• News

    CUNY reactions to the election

    On Nov. 8, Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. The election results however, have left different communities across the country, including the LGBTQ+ community, Muslim Americans and undocumented immigrants, concerned and even fearful. These feelings are reflected in some student organizations around Queens College. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to students across the state following the election. “After the harsh and ugly rhetoric of the campaign, many of you are concerned about what might happen next. Let me be clear: This is the State of New York, not a state of fear. We will not tolerate hate or racism. We have been…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Play leaves audience members on Cloud 9

    The Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance debuted their production of Caryl Churchill’s “Cloud 9” on Oct. 27 at the Performance Space, M11, in Rathaus Hall. The play was directed by Ana Margineanu and is broken into two very different acts. Act I takes place in Victorian times in a British colony in Africa and Act II takes place in 1979 London. All of the characters experience different things in both acts, but the themes of sexual discovery and confusion of gender are present in both. “In my eyes the play is about sexual repression,” Eleni Rosenboom, a senior art education major, said. “It is about how we…

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    Queens College president honored at Hispanic Heritage Month Ceremony

    Queens College President Felix Matos Rodriguez was honored at the Champions for Change and Leadership Awards on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the President’s Lounge. The Queens Tribune, a local Queens newspaper, hosted the Hispanic Heritage awards reception. The event was created for Hispanic Heritage month and to show how these Hispanic community leaders are making great changes in society. Other honorees included the Speaker of the New York City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito; President of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Director of Astoria Bank, Mayra DiRico; Attorney at Ahmuty, Demers and McManus and former president of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association, Lourdes Ventura; and Thalia Spanish Theater…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A dream-like play by students to begin

    The Queens College Theatre Guild will begin their production of “Cloud Tectonics,” a play written by Jose Rivera, at The Little Theatre in King Hall on May 19 at 7:30 p.m. The play explores the relationship between three characters, Celestina del Sol, played by Victoria Gomez, Nelson de la Luna, played by Michael Alvarado and Anibal de la Luna, played by Christopher Guevara. “The play begins when a lonely romantic, Aníbal, picks up a beautiful and very pregnant hitchhiker, who, over the course of one night, opens his mind to a new perception of time and a truer meaning of love,” Rina Dutta, the play’s director and a senior theatre…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A night full of laughs with Kathy Griffin

    Comedian Kathy Griffin captivated Queens College on April 9 with hilarious stories about awkward celebrity encounters, Church of Scientology theories and personal stories on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. Griffin is on an 80-city tour called the “Like a Boss Tour.” The well-attended event took place at the Colden Auditorium. Before the show started, the speakers played songs such as Cher’s “Woman’s World” and Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,” which audience members lip-synced and danced to. “I’ve seen her before, she’s very funny. She doesn’t do jokes really, she’s more of a storyteller and she’s a great storyteller,” Emil Layacan, an audience member who works in sales,…