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    OP-ED: Heroin’s line of addiction

    I grew up in a suburban part of northern Queens, NY. It’s a pretty picturesque place for the most part with a mixture of family homes, small businesses, local churches, and lots of greenery. But there’s a dark side to this place that a lot of people don’t discuss, or maybe don’t even know about. I have lost multiple childhood friends or acquaintances this year alone to the heroin epidemic which has been raging through my neighborhood and many others these past few years. Every time it happens, I’m less and less shocked. It’s almost like we are all becoming more desensitized to it, but I can’t help but wonder,…

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    QC Jewish Population Demands Recognition

    Here at Queens College, there are a variety of eating options to choose from. The 16,000 students on campus get to choose from The Knight Diner, the Columbian restaurant, Au Bon Pain, various Shah Halal carts, and Starbucks cafes in a few buildings. It seems like Queens College has got it all figured out–except for kosher catering. Since January 2019, the kosher dining area on campus, The Dairy Stop, was forced to shut down due to the end of their lease. This has left nearly 4,000 Jewish students on campus without a viable food option, with at least 1,000 students who are exclusively kosher. This has made kosher students unable…

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    Queens College Introduces Two New Minors and a Major

    Interested in photography, LGBTQ studies or urban planning? Lucky for you, Queens College has introduced a new major and two new minors for the 2019-2020 academic year. A Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Imaging, a minor in LGBTQ Studies, and a minor in Urban Planning have been added to the QC roster. The major in photography and imaging at QC is the only photography major currently being offered at a CUNY school. The coursework of the degree couples the dexterity of advanced imaging techniques with the classical disciplines of art and photography. This program gives students access to a quality photography education one would find at a private…

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    Why isn’t the underground space in the Student Union being used?

    The Student Union Building feels like home to many students across campus. The building hosts offices for student clubs and organizations, including student government, and it also functions as a venue for events. The most common spaces used are the fishbowl, located on the first floor in the SA diner, and the ballroom on the fourth floor. A concern that many students have shared is the lack of use of the underground space situated in the Student Union Lower Level. This space is near the food pantry and seems like it would be a great venue for clubs and organizations to utilize. This begs the question; why has it not…

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    Queens College commemorates 1960s dissent movement with Rosenthal Library exhibit

    Taped on the back wall adjacent to the Tanenbaum Room is a question: “What still needs to be changed? At QC? In the world?” Answers scribbled on colorful sticky notes range from the logical, like better wifi and a 24-hour library, to the morally questionable, such as the forced retirement of all professors age 80 or above. It is a simple question that has been asked many times by many different people who come from many different walks of life. When overlooking a sea of memorabilia from one of the most politically controversial times in the 80+ years of Queens College’s existence, that simple question carries a bit more weight.…