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    Fight for $15 minimum wage is mixed issue for students

    The Fight for 15 campaign is growing across the U.S., but some Queens College students doubt whether it is possible to do. The campaign calls for the minimum wage to rise to $15 per hour. Under the federal law, minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. But some states and cities have it higher, like Seattle, where it is $15 per hour. Giovanni Deleo, a sophomore, said higher wages may help cover expenses like tuition for students. “With a raise in wages, it could definitely make paying off future loans a lot easier,” Deleo said. Students are fearful of taking out loans without paying it off. One in five Americans over…

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    Mixed emotions on campus for Mets in World Series

    The New York Mets reaching the World Series since 2000 was major news for Queens College students following baseball. Of course, not all are happy about it. “[I am] absolutely not [happy about it]. I’d rather see them lose every year than root for them,” Jordan O’Brien, sophomore, said. The Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs to reach the World Series in a playoff sweep, while the Kansas City Royals, their opponents, defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by winning four out of six playoff games. Other students, like senior Angelo Zamudio, embrace the Mets, hoping for a blue-and-orange victory against the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. “It’s about time…

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    Renovations at Queens College benefit media studies and science students

    Renovations at King Hall and Remsen Hall should give students an improved TV studio and modernized science labs. QC decided to renovate the TV studio at King Hall and the labs at Remsen Hall using a $2 million grant allocated for such projects. The improvements will include an improved green room, modernized electrical equipment and a makeover of the entire TV Studio at King Hall. There will also be more spacious laboratories and modern lab equipment at Remsen Hall. While some students may view this as a distraction, media studies and science majors are now able to get better hands-on experience with more modernized technology. “Maybe this could help us…

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    Volleyball team looks to bounce back despite slow start

    The Queens College women’s volleyball team anticipate a strong finish to the end of their season. The team lost nine out of their first 13 games, although they are confident of winning their last few matches. Junior Tori Bowser, returning from an injured knee ending her season last year, is a strong believer of this mindset. “We go into each game as a brand new one. We don’t focus on the outcome of the last game but rather the game that’s in front of us,” Bowser said. Not only did the team recruit five new players, but also former assistant coach Jason Octave is in his first season as head…

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    Racking up wins, women’s tennis team attains 6-0 record

    The women’s tennis team are starting off strong in their first season with an undefeated streak. The Lady Knights are 6-0 and, this year, aim to reach the NCAA playoffs for a 16th time in a row. Last season, they finished with a record of 17-5 and advanced to the Sweet 16 NCAA tournament in Surprise, Ariz. They were 25th in the national rankings and second in the Division II East Region and East Coast Conference. Alan Nagel continues to lead the team in his 37th season as head coach. He received the ECC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year, a title he earned nine times in…