• News

    Club Spotlight: Caribbean Student Association

    Amongst the variety of cultures present in the Student Union clubrooms, the Queens College (QC) Caribbean Student Association (CSA) club is an exciting experience that welcomes all who are interested. “I was a transfer student who joined CSA and now I’m an executive board member, which involves oversight of club ongoings. I didn’t expect this but joining this club has been an experience I couldn’t gain elsewhere. The members are like my second family,” noted Vashinie Peter, secretary. “Immediately, CSA had this vibe and good energy,” she added. Witnessing the club from the outside might feel intimidating. However, members of the club always ensure a welcoming environment to all students,…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    QC opera: If only everyone had a magic flute!

    On March 24, the Queens College Opera presented Mozart’s “Magic Flute” at the LeFrak Concert Hall. The Sunday matinee was conducted by Elizabeth Hastings. The tickets are $20, with students only having to pay $5 with valid ID at the box office window. The songs were sung in German with English dialogues and supertitles. According to a synopsis given by the Metropolitan Opera, it is set in “a mythical land between the sun and the moon. Three ladies in the service of the Queen of the Night save Prince Tamino from a serpent. The ladies return to give Tamino a portrait of the queen’s daughter, Pamina, who they say has…

  • This Week's Paper

    Queens chocolate festival sweetens up QC

    On March 24th, Queens College hosted the Chocolate Festival in the Fitzgerald Gymnasium. I had the pleasure of attending and checking out the festival. The entire gymnasium was filled with people rushing to and fro, from one stand to the next. Despite the affair being called a chocolate festival, there were some savory-oriented stands that served pretzels, pickles, crackers and tapenades. There was even a dumpling stand! I was able to check the savory-stands out as well, but I was primarily there for the chocolate. The whole gymnasium smelled like sweet chocolate; it was amazing! One really interesting stand I visited was the one sponsored by Roni Sue’s Chocolate Company.…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Welcome to Guava Island!

    Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, released a celebration of Caribbean culture, black life and music in the form of his top secret movie, Guava Island, on April 12. He released the movie in time with his Coachella performance on Amazon’s Prime Video for everyone not at Coachella to enjoy and it was indeed a pleasure to watch. The film was produced in secret over the course of a month in Havana, Cuba, and its production was only discovered because of a picture Rihanna took with a fan. Upon the film’s discovery, Gambino released a trailer with an unknown release date, now known to be Coachella weekend. The movie…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lighting Strikes again for DC & Warner Bros with SHAZAM!

    It is not a shock that some may think that, on the whole, Marvel Comics tends to surpass DC Comics in terms of quality, especially when it comes to their cinematic endeavors in recent years. The DC Cinematic Universe (DCCU) has only had one notably good film with Wonder Woman. I cannot speak to the quality of Aquaman as I have not seen it, but the mass majority agree that, while not horrendous, it was definitely a slight step down in quality. With all of that said, I am happy to report that DC’s newest release, Shazam, is not only good as it surpassed Marvel’s latest release, Captain Marvel, but…