City Times

Editorial: Making spare time for activism

Angelica Wallingford

September 16, 2014

It’s a scene all too familiar for a City College student. Rushing from the trolley station or one of the parking garages to get to class when a person, clipboard in hand, asks them to sign a petition to get some initiative on the ballot for an upcoming election. Whether you like it or not, these signature gatherers are just another cog in the democratic process machine...

Valuing our verbal democracy

Lydia Grijalva

September 16, 2014

Petition gatherers are a valued piece of campus life. They serve as the bridge between busy students and the laws that are being created while students are studying.When students get busy with class, it becomes easy for political issues to slip to the back burner. Petitioners serve to keep that from happening. A study at Yale confirmed that canvassing, or person to person voter ...

Student voices for sale

Torrey Spoerer

September 16, 2014

Throughout the City College campus, bulletin boards originally set up for posting announcements and bulletins approved by the Dean of Student Affairs are now almost completely covered with vague advertisements reading “Activist work for students! Earn up to $15 per hour!” Also around every corner of the campus lurks strangers with clipboards asking busy students &...

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