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    Self-empowerment poetry: Me, Myself

    I’m sitting Cramped In a tight spot So jammed between neighbors at our breathing mingles And we as a whole A Whole Act as one behemoth Consciousness Identity Being And every breath I breathe Is but a solitary note In the orchestra’s context. And yet, My timing is slightly o . I march to the beat of a unique drummer Whose booming whacks are e speed with which blood courses through me To dictate my diaphragm In its intricate intake patterns. I am di erent To be simple. Not di erent enough that I don’t belong, But also Di erent enough that I can’t belong. You see, I look like…

  • News

    Queens College Students Reflect on “In the Footsteps of Dr. King”

    On February 26, in celebration of Black History Month, Queens College presented “Reflections – In the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” a platform for students who took part in this year’s “In the Footsteps of Dr. King” trip to discuss their experiences. The annual five-day trip to Georgia and Alabama, which takes place in January, introduces students to various historical sights and civil rights leaders from the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Now in its fourteenth year, the program has had over 50 undergraduate students take part in the trip. As has been done in previous years, the students who participated in the 2018 trip shared what…

  • News

    The Women in Tech Club present: A day in the life of a STEM major

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” was the question that guided The Women in Tech Club’s “A Day in the Life of a STEM Major” event on March 16. Female students from John Bowne High School and the Young Women’s Leadership School were invited to Queens College to learn more about the science and technology programs that the college has to offer. Over the course of the event’s two hours, the club’s President and Vice President, Charusmita Madan and Liza Liutova, as well as other female students pursuing math and science degrees, discussed both the opportunities and challenges that come with working in a field that…

  • News

    A presidency of “you’re fired!”

    On a subway station, it is a typical sight to see people entering and leaving the platform. And with only a year and a half of President Trump’s first term completed, the subway metaphor can be extended to reflect the country’s current political climate. After a series of multiple firings and resignations, from US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to Deputy White House Chief of Staff Katie Walsh, yet another member of Trump’s administration has left the building—Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, fired Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, on March 16th, a day before he was set to retire. The constant cycle of figures coming and leaving warrants a…

  • Self-Empowerment

    Tackling midterms season at QC

    Midterms week. Those two words are daunting enough, as they most likely evoke flashbacks of studying endlessly night after night. There’s no avoiding the anxious feeling of sitting in a lecture hall, waiting for the proctor to deliver the exam one has been dreading. However, one tends to forget that the original purpose of an examination is to ensure that one has retained the info necessary to proceed onwards in the course (or so it is said). Ultimately, there are a variety of things that can be discussed. It’s a given that as you go through life, you eventually gain experience in a variety of things. Senior students are the…