• Editorials,  Op-Eds

    OP-ED: Queens’ Culture Diversity: An Outsider’s Perspective

    Hi! My name is Colman! Nice to meet you. I’m a student enrolled at the University of Oregon, but I’m taking classes at Queens College through a program called the National Student Exchange. I’ve met so many new people here, and many of those first encounters have developed into friendships that I’m confident will outlast this experience. When I meet someone from the area, and they figure out I’m from Oregon, I’ll often get the response “What made you choose Queens?”   Those words by themselves sound pretty neutral, but imagine them being said in a more cynical tone. That’s the sentiment I perceive when people ask me that question…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    “She Kills Monsters” Slays QC Students

    On the night of Sunday, Nov. 3, I elected to go watch a play. The performance I decided on was “She Kills Monsters,” the latest collaborative production between the QC department of Drama, Theatre and Dance and the theatre guild. When I approached the box office at Kupferberg, I saw it was empty. Taped on to the glass was a sign that directed patrons to head to the lowest floor of Rathaus hall. So, that’s where I went next. Once I reached my destination, I saw there were many folks standing outside the entrance to the theatre at the end of the hall. I approached and asked the man who…

  • News,  Op-Eds,  This Week's Paper

    Op-Ed: A storm fueled by coal and drenched with ash

    Hurricane Florence reportedly caused damages as high as $22 billion, and the storm contributed to the deaths of at least 50 people. In a Tweet, scientists at the National Weather Service (NWS) called the storm a “1,000 year rain event.” That means there was a 0.1% chance of the storm producing the amount of rainfall that it did. This low probability points to the possibility that human activity may have contributed to severity of the storm.Hurricane Florence dumped upwards of 50 inches of rain in some places and displaced 10 trillion gallons of water, over three days, across the Carolinas and Virginia.   A group of researchers estimated that the…

  • News

    New York State Picks up FEMA’s slack

    In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria bore down on the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico, knocking out power, destroying homes, and reaping an estimated death toll of about three thousand souls. The destruction motivated more than 135,000 Puerto Ricans to flea the island, and relocate to the mainland United States.   Many US citizens have criticized the Federal government’s response to the catastrophe for not being of sufficient scale and speed. USA Today reported that six months after the hurricane struck, 200,000 families still lacked electricity. A year has passed and public buildings like hospitals are still damaged, isolated areas are still without water, and the electric grid is…

  • Arts & Entertainment,  Career Column

    Business and Technology Career Opportunity Exposition

    The Center for Career Engagement and Internships hosted a business and technology exposition event on the Quad this past Monday, September 17th, for students of all kinds to start building their future. This event was chock-full of internship and career opportunities for the aspiring accountants, entrepreneurs, and software developers.   The event started at noon. At this time, there was a small crowd of men and women clad in business casual attire, whom gathered around the ring of tables that were previously set up. This scene took place on the patch of green lawn closest to the Rosenthal library.   When I walked by about an hour into the event,…