Tag Archives: social media

Another Way Ebola Spreads: Via Social Media

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Ebola, the deadly virus that has killed thousands of Africans, recently hit Harlem. 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 second of three follow-up reports […]

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CCNY Secrets: Love It? Hate It?

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How students feel about the sometimes scandalous Facebook page by Christal Somar City College is a rat, roach and bed bug infested academic institution whose student body consists of sex obsessed individuals. Well, only if you’re constantly viewing CCNY’s most viral Facebook page, CCNY Secrets. This popular site, run by an anonymous owner, is home […]

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Digital Resume

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Is the e-version the only way to go? Shantia Dobson In 2013 many employers are seeking to hire candidates who are computer savvy. This means being able to construct and upload a digital resume in order to make yourself stand out against the competition. Earlier this month, AM New York posted an article called “Paper […]

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The KONY2012 Phenomenon

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How the campaign became an internet sensation by Mai Sabour. Before a few weeks ago, Walla Hassan had never heard about Joseph Kony, the violent Ugandan war lord. Like 100 of millions of others around the world, she learned about Kony via social media. “I heard about [him] by Facebook,” says 21-year-old Hassan. Like so […]

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The Cops Spied on Muslim Students–WTF?

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Most at CCNY learned the shocking news through social media by Mai Sabour. Nihal Hashem couldn’t believe what she was reading when she opened her Facebook page and learned that the NYPD had spied on Muslim students. Her reactions went from surprised to shocked to betrayed.  “As a Muslim student this is really OFFENSIVE!” says […]

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Fasten Your Seat Belt

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The media is changing rapidly and the ride is bumpy. What you need to know to stay fresh in the shifting landscape By Jissel Garcia. Welcome to our world. Call us Millennium X- social blogging-smart phone using-touch pad cultured- online geniuses.  As we bid adieu to the last of the Baby Boomer age, the days […]

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An A+ for Google+?

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Can Google+ Break Facebookʼs Dominance Among Students? By Martha Escobar. Social media has become highly addictive among students. In a recent study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 86 percent of college students used a social networking site, mainly Facebook, compared to 60 percent of the general population. For many, Facebook has evolved […]

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Lawmakers Propose Free MetroCards for CUNY Students

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Last Thursday, two New York City lawmakers proposed legislation that would be make CUNY students’ lives just a little bit easier. […]

Understand the Past, Empower the Future

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This year, Black History Month held special significance for my students in Brownsville. Black history – like that of all […]

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, […]

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 […]

Business as Usual as CCNY Outdoor Track Opens Season

Anticipation, the buildup…There’s nothing in the world like it. A fresh track, a new start, another chance at winning another […]

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, […]