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    SAEF allocations give clubs up to $12,500 for the school year thus far

    The Student Association gives student organizations thousands of dollars each year to fund on-campus events, but how it determines who gets what remains shrouded in mystery, and certain clubs appear to be favored over others.   Student Association Event Funding is designed to support registered student organization (RSO) events on campus. The funds are in addition to the clubs’ fixed budgets, as they are allowed to apply to receive amounts ranging from $100 to $7,500 for on-campus events. The SAEF process begins when Student Association President and Chair of the SAEF committee Japneet Singh calls a meeting for SAEF deliberations. Before the meeting, SAEF applications are sent to all registered…

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    SA “targeted” Guyanese Student Association club room

    On January 29 members of the Queens College Guyanese Student Association learned that the Student Association Space Committee planned to strip it of its club room in the Student Union Building without notifying them. But the club fought the move and won a reprieve until at least next fall. On January 26 the SA space committee voted on a proposal to offer the GSA’s space in the Student Union to the Caribbean Student Association, but the proposal failed. As noted within the meeting minutes, Student Association “suggested” fellow registered student organization, the Caribbean Student Association, move their club room into GSA’s current space in the Student Union. The SA space…

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    Op-Ed: Project START

    Project START is a nonprofit organization that exists at multiple undergraduate and graduate schools. Our initiative is to spark a science interest in fourth grade students through fun and interactive science experiments. Our program currently runs at one school, and it is working phenomenally. We taught four classes this past fall semester and are completing the rest of the grade in the spring semester. The fourth graders love our experiments and are eagerly expressing interest in most of the experiments we conduct. Furthermore, the faculty members enjoy our time there for two reasons: it gives them a chance to take a break in their busy work day and they get…

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    Inside Student Senate at Queens College

    Staff members of student affairs are not attending, but it’s not a requirement, it’s more of—it’s nice to have them there for references” Jennifer Fernandez said, as another Student Senate meeting began on January 23, 2018. The meeting was the most recent of four student senate meetings held for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Fiscal Year, one of these meetings deemed as void for violating the New York State Open Meeting Laws. Student Senate, as stated by the Student Association constitution, holds the legislative powers   of the Student Association shall be invested in the Queens College Student Senate. These powers include adopting bills and resolutions concerning the general welfare of the…

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    Protest into Power: The Second Annual Women’s March

    “Beautiful weather all over the country, a perfect day for all women to march,” read President Trump’s tweet on January 20th, exactly one year since his inauguration and, as he aptly noted, the 2018 Women’s March. Starting out as a single protest in Washington D.C and slowly gaining traction in major cities across the country, the first annual Women’s March turned out to become the largest sitting protest in U.S history. Over three million people in the states—and just over five million worldwide—joined together in demonstration against the misogyny and intolerance that won Trump the presidency, and to advocate for issues that were neglected under his campaign, including immigration reform…