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The Elie Wiesel Foundation Essay Contest 2015

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A Mentor on My Bookshelf

By Ebba Zajmi Gjergji. I’m the type of person who is constantly spring-cleaning; I consider it a cathartic exercise. Every couple of months, there are donation and trash bags outside of my door. The things I can never throw out or give away, however, are my books. I’ve been collecting books since I can remember. […]

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Unpacking My Library

By Nora Moncada. The difficulty in discussing my library lies in its disorder. Walter Benjamin’s essay explores the disorder of book collection due to the “chaos of memories,” the fact that each book of a single collection has a different meaning and history for the collector. Benjamin considers a kind of intangible chaos, while the […]

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RSCC Panel Promotes Revolution

By Ana Torres. The Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee (RSCC), held a panel discussion on Sept. 17 at the CUNY Graduate Center to discuss the growing militarization of CUNY, how to stop it, and what the RSCC is doing to encourage students to become revolutionaries. Six students (identified as the CUNY 6)– five of whom are […]

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Macaulay Honors College BioBlitz

By Xhulia Gjokaj. On September 6 and 7, 2014, Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York discovered a variety of animals, plants, fungi, and microbes at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) for their 24-hour BioBlitz. BioBlitz is a project that documents, for the very first time, the complete history of the […]

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(Left to right) Zhina Valentine, Corey Lionel Spencer, George Zavala, and Caridad de la Luz. Credit: Corey Lionel Spencer

The Art of Health

By Corey Lionel Spencer. On September 12, 2014, Bronx Stories showcased Artful Health at The Bronx Museum. Bronx Stories is a public program whose goal is to question stereotypes about the Bronx and create a stage for community members to interact more profoundly with the arts. The event was hosted by Bronx native and famed […]

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Lehman Joins Macaulay and Hostos on Jobs Incubator

By Colin Morgan. Lehman College, along with the City University of New York (CUNY), announced funding for a New Media Jobs Incubator and an Innovation Lab, a project that will help entrepreneurial and job-seeking digital media students. The $4.6 million project is a collaboration between Lehman College and two other CUNY campuses: Macaulay Honors College […]

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A Fresh Start for Lehman’s Tennis Teams

  By Boranda Diaz. Last year, the Lehman Lightning Tennis teams finished 5-12 overall and 2-5 in the CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) standings. But things may be different this year. New coach Jeffery Menaker may be the ticket to the finals this year. Menaker has coached high school, college, and professional level teams since graduating […]

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Lehman Swimming 2014-15 Seasons

By Ricky Corporan. On October 18, 2014, both the men and women’s swim teams will begin their season at the College of Mount St. Vincent in the Bronx. Last year the men’s team finished with a score of 3­ to 1 in the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) division, obtained a 5­ […]

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Tips for Freshmen

 By Xhulia Gjokaj. College is a formative stage for everyone; freshman year in particular is the most crucial year of your undergraduate career. This is an exciting time to discover your strengths. For those who have not chosen a major, there is room to explore. The Freshman Year Initiative (FYI), a program dedicated to offering […]

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