Month: March 2016

News

Arrests made at rally to defend CUNY

Forty-one people were arrested March 24 in front of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York City office during a protest over proposed cuts to CUNY. Those arrested included students, faculty, staff and Councilmembers Inez Barron and I. Daneek Miller. They participated in a die-in, a tactic used by protesters in which they lie down on the […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Iraqi Jew reads from memoir about struggles in 1960s

Dr. Cynthia Kaplan Shamash, who was one of the last remaining Jews in Iraq, read a section of her memoir that explained how her people were brutally treated during the 1960s. She read from “The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile From One of Iraq’s Last Jews” on March 3 in the Benjamin Rosenthal Library, […]

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Arts & Entertainment

The next big music craze at QC

Trebel, a music app, is being introduced to Queens College. It allows the user to listen, download and play music offline, with no data charges, for free. According to the Nielsen Company, a global information company, 66 million millennials listen to 44 hours of music per month each and 73 percent of listening happens outside. […]

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Arts & Entertainment

British spy thriller less than thrilling

Whether it be Ali G, Borat or Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen’s movies are defined by their characters.  The main character of “The Brothers Grimsby,” a 2016 film directed by Louis Leterrier, is Nobby, played by Cohen, a potbellied, working-class buffoon who lives the poor Englishman’s dream with his nine rowdy kids, with names such as […]

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News

Veteran seeks to ease transition for fellow vets

Dennis Torres served with the Marine Corps Reserves in Fallujah, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Today, he is the Veteran Outreach Specialist at Queens College. Born in Jamaica, NY in 1985, Torres is the youngest of three siblings. His parents were from Ecuador and his father was part of U.S. special forces near the end […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Circus performed Chinese acrobatics with strength and balance

The New Shanghai Circus, a touring Chinese troupe, showcased traditional Chinese dance and performance art at Colden Auditorium on March 20. Ninell Silberberg, associate director of Marketing and Communications at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, said it was the New Shanghai Circus’ first time performing in Queens. Founded in 1991, the New Shanghai Circus […]

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News

Economist talks labor and capitalism at QC

In the 1950s, Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, a Catholic priest living in Mondragon, Spain, felt frustrated traditional businesses did not come to provide jobs for workers. In response, he recruited five workers to create a worker cooperative, or a business run only by workers. Sixty years later, the business, now called the Mondragon Corporation, employs over […]

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