• News

    CUNY reactions to the election

    On Nov. 8, Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. The election results however, have left different communities across the country, including the LGBTQ+ community, Muslim Americans and undocumented immigrants, concerned and even fearful. These feelings are reflected in some student organizations around Queens College. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to students across the state following the election. “After the harsh and ugly rhetoric of the campaign, many of you are concerned about what might happen next. Let me be clear: This is the State of New York, not a state of fear. We will not tolerate hate or racism. We have been…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Magical Exploration of New York in the 20s

    Set in New York in 1926, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an enchanting display of “Harry Potter” author J.K Rowling’s knack for world-building. Rowling does an excellent job of intertwining the reality of this time and place with fascinating magical undercurrents, humor, and wit. Aided by a new set of characters but set in the same world as the Harry Potter series, the film dazzles and entertains as it explores this new landscape. The lead of this new series is Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a British “magizooligist,” passing through New York on route to Arizona. Despite traveling with only one briefcase, Newt did not pack lightly. His…

  • Sports

    Season Update: Women’s Basketball

    After finishing with a 77-67 loss to Bentley in the second round of the playoffs, the Lady Knights look to use the end of last season as a stepping stone to grow as a team and make it further into the playoffs this time around. The Knights have come out of the gate strong in the first quarter of this season posting a record of 7-1. The team continues to be lead by the imposing duo of Madison and Mackenzie Rowland. While Madison leads the conference in steals per game, Mackenzie is fourth in blocks per game. Both Rowland sisters are in the Top 5 in points, rebounds per game…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Visions of Cuba Seen Through Interviews

    “Patria O Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland or Death” is the debut film from actor turned documentarian Olatz Lopez Garmendia. The documentary is an overtly political film but does not make heavy-handed statements regarding policy or ideology. Rather, it makes poignant statements by sharing intimate interviews with Cuban citizens. Garmendia has traveled to Cuba for the past 20 years, and her thorough understanding of the country is evident this film. “Patria O Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland or Death” is not a superficial travel log containing classic cars and cigar making. Rather, Garmendia is successful in giving Western audiences an intimate look into daily life in contemporary Cuba. The movie relies primarily on archival footage…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    QC Theatre Guild presents late Edward Albee play

    The Queens College Theatre Guild put on their production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf” on Nov. 18 at The Little Theatre in King Hall. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is a two hour and 45 minute play originally performed on Broadway in 1962. Victoria Gomez, the president of the QC Theatre Guild and a drama theatre and studio art major, directed it. “The goal was to bring in new people to the theatre guild who aren’t only theatre majors to give them opportunities to act,” Gomez said. “The rehearsal process was fun and everyone brought in ideas and energy.” Gomez gave an introductory speech before the play…