Day: February 17, 2016

News

Tips and tricks for the expensive textbooks

Students at Queens College returned to classes earlier this month for homework, tests and the annoying part—textbooks. There are two forms of textbooks, online and physical. But students want the best bang for their buck. Alisa Ford, a freshman attending Nassau Community College, is new to the textbook-buying scene and, like other freshman students, was […]

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Arts & Entertainment

“The Big Short” shows limits of American capitalism

A standard movie centered on the 2007-08 financial crisis could make anyone fall to sleep after the first sentence. Americans, while familiar with the woes of the crisis, may find a movie on economics boring. But “The Big Short” is different as it understands their resistance and functions on this principle. Despite its complex subject, “The Big Short” […]

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News

Labor board to review CUNY contract talks

CUNY submitted a petition to the state’s Public Employment Relations Board calling for a mediator after it could not reach a contract with the Professional Staff Congress. The PSC, the union representing more than 25,000 staff and professors, are in their sixth year of negotiations with administration for a new contract. The last contract expired Oct. 19, […]

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News

Katz speaks about growing changes in Queens

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented her annual State of the Borough address at Queens College on Jan. 21. In front of a packed house at the Colden Auditorium, Katz—in her second address at QC—felt confident in the future of Queens. She emphasized the boroughs contribution to the city’s growth in tourism. “I believe, [Queens] is the […]

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News

Shuttle bus not for all students

Queens College’s shuttle bus, popular among students, is under scrutiny for its failure to accommodate students with disabilities. This failure to provide special services to students is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA, passed in 1990, forbids discrimination against disabled people with work, life, school and transportation. One section highlights reasonable accommodation to the disabled, […]

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Arts & Entertainment

QC promotes social change through theater remix

“First Acts: A Doll’s House REMIX” offered audiences a different look at the original play. It used perspectives of minorities instead of the traditional Western view. The event took place at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum on Feb. 8 and 10. It is a project developed by the Kupferberg Center of the Arts to use historical plays […]

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Sports

A fairytale ending for two players

Kristin Korzevinski and Mackenzie Rowland achieved a milestone last month—scoring 1,000 career points for the women’s basketball team. Korzevinski and Rowland, both seniors, are the 11th and 12th players to get this honor, respectively. Korzevinski got it at the Jan. 27 match against St. Thomas Aquinas, which the team won 67-58. Meanwhile, Rowland scored 1,000 […]

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