Author: Manny Valdez

Arts & Entertainment

New exhibit explores artist’s life and career

Biala: Vision and Memory, is the latest exhibit on display at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. The exhibit features 50 paintings, collages and drawings from Janice Biala (1903-2000), showcasing seven decades of her work from 1930 to 1994. Many of her creations were drawn from her own life experiences. “In canvas after canvas, she displays remarkable visual […]

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Making the Queens College campus a safer place for LGBTQ students

Oliver “Ollie” Milbourne is one of the most outgoing and friendly people at Queens College. Walking into the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance clubroom, Milbourne, 18, always has a big smile on his face and greets everyone with a warm hug. In the room, Milbourne treats everyone like a close friend and is always willing […]

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CUNY reverses decision to penalize pregnant student

Pregnant college students no longer have to worry about facing forced maternity leave from classes. Stephanie Davis, a Borough of Manhattan Community College student, made headlines several weeks ago when she was told she would not be allowed to make up assignments due to pregnancy related absences. Davis subsequently was forced to drop the class and by doing […]

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Women now have easier access to birth control

Women in New York City now have another option for birth control if their Plan A fails. A federal judge ruled on April 5, that the contraceptive drug, Plan B, can be purchased over the counter without a prescription, regardless of age. Plan B is a pill that is effective in preventing pregnancy shortly after sexual […]

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Students juggling jobs and classes

College students often struggle with heavy amounts of school work and many students also have the added burden of holding down jobs. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau survey, 71 percent of college undergraduates work part time. The survey found that of these 19.7 million students, 20 percent worked more than 35 hours a week and more […]

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