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    A First-Hand Look into the Immigration Experience

    Everyone has a journey; everyone has a dream—a loose proverb that holds true, no matter who the individual is. The lengths to which people go to pursue their dreams are immeasurable. QC students recently talked about the journey of immigration that their families went through. NYPIRG project coordinator, Ilayda Polat, spoke at the event. She discussed how her family had immigrated here from Turkey and that while Long Island gave her family an American life, there were still challenges that she had to face. One of the key problems she brought to light was the financial cost of applying for citizenship. Thankfully, in her case, she was able to find…

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    QC roundtable discussion on the history of immigration and black history

    We’re all immigrants here, as the saying goes. An oft-forgotten fact of history, however, tends to disagree with that saying as not everyone who came to America did so by choice. Some were brought as chattel, while others were indigenous peoples decimated by the so-called “immigrant.”   The Immigration Through The Lens of Black History event on Nov. 28th included lunch (courtesy of President Matos) and discussion concerning the ways immigration is complicated by black history. Guests were provided a timeline of immigration laws, along with a timeline of black history in the United States, and used these timelines to understand how American policies affected not only immigrants, but black…

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    Local Hack Day, and the people promoting tech at QC

    On Saturday, Dec. 1st, Queens College hosted the coding-centric event Local Hack Day, an all-day series of workshops and a variety of other activities for computer science majors, aspiring programmers of all kinds, or anyone else interested in stopping by. The event was held in the Patio Room at the Dining Hall, with workshops and other activities being held in the Presidential Lounge next door. As a public event, attendance was not restricted to any one group or major in particular. The primary reason for holding the event at QC, in the words of its coordinator, Sumaiya Tabassum, a senior computer science major, is to put more of an emphasis on the skills and potential that…

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    QC Coat Drive keeps NYC warm

    Every year, 63,000 New Yorkers battle the brutal chills of night in the winter, some of whom do not have the comforts we take for granted: a warm coat to wrap around our bodies and a sandwich to assuage the feeling of hunger in our stomachs. One of many organizations to help battle these statistics is New York Cares. CUNY Queens College hosted our annual Coat Drive for New York Cares on Nov. 29th, 2018. Students were invited to bring their old or unused coats to the Rosenthal Library, anytime on that day from 9 am to 9 pm. This year, the event was hosted by Joel Grunhut and Mark…

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    Queens and Crystal City score Amazon HQ2

    On Nov. 13, 2018 Amazon officially announced their decision to open two new HQ2 locations in Long Island City, Queens NY and Crystal City in Arlington, Virgina.   After a year of searching for second headquarter location, Amazon has finalized plans to open two new headquarters in two different areas. Each location will bring in around 50,000 employees. These employees are expected to be high-tech workers, such as data engineers and information technology professionals.   The ever-growing online company sought out Crystal City because of its proximity to Washington D.C., their great transit system, and since it is a hub for recent college grads. Similarly, Long Island City was chosen…