• Op-Eds,  This Week's Paper

     More than a grade: QC professors refuse to curve exam grades

    An unwillingness to curve grades perpetuates the archaic notion that education can be finite. Academia should not be based on a system of punishment.     Students should not be punished for not always being on their A-game, for not learning at the same pace as their classmates or for experiencing anxiety while taking exams.     Professors are scholars, people who have been through years of schooling themselves – and yet, many seem to have forgotten the struggles of being a student.   Navila Rahman, a junior chemistry major, said that none of her professors believe in curving exam grades. “They say life’s not going to give us any…

  • News,  This Week's Paper

    Juul’s Social Media Marketing Coming to a Halt

    It seems as though every teen’s nightmare is starting to become a reality. In Nov. 2018, the e-cigarette company Juul Labs, more commonly referred to as Juul, announced they would be cutting back on promoting the unhealthy addiction of vaping. According to The New York Times, about three million middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2017. A huge deciding factor for users were the flavored-pods that Juul sells, which makes the product all the more appealing in comparison to regular cigarettes. Juuls, known as “the iPhones of e-cigarettes,” are slender rectangular objects with a built-in compartment for pods, which are sold separately. Originally, the purpose of e-cigarettes…

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    California Wildfires: Deadly and Devastating

    The California Wildfires began on Nov. 8th in the Sierra Nevada Foothills in Northern California. An updated article from The Washington Post reported that the fire killed 85 people, destroyed 14,000 residences and charred an area the size of Chicago. However, authorities expect the death toll to continue to rise; currently, 249 people are still unaccounted for. Crews are still sifting through the ash of what used to be buildings, searching for remains. While the rain did help to abate the fire, according to CNN, local authorities say the rain causes a whole host of problems, ranging from floods to mudslides to debris. The running debris and floodwater can be…

  • News,  This Week's Paper,  World News

    Action Against Assange, and What It Could Mean for Free Press

    In recent court filings in the Eastern District Court of Virginia, an oversight resulted in mentions of secret charges being filed against Julian Assange. He is the founder and editor of WikiLeaks, an organization that has garnered a significant degree of fame and notoriety over the past decade, due to its publishing of numerous classified documents, communications and more. The organization has come under new legal scrutiny since the 2016 presidential election, during which it published emails, obtained by convicted Russian hackers, between members of the Democratic National Committee, a move widely believed to have influenced the election in favor of now-President Donald Trump at the behest of the Russian…

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    Lips: The ultimate dining experience with a twist

    When in Manhattan, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you can do. It’s tempting to go for the obvious choices: Broadway and dinner. But, both options are quite pricey. Is it possible to do both? The answer is yes (if you don’t mind not seeing a Broadway show)! Look no further than Lips Drag Show in Midtown on 227 E 56th St, New York. According to “NYC Drag Show”, Lips is “the ultimate drag show and dining experience.” This show has amazing entertainment that will make you never want to leave. If you are having any special occasion coming up including birthdays, sweet 16’s, bachelor or…