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    Justice Sotomayor speaks to students about engagement

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a Queens College audience she believes colleges and universities are doing a lousy job of inspiring civic engagement and civic values in their students. The remark, which elicited uproarious laughter from the audience,  came in response to a question from  President Felix V. Matos during a Q & A session on Oct. 16 in the Lefrak Concert Hall. Justice Sotomayor said civic engagement is crucial because of how it affects our daily lives and foreshadows our futures, and urged students to be more aware of the system that affects their daily lives. “The worst thing you can do is let life happen to you,…

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    QC’s Redress movement discusses Korea’s World War II past

    Getting the aging Korean women who were forced into prostitution slavery by Japanese soldiers during World War II to tell their stories is a crucial part of the Redress movement, according scholars from around the world at the eighth international conference of QC’s Research Center for Korean Community. The center is a research institution dedicated to understanding the Korean community in the United States and its future in American society. This year’s conference focused on the 27- year-old Redress movement for the victims of the Japanese military sexual slavery, often referred to as “comfort women”, and brought scholars from all over the world to discuss the movement, its accomplishments, failures…

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    SNL: Is the buzz wearing off?

    Leaves are changing, pumpkin spice lattes are brewing and “Saturday Night Live” is back on NBC— it must be Fall. The Emmy-winning show premiered its 43rd season  on Saturday, September 30th,  returning after a politically charged Fall/Spring 2016 season; having gained sharp criticisms from the president of the United States in Tweet form and having some of its best ratings in 20 years. The show kicked off with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z. Opening with a Trump skit titled “The Chaos President Cold Open,” Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump, with Sarah Huckabee Sanders played by Aidy Bryant. The two recapped the events of the past few weeks,…