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    Popularity of Plant-Based Meat Affects The Farming Industry & US Economy

    Whether it’s burgers, steak, chicken or a host of different options, meat has long been a staple food item found in households across the United States. The average american consumes an average of roughly 222 pounds of meat and poultry in 2018 according to the US Department of Agriculture. With the ever-growing market of plant-based meat, that record is heading in the opposite direction. At a time, however, when many Americans clutch their firmly-held beliefs tightly, a switch to plant-based meat would seem destined for failure, but that hasn’t been the case.  Popeyes wasn’t the only fast-food restaurant generating buzz in recent weeks. On Aug. 27, KFC became the first…

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    OP-ED: A lifetime of history in one summer

    Over the summer, I had the opportunity to study in three countries as part of QC Study Abroad. The program was entitled, “History of Art: A Thousand Years of European Highlights.” From July 7 to Aug. 16, 2019, I was able to travel to Florence, Italy, Utrectht, the Netherlands and Germany to learn about different time periods in history. I started the program learning about the Renaissance in Italy, moved to the Dutch Golden Age in the Netherlands and finished by learning about both post-World War I and post-World War II art in Germany. The reason I chose this program was because I had never before taken an art history…

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    CUNY: Tuition hikes affects students lives

    City University of New York prides itself on earning high placements in college social mobility rankings published by sites such as The Chronicle of Higher Education. However, with CUNY constantly raising their tuition, CUNY is putting in danger their affordability and continued enrollment of lower income students, which is the very thing that put them so high up on social mobility lists in the first place.  On June 26, CUNY students received an unexpected email. The email revealed a tuition increase would be effective starting the Fall 2019 semester. Approximately just a year prior to that, on July 3, 2018, CUNY students had received another email. The email revealed a tuition…

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    PSC’s long haul fight for higher adjunct pay

    The Professional Staff Congress (PSC) started negotiating collective bargaining agreements for CUNY staff in 2000, but the most recent fight for higher adjunct professor salaries has been an uphill battle since 2017.  The PSC is a local labor union that represents 30,000 CUNY staff members. The union fights for the protection and livelihood of its members, standing up to CUNY when it fails to cater to its staff’s professional needs. Through grievance arbitration, a process that allows for the final settlement of a dispute between an employer and its unionized employees, involvement in political matters, and the advocacy of special benefits provided to its members, the PSC participates in all…

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    Friends, food, and fun: QC club day

    Dozens of tables lined the Quad, decorated with posters, flyers, business cards and candy. This was the scene last Wednesday at the annual Queens College Club Day. The weather was perfect, and the event was buzzing with excitement from all who attended. Club Day is held once per school year, usually during the first few weeks of the semester. It allows the myriad of QC clubs to exhibit what they do to the general student population and to inform students on how they can get involved. QC has rightfully gained a reputation as one of the prominent CUNY schools where school spirit and a sense of community are vigorous. It…