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The Fate of the Fare

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Higher priced metrocards?  Students tell MTA, “take a ‘hike”” Beginning in 2015, students across campus will be forced to empty their pockets for public transportation. The MTA has, once again, raised the issue of fare hikes for NYC commuters. “So many of us commute here and it’s already so costly,” said Mel Evelyn, a City […]

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Free Ride

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New York City schoolkids take the buses and subway for free. A popular petition demands the same for college students. At a school full of commuters like ours, bus and subway fare can add up. With room and board, utilities, books and tuition, buying a Metrocard a major expense. An online petition on change.org is […]

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No Time for “Showtime”

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Mixed reviews for subway performers by Curtis Ashley No matter how commuters feel about the subway performers they encounter throughout the city, the NYPD seems to have had enough of the antics. Over 240 have been arrested so far in this year, compared to 40 at this time in 2013. The dramatic increase in arrests […]

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Yikes! Another Fare Hike!

Yikes! Another Fare Hike!

 Not again.  How students are coping by Shantia Dobson The MTA has introduced new fare hikes for commuters, leaving many feeling disgruntled as they already face hard economic times. Many accuse the agency  as out of touch with reality by imposing increases in fares. The round of hikes that took place recently, is the fourth […]

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Phone Snatchings on the Rise

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 As more and more people plug in to high-tech gadgets, they put themselves at risk of getting their iPhones and Android devices stolen. The NYPD reports that 40 percent of all robberies involve cell phones. In a recent AP article, writer Terry Collins reported two separate incidents of phone theft. “One thief recently snatched a […]

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CCNY After the Storm

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 School’s still closed until tomorrow, but here’s a brief report on how the campus fared. by Hannington Dia Hurricane Sandy stormed through the tri-state area, killing dozens of people, leaving millions of residents without power, knocking out the transit system and flooding the streets–not to mention sticking New York City and state with a $6 billion […]

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MTA to Students: Pay Up!

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Another fare hike–really?! by Jasmine Nieves On September 25, the MTA announced yet another bus and subway increase to take effect in March. The proposed plan will raise a single fare from $2.25 to $2.50, a 7- day metro card from $29 to $30, and a monthly metro card bumped from $104 to $109. The proposal […]

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An Unexpected Subway Closure

An Unexpected Subway Closure

The sandwich chain is in major trouble with the Department of Health by Amanda Logan. Subway is known for its healthy food selections and its popular $5 dollar foot longs. This restaurant transformed the meaning of fast food by giving customers the food fast without the grease. It is ranked the second largest food chain […]

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Valentine’s Day Massacre at 145th Street

Valentine’s Day Massacre at 145th Street

CCNY students eyewitness the blood bath by Liridona Mehmedovic. Last Tuesday, the subway station at 145 and St. Nicholas went from commuter hub to Valentine’s Day massacre. Approximately 17 gun shots were exchange in a bloody shooting, which occurred about 4:30 PM–the start of the evening commute. In the aftermath, a police officer was wounded […]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

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Students have mixed reactions to new cell service in the subway by Kritzie Roberts Late last month, the City of New York MTA announced the long anticipated wiring of subway station cell phone service. The MTA hopes to have all 271 stations wired within the next five years, but for now, cell service is only […]

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Sparking a Conversation About Sexual Violence

Sparking a Conversation About Sexual Violence

After a screening of The Hunting Ground, the conversation continues By Aimee Haicken Last month, I attended the screening of […]

Summer @ CCNY [video]

Summer @ CCNY [video]

Thinking about taking a course this June or July at City College? Here, a student shares her experience.

Union Square March for Solidarity with Baltimore [video]

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On Wednesday, April 29th, New Yorkers took to the streets in solidarity with Baltimore. A speak-out began at 6pm in Union Square […]

Civil Rights and Immigration 50 Years Later

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“There is no state in the 50 states that provides more services than New York — no city that provides […]

Sexual Assault on Campus — A National Crisis

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Screenings of The Hunting Ground and discussions at City College raise awareness by Enoye Uwa Rape has decreased over the […]

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. […]