• Sports,  This Week's Paper

    Women’s Fencing Team Conquers at Home Invitational Meet

    On Sunday, February 11, the women’s fencing team were ready to fight their opponents at the Fitz Gymnasium. The QC team faced off against Long Island University Post, City College of New York, and Yeshiva University. The team had been working hard at practice for this meet and it paid off on Sunday, with the team finishing 3-0. Although, the opponents put up a great fight, the Knights gave it all they had to capture the victory. The team’s next meet is scheduled for Sunday, February 25 in New Jersey. Foil fencer Sabrina Decopain had a perfect game at the home meet, scoring 9-0 wins for the Knights. When asked…

  • News,  This Week's Paper

    Queens College named best value college for teaching degrees in New York State

    On January 23, 2018, Queens College was named one of the top 20 best value colleges for teaching degrees. The ranking process consisted of acceptance rates, program popularity, breadth of programs, retention rates, and net price. Queens College offers 97 registered programs that give future teachers the building blocks to be successful. Queens College student, Michael Muldoon, was extremely happy to be part of the education program. He commented, “It is important for students receive an affordable education. It is exciting because it opens the possibilities that students may not typically have. The education they receive will shape the person they will become and investing in higher education is the…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    5 must-see places to visit in New York during the winter months

    New York is extremely beautiful. “The city that never sleeps” has many tourist attractions during the winter. Even if you live in New York, there are 5 places that every New Yorker should visit this winter. The start of winter hints that it is almost time for Christmas. Many of us don’t enjoy winter because of the weather. However, the weather should not stop us from making memories and enjoying the sights New York has to offer. Below I have listed the five places I encourage everyone to visit to have a wonderful winter experience. Wollman Rink. Located in Central Park, during the winter visitors specifically travel to ice-skate at…

  • Op-Eds,  This Week's Paper

    Dealing with stress during finals

    We all have finals approaching and want to do the best we can. However, some of us are not the best test takers. Many students often get stressed about their finals, which can cause mental health issues. Here are five tips to help you get through the stressful weeks leading up to finals week:     Time Management. It’s often hard to find the time to study with our busy schedules. However, managing your time correctly can be a useful tool for studying and relaxing. It’s best to have a set time for studying; setting aside a mere one to two hours a day as “studying time” can prove more helpful than…

  • Sports,  This Week's Paper

    The QC women’s fencing team prepares for season opening

    The QC Women’s Fencing team is currently preparing for their upcoming competition at Vassar College. Practice is ongoing, with Greg Rupp as the team’s esteemed coach. There are many new talented students joining the team this year, so this should be a great season not to be missed. Since early October, practice has begun. The team is made up of 9 girls, 3 for each weapon. Epee, Foil, and Sabre are the three weapons used in fencing, each with a different style of fighting. Every semester, at least one new student joins the team. Fencing is a sport that is difficult to adjust to, but over time one is able…