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    Students For Change plan to continue its legacy in office

    As election season approaches on campus, current Queens College Student Association President Japneet Singh will be running for reelection, along with his administration, Students for Change. Singh points to the success of his team over the past year as the reason they deserve reelection. “Although SFC has been in power for 5 years, our administration alone has done more in one semester than an entire year. We have forged relationships with Greek life, administrators, athletes, and students; we have been able to connect almost every part of campus and the community. That’s what student government is supposed to do, we are a unifying body.” In the 2016-2017 year, SFC was able…

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    QC wins first and second in coding competition

    Queens College took first and second place in the first-ever statewide “Making College Possible Coding Challenge.” The judging took place at the Facebook New York office where the finalists pitched their prototypes to a panel of judges which consisted of New York’s business and technology leaders. Queens College was the only college to have two winning teams against 70 other colleges and over 370 students. Team Knight, which won first place, was composed of students Carlos Beltran, Charlie Lin, Zifang Huang, and Navid Rahman Zhigang. Members of First Pass, who won second place, consisted of students Michelle Gonter, Julian Moskovitz, Ehud Adler, and Isaac Ben-Ami. Zifang Huang, member of Team…

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    QC students introduce Forward Nation Radio

    Forward Nation Radio, Queens College’s progressive political talk show, is taking the campus by storm, and has no intention of stopping there. The show features the most up to date political event coverage along with fiery discussions about policies that directly affect the “average” American. Damian Hardeen, a senior media studies major, created the show and credited the rigorous election season as the show’s basis. “The inspiration for FNR was the insane state of political discourse, which was fueled by organized and domestic groups whose main objective was to spread mis- information in order to force a political outcome,in this case, winning at any cost,” Hardeen said. Hardeen said his…

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    Virginia Frese Palmer conference addresses women and policing

    On Monday, March 20, the Queens College Women and Gender Studies program presented the Virginia Frese Palmer conference on the fourth floor of the Student Union. In honor of Women’s History Month, the conference focused on women and policing, including discussion about the injustices of improper policing as well as women in law enforcement working to improve the system. The seven panelists each came from different cultural and occupational backgrounds. The speakers were on stage sharing their experiences, beliefs and aspirations within the topic. Queens College President Felix Matos Rodriguez commenced the event with a speech about his personal opinion on the matter, along with a quote from Virginia Frese.…

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    NYPIRG and SA lobby in Albany for higher education affordability

    Every spring semester, hundreds of CUNY and SUNY students from different corners of New York travel to the State Capitol for Higher Education Action Day. It’s a day dedicated for students to share their desire for higher education affordability, a cornerstone of the New York Public Interest Research Group’s agenda. NYPIRG, along with other CUNY and SUNY faculty and student organizations, brought students to Albany on March 2 to lobby their legislators. The event was scheduled over a week before discussions to decide on the proposed state budget. “My main goal is to push our legislators to have our interests first,” Levi Castle, a freshman at Queens College, said. Castle…