• News,  This Week's Paper

    The Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting: What happened and where we’re going

    By Ameila Inderjeit, Shivaal Sinanan, & Siddharth Malviya Background On Wednesday, February 14, a 19 year-old gunman identified as Nikolas Cruz opened gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. 17 people were murdered, 14 of them students between the ages 14-18–none of them got to walk across the stage for graduation, others didn’t even get a chance to finish their first year of high school. Three teachers who went to school that morning for another day of work lost their lives protecting their students from gunfire. This is the reality of many high schools in the United States of America. As of March 2, the U.S. has…

  • News,  This Week's Paper

    25 Years of Pride in Queens

      By Ameila Inderjeit & Zabrina Mohamed The Queens Pride Parade will celebrate its 25th anniversary in June, as it continues to honor the evolution of  the LGBTQ+ community. Mea upnwhile, members of the QC community have created a number of projects over the past year that celebrate its advancements on campus. The parade, which was first held on June 6, 1993 in Jackson Heights with around 1,000 marchers, has become a festival that attracts more than 40,000 attendees to celebrate its  colorful displays and music. Activism in the LGBTQ+ community increased in 1990, following the news that Julio Rivera, a gay bartender, had been murdered by three young men…

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    SA “targeted” Guyanese Student Association club room

    On January 29 members of the Queens College Guyanese Student Association learned that the Student Association Space Committee planned to strip it of its club room in the Student Union Building without notifying them. But the club fought the move and won a reprieve until at least next fall. On January 26 the SA space committee voted on a proposal to offer the GSA’s space in the Student Union to the Caribbean Student Association, but the proposal failed. As noted within the meeting minutes, Student Association “suggested” fellow registered student organization, the Caribbean Student Association, move their club room into GSA’s current space in the Student Union. The SA space…

  • Op-Eds

    OP-ED: WHERE IS THE DIVERSITY?

    Queens College takes great pride in diversity. The paramount importance of diversity in race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion is continuously emphasized. Like most colleges today, the QC administration actively seeks to promote diversity in all forms. However, there seems to be at least one kind of diversity that is sorely missing. There is a certain type of diversity that is totally ignored, perhaps even frowned upon. For all this talk about diversity, we hardly hear anything at all about the need for more political and intellectual diversity on campus—particularly when it comes to conservatives and conservative ideas. Where are the conservatives? Are they hidden? Are they an endangered species…

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    Students for Change: History and how far they’ve come

    As an incumbent party, Students For Change understands the issues and concerns Queens College students face year in and year out. First founded in 2012, a group of everyday students united with a goal to serve in the interests of their peers, and provide a voice to those who felt unheard. Within their first year in office, the party was able to make numerous strides on campus—starting with a puppy room, a place where students were able to interact with therapeutic dogs to unwind from the stress of finals week. Along with this, SFC accomplished a QC staple, the MidKnight Breakfast, a fun filled food event, which brings students, faculty,…