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    Things to do in NYC: Get Involved and Volunteer!

      When thinking of activities in NYC, many people’s first instinct is to jump right to food, culture, and adventure. But this is overlooking an extremely rewarding option: volunteering.People often volunteer because they need it for high school, college, research and so on. However, many fail to realize how fun and advantageous volunteering is. I speak from experience, as I have been volunteering at the New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital for three and a half years, in addition to my volunteer experience at the American Red Cross, and a developmental school, Red Apple. Here are some things I have learned along the way that show why I encourage everyone to…

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    Student Association: Just the Beginning

    Student Association’s contributions to the fall 2017 semester started with Welcome Day, where PnB Rock came out to kick off the new school year with fun and music. Every year during Welcome Day, SA makes sure to start off the semester with an artist coming to campus, where past artists have been Omarion, Jay Sean, and TimeFlies. Ultimately, SA’s goal for Welcome Day is to help incoming freshman excited about beginning their new journey in college.         Over the month of September, Student Association collaborated with MSA and Catholic Newman Center to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Relief. Students donated clothes, canned foods, and other necessary care items.…

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    The American Red Cross comes to QC

    The American Red Cross is an organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education within the U.S., as well as globally with its international ties. Many schools and college campuses across the country have formed their own Red Cross club to show support for the organization. This semester, students of Queens College decided to bring the organization to the QC campus. The idea of starting a Red Cross club on Queens College started with Miriam Kaplan and Limore Nissanian, the president and vice president of Red Cross QC respectively.               “I came up with the idea of starting the club at QC when I volunteered at a blood drive…

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    2017 QC’s relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims

    On August 17th, 2017, Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to cause catastrophic flooding, torrential winds, and high winds over eastern Texas. Hurricane Harvey was the first destructive Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. In over a 4-day time period, many areas in Texas received a disastrous 40 inches of rain, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of homes being flooded, 30,000 displaced persons, and more than 17,000 human rescues. Hurricane Harvey was labeled as a Category 4 hurricane, and brought about several episodes of destruction throughout the country. It reached a tropical storm status on August 17th as it developed on…

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    Celebrating Diversity in Leadership

    Diversity in leadership is equal to breaking stereotypes in a society where certain group of people tend to dominate whether it’s in business, educational fields, or the army. It’s a moment to be proud of when people of all different kinds of race and background are welcomed. Queens College experienced a moment like this when Major Tejdeep Singh Rattan came to visit and shared his life experience about joining the army and a Q&A session with students. Major Rattan was one of the first few Sikhs who could keep his articles of faith, such as his beard and turban, while still serving the US army. “I have earned my promotion…