Category: Campus News

These “United” States of America

By Contributing Editor Andrew Henry Pictures by Andrew Henry Our country is beset with many problems, so, whom should we blame? The President? Congress? How do we make that united in the United States of America really have significance during…

And the Semester Begins … Without the Flu!

By Caitlin Munson Classes began January 30, and Matthew Cavanagh, 21, said he had no idea what to expect for the upcoming months. “My first few days have been good, no complaints,” said Cavanagh, dressed in a blue shirt, khaki…

Spring Semester Begins

By Carlos Diaz, March 23, 2017 On a cold winter morning, January 30, 2017, the entrances of Hunter swelled with students entering the campus for the start of the spring semester. Several were interviewed about their first week of experiences…

And the The Semester Began on a [Fill in the Blank] Note

By Matt Cavanagh, March 12, 2017 January 30th marked the first day of the spring, 2017 semester, and Vilma Espinoza, 23, a transfer student from the Borough of Manhattan Community College, expressed optimism. She was one of several students interviewed…

Fall Semester Reflection

By Carmen Rios-Nuñez Class discussions, writing assignments tantamount to unannounced quizzes, several out-of-class interviewing exercises, critiquing other student journalists’ works and a special project following up a flawed local CBS story about a Hunter student groped on a subway train…

NYC Commission on Human Rights Reports 60 Percent Increase in Discrimination Inquiries in 2016 and an Increase in Damages for Aggrieved New Yorkers

Edited for style by Gregg Morris The commission February 5 reported a significant increase in reports of alleged discrimination in 2016, receiving 8,330 reports in 2016 compared to 5,296 in 2015, a nearly 60 percent increase. The commission increased total…

“This Year’s Election Is a Circus”

Editor’s Note: Final edit for this article was completed after the election. By Carmen Rios-Nuñez Students interviewed for this article for their opinions about one of the most bizarre and controversial presidential election in American history said they would be…

Electoral Joke

[Editor apologizes for the extended delay in publishing this article] By Chasity Pierna “I’m not going to vote.” A passionate opening statement by 20-year-old Jabari Johnson, when he described himself as an “educated young black man in America.” He said…

Many Student Clubs Reflect the Big Apple’s Ethnic Diversity

By Chasity Fernandes New York City is the world’s melting pot where all kinds of ethnic cultures can be found. And Hunter, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, reflects that reality because of the rich variety of student clubs. Whether…

CUNY Students Impacted by Trump Ban

The following was posted on Hunter-L [HUNTER-L@HUNTER.LISTSERV.CUNY.EDU], A Hunter College listserv, by Political Science Professor Kenneth Paul Erickson. Edited for style. Re: Petition against Trump’s Travel Ban Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 2:13 PM To:    Hunter-l Dear Colleagues, I am…