At Brooklyn College, Intifada Chants Are Justified

On March 21st, a group of students enthusiastically chanted “Intifada, Intifada” at a Brooklyn College vigil held in honor of the victims of the Christchurch massacre.  Days later, the campus’ Israel Apartheid Week was hosted by the Brooklyn College Socialists, Students for Justice in Palestine and the Brooklyn College Student Union; unfortunately, this anti-semitic campaign…

“Hacer que América Vuelva a Ser Grande (Make America Great Again)”

It was June 2015, an exciting year for me, as I was graduating high school. I didn’t regularly follow politics. In fact, at 18 years old, I could easily say I didn’t care at all. Everything changed the summer when President Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, and said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re…

Discrimination Against Women in the Workplace

It is often reported in the media, and by women themselves, that there is a vast gap in the  employment of women in certain workplaces. Notably, one of the fields most ‘guilty’ of a lack of inclusion of women is that of the technology industry. Statistically, women make up 15% of U.S tech jobs, despite…

How Anti-Semitism Has Sprung Up on College Campuses

  “I’m gonna physically fight Zionists on campus next year if someone comes to me with their ‘Israel is a democracy’ bullshit,” Hamzeh Daoud wrote on his Facebook in July 2018. He was an incoming resident director for Stanford University’s dorms. Though I am not a student at Stanford University, this incident set off alarm…

OP-Ed Cynthia Nixon: Confusing, Unoriginal, but Socialist

On Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 12:15 PM, democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon visited Brooklyn College to address her campaign to not only students, but to the faculty and staff in the penthouse of the Student Center. The event was organized and hosted by our chapter of the Young Progressives Foundation (YPF), as they…

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…

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…

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…