Month: October 2016

Arts & Entertainment

Is “The Birth of a Nation” a Sundance darling or a wide release flop?

“The Birth of a Nation” is a period biopic about the story of Nat Turner. Like many historical melodramas, the filmmakers were liberal in their use of artistic freedom with the narrative. This is not a failure of the film but rather the filmmaker’s choice to value theme and allegory over historical accuracy. Turner, a […]

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Arts & Entertainment

The Unfamous Salon showcases art and creativity

Students, family members and friends gathered together to admire various pieces of artwork made by students at The Unfamous Salon. The Unfamous Salon was a student exhibition that was showcased Oct. 5 to Oct. 14 on the fourth floor in the student gallery of Klapper Hall. It was a multi-platform style attempting to bring the […]

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News

Online bookstore causes problems for some students

In March, the Queens College Bookstore closed due to the expiration of a contract with the previous provider, Follett. Akademos was selected to be the new book provider, however, the bookstore would be fully online. While the transition did not seem like a big deal, as QC is the fourth CUNY College to have an […]

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Sports

QC basketball kicks off with Midknight Madness

On Oct. 13, Queens College hosted its fifth annual Midknight Madness event to officially kick off the basketball season. “Midknight Madness is a celebration, pep rally and kick-off for the men and women’s basketball teams. This is a good time to bring the entire student body together to have fun, introduce them to the sports […]

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Sports

QC inducts latest class into Athletics Hall of Fame

On Oct. 14 seven former students were honored at the fifth annual Queens College Athletics Hall of Fame induction dinner. Their legacies were cemented into Queens College forever, or as one new inductee would say, they “put it in the books!” Held at the Harbor Links Golf Club in Port Washington, New York, alumni, current […]

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News

CUNY to eliminate application fees for 37,500 students

Students from low-income families will no longer have to pay the $65 application fee for CUNY schools. The application fee waiver is part of an initiative launched by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and aims to eliminate financial barriers to affordable education. “Eliminating the application fee for low-income […]

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CUNY releases findings of anti-Semitism report

On Sept. 9 CUNY Chancellor James Milliken released a 24-page report concerning allegations of anti-Semitism within the CUNY system. The report looks at specific incidents reported across four CUNY campuses dating back to 2013. According to a letter from Milliken, the report, which was compiled by Paul Shechtman and Barbara Jones of Bracewell LLP, “contains […]

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