Month: October 2014

Op-Eds

Opportunity for all, what students need to know to demand equal rights

The students of Queens College must keep the fire of social justice shining for the future, through activism and knowledge that helps underrepresented groups resist policies that can demean the right to education and economic stability. QC represents the most ethnically and religiously diverse urban area in the world, according to USA Today. This means […]

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News

Report proves the value of a college education

To all students questioning the value of their college degree, rest assured. It is projected that a college degree will reward a salary double that of a high school graduate. However, the value of a chosen major varies. Last month, The Hamilton Project, a think-tank, published a comprehensive report outlining the economic rewards of 80 […]

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News

At QC, Domestic Violence Awareness Day celebrates women’s empowerment

Many Queens College students wore purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Oct. 15 as they attended the “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” ceremony in the purple-painted Rosenthal Library clock tower. The ceremony was a celebration of QC’s partnership in New York State’s campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. The campaign […]

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Sports

Emmy Award winning alumni returns to inspire

On Sept. 29, Michael Cohen, a Queens College alum, returned to educate students on careers in the sports broadcasting field. Cohen grew up in Kew Gardens, N.Y. and attended Hillcrest High School before attending QC. While attending high school, he took part in an internship with NBC in their news division. It was there that […]

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Sports

Men’s cross country prove they are more than athletes

The Queens College Cross Country team hopes to finish this season stronger than their last where they were third overall in the East Coast Conference. This season’s roster is composed of eight runners including seniors. The season opened with the St. Johns/Hofstra Invitational at Oakdale, N.Y., where the team finished third. Seniors Kurt Samuel and […]

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Op-Eds

Hey CUNY What About Us?

The number of students attending CUNY schools is growing to such high numbers that CUNY officials announced enrollment this year was the highest ever recorded. This is great news, right? More students attending CUNY means more packed classes. More students also means longer lines at the bookstore. While this all sounds promising, there is something […]

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News

QC student organizations lead forum about oppression and protests in Ferguson

The events in Ferguson, Mo. – in which Darren Wilson, a white police officer shot Michael Brown, a young African American teen, to death – became a central theme in a discussion Oct. 15 in Powdermaker Hall. The forum, presented by Students Without Borders, the Ethnic Media Collective and the Queens College Dream Team, began […]

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