A Missed Opportunity on Race

By: David Rosenberg Let me tell you a story. It is about a student here at Brooklyn College. He grew up here in Brooklyn with his mom and two brothers; his father left them all when he was three years old. In his high school, only 1.17% of the graduating class went on to college. When he graduates,…

Olympics 2020

By: Tzivia Kleinbart In the last few weeks, the International Olympics Committee had to make 3 major decisions. The first was the final vote for the host city of the 2020 Summer Games. The second was the vote for which sport should be added to the Olympic program in 2020. And the third was the…

Overheard in the Cafe

By: Rachel Aviva Stein Class lets out at 2:15, and I’m kind of hungry. My prof is a communist by the way. But he’s fantastic. Except that he’s a communist. But he’s great. And I’m really hungry. So, I walk to the cafe to grab a late lunch before my next class, and I’m standing…

Media Bias

By: Steven Gold On September 16, Aaron Alexis went on a shooting rampage, killing 12 people and injuring 3, in the Washington Navy Yard. This tragedy follows mass shootings in Tucson, Aurora, and Newton. Unlike the previous shootings however, the story evaporated from news cycle within two days. It turns out Alexis had not used…

Insidious 2: Horror or Comedy?

By: Washieka Torres Are you supposed to laugh at a horror film? I am going to be honest on two points: One, I laughed so hard at this movie, because it’s so campy, and two, I never saw the first Insidious. With that said, I did enjoy it, and if you ask me, you do…

Freshman Guide

By: Shadiq Williams It seems like one of the hardest things for those going from high school to college is adjusting to a new environment, whether that means being around people you normally don’t interact with (usually people outside your race/culture/etc.) or meeting more people like you. Once you actually go to your new college…

Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

By: Michelle Shayowitz and Robin Cohen This summer, Nolan Field on Governors Island has been hosting Fête Paradiso, a traveling vintage French carnival that made its debut in New York City. The carnival sports seventeen fairground artifacts, both operational and out of use, that date back over 100 years. French music and carnival-goers in vintage…

Heavier Backpack, Lighter Wallet

By: Cindy Sobel Ask any group of students what their highest expense at the start of every term is and the unanimous response will be TEXTBOOKS!  Now, textbooks have always been costly, and it does take a lot of effort and expense to write them, so I don’t mind paying for them.  However, in recent…

Born in: September

By: Tzivia Kleinbart If you were to ask anyone over the age of 50 if they remember Ed Sullivan, chances are that they do. They probably watched him on TV every week, showcasing some of the day’s greatest talents. But, if you ask what made him so popular, many people will come up short. What…

Rate My Professor: Carey Harrison

By: David Tessler Carey Harrison is currently a Professor of English at Brooklyn College. He teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He obtained his B.A. in English at the prestigious Cambridge University in 1965 and returned to the University to complete his M.A. in English in 1998. He is an accomplished author, playwright,…

Bill De Blasio: Wrong for New York

By: Ezriel Strum Several months ago the New York mayoral race was about whether Christine Quinn could hold off a charging Anthony Weiner for the Democratic nomination. Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio, was an afterthought, a sideshow that could entertain the far left but stood no chance of being elected by Democratic primary goers. However,…

Syrian Satire

By: Shaina Brander Looking to get a head start on my mid-winter vacation, I calmly ignored my ever-growing pile of homework in favor of researching cheap deals on sites such as price line or booking.com. Hawaii seemed just a little out of reach for a college student’s budget, so as I searched for more inexpensive…