• Op-Eds,  This Week's Paper

    CERRU’s Lunchtime 2.0 – #MeToo

    There’s a meme making the rounds on the internet of a guy standing on a beach, staring out at the wide expanse of ocean before him. He looks deep in thought, perhaps contemplating the nature of the soul, or reminiscing about a lost love. But the caption reads: “Me overthinking how I said ‘here’ during attendance.” Be honest—you thought you were the only one who did that, right? Until people on the internet began confessing this is what goes on in their heads too. For all the criticism against technology being a force that disconnects us, it also connects us in many ways—social media has allowed us to see that…

  • News

    New Semester, Same Old Questions – How Am I Going to Afford My Degree?

    A new semester starts, but many of the same questions about how to afford a college degree remain.  For too many students, college is still far from free. Between rising tuition and fees, mounting textbook prices, rent, food, transit, and even child care expenses, Queens College students deserve a break! Flat state funding has left the burden of paying for our expanding CUNY and SUNY institutions increasingly on the backs of students and their families. Tuition has gone up over 35% in just seven years at New York’s public universities. The state has two tuition aid programs which are designed to provide free tuition to low and middle income students.…

  • Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    #GrammysSoSexist

    The 60th Annual Grammy Awards, an award show that celebrates the best musicians and songwriters have to offer, occurred on January 28, 2018. Bruno Mars brought home the most awards, including the prestigious Album of the Year for “24k Magic” with Kendrick Lamar and five awards for his “DAMN” album. Other winners included Childish Gambino, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran. Another winner was our very own Queens College alum, Arturo O’Farrill, who came home with a fourth Grammy for his album “Three Revolutions.” Jay-Z, who released popular rap album “4:44,” won nothing, although he had the same number of nominations as Mars. While the show had many amazing aspects and…

  • This Week's Paper,  World News

    Turkey, Syria, and the United States: What You Need to Know

    For far too long Syria has been enduring a civil war that seems to have no end. The current events have created one of the worst humanitarian disasters seen in the past few years. Recent developments have the international community focusing on how the growing interests of foreign powers in Syria are now interfering with the interests of countries in the region, such as Turkey; and how the relationships between world powers and its allies in the Middle East could be affected. The Russian Federation continues to support Bashar Al Assad’s government, while the United States has doubled its efforts to defeat ISIS. The latter has created conflict between Turkey…

  • News,  This Week's Paper

    Modern Therapy Makes Self-Care a Little Bit Easier

    Today there are various websites, services, and products geared toward health and wellness. One health and wellness treatment that is on the rise is Modern Therapy. Modern Therapy is a mental health program that provides clinical mental health treatment via email, text, phone, and video sessions. This service has connections with other new health-technology companies such as Doctor on Demand and Maven Clinic. Doctor on Demand is an app you can download on any smartphone that sets up online appointments with doctors over video. The Maven Clinic app is available to download for iOS. It is geared toward women and allows them to set up online appointments over video with…