Day: May 5, 2019

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OP-ED: Not a “One Shot Test”

Only seven black students were offered a seat at Stuyvesant High School this year. Bronx Science admitted 13 less black students this year than last. 11 Latino students were admitted to Staten Island Tech out of 300 admitted students. In fact, from the 4,798 students who received an acceptance letter to a specialized high school, […]

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The fight for higher adjunct pay

The challenge of working without a livable wage has been faced by adjunct faculty throughout all of CUNY and they continue to face it to this day. Despite putting in substantial hours of work each semester for several classes and, in many cases, across several different campuses, many feel that the amount they are paid […]

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Student government for 2019-2020 year announced

After weeks of perfectly-crafted campaigns, of bonding between classmates being formed and innumerable voting from the Queens College student body, the results are in. The President and Vice-President of the Student Association, QC’s student government, are officially Joseph Cobourne, ‘21, and Siddharth Malviya, ‘21, respectively. Cobourne, a political science major, as well as a double-minor […]

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Shark Tank host named 2019 commencement day speaker

This year, for the 93rd commencement, Queens College is proud to have Alumnus Matt Higgins, ABC’s Shark Tank Shark and Miami Dolphins Executive, named as Queens College’s 2019 Commencement Speaker. Queens College has had honorable commencement speakers throughout its past for the graduation ceremonies including “Genius Award” recipient, Cristina Jiménez Moreta, Congresswoman Grace Meng and […]

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Big buddy program: Empowering children and changing students’ lives

It is that time of year again, where any student at Queens College can apply to become a big buddy. The Big Buddy program is a long running service-learning program at QC with a mission to mentor, inspire and educate children who are experiencing homelessness. As stated on its page on the QC website, the […]

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CUNY Queens commemorates 50th anniversary of Stonewall

“Until you know who you are, nothing will ever work out,” remarked Truett Vaigneur, CUNY LEADS Specialist at York College. Vaigneur said this in regards to dealing with one’s sexuality, a topic that has been seemingly destigmatized in our modern era. A particular time period that emphasizes the importance of this milestone is the times […]

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