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    CUNY Board of Trustees announces new final grades deadline

    The City University of New York’s board of trustees has created a new university-wide policy that grants professors two business days after finals week to submit their final grades. Queens College faculty previously had a period of two weeks after the Fall semester to submit grades. The new policy, which applies to both Fall and Spring terms, was announced on September 18, and was shared through a memo to the various departments at QC. In the past, the QC academic senate, which is usually charged with determining academic policy, would set the deadline for professors to submit final grades. “Most of the time changes like these would be discussed,” Alexander…

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    The movement of #MeToo

    Recently, we’ve seen an outpour of positivity through social media platforms supporting women’s rights and equality, whether it be socially, financially, and sexually. More and more often, we see celebrities using their influence by speaking out on different movements, or even creating their own. Last month, Alyssa Milano tweeted out a message that would be the beginning of an incredible movement: she encouraged her followers that were victims of sexual assault and/or harassment to share the hashtag #MeToo. By sharing #MeToo, Milano stated, people could begin to see the magnitude of women that had been victims of sexual assault and raise awareness to the glaring change that needs to be…

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    OP-ED what would you do?

    You’re on the subway – earbuds in, favorite music playing – and this morning, you’ve been lucky enough to get a seat. Your eyes take in the ads, subway maps, and blank, tired faces of the other passengers. This morning, though, will not be like other mornings. You notice one of the passengers’ faces come to life – for the worst possible reason. Her expression has changed from boredom to fear, and she is looking at a man standing over her. Even through your headphones, you can make out the racial and religious slurs the man is hurling at her. You slip your headphones out, and it becomes clear that…

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    OP-ED: A cased based on discrimination vs. love

    In today’s society, people are constantly victims of discrimination, whether it be because of their race or gender. However, one case in particular has garnered attention on how people in the LGBTQ community are being unfairly treated. The case is known as “Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission,” which will play out in the Supreme Court next year. The New York Times wrote an article on this case entitled “Justices to Hear Case on Religious Objections to Same-Sex Marriage.” The case came about when David Mullins and Charlie Craig went to “Masterpiece Cakeshop” owned by Jack Phillips, wanting Phillips to bake a cake for their wedding in Massachusetts. Phillips…

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    OP-ED 10 reasons why political complacency is not an option – Part 2, 5-10

    The following is Part 2 of a two-part series. Both articles highlight the cause and effect of each listed reason as to why political complacency is not an option. 6- If you find yourself caring about any of the following:  The environment, equality, medical care, a healthy economy, discrimination, or other such sociopolitical concerns/matters that affect your life -get involved, speak, push back, type, text, post a sticker, and scrutinize your information sources. The point is that our voices are powerful weapons. Perhaps it’s time to enter your political representative’s phone number and email into your contacts list. They will get the message when you empower yourself.   7- Traditional…