• Op-Eds

    Students for Change: History and how far they’ve come

    As an incumbent party, Students For Change understands the issues and concerns Queens College students face year in and year out. First founded in 2012, a group of everyday students united with a goal to serve in the interests of their peers, and provide a voice to those who felt unheard. Within their first year in office, the party was able to make numerous strides on campus—starting with a puppy room, a place where students were able to interact with therapeutic dogs to unwind from the stress of finals week. Along with this, SFC accomplished a QC staple, the MidKnight Breakfast, a fun filled food event, which brings students, faculty,…

  • News

    QC unveils 4 year graduation program for Fall 2017

    Queens College recently unveiled its “QC in 4” four-year graduation plan, which will be available this fall for incoming freshmen. Students who commit to the voluntary four-year plan agree to earn 30 credits a year, completing 15 each semester starting Fall 2017. Students are also expected to enroll each fall and spring semester without interruption, with the option of attending classes during the winter intersessions and summer sessions and applying those credits toward their required minimum. The program is the only one of its kind in New York City. “We’re very proud of our talented, hard-working and ambitious students,” QC President Felix Matos Rodriguez said. “We know our graduates lose…

  • News

    QC receives donation from Give Something Back foundation

    On Wednesday March 1, Queens College held a check presentation ceremony and celebrated a major milestone in public higher education. The check presentation ceremony marked a 1 million dollar gift from the Give Something Back Foundation. The gift will support 50 lower income students through four years of tuition-free study at Queens College, as well as cover the cost of room and board. QC is the first public college in New York State to be recognized by the Give Something Back Foundation. QC President Felix Matos Rodriguez felt a sense of pride that Queens College was the first public college selection. “Queens College opened its doors 80 years ago during…

  • News

    Students’ Empowerment Party aims to seek change at QC

      A new political party has formed on campus this semester and it plans to make changes in student government beginning this spring. The Students’ Empowerment Party held its first official meeting on March 1 and they hope to gain enough momentum and votes to overtake the current administration, the Students for Change. The group consists of people from many backgrounds from upper class persons, underclass persons, and alumni. Recent graduate and alumni Michael Devan cites that the foundation of the Students’ Empowerment Party began late last semester after frustrations with not receiving promised funding from the student government for another group he was included with on campus, the Participatory…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jhumpa Lahiri discusses career and publishing at QC Evening Readings

      Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri visited QC on March 7 to discuss her past work, the publishing business and her new venture of writing and translating works in a different language. Lahiri has authored works such as “The Namesake,” “The Lowlands” and “Interpreter of Maladies,” but it was her most recent texts—2016’s “In Other Words” and 2016’s “The Clothing of Books”—that were the focal discussion point of the event. Given her accomplishments in her career, Lahiri’s new focus has shifted to writing in Italian and translating works from Italian into English. “It’s an experiment worth pursuing,” Lahiri said. “It’s a new way of seeing things; I’m enjoying how…