Google unveils next-gen gaming platform at GDC

By Assistant Editor-in-Chief Sebastian Moronta Blanco. Google has entered the gaming sphere with a next-generation platform unlike any gaming console currently on the market. During their press conference on Tuesday at the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, the tech giant revealed an ambitious plan to use Chrome and YouTube as tent poles for a mobile, synchronous gaming experience across multiple devices. Google … Continue reading Google unveils next-gen gaming platform at GDC

Cohen on the hot seat as House Oversight Committee deliberates

By Assistant Editor-In-Chief Sebastian Moronta Blanco. Yesterday morning, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen returned to Capitol Hill to testify before the House Oversight Committee. His testimony contained several allegations of wrongdoing on the part of the President, and asserted that Michael Cohen committed numerous crimes “at the direction of and coordination with” the President. This hearing takes place months after Michael Cohen … Continue reading Cohen on the hot seat as House Oversight Committee deliberates

Administration and Faculty Federation clash

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Assistant Editor-in-Chief The Department Chairperson for each department on campus belong to the same union bargaining unit as the faculty in that department. The university aims to remove thirty-four Department Chairs, as well as five Library Division heads from that unit, arguing their presence in the bargaining unit is problematic. Terms couldn’t be agreed upon in negotiations, so after a petition … Continue reading Administration and Faculty Federation clash

This week in SGA: Civic engagement with Josue Rivera

By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent Last week the SGA didn’t meet on account of the holiday, but behind the scenes they were still hard at work, preparing for the end of the semester and the transfer of power to the incoming senate body. After the SGA elections, there are still some positions open to represent each class or the schools of study. There is one … Continue reading This week in SGA: Civic engagement with Josue Rivera

What to do about marijuana convicts

By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent Last Thursday, the democratic minority leader Chuck Schumer announced his intention to submit a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. This comes on the heels of several legislative efforts on the marijuana front, including a bill to decriminalize hemp, and President Trump’s assertion to members of his administration that he wouldn’t encroach on states who’ve legalized the substance.  A … Continue reading What to do about marijuana convicts

This week in SGA: 2018 election results

By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent This week, the student government association held elections for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. The results were tallied over the weekend, and the winners are as follows. These appointments are conditional upon the candidate’s acceptance of the role, so this list is subject to change.  From the College of Arts and Sciences, eight new senators were selected: Isabelle Joseph, Dessi … Continue reading This week in SGA: 2018 election results

Tipping is dumb, and everybody knows it

By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent “Hey man, I don’t want to pay my employees what their worth, what’s fair, or even what’s legally required for every other industry in America, so screw that, YOU have to!” That’s the restaurant industry.  In a world where there’s a minimum wage for everyone else, where the poverty rate for servers in three times higher than the rest of the … Continue reading Tipping is dumb, and everybody knows it