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By Kevin Mercado 4/5/16   A new four-week “simulation” course was introduced for University at Albany students, taking the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity to the next level. …

By Jonathan Miller 4/5/16 Prison regulations have been a controversial issue for years, especially since the recent spike in incarcerations. With Clinton Correctional Facility’s prison escape scandal last summer and …

By Sean Kawakami 4/5/16 The power of social media has dwindled physical, intimate communication and, more precisely, love. It’s convenient nowadays to contact someone through Facebook Messenger or text messages, …

BY: SHALAYNA BURNS A little over two months ago we celebrated the New Year. Millions of people gathered around and watched the ball drop while we all said goodbye to …

By Kayla Popuchet 1/26/16 With the ever-growing Islamophobia spewing from the mouths of everyone from right-wing politicians down to citizens, World Hijab Day is much more than a celebration of …

Jonathan Miller 1/26/16    This month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced many of its expected nominees, such as Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Revenant” and Saoirse Ronan …

By Kevin Mercado 1/26/16     To start off the new year, and his last in office, President Barack Obama made an emotional call for action against gun violence.    His …

Clarissa Schmidt:  November 17, 2015   The giant coffee chain known for its “basic” pumpkin spice lattes as well as their double chocolatey chip Frappuccino has provoked a huge controversy …

Kevin Mercado: November 17, 2015   Let’s talk about race. At face value, it’s only a social construct. We created it. Now in the case of the SUNY Plattsburgh “racist” …

Ashlee Maduro: November 17, 2015   “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I …