Reading the news regularly and following current events will greatly benefit you in this course since we will be discussing and analyzing contemporary political issues throughout the semester. Here are some suggestions for how to keep up with the news.
- All CUNY students, faculty, and staff have free access to the New York Times. The New York Times, like many other newspapers, has a mobile app.
- You can sign-up for short daily briefings that take 5 minutes to read or listen to from a variety of sources including the New York Times, NPR, and Reuters.
- The New York Times also has a 5 day a week, 20-minute podcast called The Daily that discusses a current issue in more depth while giving a run-down of other important news.
- Democracy Now!
- Finding News Guide from the Library
Resources at LaGuardia
- The Writing Center
- Academic Tutoring
- Academic Peer Instruction
- Academic Advising
- Career Services
- Academic Research Basics Guide from the Library
- New York City Neighbourhoods Guide from the Library – Could be useful for your research project.
- Career Guide from the Library
- LaGuardia and Wagner Archives
- Kanopy – Stream 30,000 documentaries, classic and indie films for free using your LaGuardia username and password. You can find many of the movies listed at the end of each chapter in the textbook here.
Accessibility at LaGuardia
- The Wellness Center/Counseling
- Office for Students with Disabilities
- Support for DACA, Immigrant and International Students
- CUNY Citizenship Now! – Provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship.
- CUNY CLEAR – Provides free legal services, know your rights workshops, and support for community organizing.
- Single Stop – Provides financial assistance with daily living expenses, e.g. pay for doctor’s visits, medications, food, rent, utilities, child care, transportation and more.
Do I qualify for benefits?
If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, you may qualify for additional financial services and/or benefits:
- Do you need help paying for college?
- Are you finding it difficult to meet basic living expenses such as for housing, food, rent, clothing, etc?
- Are you receiving limited or no financial support from your family?
- Are you financially responsible for children under the age of 24?
- Are you a veteran?
- Are you in need of financial assistance?
- Are you undocumented?
How we can help you
Single Stop offers the following FREE, confidential, one-on-one services:
- Benefit Screening for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
- Food Pantry available every day in Room C-107
- Financial Counseling – advice on credit and debt issues, budget management and savings, access free credit scores and report
- Legal Counseling – help with housing eviction, public assistance, immigration, custody battles, unemployment benefit denials
- Tax Assistance – preparation on campus (January-April), tax clinic referrals, tax credits
- Health Care Enrollment