• Credit: Asian-American Center Caption: Scholarship recipients pose with their scholarships, along with the Directors of the Asian-American Center.
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    The Asian/American Center Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    On May 1, the Asian/American Center at Queens College held a celebration for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Q-Side Lounge at the Dining Hall during free hour. A presentation was held honoring the students receiving the A/AC scholarship award and also awarding students and benefactors of the A/AC. Following the award ceremony, guest speaker Carl Takei, Esq., presented his speech, “Asian Americans, White Supremacy and the Importance of Solidarity.” After Takei’s speech, members of the A/AC’s student council read aloud their personal reflections about their experience as an Asian American. The celebration started with “Silk and Bamboo” music played by Professor Liu Li and Professor Chen Tao, members…

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    Big buddy program: Empowering children and changing students’ lives

    It is that time of year again, where any student at Queens College can apply to become a big buddy. The Big Buddy program is a long running service-learning program at QC with a mission to mentor, inspire and educate children who are experiencing homelessness. As stated on its page on the QC website, the program is “Designed to foster an engaging learning and mentoring experience for Queens College students and homeless children in an equity-based, empowering, and socially just context.” The program is headed by Dr. Karla Manning, PhD, who is also a lecturer in the elementary and early childhood education department at QC. Before she was a professor…

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    Acting legend Luke Perry passes away at age 52

    On Feb. 27, 2019, beloved film and television actor Luke Perry suffered a massive stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California. TMZ reported that paramedics received a call about Luke Perry’s stroke from someone in the residence. When EMTs arrived, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum was reportedly “responsive and talking,” however, “his condition deteriorated.” Following a second stroke, his family decided to remove him from life support and he died from complications on March 4, 2019 at the age of 52. Perry’s death certificate, released by TMZ, reveals the cause of death as an ischemic cerebrovascular accident, the most common type of stroke, which occurs when a…

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    Congress & A Declaration of National Emergency Bring Government Shutdown to an End

    The U.S. House and the Senate both voted on Thursday, Feb. 14 to approve a spending deal to avoid yet another shutdown. The Senate voted earlier in the day and approved the deal with a majority 83 votes for and 16 against the deal. The House voted later in the day with a majority approval of 300 to 128 votes. The bill, providing $1.375 billion for a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, has passed through Congress and was sent on its way to President Donald Trump, who signed the bill and declared a national emergency at the border on Friday, Feb. 15. The approval of this bill comes after…

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    Queens and Crystal City score Amazon HQ2

    On Nov. 13, 2018 Amazon officially announced their decision to open two new HQ2 locations in Long Island City, Queens NY and Crystal City in Arlington, Virgina.   After a year of searching for second headquarter location, Amazon has finalized plans to open two new headquarters in two different areas. Each location will bring in around 50,000 employees. These employees are expected to be high-tech workers, such as data engineers and information technology professionals.   The ever-growing online company sought out Crystal City because of its proximity to Washington D.C., their great transit system, and since it is a hub for recent college grads. Similarly, Long Island City was chosen…