Day: March 6, 2013

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Your money down the drain

One year later, Karamvir Singh sat quietly, with his hands folded in the conference room of his office, room 319 in the Student Union, waiting to be interviewed. His once energetic eyes during his candidacy last April, now showed a sudden aged weariness. Singh, 21, is the president of the student government run by Students […]

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Internet reigns over colleges while Queens College system struggles

  Technology — specifically Wi-Fi — has become the center of college life, according to a Of those polled, 90 percent consider Internet access essential for their college education But the Internet access across the Queens College campus is not up to par, according to QC students. Morris Altman, director of network services, is well aware of […]

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Push for polling station meets dead end

“Get that laptop out of my face,” is just one of the many complaints voiced every year during elections when students are pestered by committee members from their respective parties to The Student Association recently considered adopting polling stations like those used in U.S. presidential elections. “We’ve heard complaints by students about our current election system,” Karamvir Singh, president […]

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As demography shifts, Queens College won’t lower standards

Amongst the competitive four-year colleges in the City University of New York, Queens College is home to many different cultures and ethnicities. However, competition can be an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage comes with having some of the top students in the world attend the school, but with that, the ethnography of the students […]

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Sequestration means students suffer

The sequester budget storm landed late Friday night, Mar. 1 and is preparing to devastate New York’s CUNY funds. The automatic budget cuts will, by the end of 2013, eliminate $42.7 million from N.Y.’s education budget, affecting nearly 70,000 students, 590 teachers, 120 schools, federal grants and substance abuse treatment, according to White House statistics. QC students can […]

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