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    Queens College’s Kitchen Truck off to a fiery start

    The idea of grabbing something “on the go” has been an ongoing trend in the food industry. College students are obvious targets for this market. Rushing between classes, work and extra-curricular activities, students don’t have time to wait in the cafeteria or go off campus to find food. Taking this into consideration, The Kitchen Truck has brought this concept right into the heart of Queens College. The Kitchen Truck was on the drawing board at Chartwells for years after trucks like Wafels & Dinges started to make appearances. Chartwells is the food service management company that provides dining services to QC and college campuses nationwide. “We wanted to provide the students with another, more convenient…

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    English Professor releases two books on the Beat Generation

    Queens College Professor John Tytell taught English and literature for more than 50 years. He recently released two new books titled “Writing Beat and Other Occasions of Literary Mayhem” and “The Beat Interviews,” which both examine legendary writers of the Beat Generation. Tytell discovered the works by Beat Generation writers while in college and was interested in what the writers wrote about conditions in America. The Beat Generation refers to a period where writers such as created poetry critiquing American society in the 1950s. “I was reading these writers when I was an undergraduate at City College of New York. I wasn’t reading these works as part of any course…

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    “Our House” contemplates the evil of television

    How far is one willing to go for their five minutes of fame? This question is answered in the dark comedy “Our House,” presented by Queens College’s Drama, Theatre, and Dance Department. The show, written by Theresa Rhebeck, was held in the small performance room in Rathaus Hall, which gave the piece an intimate feeling. Before the show, audience members viewed multiple television sets onstage, broadcasting news segments from the past, which were later utilized in the show. An interesting addition to the show was the usage of video equipment to project real-time segments of characters onto the onstage TVs. The biggest challenge was operating the televisions simultaneously, director Susan…

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    Rupert Isaacson discusses horse therapy and its effect on autism

    The Committee for Disabled Students presented “Autism and Healing with Rupert Isaacson” on October 29 in Rosenthal Library. The presentation served as a means to discuss the healing effects horses have on families with autism. Rupert Isaacson, the author of “The Horse Boy,” discussed the challenges he faced when his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism at age two. Initially, the doctors introduced Rowan’s autism as catastrophic, which was soon reinforced by his susceptibility to tantrums and non-verbal communication. It was not until his relationship with his son progressed had Isaacson realized this sort of thinking is very misleading. “The [reaction of most parents to the initial diagnosis of autism]…