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    Achievement gap enhances academic performance among students

    Last week The New York Times featured a Snapchat story titled “The Achievement Gap.” The story spoke of students who took gap years in their college career, saying that students who do so tend to get better grades in college and “find more satisfying work afterward.” “The Achievement Gap” Snapchat story was based off of the article “Independence Days: My Perfect Imperfect Gap Year,” by Kyle DeNuccio, a freshmen who left the University of San Diego after his freshmen year to take a gap year. Gap years are defined as a set year of absence from an academic institution with an agreed return date. The most notable gap year taken…

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    Celebrating Diversity in Leadership

    Diversity in leadership is equal to breaking stereotypes in a society where certain group of people tend to dominate whether it’s in business, educational fields, or the army. It’s a moment to be proud of when people of all different kinds of race and background are welcomed. Queens College experienced a moment like this when Major Tejdeep Singh Rattan came to visit and shared his life experience about joining the army and a Q&A session with students. Major Rattan was one of the first few Sikhs who could keep his articles of faith, such as his beard and turban, while still serving the US army. “I have earned my promotion…

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    Israel Student Association Hosts Israel Fest

    Queens College students hosted Israel Fest 2017 on May 8th on the quad. Israel Student Association (ISA) board members planned a day full of activities, food, music, and learning for QC students. The atmosphere was filled with excitement, music, dancing, and a live camel. Bailey Herzfled, a sophomore at Queens College, mentioned how the camel contributed to Israel Fest as one of the most unique events held on campus yearly. “The camel definitely caught everyone’s attention. It definitely brought Israel to QC and gave us a taste of the country.” The theme of traveling to Israel was incorporated into the event itself. In order to get free lunch, falafel or…

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    Going Against the Norm at Queen College’s Fashion Show

    Queen College’s Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU), recently worked to break the mold of false social identities people have, due to their skin complexion, religious beliefs and backgrounds. Their Social Identity Fashion Show, at the Student Union Ballroom on April 24th, showcased 15 models donning two separate looks; the first depicted the impressions people typically make of them, followed by a second look, which the models felt were a true a representation of who they really were. Trey Adams, a professional actor who runs his own YouTube channel “TreySP,” turned to his co-host, Arielle Rosenstock, and asked what she thought of his outfit. Glancing over at his…

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    QC Knights Men’s Baseball Season Wrap Up

    The Queens College Knights men baseball team ended its season with an 18-23 record, barely missing out on the playoffs. The Knights season came to an end after dropping a pair of East Coast Conference (ECC) games to the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights, needing wins in both games to advance to the postseason. Despite it being the Knights fourth straight season without a playoff berth, there were still bright spots in their season. Senior Joe Broderick finished the season with an all-conference nod from the ECC after being named to the All-ECC First Team as a starting pitcher. Broderick completed the season fifth in program history with 73 strikeouts…