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    Things to do in the NYC-Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    The Guggenheim Museum, located at 1071 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, has a new exhibition now on display called “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World” until Jan. 7. The three month long exhibition was launched on Oct. 6 and was created after Paris based artist Huang Yong Ping’s 1993 exhibit presented in Stuttgart, Germany. It includes film, video, contemporary art and photography from 71 Chinese artists between the years of 1989-2008. The artwork includes 150 public and private collections from Asia, Europe, the United States and the Middle East. It shows historical content in different parts of China after the Cold War, that embody capitalist, realism, the working…

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    Students of the QC Dream Team reflect on DACA’s impact

    The Trump Administration announced its plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) on September 5, a decision affecting almost 800,000 immigrants including students of the Queens College community, some of whom are members of the Queens College Dream Team. QC Dream Team was founded in 2012, as a result of the New York State Dream Act’s failure, a decision affecting both documented and undocumented students. The club aims to provide a safe space for undocumented students and allies, hosting meetings and events, such as Undocu-Mic and Conversations in the Dark, where undocumented students can express their feelings or doubts in a safe environment. The team has…

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    The Big Buddy program at Queens College helps children in need

    The Big Buddy program was founded in 1989, by Arthur Salz, a professor of early elementary childhood education. He read in a newspaper report that there were 10,000 homeless children in New York. “Obviously these children were going through a hard time in their life,” Salz said. “I wanted to do something to support them in this difficult time.” This program connects Queens College students with elementary school children in transitional homes and works with the Jamaica Family Residence and the Briarwood Family Residence. The two coordinators of the program are Sheryl Marmon Halm, a retired principal, and Elizabeth Shneider, who was a former Big Buddy mentor. Between 40 to…

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    The Spinners and Little Anthony and the Imperials Come to QC

    The Spinners and Little Anthony & The Imperials performed at Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 8. The auditorium flooded with people as Little Anthony and the Imperials opened up the show. The doo-wop band included four band members, Robert DeBlanc, Earnest Wright, Johnny Britt, and Little Anthony Gourdine. Little Anthony and the Imperials formed in 1958 in New York City. The original members were Clarence Collins, Earnest Wright, Glouster “Nate” Rogers and Tracey Lord. They were indicted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Earnest Wright, founder of the Imperials, Robert DeBlanc has sung with Aretha Franklin, an American singer who started her career…

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    Coptic textile donation expands QC museum’s collection

    The estate of Rose Choran recently donate to the Queens College Godwin-Ternbach museum 85 Coptic textiles from Egypt that are 1,500 years old. Along with the textile donations, art books were also donated to the museum. These textiles are expanding the museum’s textile collections. The textiles will be on display from May 15 to May 20 in the museum. Associate professor of art history at Brooklyn College and Byzantine specialist, Jennifer Ball, will be speaking at the museum during the display. The term “Coptic” comes from Copts, an ancient Christian group from Egypt. The textiles are from 3rd to 7th century AD when Egyptians, Romans and Greeks co-existed. The textiles…