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    Music provides little understanding of wars post 9/11

    The relationship between war and music in the post 9/11 era is different than it was during the height of the Vietnam War. On April 28, Columbia University hosted an event called Soundtrack of War, which examined the parallels between music and the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Service Together, an organization that seeks to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians, organized the event. The music of the 1960’s gave listeners, present and future, an understanding of the conflict and politics of the time. The same cannot be said of the wars following 9/11. In terms of the war and the politics around it, veterans of Iraq and…

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    Spreading awareness for the children of Honduras through music

    The Queens College Students Helping Honduras chapter held a benefit concert at the Agora Café on March 14 to raise money for Honduran youth education. Students Helping Honduras is a non-governmental organization, whose goals are to reduce gang violence and poverty in Honduras through youth empowerment and education. The organization raises money for the cause through fundraising and volunteering.  This semester Students Helping Honduras is trying to raise $3,000 to help offset the costs of construction materials, employing workers and taxes to build an educational institution for children in Honduras.  “Our goal is to spread awareness about the conditions in Honduras,” Kevon Manners, a senior nutrition and exercise science major…

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    Undocumented, unapologetic and unafraid

    Queens College’s DREAM Team held their fourth annual UndocuMic on March 9 where undocumented students used performance art to talk about their hardships. There were 11 performances, and they ranged from poetry to dance. Yet all who performed wanted to talk about the experience of being an undocumented immigrant in the United States. A report released in January by the Center for Migration Studies found there are nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The DREAM Team, a club of undocumented students and supporters, holds the event every year at the Agora Cafe in the Student Union. Kevin Guzman, a senior and co-founder of the DREAM Team, said the…