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    You Oughta Know That This is Great

      Drug addiction. Sexual assault. Bisexual identity. Marriage issues. Being a woman of color adopted into a white family. If you’re thinking that these topics would fit into one Lifetime original movie with 90’s rock tunes, then think again. These issues are at the center of Jagged Little Pill, the bold, enriching and exciting new Broadway musical that’s just settled down at the Broadhurst Theatre for a hopeful long run. Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s album of the same name and featuring all of its songs and a few more from Morissette’s other past work and two new songs added for this production, this new work focuses on a picture-perfect family who,…

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    OP-ED: The Gift(ed) That Keeps On Taking

    Specialized schools are quite common for those who live in New York City. Many of these schools serve to acknowledge students’ natural talents, ranging from music and art, to math and science. At first glance that seems like a wonderful thing for many living in New York, but Mayor de Blasio has a different outlook, one that stems from segregation.  De Blasio took note of how these schools and programs are, “geared to students… [that are] mostly white and Asian children. The rest of the system is open to all students and is predominantly black and Hispanic.” De Blasio has taken it upon himself to reduce this racial inequality —…

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    “Gloria” review

    The Theatre Department’s production of Gloria opened earlier this month at the Goldstein Theatre. Over the course of its 8-day engagement, the show threw the dangers of social isolation and tragedy commodification into stark relief. Visceral performances abounded and the painstakingly curated set forced the unreality of traumatic events to become real, if even for only one night at a time. The show, for all its emphasis on themes of recursion and accountability, smacks of a more macabre Groundhog Day. Of course, to call it that would be a facetious reduction, as the nuance within the story amounts to so much more. Dean (Giovanni DeLeo), Kendra (Grace Hwang) and Ani…

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    The Knights Table Food Pantry: Fighting Food Insecurity One Student at a Time

    On November 19, 2018, Queens College celebrated the opening of its first-ever food pantry: The Knights Table. Located in room LL29 of the Student Union, the pantry has made history this past year in its effort to tackle food insecurity amongst the student population. The pantry was a response to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s “No Student Goes Hungry Program” which ensures all CUNY and SUNY students in need have stigma-free access to food. New York is the first state in the U.S to have such an extensive program in place for combating hunger on college campuses, and QC is proud to champion such a noble venture.  The Office of Student…

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    CUNY & PSC Fight the Good Fight

    As college students, there are countless stressors that we encounter in our daily lives, whether they’re school related or not. Our commutes to school, our lack of sleep, or the amount of homework that piles up on our desks each night. But as we go through our days, we tend to forget that professors, fully grown adults who have once been where we are, face plenty of struggles as well. A huge stressor, especially for adjunct professors, is their low annual income. While this topic has become increasingly well known these days, there hasn’t been much action taken toward fixing the issue. However, the City University of New York (CUNY)…