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Christopher Columbus Slammed During Campus Protest March

A silent procession of more than 30 students marched around the campus’s East Quad on Thursday before coming to a halt in front of the campus library. What followed was a fervent critique of Christopher Columbus, and the holiday that is dedicated to him. The march was attended by members of several campus student groups, [...]

Beavers Beat Bulldogs in Women’s Soccer

Kicking off Brooklyn College homecoming weekend, the women’s soccer team played against the visiting City College. The struggles continued for Head Coach Patrick Horne and the women’s soccer club as they fell to the Beavers 4-2. For Brooklyn, it resulted in their fourth straight loss and their second against a conference opponent. The Beavers wasted [...]

Men’s Soccer Dominates Competition

The stretch of home games continued for the men’s soccer team this past weekend as the Bulldogs welcomed Baruch College in the second game of a Brooklyn College double header. A dominant performance from the Bulldogs sent Baruch packing with a final score of 3-0, extending their winning streak to three straight. Both teams had [...]

Greenpoint at High Risk of Lead Poisoning

Residents in Greenpoint have been voluntarily submitting soil samples for testing to determine whether their yards are contaminated with lead and other hazardous materials. People with contaminated backyards should minimize their contact with the soil, rather than get rid of it.

CUNY’s Former Chief Academic Officer Comments on Pathways

Alexandra Logue wrote a book on the Pathways common core, which was designed to make it easier for credits to transfer between colleges. In an interview with Inside Higher Ed, she discusses how many of the push backs came from the faculty. While this backlash from CUNY slowed the process, it ultimately improved the program. [...]

Brooklyn College NAACP Chapter Asks: “Is It Really Just Hair?”

The Brooklyn College NAACP held a conference last Thursday with keynote speaker and alumna Nikita Banks to discuss African American hair as a source of socio-political conversation in the U.S. It has become increasingly popular for women to transition to their natural hair, a texture that is not chemically straightened using hair relaxers or texturizers. [...]

Brooklyn College Academy Finalist for $100,000 Grant

Brooklyn College Academy, an early college high school attached to Brooklyn College, is currently one of fifteen finalists for a $100,000 grant from Farmer’s Insurance. As part of its “Thank America’s Teachers” initiative, Farmer’s Insurance plans to award $100,000 each to five separate schools for proposed projects. Brooklyn College Academy social studies teacher Linda Noble [...]

Latest David Horowitz Poster Campaign Targets Brooklyn College Students and Faculty

Posters from the California-based David Horowitz Freedom Center appeared on campus last week, targeting specific faculty and students for their pro-Palestinian activism, calling them “terrorist supporters.” The right-wing think tank that has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “a driving force of the anti-Muslim, anti-Immigrant, and anti-Black movements” and has connections to [...]

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Brooklyn College Students Pick Up the Pieces

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September, Marlene Gomez, 31, said she contemplated taking a plane to the storm-ravaged island to help her grandmother. “I was so desperate I was thinking maybe I need to be out there,” said Gomez, whose 71-year-old grandmother suffers from a chronic lung condition. “I want to be able [...]

Op-Ed: Stop Misguided Campaigns Against Hate Speech

The contents of the Opinions section are unedited and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Kingsman or its staff. The recent dynamics around the illegal postings by the David Horowitz Center highlight the dangers of the continued campaign to fight “hate” speech. Unlike last year’s poster that focused specifically on Hamas supporters, this one [...]

Behind the Boardwalk: Library Exhibit Reveals the History of Coney Island

It’s not every day that a Brooklyn College alum plops four binders worth of vintage postcards on your lap, but that’s exactly what happened to Colleen Bradley-Sanders, Brooklyn College’s College Archivist. The result of this donation is the “Greetings from Coney Island: Postcards of Surf, Sand, and Steeplechase” exhibit now on display at the Brooklyn [...]