Month: February 2013

News

Advocacy group event causes unrest at Brooklyn College

“WHY BDS IS THE SAME AS AL QUEDA” read the misspelled headline of a flyer that was distributed to the long line of people who waited to hear panelists speak on behalf of BDS and ending illegal Israeli occupation in Palestine. The conference had come under attack, being criticized as an anti-Semitic event. On Feb. […]

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Sports

Dominance on and off the court

Queens College men’s basketball head coach Kyrk Peponakis sits in his office after suffering a tough defeat to LIU Post. His Knights’ winning streak had just been snapped at five games. He is unhappy, but as players dart in and out of his office, you can see the connection he has established with them. Sports […]

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News

When it comes to free speech, restrictions may occur

Protests against injustices, security following protesters, censorship of ideas and arrests of activists; what might appear to be a scene at Queens College during the mid-1950s to the early 1970s is actually a present day concern with the Oct. 17 arrest of a Socialist Alternative non-student organizer and the censorship of websites on the school’s […]

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Students juggling jobs and classes

College students often struggle with heavy amounts of school work and many students also have the added burden of holding down jobs. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau survey, 71 percent of college undergraduates work part time. The survey found that of these 19.7 million students, 20 percent worked more than 35 hours a week and more […]

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College Students Struggle to Complete Education

College completion, an ever growing issue, needs to be a priority, according to a Jan. 23 report released by the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment. Queens College has a large majority of part time, financially independent students, but some of them find it difficult to keep up with their studies as they juggle their work lives. […]

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News

Schedule Matrix to Change for Fall 2013

Walking from one side of campus to the other in 10 minutes can be difficult and with the intended addition of classes at Queens Hall, the former CUNY Law School building, the task could become even more difficult. On Feb. 7, the Academic Senate voted on changes to the schedule matrix in order to ease the issues posed […]

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The Value of Advanced Placement Courses

The value of College Board’s Advanced Placement courses has come into question as Dartmouth College has decided to no longer accept any A.P. credits. Over the years, many Ivy League schools have made restrictions involving the amount and types of A.P. credits that are accepted by their college institutions. After almost a decade of deliberation, the faculty at […]

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