• Arts & Entertainment

    Nick Cannon presents a wild night at QC

    Queens College students and guests joined the cast of MTV’s comedy series Wild N’ Out at the Kupferberg Center Theater on March 13. Wild N’ Out first aired on MTV in 2005. The hip-hop themed comedy show features various celebrity guest stars including rappers and comedians, who participate in improve games and rap battles. Rapper and record producer Nick Cannon along with DJ D-Wrek, who has been a regular on the show since season one, hosted the sold out show. Various comedians performed stand up routines including Chico Bean, Karlous Miller, Matt Rife, Rip Micheals and DC Young Fly. This was one of the most successful events of the semester.…

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    Undocumented, unapologetic and unafraid

    Queens College’s DREAM Team held their fourth annual UndocuMic on March 9 where undocumented students used performance art to talk about their hardships. There were 11 performances, and they ranged from poetry to dance. Yet all who performed wanted to talk about the experience of being an undocumented immigrant in the United States. A report released in January by the Center for Migration Studies found there are nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The DREAM Team, a club of undocumented students and supporters, holds the event every year at the Agora Cafe in the Student Union. Kevin Guzman, a senior and co-founder of the DREAM Team, said the…

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    QC provides support for veterans and their families

    For veterans and their families at Queens College, the staff at Veteran Student Services wants them to know “we’ve got your six.” “Got your six,” a phrase in the military, means “got your back.” It originated during World War I, when fighter pilots would refer to the rear of an airplane. The plane was like a clock and the rear was six o’clock. Earlier this semester, the Veteran Student Services unveiled their new space at Student Union 320. The room previously held the Office of Student Life. Dennis Torres, veteran outreach specialist at QC and a Marine Corps veteran, said the new office space is symbolic of the commitment between…

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    Rally calls for investment in CUNY

    Students, professors, activists, religious organizations and labor groups rallied in front of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York City office March 10 to demand funding for CUNY. The rally featured the CUNY Rising Alliance that included over 20 organizations, including the Professional Staff Congress, which represents all professors and staff, and New York Public Interest Research Group, the largest student-activist group in the state. “We’re in a state of emergency,” Zakiyah Ansari, advocacy director of the Alliance for Quality Education, said. Earlier this year, Cuomo announced his Executive Budget that cut $485 million in funding for CUNY and passed it to the city. Many—including CUNY administrators—are concerned about these cuts affecting…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Play highlights failed relationships and absence of God

    The Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance debuted their production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ “Our Lady of 121st Street” on Feb. 18 at The Performance Space, M11, in Rathaus Hall. Directed by theater professor Claudia Feldstein, the dark comedy, set on 121st Street in Manhattan, focused on the death of nun and community activist Sister Rose and how it affected the people who loved her. “Almost all of the characters made huge mistakes and struggle to move forward. They are all looking to connect with someone or to be at peace with themselves,” Feldstein said. The set was divided into three sections. The section on the left showed an…