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    Track team captain reflects on past, prepares for future

    On a windy Thursday afternoon the Queens College track team captain Skandal Delince took the hurdles back to the storage room with his assistant coach as teammates walked off the track field. “It’s a lot of responsibility. Like random stuff that I’m supposed to be responsible for that I didn’t know about. I always take the blame for my teammates over anything,” Delince said. During his career at QC, he was named athlete of the week twice and field athlete of the week three times. He also made the First Team All conference in long and triple jump, 4×400-meter relay and 400-meter hurdles and Second Team All Conference in the…

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    Fashion show focuses on body positivity and anorexia

    Eighteen models prepared to walk down a runway at Student Union ballroom for Delta Phi Epsilon’s fifth annual “Comfortable in Your Genes Fashion Show” for eating disorder awareness on March 8. It was also a fundraiser for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. ANAD is a non-profit group that spreads awareness of anorexia and supports those struggling with eating disorders. Nearly 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, according to ANAD. Delta Phi Epsilon also created a video that included all sorority members saying what they loved about themselves. Maclynn Kornreich, president of Delta Phi Epsilon, explained there were misconceptions about anorexia.…

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    A fairytale ending for two players

    Kristin Korzevinski and Mackenzie Rowland achieved a milestone last month—scoring 1,000 career points for the women’s basketball team. Korzevinski and Rowland, both seniors, are the 11th and 12th players to get this honor, respectively. Korzevinski got it at the Jan. 27 match against St. Thomas Aquinas, which the team won 67-58. Meanwhile, Rowland scored 1,000 points three days later in the match against Mercy College. But the road to the achievement was not easy. Rowland played just six games in the 2012-13 season because of a severe injury. Korzevinski also suffered an injury during her sophomore year, missing half of the season. Rowland said she felt proud and surprised with…

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    Student at the Summit evicted for possession of weapons

    Public Safety recently received a tip not often seen at Queens College—a student residing at the Summit possessed weapons. The New York Police Department, at the request of Public Safety, searched the resident’s room, which was shared with another person. Officers found marijuana, a BB gun and a knife. An anonymous resident at the Summit said she saw police cars parked outside the dorms and cops on her floor. The person said she knew both students, but were acquaintances rather than friends. She could not believe the two would store weapons in their room. “I freaked out. Why would you have that?” the source said. One student was charged with menacing, possession of marijuana and…

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    Report finds higher education does not protect Hispanic and black wealth

    A college degree does not protect the wealth of all racial and ethnic groups equally, a recent St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank research report found. The study was based on the data from the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances report. The study reported families with a college graduate as its primary financial supporter earn 2.4 times more than families without a college graduate. It also found during bad economic situations, for example the recent recession, higher education protects only a select group of people, particularly whites and Asians, while Hispanics and blacks fared worse. Interestingly, black and Hispanic families headed by non-college graduates did better than their counterparts with a…