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    CUNY & PSC Fight the Good Fight

    As college students, there are countless stressors that we encounter in our daily lives, whether they’re school related or not. Our commutes to school, our lack of sleep, or the amount of homework that piles up on our desks each night. But as we go through our days, we tend to forget that professors, fully grown adults who have once been where we are, face plenty of struggles as well. A huge stressor, especially for adjunct professors, is their low annual income. While this topic has become increasingly well known these days, there hasn’t been much action taken toward fixing the issue. However, the City University of New York (CUNY)…

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    QC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with New Art Exhibit

    On September 19,  Queens College held the opening reception of the New York Latin American Art Triennial exhibit. The art exhibition is located at the QC Art Center, on the sixth floor of the QC Rosenthal Library. The exhibition was put together by the Triennial director, Luis Stephenberg, and the Triennial chief curator, Alexis Mendoza. According to the QC Art Center website, “the New York Latin American Art Triennial celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the participation of over 100 Latino artists, local as well as from the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The program includes over 7 art exhibitions throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens with the theme of ‘Progressive Transition’.” …

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    CUNY: Tuition hikes affects students lives

    City University of New York prides itself on earning high placements in college social mobility rankings published by sites such as The Chronicle of Higher Education. However, with CUNY constantly raising their tuition, CUNY is putting in danger their affordability and continued enrollment of lower income students, which is the very thing that put them so high up on social mobility lists in the first place.  On June 26, CUNY students received an unexpected email. The email revealed a tuition increase would be effective starting the Fall 2019 semester. Approximately just a year prior to that, on July 3, 2018, CUNY students had received another email. The email revealed a tuition…

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    Millennials and Politics

    On Feb 25th, 2019, the Queens College Student Association hosted a panel called “Millennials and Politics” during Free Hour. Held in honor of Black History Month, the panel focused on the up-and-coming generation of leadership and activism within the African-American community. The event was moderated by Aboubaker Hamida of the Student Association. To start off the event, Hamida opened up with an icebreaker, asking attendees what black history meant to them. Hamida asked the guest speakers questions submitted by students through a Google document. The guest speakers at the event were Natasha Williams, James Johnson and Edward B. Cooper Owens. Natasha Williams is a political consultant for the Women’s March…

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    How far they’ve come — current sophomores reflect on their freshman year at QC

    The transition from high school to college can be unsettling. Choosing a major, gaining the infamous freshman fifteen, being surrounded by new people, not being able to find the buildings your classes are in and the first week of finals can make freshman year seem worse than it really is. The Knight News chose to interview some current sophomores to see how their perspectives have changed a whole year later.   “It’s your responsibility to go home every night, to read the textbook, to do the problems, to use all the resources you can, so I wish that’s something I had known. The professors will only get you 75 percent…