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    QC Students talk in-person class experience during pandemic

    The 2020 Fall semester is in full swing! Despite its historically unprecedented online instruction, Queens College faculty and staff are tirelessly working to ensure that students receive a quality education. With more students being infected by COVID-19 on college campuses across the nation, the fear of a local spike in cases still remains prevalent amongst members of the community. The majority of students are receiving synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of both lecture types through diverse platforms such as CUNY Blackboard Collaborative Ultra, Zoom, Google Meets, Slack, Dropbox and others. But what happens to those students and professors who need access to science laboratories as per their major or minor…

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    Kamala Harris-Joe Biden’s Right-hand Woman: A Spotlight on Democratic VP Choice

    On August 11, 2020, US Senator for California, Kamala Harris made national headlines when Joe Biden announced her as his running mate. From former rivals to aspiring President and Vice President duo, Kamala Harris soon became an indelible force to America as a whole.  Kamala Harris’s headlining fierce attack on Joe Biden’s previous stance on busing during a 2019 Democratic debate is long gone. Now, Ms. Harris, 55, is setting a new precedent; she is the first bi-racial and bi-ethnic woman of color to be selected as a fellow companion to an aspiring president for the Democratic national ticket. She gives hope to a wide array of angsty Americans both…

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    The Political Saga Continues- An Insight of the DNC & RNC Highlights

    With just 52 days until the presidential election, millions of Americans tuned in live during the  Dermocratic Convention and the Republican National Convention, respectively. The Demoratic National Convention (DNC), a four day event hosted by Milwaukee, Wisconsin was a complete departure from the Republic National Convention that featured no social distancing and wearing of masks.  The DNC covered a wide array of topics that reached and thus empathized with the demands of many American groups- the working class, middle class, the wealthy, young voters, students, families, and the many racial groups that make up this country. While attacks towards President Trump were not omitted, the criticism was certainly conveyed in…

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    Lebanon in crisis

    Illicit explosives allegedly barred from being stored in Beirut were detonated at dusk on Tuesday in Beirut, Lebanon, causing numerous casualties.  At approximately 6:00 P.M., the explosion struck the capital city of Beirut, killing over 100 civilians and injuring at least 1,000. Lebanon’s prime minister said in an official statement that preliminary investigations show that an estimated 2,750 metric tons of explosive ammonium nitrate were stored at a warehouse at the time of detonation. The magnitude of the detonation caused tremors felt in the neighboring country of Cypress. Civilians, rescue teams and public officials are desperately searching for bodies amidst the rubble. Electricity in all of Beirut faltered, delaying search…

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    CUNY Queens students charged full tuition despite primarily online semester

    Many household name universities have announced that due to the Fall 2020 school semester term predominantly being online with virtual instruction,tuition costs will be reduced. This measure has been adopted in hopes to relieve students of financial burdens as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting  job security for many. Students attending universities such as Georgetown University are fortunate enough to receive comprehensive services and options that make up for the lack of certainty the fall semester will bring.  While colleges and universities across our nation have been pressured to decrease tuition costs by parents, students, and lawmakers, a small minority of institutions proceeded to acquiesce to their pleas. Queens…