Day: October 21, 2015

Sports

Queens College’s baseball stadium named after alum Charles Hennekens

Charles Hennekens, a Queens College alum, was honored by the college at a ceremony on Oct. 17 with the baseball field named after him. After the unveiling of the new stadium sign, Hennekens threw the opening pitch for a baseball scrimmage. In the scientific community, Hennekens is knowing for saving more than 1.1 million lives […]

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Sports

Men’s tennis reflects college’s vast diversity of students

Queens College is known for its diverse culture on campus along with students from different nationalities and ethnicities. In fact, according to data analyst Randy Olson, Queens County, where QC is located in, is the third most diverse county in the U.S. and the most diverse if Alaska and Hawaii are not counted. Thus, it […]

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Op-Eds

Are Stricter Gun Laws Really The Answer?

Are promoting stricter gun laws really the answer? Is this where the journey to saving lives truly begins? Or does it begin way before one steps into a store in a state that does not require you to hand over any information besides a “hey how ya doin’? I’d like to buy this gun” greeting? […]

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Arts & Entertainment

“Bridge of Spies” challenges patriotism amid hysteria

“Bridge of Spies,” a film directed by Steven Spielberg, stays away from the darkness of the Cold War era and shows stooping to an enemy’s level betrays what it means to be American. Though this film is slightly weighed down with nostalgia, it still is entertaining. The film, based on a true story, begins in […]

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Arts & Entertainment

“Mosque Alert” focuses on Islamophobia in society

Students joined actors on Oct. 16, for a participatory play called “Mosque Alert” at the Kupferberg Center. “Mosque Alert” is about the construction of a new mosque in Naperville, Ill, which led to conflicts between two families of different religions. The two families learn more about each other and eventually put their differences aside. The cast consisted of […]

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Photo by Christina Cardona Meg Wolitzer holding a copy of her latest book titled "The Interestings"
Arts & Entertainment

Author Meg Wolitzer discusses best-selling novel at Evening Readings

Meg Wolitzer read from “The Interestings,” her New York Times best-selling novel, on Oct. 6 at the LeFrak Concert Hall as part of the Evening Readings series. “The Interestings” is about a girl named Jules and a group of teenagers that become best friends at a summer camp for the arts in 1974. Aside from […]

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News

More transfer students attend Queens College than first-year

Queens College surpasses other CUNY colleges with the highest number of transfer students, according to CUNY’s Office of Institutional Research. In fact, there are twice as many incoming transfer students than first-year freshman based on the office’s data. Yet students, not just transfers, come to QC for a multitude of reasons, including the college’s rich […]

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