Month: April 2015

News

Hostile election week concludes with SFC victory

SFC win overshadowed by dishonorable election conduct A mild morning on the vibrant, green lawn of the quad turned into turmoil when classes resumed on April 13 as members of the Independent Alliance and Students for Change confronted one another about each party’s allegedly dirty campaign tactics. In the tradition of election week, each party […]

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Arts & Entertainment

New play promotes minority representation in theatrical works

A small audience gathered on stage for a reading of Nandita Shenoy’s play “ESSPY” in Colden Auditorium on March 26. Socially awkward Taiwanese-American medical student William Chen (Chester Poon) learns how to communicate with his patients through his repeated encounters with his patient Anu Shilpa (Jolly Abraham), who turns out to be his equal. At […]

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Memory project celebrates Queens’ rich history and culture

Natalie Milbrodt, while working on her master’s thesis, decided to create the Queens Memory Project to document and preserve the memory of ethnic groups in Queens.  “Queens County is the most diverse county in the United States, and, since other counties have their own documenting projects, we felt Queens should have their own as well,” […]

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American millenials are highly educated, but least skilled, report says

Americans born after 1980 trail behind their international associates in terms of skill, despite acquiring the most education out of the previous generations, a new Education Testing Service report said. The report shared data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, a comparative international assessment, which tested the aptitudes of people ages […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Comedian Ted Alexandro opens up about life as a comedian

By Alexander Hugel Queens College is known as the alma mater of some of the funniest men in comedy such as the legendary Jerry Seinfeld and Ray Ramono, but it was also the old stomping ground of lesser known comedian Ted Alexandro. A local man born and raised in Bellerose, he attended Queens College during the […]

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Spotlight on the iTones: QC’s first official a capella group

Queens College’s iTones is a co-ed a capella group founded in 2012 by President Taylor Blanket and Vice President Jessica Altieri. A cappella is technically defined as “singing without instrumental accompaniment.” While some groups use their voices to emulate instruments others are more traditional and focus on harmonizing. “I met Jessica in a jazz history […]

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Queens College President Felix V. Matos Rodriguez Joins the 2015 Class of Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows

QC President Felix V. Matos Rodriguez was chosen to participate in the Aspen Institute Ascend Fellowship. The Ascend Fellowship was launched in 2011 with its primary mission of combating intergenerational poverty using a two-generation strategy. “I look forward to using my experience as an Ascend Fellow to explore ways to improve the educational outcomes of […]

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