Year: 2018

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A First-Hand Look into the Immigration Experience

Everyone has a journey; everyone has a dream—a loose proverb that holds true, no matter who the individual is. The lengths to which people go to pursue their dreams are immeasurable. QC students recently talked about the journey of immigration that their families went through. NYPIRG project coordinator, Ilayda Polat, spoke at the event. She […]

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QC roundtable discussion on the history of immigration and black history

We’re all immigrants here, as the saying goes. An oft-forgotten fact of history, however, tends to disagree with that saying as not everyone who came to America did so by choice. Some were brought as chattel, while others were indigenous peoples decimated by the so-called “immigrant.”   The Immigration Through The Lens of Black History […]

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Local Hack Day, and the people promoting tech at QC

On Saturday, Dec. 1st, Queens College hosted the coding-centric event Local Hack Day, an all-day series of workshops and a variety of other activities for computer science majors, aspiring programmers of all kinds, or anyone else interested in stopping by. The event was held in the Patio Room at the Dining Hall, with workshops and other activities […]

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QC Coat Drive keeps NYC warm

Every year, 63,000 New Yorkers battle the brutal chills of night in the winter, some of whom do not have the comforts we take for granted: a warm coat to wrap around our bodies and a sandwich to assuage the feeling of hunger in our stomachs. One of many organizations to help battle these statistics […]

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Queens and Crystal City score Amazon HQ2

On Nov. 13, 2018 Amazon officially announced their decision to open two new HQ2 locations in Long Island City, Queens NY and Crystal City in Arlington, Virgina.   After a year of searching for second headquarter location, Amazon has finalized plans to open two new headquarters in two different areas. Each location will bring in […]

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 More than a grade: QC professors refuse to curve exam grades

An unwillingness to curve grades perpetuates the archaic notion that education can be finite. Academia should not be based on a system of punishment.     Students should not be punished for not always being on their A-game, for not learning at the same pace as their classmates or for experiencing anxiety while taking exams. […]

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Juul’s Social Media Marketing Coming to a Halt

It seems as though every teen’s nightmare is starting to become a reality. In Nov. 2018, the e-cigarette company Juul Labs, more commonly referred to as Juul, announced they would be cutting back on promoting the unhealthy addiction of vaping. According to The New York Times, about three million middle and high school students reported […]

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