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The Decline and Fall of America: A Comparison to the Roman Empire

May 13, 2014 4:40 pm31 comments

By Cameron Clark Published: May 13, 2014 As America continues to decline,  it seems as if a new national past time is comparing our country to the Roman Empire and its epic collapse. Although this seems like comparing apples to oranges, there are some similarities that we should recognize, because […]

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Colonel Bentzi Gruber Spreads Misinformation at Brooklyn College

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By Sky Published: May 13, 2014 Last Thursday, I attended a lecture given by Colonel Bentzi Gruber, a vice-commander in the Israeli military-turned businessman and public speaker. The lecture called “Ethics in the IDF” was hosted by the New York State Israel Public Affairs Committee (NYSIPAC), the Brooklyn College Israel […]

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For Brazil, Nothing is Sweeter Than Home Turf

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By Kevin Herrera Published: May 13, 2014 The countdown has begun; a month from now, the whole world will be glued to their seats, watching the long anticipated World Cup in Brazil. The World Cup will be an intense month filled with memorable goals, upsets, cries, and cheers. But at […]

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Living Under a New York Sized Shadow

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By Nick Desantis Published: May 13, 2014 The Brooklyn Nets capitalized on a great opportunity in the 2014 season thanks to a dramatic, buzzer-beating and series-ending Paul Pierce block. Not only were they the only New York team to clinch a playoff berth this season, but they also got some […]

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CUNY Faculty Still Demands to Part With Pathways

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By David Beltran Published: May 13, 2014 From the day the Pathways program was approved in a resolution by the CUNY Board of Trustees, the program has faced criticism for changing the “core curriculum” of classes and reducing the number of credits needed to graduate. But after nearly a year […]

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Musical Memorabilia Sings on in Brooklyn Museum

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By Dmitriy Todd Published: May 13, 2014 Nested among the two-story houses of Homecrest, Brooklyn, is a small museum, camouflaged but well known to classical music enthusiasts. The only thing separating this house from the others, on the outside at least, is a small plaque reading Enrico Caruso Museum. Inside […]

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Classic Department Honors Esteemed Professor

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By Essowe Tchalim Published: May 13, 2014 More than sixty attendants filled up the majority of the lecture hall for the 38th Annual Procope S. Costas Memorial Lecture, dedicated to the classics professor, last Thursday in Boylan Hall. Celia Costas, the late professor’s daughter, delivered an opening speech. She gave […]

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Dear Fortgang, You Just Don’t Get It

May 6, 2014 7:08 pm7 comments

By Faina Gordover Published: May 06, 2014 Recently, TIME magazine published an article that confirmed what everyone already knew: people still don’t fully understand what white privilege is. Princeton student Tal Fortgang wrote a long-winded spiel about his family’s struggles with and values of education passed down to him. An […]

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We Are Not Equal

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By Samantha Lewis Published: May 06, 2014 I attended the discussion “Are We More Equal? 60 Years after Brown v. Board of Education” and I learned quite a lot. There was a panel of three speakers, each of whom represented a different aspect of the Brown v. Board of Education […]

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With Glut of Pitchers, Decisions Loom

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Zack Wheeler is one of the New York Mets' top young pitchers who is under the team's control for years to come. PHOTO/Wikimedia Commons

By Daniel Stein-Sayles Published: May 06, 2014 Rarely do the New York Mets have a “good” problem; however, now that their rotation is starting to come into form, the front office has some intriguing decisions to make when it comes to the Mets’ pitchers, this year and for years to […]

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