• Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    The “First” of Many, Katrina Adams Comes to QC

    Katrina Adams, CEO of the United States Tennis Association, came to Queens College to speak for Black History Month. She was introduced by QC President Felix Matos Rodriguez, who named her many accomplishments, Adams being the first black CEO of the Tennis Association, youngest CEO, and the first person who previously played Tennis to achieve the position. “We are not worthy of being in her presence,” President Matos joked while reading off Adams’ accomplishments. Beyond her business achievements, Adams is also a contributor to the CBS Sports show “We Need to Talk,” and a winner of the NCAA doubles title. Adams graduated from Northwestern University, where she majored in communications.…

  • Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    #GrammysSoSexist

    The 60th Annual Grammy Awards, an award show that celebrates the best musicians and songwriters have to offer, occurred on January 28, 2018. Bruno Mars brought home the most awards, including the prestigious Album of the Year for “24k Magic” with Kendrick Lamar and five awards for his “DAMN” album. Other winners included Childish Gambino, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran. Another winner was our very own Queens College alum, Arturo O’Farrill, who came home with a fourth Grammy for his album “Three Revolutions.” Jay-Z, who released popular rap album “4:44,” won nothing, although he had the same number of nominations as Mars. While the show had many amazing aspects and…

  • Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    Queens College students put on a production of “An Octoroon” at the Goldstein Theater

    “An Octoroon” is a play that makes you laugh, and really think about what it is you’re laughing at. The play, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, ran from October 26th to November 5th in the Queens College Goldstein Theater. The play is about a Louisiana plantation on the brink of bankruptcy, and the cast of characters doing their best to deal with the impending financial collapse. The play also played with race in a way that was particularly tongue-in-cheek: there was a character in blackface, another in “whiteface,” and another in “redface.” The play made me uncomfortable, but that was precisely its goal; by the end of the show, one character…

  • Op-Eds,  Self-Empowerment,  This Week's Paper

    The Art of Self Care

    Having anxiety is tough. Having anxiety while in college, makes it even more difficult. It can be hard to deal with constant anxiety while juggling classes, a social life, and a job, but if I can do it, so can you. One major key to handling absolutely everything without going insane is having a self-care day. Self-care is when you take a moment to yourself to do absolutely whatever you want and just mentally blank out. Your self-care day doesn’t have to be a whole day, but you must carve out some hours to yourself—just yourself, no one else—to destress. The only way to have a successful self-care day, or…

  • Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    NYFW returns with September reveals

    Another September has come and gone, and with it a month crammed with fashion shows. New York Fashion Week, which ran from Sept. 7 to Sept 13, is a great time for fashion lovers. All of the country’s best clothing designers and the stylish people who follow them come together for showings of the latest fashion trends.  This year there was a lot of colorblocking, lots of suits and a lot of the monochromatic looks that typify New York City fashion. The clothing was also quite loose and unrestricting, with a lot of variety in each show as far as the individual pieces went. A personal favorite was Oscar de…