• News,  This Week's Paper,  World News

    Op-Ed: NYC, We Will Bounce Back

    The COVID-19 pandemic has unquestionably taken a toll on both the general morale and financial standings of cities across the United States. The vibrant and crowded New York City was hit particularly hard, suffering over 250 thousand cases of the virus and over 23 thousand unfortunate COVID-19 related deaths. As a result of pandemic guidelines, many of the attractions of New York City were forced to shut down, leading to a great deal of financial loss for both the city and its inhabitants. As early into the pandemic as March 12, live performances across NYC were canceled due to the risk of spreading coronavirus. The financial repercussions of the decision…

  • News,  Sports,  This Week's Paper

    How college football is pushing forward amid COVID-19

    All industries and occupations have been hit hard as a result of COVID-19. While some industries have started to open up according to the New York state and city guidelines, others are still in conflict about how to move forward, one of them being college football. College football is a massive financial industry in the world of sports. Different conferences have all been looking for solutions and a way forward. The National Collegiate Athletic Association has established a COVID-19 Concern Hotline where they can be contacted by athletes or parents who are concerned about their college’s return to sports. They can be emailed at covidconcerns@ncaa.org or called at 833-661-CV19 (2819).…

  • Editors Choice,  News,  This Week's Paper

    OP-ED: Is QC becoming more like a private institution?

    Summer sessions at QC have a wider range of course offerings, compared to the fall semesters. Essentially, only students who can pay the high prices of the summer session can get a better education. I agree that this is extremely unfair and that summer session should be more accessible to students of all income levels at QC however, I don’t agree with the idea that this unfair practice is causing QC to become more of a private institution.  The Summer session at QC (and by extension Winter Session) have always been known for being expensive and requiring most to pay huge amounts out-of-pocket. This is primarily due to lack of…

  • Self-Empowerment,  This Week's Paper

    Queens College Alum Khaleel Anderson: Making History in the NYC District Assembly

    In this day and age, it can be easy for Americans to not to have faith in politics. After all, the last 4 years have only divided America further. However, given 2020 is an election year, many are rushing to the polls to elect candidates in an effort to bridge the divide and heal America before it is too late. A local case of this can be seen in New York City’s District 31, specifically its recent elections for district assemblyman.  Khaleel Anderson, a Queens College alum with a BA/MA in Urban Studies, has become the youngest candidate in 20 years to be elected to the NYC District Assembly serving…

  • Op-Eds

    OP-ED: Are QC students taking advantage of the CR/No CR policy?

    In the wake of COVID-19 which led CUNY Queens College to close its campus, students began to ask for a change within the grading policy. The main argument being that many students will face food and housing insecurity as a result of campus closure. As well as the fact that many students don’t have unlimited access to technological resources when off campus, which suddenly were deemed necessary to complete coursework. This, of course, would prove to have a huge impact on the grades that students would receive this spring semester.  Eventually, The CUNY Board of Trustees approved a policy that allows students to enter in a grade of CR (credit),…