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    “That’s one small step for (wo)man, one giant leap for (wo)mankind”

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, otherwise known as NASA, and women everywhere celebrated a historic occasion upon the first ever all-female spacewalk completed on Friday Oct. 18. The space-walk was completed by astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch when the pair left the International Space Station to replace a power controller and return the space station to its full capacity. It lasted several hours and a video of the space-walk taken with a GoPro was posted to social media.   Both astronauts were excited to participate in the experience and make history with their walk. Meir later tweeted, “We hope Friday’s adventure invigorates the power of all who dare to…

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    Queens College Introduces Two New Minors and a Major

    Interested in photography, LGBTQ studies or urban planning? Lucky for you, Queens College has introduced a new major and two new minors for the 2019-2020 academic year. A Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Imaging, a minor in LGBTQ Studies, and a minor in Urban Planning have been added to the QC roster. The major in photography and imaging at QC is the only photography major currently being offered at a CUNY school. The coursework of the degree couples the dexterity of advanced imaging techniques with the classical disciplines of art and photography. This program gives students access to a quality photography education one would find at a private…

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    OP-ED: Raising the student activity fee should be the last resort

    If the student activity fee were increased, would the benefits to student life on campus outweigh the financial burden this would put on students? That question is not so easily answered. Queens College’s student activity fee is currently $162 per student. With approximately 20,000 students attending QC, this means there is an estimated amount of $3.24 million dollars devoted to fund over 100 clubs at QC. The money also covers organizations such as the Committee for Disabled Students, the Child Development Center and services for students such as the QC shuttle bus. Clubs and student life are vital to the college experience and important resources that all students should have…

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    Kin’d Thai Review: The Kind of Thai Worth Trying

    Kin’d Thai does not stand out amongst the many businesses populating Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows. Located a ten-minute drive or twenty-minute bus ride from Queens College, the restaurant’s building is white brick, simple and unassuming, with the only indication that there may be something of interest to the place being a group of people clustered at the door on an otherwise empty street. Once you step inside Kin’d, however, you are immediately struck by the busy and lively atmosphere, friendly staff, and, most of all, the delicious smell of freshly-cooking Thai food. Upon entering Kin’d, you will be directed to add your name and number to a Yelp waiting…

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    Researchers Balance Passion for Pop Culture and Science

    Dr. Maral Tajerian and Dr. Sebastian Alvarado are a power couple, if there ever was one. They received a grant to do their lab on neuroplasticity at Queens College and are conducting groundbreaking research here.  This isn’t the first project they’ve worked on together either; their interest in pop culture and video games led them to co-found Thwacke!, a consulting firm that helps the entertainment industry develop plausible fictional science. This scientific plausibility can help foster interest in STEM fields; Tajerian believes,“It helps suspend disbelief and often serves as a source for inspiration for writers, artists and designers.” Alvarado credits “comic books and 90s cartoons” for sparking his interest in…