• Arts & Entertainment

    Ariana and Pete are over: Adding sweetener to heartbreak

    No tears left to cry.         There may be just a few left for Ariana Grande after her sudden split with her ex-fiancé, and SNL cast member, Pete Davidson. The couple called it quits after getting engaged in June last month, after a whirlwind romance. The last year and a half have been anything but sweet to Grande, 25, who was left traumatized after a suicide bombing attack during her concert at Britain’s Manchester Arena in May of 2017; Grande suffered from PTSD after the horrific event, struggling to adjust at home when she returned from tour. This past September came with another emotional trauma, when Grande’s ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller,…

  • News

    Royal baby news: Meghan Markle is pregnant

    On Oct. 15, 2018, Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child, due in Spring 2019. The announcement was shadowed by controversy, because many news outlets reported that the royal couple told their family the news at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brookbank’s wedding. Many Brits thought that the timing of the announcement was very disrespectful, saying that it took the spotlight away from the wedding. However, according to Harpar’s Bazaar, most of the members of the royal family knew about the pregnancy before the wedding, but hadn’t seen the Sussexes in person until Friday. So, it became the first time that members of the…

  • News,  World News

    Saudi Arabian journalist murdered on Turkish soil

    Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist and contributor to The Washington Post, disappeared Oct. 2nd, 2018. Khashoggi, a former advisor and later critic of the Saudi government was residing in Virginia for the past year, and reportedly went missing after going into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul to finish certifying his divorce for remarriage purposes. Turkey believed that Khashoggi had been strangled to death and dismembered by Saudi agents, said the BBC. However, new details from the Saudi investigation show that Khashoggi actually died from tranquilization before being dismembered and disposed of.   In the weeks since Khashoggi’s murder, the Saudis continued to alter their story. The Saudis first…

  • This Week's Paper,  World News

    Hungary’s ban on Gender Studies education

    On Oct. 12, 2018, Hungary’s prime minister decided to officially start defunding and removing gender studies programs from all Hungarian universities in the 2019 academic year.   “Let us arm ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness,” said Malala Yousafzai, a well-known advocate for female empowerment and education, to the United Nations in 2013. Five years later, these words are still as relevant as ever. As bigotry and misunderstanding damage our world and hurt the people around us, the most prevalent solution is education. Yet, just this past month, academic education on identity and sexuality has been crippled in Hungary. The prime…

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    Reis & Irvy’s Froyo Robot: The future of frozen desserts hits Queens College

    Have you noticed the new machine in the Dining Hall, next to the Knights Diner? Queens College added a Reis & Irvy’s Froyo Robot at the beginning of the school year. Reis & Irvy’s has been racking up buyers for its new, chilly and delicious frozen yogurt.   This new frozen yogurt machine is the future of food services with its robotic features that distribute the yogurt and the toppings automatically.  According to Reis & Irvy’s, “robotics is changing the way we do business forever. And we’re quite certain you’ll want to do more than just sit on the sidelines and watch this disruptive technology take hold.”   Reis &…