Day: October 17, 2019

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OP-ED: Raising the student activity fee should be the last resort

If the student activity fee were increased, would the benefits to student life on campus outweigh the financial burden this would put on students? That question is not so easily answered. Queens College’s student activity fee is currently $162 per student. With approximately 20,000 students attending QC, this means there is an estimated amount of […]

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Budget Crisis Sends a Ripple Effect Throughout Queens College

Queens College is bending to demands forced upon it in recent years by an increasing budget issue that’s rapidly spreading across the entire CUNY system. “A disturbing trend in faculty hiring at QC is that we increasingly hire lecturers rather than professorial lines,” an anonymous professor wrote in a statement, “simply because lecturers’ salaries are […]

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Interview With Interim President Dr. William Tramontano

“Scientists are expected to be good humanists, but humanists are not expected to be good scientists.” This was proclaimed by none other than Dr. William Tramontano, the interim university President of Queens College. A lover of science, Tramontano received a degree in biology at Manhattan College and eventually obtained a doctorate in cell biology from […]

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Call for More Funding for CUNY Schools in 2020

CUNY schools are said to be some of the most affordable schools there are for undergraduate and graduate education, but is that really the case? According to Student Debt Relief, the national average for undergraduates during the 2017-2018 school year was $9,970 for in-state residents at public universities, and $25,620 for out-of-state residents at four-year […]

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QC’s Questionable Ability to Maintain Sustainability On Campus

Queens College is known for its large spanning campus, with a well-kept Quad, tables and chairs carefully strewn all over the grounds, and not a single piece of litter in sight. But inside the buildings, which stand shiny and new as if they were built just yesterday, a different picture reveals itself. The QC Buildings […]

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Vaping-Related Illnesses Reach All-Time High

As of early September this year, 530 Americans have been diagnosed with lung illnesses and eight have lost their lives to a vaping-related health outbreak. Doctors and researchers believe the rise in popularity of vaping is the cause of this growing problem, which might only continue to worsen.  Before vaping became a known issue, smoking […]

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Trump’s Childhood Home: Back On the Market

After an unsuccessful attempt earlier this year to sell President Donald Trump’s childhood home in Queens, NY, the house is back on the auction block. The auction itself will conclude on Nov. 14, and according to the New York Times, it last sold for $2.14 million in 2017. The hefty purchase was made by a […]

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