for my students in Brownsville. Black history – like that of all other marginalized groups – is an inextricable part of American history in any year. But 2014 was filled with examples of the struggles of the past persisting in the present. From the Mike Brown tragedy […]

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Worker Appreciation: Cafeteria Workers On Campus

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As we all strive for a better future as bright-eyed college students, the shadows of the working poor trail us, and offer a painful reminder of reality in our ‘win or lose’ society. The problem is seemingly invisible. The reticence of stress and struggle is buried beneath the roar of the successful. However, struggling individuals […]

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Thoughts on Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Video

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N708P-A45D0 Ted Cruz is in. Marco Rubio is in. Rand Paul is in. And now, finally, the first Democrat is in: Hillary Clinton. Her announcement came as no surprise to anyone. In fact, the message even stayed relatively the same as her previous campaign announcements – but the format and visuals of this one was […]

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To Selfie or Not to Selfie. That is the Question

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  Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it at some point during this decade.  Doesn’t matter where, doesn’t matter when, in today’s social media age, especially one where image is (literally) everything, we’ve all taken a selfie.  Or several.  Or too many. However while social media has slowly begun to control most of our lives […]

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And We’re Off: Ted Cruz First to Announce Run for Presidency

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Senator Ted Cruz of Texas announced on Monday morning he would be running for president in 2016, becoming the first Republican nominee to declare himself officially in the race. He made his announcement at Liberty College, a non-profit Christian university in Virginia, to a crowd of young students. It may be important to note that […]

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At City, Everything Really Isn’t Awesome

  The City College of New York has been seen as one of the more prestigious public colleges in CUNY for a long time now.  It’s seen as the “flagship college” of CUNY and as a comprehensive teaching, research and service institution dedicated to accessibility and excellence in undergraduate education. So now that we’re past […]

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Inside the Dam: The Marriage of Discipline and Winning

Jacob Sonenshine knocks one out of the park.  He hopes to do more of that in 2015.

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  The Campus Magazine along with CCNY BeaverBeat (website coming soon) present a series of sports stories about the athletes here at The City College of New York, by the athletes of CCNY themselves.  This is the first of hopefully many more to come.  Enjoy and thank you for reading.   Every morning this semester […]

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Created to Kill? Ebola Conspiracy Theories

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Ebola, the deadly virus that has killed thousands of Africans, hit Harlem in October. A doctor who was treating patients in West Africa, returned to his home not far from campus, and was diagnosed with Ebola. He is being cared for, but many remain terrified by the disease. Here is the third of three follow-up […]

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Voters Choose New Student Government

Voters Choose New Student Government

Elections Conclude with SRC Victory by Jana Makki   The political slate, “Students Run City,” secured most of the elected […]

Student Demonstrates Women Advancing in Technology

Kristyn is a sophomore studying computer science at CCNY. Photo by: Anthony Viola

By: Nate Cox Sophomore Kirstyn Natavio exemplifies the abilities of women in the computer science field. After trying several other […]

CCNY Professor Awarded for Science Innovation

CCNY Professor Awarded for Science Innovation

By: Mia Chin On September 6, the North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Advisory Board awarded the work of Maria C. […]

CCNY Shuttle Service Implements Route Change

CCNY Shuttle Service Implements Route Change

News Editor Katie Herchenroeder reports on the change in campus-affiliated transportation. The school announced the new system on September 26, […]

Student Government Re-Elections Slated for This Week

CCNY's USG is the oldest student government in the country. Photo by: Anthony Viola

By: Jana Makki An election season is sweeping through the City College of New York. Or in this case, it […]

DACA: What You Need to Know Now

DACA: What You Need to Know Now

By: Katie Herchenroeder On September 5, President Donald Trump tweeted, “Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!” He […]