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The Ticker Baruch College's student-run undergraduate newspaper. The Ticker is Baruch College's official independent student newspaper. The Ticker publishes six section: News, Opinions, Business, Arts and Style, Science and Technology and Sports.

The Ticker is published weekly by the editorial staff and all work except printing is done by Baruch students.

The Ticker is published weekly by the editorial staff and all work except printing is done by Baruch students.

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The CUNY Athletic Champion Baruch College women's tennis team kicked off their preparations for the NCAA tournament in A...
05/07/2022
Women’s tennis team prepares for NCAA tournament

The CUNY Athletic Champion Baruch College women's tennis team kicked off their preparations for the NCAA tournament in April that is set to continue through May. https://theticker.org/7508/sports/womens-tennis-team-prepares-for-ncaa-tournament/

In preparation for the NCAA women’s tennis tournament, the CUNY Athletic Champion Baruch College Bearcats played a pair of games against the Kean University Cougars and the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons, both resulting in a loss. The Bearcats started their preparations in Union, NJ, to play the Cougars...

Market Update: The market has seen optimistic corporate earnings, yet this might not last for long as there are rising c...
05/07/2022
Market Update 04/25/22

Market Update: The market has seen optimistic corporate earnings, yet this might not last for long as there are rising concerns regarding inflation with anticipation of a rate hike. https://theticker.org/7424/business/market-update-04-25-22/

Market movement from April 19 to April 25 reflected fresh corporate earnings data, along with inflation concerns and rate hike anticipation. Despite the multi-decade high inflation, the bulk of corporate earnings indicated companies have been able to hold up their profits. With this optimistic infor...

End to the travel mask mandates confused New York City commuters. https://theticker.org/7433/science/end-to-travel-mask-...
05/07/2022
End to travel mask mandates confuses NYC commuters

End to the travel mask mandates confused New York City commuters. https://theticker.org/7433/science/end-to-travel-mask-mandates-confuses-nyc-commuters/#

A moment of confusion struck New York’s commuters last Monday as officials rushed to acknowledge a federal judge’s ruling against the Transportation Security Administration’s enforcement of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mask mandate earlier. The April 18 ruling by Judge Kathry...

The annual MoCCA Arts Festival held its first in-person event in over two years, with over 140 vendors welcoming top com...
05/05/2022
MoCCA Fest returns in-person, celebrating illustrators and artists alike

The annual MoCCA Arts Festival held its first in-person event in over two years, with over 140 vendors welcoming top comic, cartoon and illustration artists from around the world.
https://theticker.org/7488/arts/mocca-fest-returns-in-person-celebrating-illustrators-and-artists-alik/

The annual MoCCA Arts Festival kicked off on the weekend of April 2-3, attracting nearly 6,000 fans to their new venue this year. The festival’s return generated a lot of buzz as the first in-person event in 2 years, after a shut down in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a virtual event last.....

“Just give us back the old CUNY please and thanks." CUNYfirst underwent a modern design remodeling over spring break, mu...
05/05/2022
CUNYfirst receives ‘modern, tile-based’ design upgrade

“Just give us back the old CUNY please and thanks." CUNYfirst underwent a modern design remodeling over spring break, much to the surprise and confusion of students.
https://theticker.org/7532/news/cunyfirst-receives-modern-tile-based-design-upgrade/

CUNYfirst was updated to a “modern” design, allowing students to navigate its features using tiles rather than text menus. The upgrade took place at the start of spring break, from April 14 to 18. In the new CUNYfirst, students can customize their homepages by dragging and dropping tiles. The ne...

The competitive world of streaming witnessed the death of another eager contender as CNN+ plans to shut down just three ...
05/05/2022
CNN+ to shut down just three weeks after its launch

The competitive world of streaming witnessed the death of another eager contender as CNN+ plans to shut down just three weeks after being launched.
https://theticker.org/7409/business/cnn-to-shut-down-just-three-weeks-after-its-launch/

The recently launched news streaming service called CNN+ will shut down on April 30, just one month since its launch, as was announced on April 21. “This is not a decision about quality; we appreciate all of the work, ambition and creativity that went into building CNN+, an organization with terri...

Drivers of loud cars can end up being fined up to $875as the New York City Department of Environmental Protection quietl...
05/05/2022
New NYC pilot program designed to catch loud cars

Drivers of loud cars can end up being fined up to $875
as the New York City Department of Environmental Protection quietly installed “roadside sound meters” that photograph cars' license plates when there is a noise violation.
https://theticker.org/7430/science/new-nyc-pilot-program-designed-to-catch-loud-cars/

The familiar sound of loud cars on the busy streets of New York City can now result in fines for drivers. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection quietly launched a pilot program that installs “roadside sound meters” at undisclosed locations around the city. These sound meters a...

On the second floor of Baruch’s Newman Library, the New Media Artspace paints an intimate portrait of Tuire Kayapó, the ...
05/04/2022
NMA new hybrid exhibition focuses on environmental activist Tuire Kayapó

On the second floor of Baruch’s Newman Library, the New Media Artspace paints an intimate portrait of Tuire Kayapó, the female chief of the Kayapó people renowned for her environmental activism in the Brazilian Amazon since the late 1980s.
https://theticker.org/7494/arts/nma-new-hybrid-exhibition-focuses-on-environmental-activist-tuire-kayapo/

A video installation titled “Tuire Kayapó (First Contact)” produced by the Brooklyn-based Turkish-born artist Pinar Yolaçan is now viewable at the New Media Artspace on the second floor of Baruch’s Newman Library. Riposte Magazine describes the project as “an intimate portrait of Tuire.”...

True to the title, the joyful one-hour musical revue “Come Together” featured a group of students coming together to tel...
05/04/2022
‘Come Together’ revue highlights Baruch students’ musical talents

True to the title, the joyful one-hour musical revue “Come Together” featured a group of students coming together to tell a story through a playlist of popular songs like "Uptown Funk" and "thank you next."

https://theticker.org/7497/arts/come-together-revue-highlights-baruch-students-musical-talents/

A one-hour musical revue titled “Come Together,” is running in Baruch College’s Bernie West Theatre from April 26 to April 30. True to the title, the show featured a small and intimate group of students coming together to tell a story. Given the last-minute production change due to cast member...

Senate Meeting: The Undergraduate Student Government allocated multiple clubs' 2022-2023 budgets, with all being approve...
05/04/2022
Senate Meeting: USG approves 2022-2023 club budgets

Senate Meeting: The Undergraduate Student Government allocated multiple clubs' 2022-2023 budgets, with all being approved at least a 10% increase from the previous year's budgets.

https://theticker.org/7535/news/senate-meeting-usg-approves-2022-2023-club-budgets/

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government met for its 11th Senate meeting of the spring 2022 semester on April 26. The Chair of Finance, Tyler Yang, presented multiple 2022-2023 proposed club budgets to the board. Muslim Business Association requested a $5,000 budget. A $4,570 budget was a...

While at The Ticker as a sports reporter, Marvin Kitman began his journey of developing his personal style of writing th...
05/03/2022
Celebrating Ticker Alumni: Marvin Kitman

While at The Ticker as a sports reporter, Marvin Kitman began his journey of developing his personal style of writing that aided him in becoming a lauded television critic for Newsday.
https://theticker.org/7538/news/celebrating-ticker-alumni-marvin-kitman/

The Ticker, founded in 1932, is the student-run newspaper of City College’s Downtown Campus and 2022 is the newspaper’s 90th anniversary. To honor and celebrate the legacy of The Ticker and the members who have kept it running, the News section will be publishing profiles of former Ticker member...

Two years after Alexander Wang was accused by multiple models of sexual assault during his after party events, the desig...
05/03/2022
Alexander Wang returns to runway after sexual misconduct allegation

Two years after Alexander Wang was accused by multiple models of sexual assault during his after party events, the designer returned to the runway with familiar celebrity support and an attempt to capture Asian American culture in fashion.
https://theticker.org/7517/arts/alexander-wang-returns-to-runway-after-sexual-misconduct-allegation/

Fashion designer Alexander Wang ended his almost two-year hiatus from the runway on April 19 with his debut event celebrating Asian American culture with food, music and fashion. The event took place in Chinatown Central Plaza in Los Angeles and was referred to as the “Fortune City.” The event w...

Opinion: Unionization is the only future for Amazon.com Inc. as the pandemic saw the company raking in billions in profi...
05/03/2022
Historic unionization in Amazon far from over

Opinion: Unionization is the only future for Amazon.com Inc. as the pandemic saw the company raking in billions in profits while its essential workers put their safety on the line to fulfill orders.
https://theticker.org/7466/opinions/historic-unionization-in-amazon-far-from-over/

The Staten Island warehouse workers are not the only ones grateful for Amazon.com, Inc. not taking them seriously; labor movements across the country can learn valuable lessons from this David vs. Goliath underdog story. “We want to thank Jeff Bezos for going to space, because while he was up ther...

Student loans can quickly become "The Debt Trap" as  Josh Mitchell explores in his novel covering the factors that turne...
05/03/2022
‘The Debt Trap’ investigates roots of student debt crisis

Student loans can quickly become "The Debt Trap" as Josh Mitchell explores in his novel covering the factors that turned Americans’ genuine desire for economic prosperity into a $1.7 trillion dollar disaster.
https://theticker.org/7418/business/the-debt-trap-investigates-roots-of-student-debt-crisis/

In “The Debt Trap” author Josh Mitchell walks the reader through all the major events, players and factors that have turned Americans’ genuine desire for economic prosperity into a $1.7 trillion dollar disaster. The book is a must read for high school students and incoming college students who...

Editorial: CUNY is disrespecting its thousands of Muslim students by not giving the day off for both Eid Al-Fitr and Eid...
05/03/2022
CUNY should recognize Eid al-Fitr as an official observed holiday

Editorial: CUNY is disrespecting its thousands of Muslim students by not giving the day off for both Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha, something New York City public schools have done since March 2015
https://theticker.org/7473/opinions/cuny-should-recognize-eid-al-fitr-as-an-official-observed-holiday/

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar in which Muslims all around the world fast from sunrise to sunset, followed by the Eid al-Fitr celebration marking the end of the month. While approximately one in every 10 New York City residents identify as Muslim, CUNY still does not recognize th...

“My biggest joy here has been my students, they are amazing." Ersi Sotiropoulos, this semester's Harman Writer-In-Reside...
05/02/2022
Harman writer-in-residence talks writing inspiration and journey at event

“My biggest joy here has been my students, they are amazing." Ersi Sotiropoulos, this semester's Harman Writer-In-Residence, said at an event about
her award-winning works, authenticity in art and embracing the imperfect progress of writing.
https://theticker.org/7491/arts/harman-writer-in-residence-ersi-sotiropoulos-talks-writing-inspiration-and-journey-at-event/

The spring 2022 Harman Writer-In-Residence, Ersi Sotiropoulos, joined Dr. Karen Emmerich of Princeton University in conversation with associate professor of English Christina Christoforatou for a Harman program event on April 7. Sotiropoulos has published more than a dozen works of fiction and poetr...

USG Report: For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, Baruch College will be hosting an in-person Commencement Cer...
05/02/2022
USG Report: Details on the 2022 Commencement ceremony

USG Report: For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, Baruch College will be hosting an in-person Commencement Ceremony for the class of 2022.

Here is a quick run-down of current details:
https://theticker.org/7485/opinions/details-on-the-2022-commencement-ceremony/

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, Baruch College will be hosting an in-person Commencement Ceremony for the class of 2022. A huge congratulations to those graduating this year, the end of your undergraduate studies is near. The 2022 Commencement Ceremony will be held on May 26 at the B...

Local Florida counties may soon be pressured to pay for water treatment and emergency services currently covered by the ...
05/02/2022
Florida strips Disney of tax breaks, leaves residents with financial burden

Local Florida counties may soon be pressured to pay for water treatment and emergency services currently covered by the Walt Disney Co. as the state repealed the company's special district status.
https://theticker.org/7459/business/florida-strips-disney-of-tax-breaks-leaves-residents-with-financial-burden/

Florida rescinded the special district status given to the Walt Disney Co. on April 22, consequently removing tax breaks the company received from the state The tax break was established in 1967 when Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District was developed during construction for the Walt Disney Wo...

Uber extends its friendliness toward the taxi industry abroad in London as its recent collaboration with competition sta...
04/24/2022
Uber to expand transportation options for riders

Uber extends its friendliness toward the taxi industry abroad in London as its recent collaboration with competition started in New York City earlier this year.
https://theticker.org/7301/business/uber-to-expand-transportation-options-for-riders/

Uber Technologies Inc. is testing out new travel options in the U.K., just weeks after it announced a partnership with the New York City taxi industry. The collaboration of Uber and the taxi industry comes after years of rivalry between the internet based transportation service and the iconic yellow...

Editorial: CUNY's current timeline for clubs to request reimbursement for purchases puts students on an unfair, inconven...
04/24/2022
CUNY’s reimbursement system is unfair to student leaders

Editorial: CUNY's current timeline for clubs to request reimbursement for purchases puts students on an unfair, inconvenient and almost impossible schedule.
https://theticker.org/7334/opinions/cunys-reimbursement-system-is-unfair-to-student-leaders/

To access club budgets, CUNY student leaders must request payment via CUNYfirst in advance or make the purchase and receive reimbursement later. This system places student leaders in an unfair position. For the former system, they must submit proposed expenses six to eight weeks before the proposed....

“Emmett Till, A New American Opera” opened at John Jay College’s Gerald W. Lynch Theatre despite a petition with over 10...
04/24/2022
Petitions to cancel opera on Emmet Till at John Jay College

“Emmett Till, A New American Opera” opened at John Jay College’s Gerald W. Lynch Theatre despite a petition with over 10,000 signatures circulating to cancel the show over its white savior and guilt focus and worrisome casting.
https://theticker.org/7267/arts/petitions-to-cancel-opera-on-emmet-till-at-john-jay-college/

“Emmett Till, A New American Opera” opened at John Jay College’s Gerald W. Lynch Theatre on March 23, despite a petition with over 10,000 signatures circulating to cancel the show just few days before opening night. The opera was created by playwright Clare Coss, composed by Mary D. Watkins an...

Counting penguins in freezing winds with no showers or flushing toilets is the latest job opportunity from the U.K. Anta...
04/24/2022
Penguin posting: British charity seeks applicants for Antarctic base

Counting penguins in freezing winds with no showers or flushing toilets is the latest job opportunity from the U.K. Antarctic Heritage Trust which is seeking applicants to work for five months at its flagship base. https://theticker.org/7303/science/penguin-posting-british-charity-seeks-applicants-for-antarctic-base/

The U.K. Antarctic Heritage Trust is seeking applicants to work for five months at its flagship base in Port Lockroy, Antarctica, counting gentoo penguins. While the British charity ordinarily advertises annually for these seasonal workers, this is the first time since 2019 that the base will be ope...

Amazon.com Inc. is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission over possible monopolistic behavior wit...
04/23/2022
SEC investigates Amazon over business practices

Amazon.com Inc. is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission over possible monopolistic behavior with its use of data from third-party sellers to create competing products. https://theticker.org/7295/business/sec-investigates-amazon-over-business-practices/

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Amazon.com Inc. over its use of customer data. More specifically, it is looking into the alleged routine use of data from third-party sellers to create competing products for the company’s private label businesses, such as the generic AmazonB...

Opinion: Louisiana v. American Rivers gave the Supreme Court a prime opportunity to strike down Trump-era legislation th...
04/23/2022
Supreme Court’s Louisiana v. American Rivers verdict disregards the environment

Opinion: Louisiana v. American Rivers gave the Supreme Court a prime opportunity to strike down Trump-era legislation that allows for further damage to waterways, but the court wrongly prioritized profit over people. https://theticker.org/7328/opinions/supreme-courts-louisiana-v-american-rivers-verdict-disregards-the-environment/

The Supreme Courts’ decision to freeze the verdict of Louisiana v. American Rivers in a shadow docket sets a horrible precedent for future Supreme Court decisions and could not have happened at a worse time in American history. On April 6, the Supreme Court made a 5-4 ruling on the appeal of Louis...

Omar Apollo calls on Kali Uchis and Pharrell Williams to welcome his debut album, "Ivory," as it finally drops five year...
04/23/2022
Omar Apollo releases long-awaited debut album ‘Ivory’

Omar Apollo calls on Kali Uchis and Pharrell Williams to welcome his debut album, "Ivory," as it finally drops five years since he first broke out onto the music scene with songs about heartbreak and love.
https://theticker.org/7254/arts/omar-apollo-releases-long-awaited-debut-album-ivory/

After what seems like forever since musician Omar Apollo graced the industry with his presence, he released his long-anticipated debut album, “Ivory,”on April 8. “Ivory” is the epitome of love — the album is a meticulous arrangement of songs dedicated to the undefinable emotion from the ge...

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“Throughout her time at Baruch, Lang has implemented numerous initiatives that have created a better learning environment for all Bearcats — ranging from students past and present to faculty members.” AJS member Jessica Lang’s teaching and other actions are lauded by a former student in The Ticker, Baruch College’s student newspaper. Learn more: https://theticker.org/3374/opinions/professor-jessica-langs-initiatives-contribute-to-a-better-learning-environment/
In this new report, the #NYC tech sector ⬆️ twice as fast as Silicon Valley's between 2003 and 2013. Is NYC the new tech 🔥 spot? — via The Ticker
Check out Hillel in the News! The Ticker, Baruch's student newspaper published an article about Hillel's Kristallnacht Commemoration event featuring Holocaust survivor Gita Kaufman.
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Imperialist “Murder & Torture Inc.” Targets Baruch: A Threat to Us All CIA Out of CUNY Now! http://www.internationalist.org/ciaoutofcunynow1803.html
Brutal Arrest of Red Fawn The Planted Gun On Oct. 27th, 2016 the police raided the 1851 Treaty Camp near Standing Rock, ND. Officers targeted Red Fawn Fallis, tackled her, and threw her to the ground. While she was pinned to the ground, shots were fired. This video shows that a gloved hand fired the shots. Red Fawn was not wearing gloves, however the DAPL officers were wearing gloves. North Carolina based TigerSwan supervised the arrest. This video suggests a planted gun was used as federal court evidence.
Yelena Dzhanova and her staff did such a great job putting on this event from last night. Celebrating 85 years. We are so proud of you all! Enjoy the pix! :) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155834258463550.1073741855.649798549&type=1&l=741e84fffa
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