• News

    Queens College president honored at Hispanic Heritage Month Ceremony

    Queens College President Felix Matos Rodriguez was honored at the Champions for Change and Leadership Awards on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the President’s Lounge. The Queens Tribune, a local Queens newspaper, hosted the Hispanic Heritage awards reception. The event was created for Hispanic Heritage month and to show how these Hispanic community leaders are making great changes in society. Other honorees included the Speaker of the New York City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito; President of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Director of Astoria Bank, Mayra DiRico; Attorney at Ahmuty, Demers and McManus and former president of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association, Lourdes Ventura; and Thalia Spanish Theater…

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    QC hosts first business and technology expo

    On Sept. 21 the Queens College Economics and Business Club and Association for Computing Machinery hosted an expo on The Quad where students could meet representatives from different business and technology companies. Abdul Rahman, a QC alumnus, entrepreneur and former president of the EBC, served as the speaker for the event. “We stress that the students should network and practice good communication. Our objective is to unite students from computer science and business backgrounds to work together, form ideas, and create companies in the future,” Rahman said. Fives, The Things Network, New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, Coalition for Queens, Keller Williams Realty and The NY Code and Design Academy were…

  • Op-Eds

    A voice for our veterans

    On Oct. 10, classes will not be scheduled across CUNY campuses in observance of Columbus Day. Yet, a month later, on Nov. 11, classes are expected to be in full swing for Veterans Day. Veterans Day, an official holiday honoring military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces, has long been seen as a highly important day, and students are wondering why the day is not better acknowledged by CUNY. Harold Morales, a veteran and junior economics major at QC, is one of those students. “I don’t think it makes sense, or is right. Some of us don’t have understanding professors, and they use missing class against…

  • Sports

    Student Athlete profile: Andras Breuer

    Over 4,300 miles away from his home in Budapest, Hungary, sophomore András Breuer is off to a great start this soccer season. Despite it being his second year at Queens College, the midfielder is still adjusting to life at QC and in New York City. “If there wasn’t Google Maps I’d be lost all the time, especially in New York City,” Breuer said. When Breuer came to Flushing for the first time he was intimidated by living in a new country with new people. He credits the international student population and his teammates for helping him adjust to his new life as a college student in the United States. “It…

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    NYPIRG Encourages Queens College Students to Register to Vote

    The New York Public Interest Research Group has spent the first month of the semester encouraging students to register to vote for this year’s presidential election. NYPIRG’s mission is to get students involved in legislative action to effect change in their communities. NYPIRG addresses issues such as higher education affordability, hunger and homelessness, clean air and energy recycling, voter mobilization and other social initiatives. This semester, registering students to vote is a key activity for the nonprofit organization. Project coordinator Alyssa Ellis believes that through their efforts they can reach their goal. “Here at Queens College we’re trying to get 2,000 students registered to vote,” Ellis said. Along with her…