Month: September 2012

Op-Eds

The sweet taste of the sugar ban

On Sept. 13, 2012, The New York City Board of Health passed the controversial ban on sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in selected sale venues. Not surprisingly, the beverage industry has promised a legal challenge. How do New Yorkers feel about it?  Nearly 60 percent of New Yorkers responding to a New […]

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News

Aung San Suu Kyi warms Queens as protestors demand attention

“If any of you are ever put under house arrest” is not the start of typical advice given to a college student living in the United States. However, when it’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi on the microphone, you listen. The packed LeFrak Concert Hall — with a seating capacity of more […]

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CUNY Pathways sparks discourse, yet again

Imagine a college in the United States — a community college within a university that prides itself on its diversity and immigrant population — suddenly shrinking its English department by 70 percent. Queensborough Community College saw the possibility of just that on Sept. 12 when the English Department staff — upon rejecting the revaluation of […]

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CBS host advises students during hard financial times

Jill Schlesinger, financial analyst and host of CBS radio show, Jill on Money, spoke at the Queens College business forum on Sept. 21, providing advice on money management during turbulent times. In his opening address, President James Muyskens welcomed Schlesinger to the college while addressing her many accomplishments, including her for the evening, morning and […]

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Sports

Curse of the East Coast Conference Award?

In 2011, Madden NFL 11 cover athlete Drew Brees threw 22 interceptions, his quarterback rating dropped 20 points and his New Orleans Saints lost in the first round of the playoffs to a team with a losing record. As any sports fanatic is well aware of, there are many superstitions, dogmas and “curses” associated with […]

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Adjuncts want more as negotiations continue

Upon renewal of the current adjunct health care plan effective Sept. 30, adjuncts in Queens College still have wide ranging opinions on working conditions and monetary compensation. One they all agree on though, is that more could be done to accommodate the increasing number of adjuncts at the university. In a report compiled by th­e […]

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Sports

Men’s soccer opens conference with draw

The Queens College men’s soccer team (2-1-2) started their conference schedule at home on Thursday with a scoreless draw against St. Thomas Aquinas. The crowd sat at the edge of their seats during an overtime consisting of two 10 minute halves, as both teams struggled to put the ball in the back of the net. […]

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