• Arts & Entertainment

    A dream-like play by students to begin

    The Queens College Theatre Guild will begin their production of “Cloud Tectonics,” a play written by Jose Rivera, at The Little Theatre in King Hall on May 19 at 7:30 p.m. The play explores the relationship between three characters, Celestina del Sol, played by Victoria Gomez, Nelson de la Luna, played by Michael Alvarado and Anibal de la Luna, played by Christopher Guevara. “The play begins when a lonely romantic, Aníbal, picks up a beautiful and very pregnant hitchhiker, who, over the course of one night, opens his mind to a new perception of time and a truer meaning of love,” Rina Dutta, the play’s director and a senior theatre…

  • News

    NYC Men Teach aims to address racial disparities among teachers

    Research has shown that students benefit from being taught by those with similar life experiences. As part of his Young Men’s Initiative, Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced NYC Men Teach, a program designed to increase the number of male teachers of color in the city’s public school system. According to the NYC website, the YMI was founded in 2011 “to address the increasing economic and social disparities faced by black and Latino young men.” It is estimated that by 2020 a majority of U.S. children will be youth of color. NYC Men Teach hopes to address this changing diversity in its city’s classrooms by adding an additional 1,000 men…

  • News

    A battle of the pens and keyboards

    From handwriting to tablets, students have many ways to take notes, and the choice seems unimportant and insignificant. But new findings show the choice of note taking is not just about comfort, but also how to register information in the brain. In a study conducted by Pam Muller of Princeton University and Daniel Oppenheimer of UCLA, researchers found college students taking notes by hand perform better in recalling information than students who type their notes. This phenomenon is known as the encoding hypothesis that finds people process information when they write it down. Many students agree technology may distract and hinder them from learning in the classroom. Joshua Megnauth, a…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Social identity expressed through fashion

    The Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding’s Social Identity Fashion Show took place on April 13 in the Student Union Ballroom where stereotypes were broken and minds were opened.   CERRU is a non-partisan organization created in 2009 that provides services for both the campus and the community to discuss and surpass alienating issues.   They assist students and faculty to approach differences with an open mind and to handle issues with understanding. CERRU hosts events and investigates numerous outlooks on controversial issues, perspectives, social matters and diversity.   Food and beverages were provided as well as a DJ. The environment provided a sense of welcoming and entertainment for…

  • Sports

    Soccer icon David Villa to host camp at Queens College

    David Villa, 2010 FIFA World Cup champion, held a press conference at the Rosenthal Library Auditorium on April 13 to announce that his DV7 Soccer Academy is heading to Queens College’s Summer Camp. Villa—Spain’s all-time top goal scorer and team captain of the New York City Football Club—will partake in training sessions with children ages 8 to 16, while observing their play and providing feedback. He looks forward to the partnership with QC. “In this camp I want to teach the children the concepts and the values that I have learned throughout my soccer career. It is an unparalleled and special opportunity to be able to begin this project in…