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Up in the Air

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How students juggle school, work and everything else By Amaani Bhamla. At 2 A.M. when her friends are lost in their dreams, City College student Navdeep Kaur is stuck at work checking in passengers at the Air India counter at the JFK airport. “I almost failed my biology class because I didn’t get to study; […]

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What’s on Your Mind?

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President Lisa and others respond to students’ top concerns By Amaani Bhamla. Last month students met with Dr. Lisa Staiano-Coico and her cabinet members in the Great Hall and got the opportunity to address their concerns. Here’s what’s on the minds of City College students, and how President Lisa and other officials responded to the […]

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Huff and Puff

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Students Divided Over Proposed Smoking Ban Amaani Bhamla. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is once again trying to extinguish public smoking. Last month, he proposed a new law that would ban smoking outdoors in parks, beaches and pedestrian malls and plazas. As a result of the mayor’s 2002 ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, “New York […]

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Un-Fare!

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Students Sound-off About New MTA Rate Hike By Amaani Bhamla. At City College, the vast majority of students travel to class by subway. This makes the latest fare hike especially painful. Despite cutting back on service last summer, on October 7, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) voted to raise prices—the fourth increase since 2005. The […]

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Beaver Basketball: New, Improved and Ready to Run

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Men’s and women’s hoops season preview City College basketball is kicking into gear, and the Beavers are primed to make a run at winning seasons. After disappointing results in the last three years, both the men’s and the women’s basketball teams have been retooled and reloaded.  At this writing, in preseason play this month, the […]

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Good-bye CPE

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CUNY trustees do away with the annoying proficiency exam Not many students have been crying over this news: In a surprising move, the CUNY Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the CUNY Proficiency Examination (CPE) as a requirement for students to graduate. With little fanfare, the Board deep-sixed the test late last year. And the […]

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OMG – I Can’t Stop Texting!

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The epidemic that’s causing a student-professor rift Text messaging has exploded in popularity over the last several years. According to the Pew Research Center in Washington DC, 72 percent of adults eighteen and older with cell phones send and receive text messages, up from 58 percent three years ago. On average, adults send and receive […]

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Let’s Dance

The Salsa Mambo Club at CCNY

Salsa Mambo club back in swing The Salsa Mambo club, one of the largest and longest running Latin clubs at CCNY, is back in action. More students than ever are using their club hours to dance away their classes, tests, homework and other responsibilities. “I would say this is one of the biggest turnouts we’ve […]

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Stories from Jewish and Muslim Students at CCNY

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Stories collected by Makeda Viechweg Below is a collection of stories from some members of the Muslim and Jewish communities […]

Shephard Hall Basement Men’s Restroom Review

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By Clark Adomaitis Photos By Clark Adomaitis The basement of Shepard Hall is very small, but it still has some […]

Gender Neutral Bathroom Review

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By Nate IzzoPhotos By Nate Izzo Over the course of the recent past, one of the most prominent civil rights […]

The First Floor Women’s Bathroom Review

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By Makeda ViechwegIllustrations By Katie Herchenroeder The first floor bathroom is a heavy-foot trafficked bathroom in the North Academic Center […]

SJP and Supporters Protest SSI Event with Controversial Speaker

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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.”

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