Day: December 3, 2014

News

Summit Residents Displaced Following Fire and Water Damage

More than 35 residents at the Summit were displaced after a small fire broke out on Nov. 14 around 10 p.m. The Fire Department of New York believed someone was smoking a cigarette in the second floor garbage room and threw it out while still lit, which caused flames. They said it was not a […]

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Poor Wi-Fi connections disrupt life in The Summit

Queens College students living in The Summit continue to struggle with weak Internet connections. Based on convenience and an avoidance of long commutes, many students choose to dorm in the Summit. The apartment-style dormitory houses 506 students and costs $5,500 to $7,000 per semester. Many students like The Summit, but they expect it to come […]

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Virtual reality headset debuts at TEDxCUNY

Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset letting players step inside their favorite games and virtual worlds. At TEDxCUNY, two game developers, Christopher Hart and Micahel Hazani, showed off their games using the device. Christopher Hart presented his game “Synthesis,” a game teaching programming in a grand 3-D environment. “Synthesis is an abstract molecular dynamics […]

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Homeland Security official addresses human trafficking in Latin America

Victim Assistance Specialist Tenaz Dubash of the New York District Office of Immigration of Homeland Security came to Queens College on Nov. 19 to speak about human trafficking and efforts to prevent it. “[In] our office, we work with a lot of international victims of human trafficking, and my counterparts at the FBI work with […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Sondheim and Bernstein revue brings musical theatre to campus

A group of Queens College students performed a musical theatre recital titled “A Little Night of Sondheim and Bernstein” on Nov. 20 in the LeFrak Concert Hall. The revue featured solo and ensemble musical numbers from shows composed by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein. Vocal performance major Michael Drozd began organizing the recital at the […]

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Disney composer Alan Menken Skypes with music students

Great music has the power to define times, places and generations. It would be hard to find a composer that has touched more hearts than Alan Menken. Along with the late lyricist Howard Ashman, he scored and wrote songs in acclaimed Disney animated films such as “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin” […]

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Majority of Students Satisfied with Shuttle Bus Service

The fall semester is coming to an end and students have mostly good reviews about Queens College’s new shuttle bus services. Based on the students’ responses, QC’s new shuttle service did a great job bringing students to and from the major transfer points, Flushing Main Street and Jamaica Station. Many students feel the new service […]

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