• Arts & Entertainment

    Billie Eilish Sweeps Grammys with Historic Wins

    Billie Eilish is the next American musical legend. Only 18, she has achieved meteoric success in only a few short years. Her genre of music can be described as alternative, “exploring a strain of melancholy, minimal and slightly surrealistic pop,” according to Apple Music.  But what really stole the show was Eilish’s record-breaking sweep at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, a few weeks ago. She was nominated for 6 categories and won 5, including the Big Four awards for Best New Artist, Album, Record, and Song of the Year. What’s legendary about her win is her being only the second artist in Grammy history to achieve such an honor, as…

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    Friends, food, and fun: QC club day

    Dozens of tables lined the Quad, decorated with posters, flyers, business cards and candy. This was the scene last Wednesday at the annual Queens College Club Day. The weather was perfect, and the event was buzzing with excitement from all who attended. Club Day is held once per school year, usually during the first few weeks of the semester. It allows the myriad of QC clubs to exhibit what they do to the general student population and to inform students on how they can get involved. QC has rightfully gained a reputation as one of the prominent CUNY schools where school spirit and a sense of community are vigorous. It…

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    CUNY Explorers: Inspiring Generations to Attend University

    If you’ve ever seen a group of 30 or so middle-schoolers around campus, with faces beaming with excitement and awe, then you have probably seen CUNY Explorers at work. As the name implies, it is a CUNY-wide program, operating in roughly 15 of the CUNY institutions, including our very own Queens College. Program coordinator and former QC student herself, Jaclyn Eng, describes that the mission of CUNY Explorers is to expose middle school students to the ins-and-outs of a college education so that every child walks away feeling like college really is for them and motivated to pursue their dreams. Three times a week, yellow school buses bring middle-schoolers and…

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    Kevin Hart’s past derails opportunity to host Oscars

    By: Shaline Mahadeo            These first few weeks in the new year are always hard to get through, but the awards season always seem to make it a little more bearable. Be it the Golden Globes, the Grammys or Oscars, our television screens and social media feeds are always buzzing about the shows’ best jokes, roasts, hottest fashion and, of course, the big winners and losers of the night. This season, one story has dominated the news, and it involves Kevin Hart’s controversy with hosting the 2019 Oscars. The controversy began shortly after he announced he would be hosting the A-list event, when a series of Hart’s homophobic tweets from 2009…