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    SFC President works to increase school spirit with more events

    Queens College student government president, Matthew Louie is determined to raise student pride and awareness with more enticing events. Louie, a 22-year-old senior, is triple majoring in accounting, political science and economics. He makes it a priority to liven things up on campus. “We’re big on social activities; we’d love to get the campus more involved,” Louie said of Students for Change, a relatively new political party on campus. “Overall, we’re looking to do at least two parties a month for the students.” School spirit is considered by Louie to be an important aspect of the college experience. “School pride is definitely important, in my opinion. That’s one thing I’m…

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    College friends do not always equal friends for life

    Friends made in college are friends made for life. On Aug. 28, troughs of incoming freshmen and transfer students went to Queens College for the first day of school. But many unseasoned and seasoned college students may have a difficult time in one pivotal aspect of college life: making friends. QC is a large campus with a large student population. The school covers 77 acres and the current enrollment is over 20,000 matriculated students, according to the QC website. New students often feel intimidated by the mass of people and the vastness of the college setting. With such a large student population, QC seems to be a nursing ground for…

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    Students and faculty question the value of unpaid internships

    According to a student survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers 63.1 percent of paid interns receive at least one job offer as compared to 37 percent of unpaid interns. Those unpaid interns don’t fare much better than the 35 percent of students without an internship that get offered at least one job. Vernessa Joseph, 25, a paid intern at Queensborough Community College’s technology department, believes that although unpaid interns still get experience and education, they are disadvantaged if it doesn’t lead to a position. “If nothing is coming your way from all of that experience, if no one is going to look at it and say ‘oh,…