• News

    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.…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    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…

  • News

    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…

  • News

    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…

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    QC Professor elected president of Poetry Society of America

    The Poetry Society of America, founded in 1910, choose Kimiko Hahn, an English professor at Queens College, as its new president of PSA on March 23. Hahn was on the board for seven years and succeeds Ruth Kaplan, who held the position since 2007. At first, she did not accept the nomination. “It seemed like a position I wouldn’t be able to do with the amount of time I have because I have so many projects and I teach. But I thought about it and I have a sabbatical coming up. So I called the person back and I said do you still want me? I’m really pleased,” Hahn said.…