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    Participatory budgeting gets students involved with how their tuition money is spent

    The Participatory Budgeting Organization on campus held its second assembly of the semester on Nov. 9, where students brainstormed about how to spend the pot of money that’s been allocated to them for student-supported projects. Sal Asaro, a senior biology major, explained the process to newcomers.  A steering committee plans and facilitates the collection of student ideas. It helps students develop their ideas into proposals, from which the committee creates a ballot of capital projects. It then organizes a campus-wide vote on the proposed projects. The projects receiving the most votes that also fit within the committee’s budget are then funded by the college administration. For projects that are beyond…

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    10 Reasons Why Political Complacency is Not an Option –Part 1, 1-5

    The following is Part 1of a two-part series. Both articles highlight the cause and effect of each listed reason as to why political complacency is not an option. 1- Reality and facts are being manipulated so frequently that they are on the verge of becoming eradicated. Not good. Setting this precedence and perpetuating the practice is dangerous –like the Salem witch trials dangerous, where anyone can fall victim to an angry mob that bears false witness. Pizzagate anyone? The truth being made to be irrelevant is a precursor to anarchy. If unchallenged, we forfeit a civilization guided by truth, reason, justice, safety, and other such reassurances that have been, to…

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    VP Adam Rockman speaks out about fabricated SA minutes: SA spending budget without approval

    After the release of issue two, The Knight News reached out to the office of Student Development and Leadership, along with the dean and vice president of student affairs to inquire as to what was being done about the potentially fabricated Student Association senate meeting minutes.   The office of communications responded on behalf of Vice President Adam Rockman, stating that “he felt that the questions raised” from our article, were “enough to warrant an investigation.”   As stated, “VP Rockman had the meeting reconvened on October 10, 2017. A member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team then followed up by conducting dozens of electronic, telephone, and in-person interviews, the…

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    Student Association: Just the Beginning

    Student Association’s contributions to the fall 2017 semester started with Welcome Day, where PnB Rock came out to kick off the new school year with fun and music. Every year during Welcome Day, SA makes sure to start off the semester with an artist coming to campus, where past artists have been Omarion, Jay Sean, and TimeFlies. Ultimately, SA’s goal for Welcome Day is to help incoming freshman excited about beginning their new journey in college.         Over the month of September, Student Association collaborated with MSA and Catholic Newman Center to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Relief. Students donated clothes, canned foods, and other necessary care items.…

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    Business breakfast forum discusses possible ACA repeal

    Sheryl McCarthy, lecturer of journalism at Queens College, moderated a panel discussing the Affordable Care Act during an early morning breakfast forum at the Student Union ballroom on Friday, Nov. 17. The panel consisted of three professionals in the healthcare industry, along with a state senator. Among them was Lisa David, the President and CEO of Public Health Solutions, Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of EmblemHealth, Kate Spaziani, Vice President of External Affairs for the New York-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network and Senator Gustavo Rivera, who represents the 33rd Senate District in the Bronx. Rivera was outspoken about the issue at hand, stating that he couldn’t believe there are conversations in…