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    Forward Nation Radio: The Myth of Make America Great Again

    “Make America Great Again” was used so frequently that, when asked, many of Trump’s supporters could not specifically explain what the slogan they had been repeating, wearing, and hashtagging actually meant. How do you know precisely when a country is “great” and when it is not? Is there any middle ground? Furthermore, what was the historical point of reference when the country was great and what makes it not so great now? What coal-country might find favorable might mean sickness or environmental concerns for others. The fact that the notion of making America great again cannot be easily or systematically quantified, suggests that the draw to such a statement resides…

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    Students of the QC Dream Team reflect on DACA’s impact

    The Trump Administration announced its plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) on September 5, a decision affecting almost 800,000 immigrants including students of the Queens College community, some of whom are members of the Queens College Dream Team. QC Dream Team was founded in 2012, as a result of the New York State Dream Act’s failure, a decision affecting both documented and undocumented students. The club aims to provide a safe space for undocumented students and allies, hosting meetings and events, such as Undocu-Mic and Conversations in the Dark, where undocumented students can express their feelings or doubts in a safe environment. The team has…

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    Queens College celebrates 80 years of serving students

    Queens College is celebrating its 80th Anniversary, noted by various signs around campus stating, “Eighty Years of Building Futures.” The first day of classes at QC was on Oct. 11, 1937. The college began with 16 academic departments, which have increased extensively to over 170 Bachelor and Master degree offerings today. QC has changed over the years to include various honors programs, such as Macaulay Honors, that provide scholarships and vast opportunities for students. Emerald Cazeau, a sophomore neuroscience and psychology major, said, “One of the greatest benefits I have as a Macaulay Honors student is being able to attend college tuition free. Without the scholarship they provide me, I…

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    Author of Cancer Schmancer, Fran Drescher, speaks to QC students

    On September 18th in the Music Building, Queens College students were greeted by a familiar voice that may have entered their childhood homes some time ago. This time, Fran Drescher wasn’t running after doting children as “the Nanny,” but instead engaging students in a discussion about healthy consumerism. Drescher entered the room with a glass Voss bottle in hand. She then went on to explain that this Voss bottle represented her effort to stop using plastic bottles. It took two years and eight doctors to properly diagnose Drescher of her unfortunate uterine cancer. 17 years later Drescher wrote “Cancer Shmancer” which became a New York Times bestselling book. Based on…

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    QC hosts business forum breakfast featuring AT&T president

    Queens College hosted Marissa Shorenstein, president of AT&T’s east region sector, at a business forum breakfast earlier this month in the Student Union ballroom. Shorenstein discussed how AT&T impacts local communities. Shorenstein spoke about her childhood and the hard work it took for her to get to where she is today in the world’s biggest telecommunications company. She grew up in a Jewish household located in New York City where politics was a major focus of her parent’s work.  Shorenstein often attended political rallies with her parents. She spoke about standing on the corner of 77th Street and Broadway at age 9 to hand out leaflets, campaigning for her mother.…