• CERRU Column,  Op-Eds

    CERRU OP-ED: Tip of the Iceberg

    On the couch, Gary lays sprawled out, a game controller in his hand, images from “Grand Theft Auto” flashing on the screen. Brooke, his girlfriend, is in the kitchen. She walks into the living room, and in a low voice filled with so many underlying emotions, she asks, “Gary, can you please help me do the dishes?”   Eight simple words begin the scene that ends Brooke and Gary’s relationship. (Yes, spoiler alert,  this is a scene from “The Break-Up”). One small request starts an argument that brings hidden emotions rushing to the surface. But how could such a simple question trigger such chaos?   On October 15 during free…

  • Arts & Entertainment,  News,  This Week's Paper

    Multiculturalism: Embracing roots for cultural empowerment with Minué Yoshida

    On October 3, Minué Yoshida, public speaker, author and founder of Yoshida Consulting, LLC, paid a visit to Queens College. She spoke about the significance of recognizing the importance of cultural diversity, taking strength from your own cultural traits and how her own experiences as a Japanese-Latin American have influenced her views on these topics and inspired her current career. A variety of different QC students of different class standings, organizations and cultural backgrounds were in attendance. Some, such as a freshman named Zuairia Masud, were invited to the event by Project Excel, a peer mentoring and academic development program which hosts a multitude of workshops and other events revolving…

  • News,  This Week's Paper

    QC’s Student Association VP runs for USS Vice Chair

    University Student Senate, USS, is a CUNY organization composed of a student senate that represents all students CUNY-wide. The USS is comprised of delegates, alternates and a steering committee that together represents and advocates for over 500,000 CUNY students from 24 different CUNY campuses. The USS was founded in 1972 by QC alumnus, and vice president, Jay Hershenson, with the goal of ensuring that CUNY provides an affordable, accessible and quality education.   Out of the ten positions that people are running for, only two are being contested. These include the position of vice chair of senior colleges and vice chair of fiscal affairs. One of QC’s very own, Student…

  • News,  This Week's Paper

    The Excelsior Scholarship has Unforeseen Repercussions

    New York State has made an attempt to combat the much-debated higher education affordability issue via the Excelsior Scholarship. On April 12th, 2017, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo approved the Excelsior Scholarship program. So, what is it? How does it work? There are a plethora of requirements and steps to follow to receive the Excelsior Scholarship. First, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NYS Student Aid Payment Application each academic year. Students’ families must be N.Y.S. residents for at least a year and must make a gross income of $110,000 or less. Students must also be enrolled in a SUNY or…

  • Career Column,  This Week's Paper

    Weil Cornell Dean speaks about admissions process

    
Weill Cornell Medical College’s Dean of Admissions, Dr. Allison Smith, came to speak to Queens College students about what it takes to get into the renowned Ivy League medical school. She touched on a variety of things that are important to the profile of an applicant, ranging from the intensity of medical school to what makes the ideal applicant, among other important questions for pre-med students to ponder. The first question asked was: “can you do it?”   Dr. Smith went on to discuss how the rigor of the curriculum, like most graduate schools, is very intense. There are several factors that the admissions committee examines when looking at applications…