• News,  This Week's Paper

    The Knight News has a big hit with their first-ever sponsored panel, “Journalism at Queens College.”

    “If you want to be in journalism, you have to get your hands dirty;” Melanie Bencosme, Queens College alumna and video journalist for NBC News Digital, told QC students during a panel sponsored by The Knight News on November 15, entitled, “Journalism at Queens College.” The event brought together four QC graduates currently pursuing careers in different sectors of the journalism field to speak to students about what it takes to make it as a journalist. Throughout the event, some tips offered by the panelists included obtaining an internship, starting blog, becoming a freelance writer, or joining the school newspaper. As Bencosme suggested, employers of the competitive, yet rewarding, industry…

  • This Week's Paper

    Student Empowerment Project vows to work for betterment of QC community

    As if rising out of thin air, The Student Empowerment Party gave Queens College students something that’s been absent in previous yearly elections: a choice. During last semester’s student government election, the current Student Association ultimately triumphed against SEP. But that did not deter SEP, now known as the Student Empowerment Project, from continuing its efforts to improve the QC community. According to the club’s vice president Liam Philip, a sophomore majoring in history and economics, the six-month active club “works as an auxiliary organizational body for other clubs on campus.” This includes, but is not limited to, helping with club advertisements, promoting co-sponsored events between clubs, and keeping students…

  • Self-Empowerment,  This Week's Paper

    Five Ways to Get Back on Track

    Whether complex or simple, we all have goals ,but sometimes life simply gets in the way of our fulfilling them. Where it’s a poor grade on a test you spent hours preparing for,  the end of a five-year relationship with someone you thought you’d spend the rest of your life with, or a death in the family—life definitely has its way of creating setbacks. So much so that they may completely deter, distract or make you forget what you truly want to achieve. In times like these it’s important not to lose yourself during moments of grievance, failure, or disappointment. Here are some tips to ease you back on track…

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    Club Spotlight: Roots Honorary Community Service

    Do not be intimidated by its rather long name—Roots Honorary Community Service is a small club with so much heart. Just under a year ago, Ramandeep Kaur, a fourth-year biology student, founded RHCSC with the hope of giving Queens College students an opportunity to give back to the community through volunteer work. Specifically, the club specializes in local community outreach by hosting fundraisers, participating in walkathons, and taking part in local after school programs. While RHCSC strives to increase social responsibility, members gain more than just community service hours. “The club itself has [enabled] members to feel valued and part of a team. It [provides them with] an outlet for…