• Arts & Entertainment

    VHS Tapes, the jukebox, and other tales from the bunker

    Dan Trachtenberg’s directorial debut “10 Cloverfield Lane” is a gripping psychological thriller. Trachtenberg has done what most directors can only dream of by achieving both critical and box office success with his first feature film. Trachtenberg is not yet a household name but he is no stranger to fans of science fiction. He first rose to prominence with the short film “Portal: No Escape,” based on the popular video game “Portal.” Despite “10 Cloverfield Lane” being heavily marketed as producer J.J. Abrams’ film due to his name recognition, this film is entirely the work of Trachtenberg. Due to commitments associated with directing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Abrams was largely…

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    Incoming president hopes to make QC better

    Japneet Singh, a senior majoring in economics, finance, accounting and international business, will serve as the next president of the Queens College Student Association. A member of Students for Change, Singh will replace current president Chris Labial at the end of the semester. Singh attributed his unopposed run partially to a perceived loss of hope in student government. “I think it is people losing hope in student government as a whole. They don’t know the real change it can actually provide. I feel that it’s attributed to [a long period] of not having that stable student government and having that unified message sent out to the student body,” Singh said.…

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    Mozart and the Opera at Goldstein Theater

    Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music and the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance debuted Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” on April 7. The event took place in the Goldstein Theatre where students, friends and family of the QC community gathered together to watch the opera. “Così Fan Tutte” first premiered on Jan. 26, 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria. The libretto, the text of the opera, is by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is based on the theory that all women are fickle. Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte” brought inspiration, lessons and enjoyment. The opera is based off of the beliefs of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The principles featured…

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    Queens College alumna helps refugees in Greece

    Since 2015, more than a million migrants left their countries to Europe for refuge, according to Eurostat. This caused a humanitarian crisis still developing today. Batya Septimus, a Queens College alumna, shared stories of refugees in Greece through her website and emails since she arrived March 11 to work as a volunteer. Septimus and other volunteers from all over the world helped distribute clothing and food to refugees in Chios and Idomeni, places where most refugees live. She also created a website called “Behind the Migrants” that is dedicated to reporting stories of refugees through photos and videos, especially after the agreement signed between the European Union and Turkey on…

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    Voting for change at QC

    Participatory Budgeting at Queens College spent many months developing proposals to help improve Queens College. Now, students will vote on them at tables from April 18 to 21. Students will vote on 12 proposals worked on by the four committees—Sustainability, Accessibility, Technology and Buildings and Grounds. Students are each allowed to vote on a maximum of three ideas. They can vote at tables located in Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, the Dining Hall and the Student Union. One popular proposal from the sustainability committee is adding more flowers on campus; specifically near the Colden Auditorium. Adding these flowers would cost an annual $2,500 to replace those already near the auditorium, and…