• Sports

    Lady Knights fencing team eyes place at upcoming regionals

    Queens College’s Lady Knights fencing team defeated Yeshiva University to begin their season on Nov. 16 at The Matt Lampell Invitational. According to the NCAA rules, there are only nine dates competitions can be scheduled on. Each month only includes one or two “duel meets”. There could be up to three to six meets in a single day. This began around the early 1990s. The season concludes with NCAA Regionals followed by Nationals, where the best college fencers compete. Coach Greg Rupp is in his third season as head coach. Rupp hopes to have a few women representing QC in the Regionals this season. “It’s going be an exciting regionals…

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    Reasons to love Madison Rowland, the sophomore sensation

    The 1000th point club is composed of the most remarkably talented and hard-working athletes in their respectable sport. This season Queens College women’s basketball team added one athlete who continues to turn heads in her career as a Lady Knight—Madison Rowland. On Feb. 18, Rowland scored her 1000th point as a sophomore. It is a milestone which takes most athletes a full four-year career to complete. She joins the list of amazing QC athletes such as Amanda Bartlett and Shonda Holder. “I was so ecstatic after the game. To get 1,000 points is an amazing accomplishment and I am so excited about it,” Rowland said. Rowland is currently at 1,025…

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    Students remember those lost at Chapel Hill

    Queens College students honored the lives lost at Chapel Hill, North Carolina in a candlelight vigil on Feb. 18 with a wide attendance of students and faculty members. Groups such as the Muslim Student Association, Project Sunshine and Amnesty International helped organize the event. Guest speakers included Afaf Nasher and Ibrahim Mossallem, both members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “Our parents came to this beautiful country to establish and give us opportunities they didn’t have from wherever they came from,” Mossallem said. “Now it’s on us, you’re all doing the right thing—educating yourselves. Don’t stop whether you’re 15 or 62, keep on educating yourself and understand how to make a difference in this world.” Deah…

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    Students struggle with CUNY snow day policy

    Many students looked out the window and called it a day, but Catherine Kim was determined to stay. After her first class ended at 10:15 a.m., the senior hiked through the puddles of snow to the music library to get work done before her 5 p.m. class. Snow, sleet and hail continued pour. She proceeded to check her email and the Queens College website every hour or so, to see whether or not classes were canceled only to be kept waiting until the last minutes. Six hours and 45 minutes later, it was time start her lonely journey to Queens Hall. She checked one last time for email updates but received nothing. “From the music…

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    Club Spotlight on QC Environmental Club

    Queens College’s Environmental Club is a student-run organization focusing on making the campus more eco-friendly and introducing the benefits of sustainability both on and off campus. It was founded in 1998, said the QC website, and their main initiative is to spread awareness and make the world more livable, both for today and for future generations. President Nicole Smith, Vice President Lisa Darrigo and Treasurer/Secretary Leah Goodman currently run the club. Their slogan is “Think Global Act Local.” “We are a group of young students in a generation that needs to take action now. We have the ability to use our voice to make a difference and spread awareness about…