• Arts & Entertainment

    Midtown Men bring the 1960s back

    The Midtown Men returned to Queens College on Feb. 21 to perform songs from the 1960s at Colden Auditorium. The Kupferberg Center for the Arts created the event with the original cast of Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys.” The Broadway play first began in 2005 and about a band called The Four Seasons. In 2010, Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer formed the group. Despite rebranding as The Midtown Men for legal reasons, they played about 2,000 shows and recorded an album. The quartet began the show with The Four Seasons hit “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” After that, they played “Can’t Buy Me Love,” the 1964…

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    QC promotes social change through theater remix

    “First Acts: A Doll’s House REMIX” offered audiences a different look at the original play. It used perspectives of minorities instead of the traditional Western view. The event took place at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum on Feb. 8 and 10. It is a project developed by the Kupferberg Center of the Arts to use historical plays and modernize them. “A Doll’s House”, written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, was written in 1879. It deals with issues like marriage, oppression and tradition values. The plot focuses on a money scandal. But the remix of it shifted to a secret love for belly dancing. This is one example of how the project works.…

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    Writing at Queens offers opportunities for students

    What do Revisions and QC Voices have in common? Both are offered by Writing at Queens. Writing at Queens, part of the English department, provides the two resources for students and faculty to submit their work. Revisions first began in spring 2004 and publishes annually. Each issue deals with a set topic like general change. Students and professors write about the issue and submit their piece by deadline. Once reviewed by editors, writers are notified if their work was chosen. Erin Spampinato, an English professor, said this year’s topic would deal with free speech and censorship. “The topic of speech is vital to students’ lives. We’d like to get our…

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    Proposed Senate bill offers discounted MetroCards

    The wallets of college students may become fatter because of a bill introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. The University Transit Rider Innovation Program offers a 25 percent discount to college students across the nation. This includes MetroCards for CUNY students. “The point of this legislation is to give college students some relief, because so many are working so hard to pay tuition and are also taking on large amounts of debt to get by, while at the same time working to ensure cash-strapped transit agencies like the MTA don’t have to shoulder the burden,” Schumer said. The bill is only a proposal and Congress is expected to deal with federal…

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    Library offers convenience through Mediascape rooms

    Large glass doors, luxury couches, smooth chairs, a wide roundtable and a 36-inch TV. This is not a fantasy, it is a Mediascape room at the library. In 2008, the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library announced it would renovate all six floors after its look began to falter since its opening in 1988. The entire project finished right before the fall 2012 semester. The three Mediascape rooms were among the renovations. The TVs, for example, allow laptops, tablets or any other electronic device to be displayed on screen with HDMI or VGA cords. Ben Cohen, a senior, is one student using the rooms in order to study for his classes. “They…