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    State of the Union Address: To the American People

    On Tuesday, Feb. 5th, after a 35-day government shutdown – the longest in U.S. history – President Donald Trump gave his second State of the Union address. With Vice-President Mike Pence and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seated behind him, President Trump started off with a message of solidarity, stating, “The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is the agenda of the American people.” Trump emphasized unity between the two parties; about the importance of compromise and the similarities both parties share. He reminded Congress that people on both sides want the same things: jobs, fair trade, better infrastructure,…

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    OP-ED: The Voice of BDS on Campus

    Camera On Campus In a recent vote at New York University, the Student Government Assembly passed a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) type resolution to divest from companies that do business with the Israel Defence Forces, effectively taking an offensive position against Israel. The passing of the resolution means that the NYU SGA supports ending business with firms that work with Israel by providing it with war materials such as helicopters and bulldozers. Specifically, the proposal, titled “Resolution on the Human Rights of Palestine,” asked NYU to cut their ties with four firms: Caterpillar, General Electric, Boeing and Lockheed Martin. However, NYU President Andrew Hamilton has previously denounced the BDS…

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    Follow Up with In The Footsteps of Dr. King 2019 participants

    “Seeing Dr.King and what he went through makes me feel a little more confident about the outcome of society. Even though we have our lows, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and I think that’s what Dr. King stood for more than anything,” remarked Margarita Zias, a junior and computer science major. Zias, along with a group of 20 other Queens College students, recently went on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, to learn about pivotal and key moments that impacted U.S. history. This was a CUNY program that “[sought] to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to combat bigotry and intolerance in today’s society.” The…

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    ASIA Hosts Lunar New Year Festival

    Two dragons were dancing around the ballroom, both wearing vividly colored patterns, while the audience watched in awe. Although this might sound as if it is a scene out of a film, this happened at the Lunar New Year festival, hosted by ASIA on Feb. 4th at the Student Union. For those who don’t know, ASIA is an acronym, standing for Asian Students In Action. The club recently hosted the festival as a celebration and homage to the cultural aspect of the holiday.           The ballroom was a warm scene, the audience was abuzz in anticipation of the performance, traditional food was being served and all were thrilled to see…

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    QC STEM Academy grants opportunities for NYC high schoolers

    Working in a collegiate research lab while still in high school may seem a bit out of the ordinary, but the Queens College STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Research Academy provides an opportunity for those who’d like to pursue those interests, regardless of age. The Academy states, “[The program] recruits high schools that lack a strong science research program and serve large, low income, underrepresented and minority populations.” High school juniors are recruited and selected to participate based on regents exam scores, GPA, submission of a general interest essay and review of their high school transcript. The QC STEM Research Academy offers a great opportunity for high school students…