USS Silences its CUNY Constituents with BDS

The University Student Senate (USS) is a representative body of over 20 campuses under the umbrella of the City University of New York (CUNY). The CUNY website states, “the organization is charged with protecting the rights of the student body, furthering the cause of public higher education, and promoting the general welfare of its student…

Wake up and Smell the Coffee

October has barely left us, and holiday spirit is already in the air. Cool air, warm drinks, a Starbucks controversy. How is it that Starbucks finds itself at the heart of so many controversies? The uninspired Christmas cups, the Unicorn Frappe, the Trump Cups. CEO Kevin Johnson claims that he’s “not afraid of controversy”, which…

College Unveils Room for Quiet Reflection

Following many improvements and renovations to campus including benches in the library lobby, and a refurbished fence on the east most edge of the campus, comes the Room for Quiet Reflection, a new room for meditation and relaxation in the lower level of Ingersoll. Spearheading the project is Mia Vialva, Administrative Coordinator for Student Activity…

OP-ED Response to Ayah Aly:

FAY YANOFSKY On October 17th, I attended an interfaith event titled “Two Visions One Culture” hosted by Professor Robert Cherry. I experienced first-hand the way Professor Cherry uses his influence as a donor at Merchavim, a Non-Governmental Organization working to eliminate cultural barriers in Israel. Its Executive Director highlighted their five-year plan to integrate 500…

​Marching for Racial Justice Op-Ed  

When I studied the history of Jews and African-Americans in America, I saw many photos of our ancestors marching together for civil rights. It was evident that they were on the right side of history. Martin Luther King, courageous civil rights leader, spoke at synagogues, believed in the self-determination of the Jewish people, and marched…

Sprinklers

With summer here, sprinklers can be a great way to get wet and cool off, whether you like it or not.

Adulting

By: Stephanie Farrier Life is tough and “adulting” is even tougher. There’s no way around it. By this time, you’ve discovered that Santa Clause and The Tooth Fairy aren’t real (I hate that you had to find out like this) but let’s face it, there haven’t been any shiny gold dollar coins under your pillow…

Write the Night

By: Paulette Gindi Candlelit evenings aren’t only for romantic dinner dates; they are also for writing workshops. Brooklyn College’s literary magazine, Stuck in the Library, hosts a free writing workshop every other Wednesday evening called Write the Night. The programming is directed by indie author and Brooklyn College alumni Algonquin Jones, and hosted by former…

One Mississippi: A Single State (of Mind)

By: Joshua Bergstein In recent years, many of the best shows on television have come not from television itself, but from the ever-burgeoning world of the Internet. Through its incredibly popular streaming service, Netflix has introduced the world to one amazing show after another, from prison drama Orange is the New Black to surreal animated…

The Importance of Dialogue

By: Ben Hollander One week, Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem, stating, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” The following week, Kaepernick chose to kneel, where he was joined by teammate Eric Reid and…