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Michelle Obama Addresses CCNY’s Graduating Class of 2016


Photo by Curtis Ashley By Curtis Ashley   It was a sight to see: thousands of City College graduates, and their families, covered the Great Lawn on South Campus to witness history. People lined up as early as six in the morning to watch Michelle Obama, the guest speaker, deliver her final commencement speech as […]

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Michelle Obama at Commencement! City College Reacts

First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address to graduates of Dillard University in New Orleans, Saturday, May 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Good news provides boost for CCNY community BY Laura Taveras First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address to CCNY’s class of 2016 on Friday, June 3! That news has spread like wildfire this week. The news received a lot of coverage on social media. CCNY’s Facebook announcement has gotten over 2.6k likes, over […]

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The Myth of the 4-Year Degree


Most students take much longer to graduate from college–here’s why According to a new report from Complete College America, a majority of students at American public colleges do not graduate on time. Only 19% of full time students earn a bachelor’s degree in four years. The non-profit profit group, based in Indianapolis, released the latest […]

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Will You Find a Job After CCNY?


With graduation approaching, students worry about the future Bryan Reid Though the unemployment rate dropped recently, from 7.9 to 7.7 percent, it’s still bad all over. With the economy in a flux, it remains a scramble just to find work. A recent study showed at 53 percent of recent grads are either unemployed or underemployed. […]

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The Graduate Salute: A Waste of Time?

The three-day event left many looking for more by Seymone Kelly. Last week was a bittersweet moment for seniors. “The 2012 Graduate Salute,” organized by the Career Center, gave them a chance to buy their cap and gown, purchase diploma frames and take or schedule graduation photos. Though the three-day event was well-organized and well […]

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Internships: Get the Inside Scoop

A Q&A with a student who got to work alongside Kelly Ripa, the Kardashians and Beyoncé at her dream jobs. by Caitlyn Kane With summer just around the corner and the idea of getting an internship weighing down on you, the thought of applying and going through the interview process can seem daunting.  But stress […]

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Get Ready for the Real World


Hey Seniors: Are you prepared? Here’s what soon-to-be grads need to know by Jamelia Lowman. After years of studying, sleepless nights and papers, graduation is around the corner. College seniors: are you ready for the real world? Selicia Smith, a senior at City College, admits that she is overwhelmed and anxious about her upcoming graduation. […]

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Talk The Talk

Job Fair Held In New York

As graduation draws near, students all over the country are looking for jobs in this volatile job market. Kashima Grant, a City College senior, spends most of her free time looking for job or internship opportunity, trying to get her foot in the door. The interview is the hardest part for her. “No matter how […]

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With Midterms and Graduation on the Way, How to Improve Time Management

Most experts will tell you that to stay healthy (and sane), getting eight hours of sleep is a must. But last week, Christina Arnold, a City College graduating senior, was able to squeeze in less than five hours a night. “With school full time, work full time and my internship 24 hours a week I […]

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Sophie Davis – The Racial Slur Incident

Sophie Davis - The Racial Slur Incident

A submission article by Alfha Gonzalez “Negro was here” was etched on a chair in a North Academic Lecture Hall […]

CUNY Faculty Members Demand Higher Wages from Administration


submitted by: Michael C. Bohn, Sr. On December 4, over 100 faculty and staff from throughout The City University of New […]

Book Recommendations: Continuation from November Issue


By: Aurora Soriano In the past hour, you’ve probably thought about dropping everything and traveling to somewhere a lot less […]

Interim President Introduces DACA Phone Bank

Interim President Introduces DACA Phone Bank

News Editor Katie Herchenroeder speaks with Interim President Vincent Boudreau, NYPIRG Project Coordinator Leo Gracia, and Higher Education Project Leader […]

Collegiate Diversity Generates Change at Invention Corps

Collegiate Diversity Generates Change at Invention Corps

By: Katie Herchenroeder On Thursday November 2nd, students from all academic backgrounds competed in a “Design Hunt” put on by […]

Newly Discovered Insect Named After CCNY Professor

Newly Discovered Insect Named After CCNY Professor

By: Anthony Viola Researchers in Central Park named their recent discovery after Professor David Lohman. Since 2009, Lohman has instructed […]