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    Have your heard about Tizmoret? Nationally acclaimed Queens College acapella group gains popularity

    Over 20 years ago, Tizmoret was formed. Tizmoret is a nationally acclaimed Queens College Hillel and Jewish based a cappella group that performs across the country at national a cappella competitions, worldwide tours, bar mitzvahs, synagogues and music festivals. This year alone they have traveled to North Carolina, Tennessee, Chicago, Georgia, Florida, the tri- state area and Canada. Tizmoret was established by Daniel Henkin, the current director of the group, back when he was a student at QC and, ever since, the Tizmoret name has been associated with many awards, fantastic students and beautiful, memorable music. He has helped pioneer the contemporary Jewish a cappella movement; without him, Tizmoret would…

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    Titi Aynaw: The first Ethiopian Miss Israel visits Queens College

    Titi Aynaw, the first Ethiopian Miss Israel visited Queens College on Monday, October 20th. On the first stop of the Jewish National Fund’s national tour, Aynaw spoke to students about her childhood experiences growing up in Ethiopia and Israel, and her great surprise once she heard she was the winner of the Miss Israel contest. Aynaw opened with how grateful she was to be on this tour, and how happy she was to spread the truth about Israel. She grew up in the small village of Chahawit in Ethiopia, and shared a one bedroom with many of her relatives. She spoke about walking around outside barefoot, and how there were…

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    The Happy Addition: Queens College’s Family Nutrition and Exercise Science Vegetable and Herb Garden

    Queens College’s Family Nutrition and Exercise Science (FNES) Vegetable and Herb Garden has been a happy addition to the college for over the past decade. Managed and established by Food Management Studies Director and Professor Clare Consiglio, the garden carries a large array of vegetables and herbs. What started out as a small piece of land between Razran and Remsen is now a 25 by 110 plot of land, in addition to a transformer that holds produce. Professor Consiglio started the garden because she wanted students not only to watch and care for the garden and its produce, but be able to experience that same produce in the five-hour cooking lab classes…

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    Obama’s next job: working for CUNY?

    Last year, City University of New York chancellor James Milliken penned a letter to President Barak Obama asking him to consider his first post-presidency job: teaching at CUNY. There was a possibility that the Obama family would be moving to New York, so Milliken took this opportunity as a chance to continue Obama’s legacy in teaching and education. Before Obama was elected Senator in Illinois, he worked at the University of Chicago from 1992 to 2004, where he taught courses in constitutional law. Milliken invited Obama to consider teaching law at CUNY, especially because of the “unique public interest focus” at the CUNY School of Law. CUNY’s law school sends…

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    The next big music craze at QC

    Trebel, a music app, is being introduced to Queens College. It allows the user to listen, download and play music offline, with no data charges, for free. According to the Nielsen Company, a global information company, 66 million millennials listen to 44 hours of music per month each and 73 percent of listening happens outside. QC was picked to access the app before the general population because the campus is a hub for activity. Trebel is currently at 3,000 colleges and universities and 25,000 high schools across the country. “Trebel has changed the way I listen to music. Free music doesn’t hurt either,” freshman Lauren Pianko said. Trebel’s musical database…