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    QC Jewish Population Demands Recognition

    Here at Queens College, there are a variety of eating options to choose from. The 16,000 students on campus get to choose from The Knight Diner, the Columbian restaurant, Au Bon Pain, various Shah Halal carts, and Starbucks cafes in a few buildings. It seems like Queens College has got it all figured out–except for kosher catering. Since January 2019, the kosher dining area on campus, The Dairy Stop, was forced to shut down due to the end of their lease. This has left nearly 4,000 Jewish students on campus without a viable food option, with at least 1,000 students who are exclusively kosher. This has made kosher students unable…

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    Language barrier within QC language classes

    “[Queens] is the capital of language density of the world,” stated Daniel Kaufman, an adjunct professor of linguistics at the Graduate Center of CUNY.  However, the language density is not represented within the CUNY schools in Queens nor in our public schools in New York City. New York City is home to as many as 800 languages. Most of the languages spoken reside in Queens: approximately 138 languages are residents of Queens, which is listed as the most diverse borough, according to a 2000 Census. Queens College offers a lot of language classes, but not enough to reflect the actual borough itself. Those lacking representation in Queens College might find…