• Photo Credit: Joaqin Sapien Caption: Riker's Island Cells
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    Rikers Island Inmates Accumulate Over $1.2 Million in Fines

    On Feb 3, Reuven Blau of The City published an article exposing the accumulation of $1.2 million fines by Rikers Island inmates. These fines, which date back to 2015, act as punishments for failing to listen to direct orders against assaulting other inmates. Those fines are withdrawn from the inmate’s commissary funds which are used by inmates to purchase certain “luxury” items. Items could range from $0.90 for an envelope to $88.40 for an MP3 player. However, in order to avoid any disputes pertaining to unjustified fines, inmates can stand in front of an internal tribunal and defend themselves. According to Bleu, “if a detainee is found guilty, the money…

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    Club Day Kicks Off Spring Semester

    On Wednesday Feb. 5, the Student Association hosted the Spring Semester Club Day in the Student Union during free hour. Club Day is a chance for various clubs and organizations to share their goals and purpose with the Queens College community and to recruit potential new members. From front to back, the whole area was lined with stands for all 72 clubs and three organizations to represent themselves. At the entrance of the Student Union, one could see the groups of students trying to get into the elevator to get to the event. Popular music permeated the room, played by a disc jockey that the Student Association hired for the…

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    A break from reality

    The Netflix Original Series “Daybreak” is an American post-apocalyptic comedy-drama based on a graphic novel by Brian Ralph. The show stars Colin Ford as Josh Wheeler, a Canadian transfer student from Toronto who survived an epidemic alongside Angelica Green, a 10-year-old genius, and Wesley Frist, a high school jock who turned into a post-apocalyptic samurai.  The show begins with the introduction of Josandh Wheeler, an average C-student at Glendale High School who survived the apocalypse. Josh is not a perfect hero – he is often self-centered, hard to work with, and clumsy. However throughout the story he shows that when the situation gets tough, he will make the right decision.…

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    The Heavenly Duo: “Good Omens” TV Review

    The Amazon Prime Video show, “Good Omens”, is a fantasy fiction based off of a novel by  the same name written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The show stars Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, and David Tennant as the demon Crowley, as they team up to prevent the Biblical event of Armageddon.  Armageddon is a prophesied event in which Jesus will lead God’s heavenly army to crush all of God’s enemies before the final judgement of mankind. Aziraphale and Crowley are determined to prevent the End of Times, as they have become quite accustomed to living on Earth as the representatives of Heaven and Hell. Alongside the story’s…