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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

clinton 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


  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


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.

Photo courtesy CCNY Athletics.

  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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SJP and Supporters Protest SSI Event with Controversial Speaker


By: Brahmjot Kaur and Nate Izzo Photos By: Nate Izzo and Katie Herchenroeder On Thursday, November 15, 2018, StudentsSupporting Israel […]

“What do you want me to do, it’s decomposing in the walls.”


By: Makeda Viechweg The MCA computer room where no eating or drinking is allowed, smelled of a dead mouse.The two hour […]

CCNY and the Midterms: An In-Depth Look at the Midterm Election Results of 2018

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By: Sarah Logan Illustration By: Sarah Logan On November 6, Americans all over the country flooded to their local poll […]

A Collective Journey at CCNY

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By: Jaqueline Bautista Notes hang from purple string wrapped around the pillars of the Presidents Hall at The City College […]

Concerns Arise for Residents after a Flood at The Towers


By: Dustin Graziano Photos by: Dustin Graziano   The Flood On the evening of Saturday, October 27th, fire alarms sounded and residents […]

The R Word


By: Jada Gordon Illustrations By: Katie Herchenroeder   My uncle Kenny has rightfully assumed the role of an old man […]