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    Writers Guild of America Wrecks Hollywood

    The Writers Guild of America shocked thousands in a ripple wave of anger and mistrust, after negotiations over the general contract between writers and their agents, which has been in effect for 43 years, was modified. “With talks stalled ahead of a midnight deadline, the WGA sent its 13,000 writers an email with instructions to notify their agents in writing that they cannot represent them until signing a new code of conduct,” The National Public Radio says. Even after acknowledging that the drastic change would lead to disorientation, the WGA insists that the change was necessary. The change stems from the complaint filed by the writers in regards to their…

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    Student government for 2019-2020 year announced

    After weeks of perfectly-crafted campaigns, of bonding between classmates being formed and innumerable voting from the Queens College student body, the results are in. The President and Vice-President of the Student Association, QC’s student government, are officially Joseph Cobourne, ‘21, and Siddharth Malviya, ‘21, respectively. Cobourne, a political science major, as well as a double-minor in history and philosophy, in his junior year, navigated his way to this esteemed position as a student of the SEEK Program, something he attributes much of his success to at QC. “The [Queens College] SEEK program, has something called Student Generational Leadership which is like a smaller version of Student Association,” he said. “Director…

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    QC Hillel gives back

    To kick-start the new month, Queens College’s Hillel organized and held their first ever Good Deeds Day Donation Drive on April 8. The Drive accepted donations of “diapers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and soap bars,” which will be donated to “Homes for the Homeless.”   Good Deeds Day was organized by sophomore and undeclared major, Aviva Chait, who is one of QC Hillel’s LINK Fellowship interns. She described LINK as a, “Student engagement fellowship that you apply for if you have programming you want to run, like engaging with the community, and it gives you funding.” Chait decided to bring Good Deeds Day to QC to celebrate her birthday…

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    Aftermath of Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting: One year later

    Just past the one-year anniversary of the historical Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting, the trauma has taken its toll on two more people, who struggled to live in the aftermath and resorted to taking their own lives. The victims were former students left in the wake of the disaster that claimed the lives of their friends. Sydney Aiello, 19, was passionate about cheerleading and yoga, and had plans to attend medical school one day. She was in her freshman year at Florida Atlantic University. She was a bright and determined student, yet her fears held her back from striving in college because “classrooms now scared her.” She killed herself via…

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    QC Tech Incubator hosts first AI-search engine

    Queens College’s Tech Incubator is the mini-Shark-Tank in Queens, a place for great minds to create projects and bring technological change. The QC Tech Incubator established itself as a resource for innovative thinkers, creators, and technologists since its foundation in 2016. The Incubator has become a hub for scientific experiments, technological tinkerings, and above all, a space for geniuses to pool their knowledge and work together. On Jan. 25th, 2019, the QC Tech Incubator had reached yet another moment in the national spotlight. NewtonX, known as “…an artificial intelligence-powered knowledge search engine that matches clients to the world’s leading investors, consultants, and technology experts…”, first found its way to the…