• 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 tagged the sidewalk with chalk murals and campaign slogans. However, many tags were visibly smeared and erased, causing upset between the parties. While SFC’s near clean sweep was announced later in the week, the various actions by candidates and supporters left a damper on what is meant to be a display of inter-student democracy. Hosay…

  • 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 the same time, he is under the wing of his immigrant Filipina mentor, Dr. Mendoza (Ching Valdes-Aran), who is more concerned with the science of medicine rather than emotional relationships. “ESSPY is based on my experiences as a standardized patient at NYU medical school,” Shenoy said in an interview with Flux Theatre Ensemble. “After experiencing…

  • News

    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,” Milbrodt said.  The Queens Memory project is collaboration between Queens College and the Queens Library.  “I think its great to have a digital archives of all the various ethnicities in Queens, since it strengthens our own understanding of these different communities,” said Oren Dayan, a freshman at QC.  The archive collects photographs and newspaper clippings…

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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 16 to 65 in 22 countries. The authors chose the millennials as the focal point for the research for several key reasons. “First, these young adults include the most recent products of our educational systems. Second, according to recent reports, they have attained the most years of schooling of any cohort in American history. And,…

  • 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 90s. Now he’s a well-respected comedian seen by millions on late night TV, performing on “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night With David Letterman,” and most recently, “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” Alexandro’s animated style and ability to captivate the crowd caught the attention of Jim Gaffigan and Louie C.K. He opened C.K’s show…