• Op-Eds,  This Week's Paper

    OP-ED: Difficulties of mass transit in New York

    Taking the bus or the subway can be a stressful event for many New Yorkers. New Yorkers are continually upset with the state of the Mass Transit Authority (MTA) and want improvements to make traveling hassle-free. However, these improvements come with a price. The MTA has been raising fares to help pay off its debt instead of using money to improve the subway system. It is also still using signals and rails from the 1930s that are presently outdated. This makes it difficult to make any timely repairs without service cuts and reroutes for certain trains. As for MTA buses, congestion on roads often lead to buses driving at walking…

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    By the end of the Spring 2019 semester, Felix V. Matos Rodriguez will no longer hold his position as president of Queens College, but will be in charge of all CUNY as a chancellor. It is a shift that he does not take lightly, expressing his understanding that nearly 20 years of experience working within the CUNY system in various capacities – from working as an adjunct at City College, to faculty at Hunter College, to president of Hostos Community College, to his current position as QC president – may have given him, in his words, “a more nuanced understanding of the system’s needs,” but not necessarily a complete one.…

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    50 year landmark of Stonewall riots

    Earlier this month Queens College’s Student Life Events Manager, John Carlson, hosted the Stonewall Panel Discussion, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Led by a panel of LGBTQ acitivists, the panel was a commemoration meant to reflect on the LGBTQ’s struggles to become recognized in the positive manner it deserves, and how far it has come in recent years. The discussion began by noting, “It is important for us to look back at the narrative [of LGBTQ history] and make sure it’s truthful, and that it’s genuine, and this platform assembled is one of the great ways of making sure we [as a society] achieve that.” Gracie…

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    QC Tech Incubator hosts first AI-search engine

    Queens College’s Tech Incubator is the mini-Shark-Tank in Queens, a place for great minds to create projects and bring technological change. The QC Tech Incubator established itself as a resource for innovative thinkers, creators, and technologists since its foundation in 2016. The Incubator has become a hub for scientific experiments, technological tinkerings, and above all, a space for geniuses to pool their knowledge and work together. On Jan. 25th, 2019, the QC Tech Incubator had reached yet another moment in the national spotlight. NewtonX, known as “…an artificial intelligence-powered knowledge search engine that matches clients to the world’s leading investors, consultants, and technology experts…”, first found its way to the…

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    QC alumni donates congressional papers

    Queens College alumnus Joseph Crowley, ‘85, donated Congressional papers to the Benjamin S. Rosenthal library, in an effort to preserve an integral piece of history. The former Congressman signed the deed on Feb. 7th, 2019, at the college. The collection of papers span an extensive variety, ranging from “official correspondence,” to “legislative issues” and “planning documents, speeches and memorabilia,” according to QNS.com.            In addition to these are “…framed copies of the Affordable Care Act with the original signatures of President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, featuring a handwritten note from Pelosi and a commemorative pen used in the signing; the Senate Good Friday Agreement signed by Hillary Clinton,…