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    An insider’s look into the world of beauty editing with Vogue’s Celia Ellenberg

    The Knight News kicked off it’s highly anticipated virtual speaker series with esteemed guest Celia Ellenberg, beauty director of Vogue. On Wednesday, October 21st, Ellenberg appeared on zoom with a warm smile and was more than willing to share her vast knowledge and experience of being in the beauty industry for 15+ years.  Ellenberg grew up in Philadelphia and went to Washington University in Saint Louis for her Bachelor’s degree and later went to Oxford University to study literature. As a 22-year-old straight out of college, Ellenberg recalls being the oldest intern when she started work in NYC. Although being an intern wasn’t financially fruitful, she did three part-time jobs…

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    Utopia Parkway, Queens College’s literary journal preserves voices virtually

    As students stay home during an online semester, literary journal Utopia Parkway hopes to keep students connected through creative writing. Utopia Parkway is another publication at Queens College, but what makes the club unique is that it specializes in publishing the creative writing, art, and photography of students on campus. “I think the journal creates an artistic space for other writers, artists, photographers. It allows us to recognize each other and come together as a community.” says Rebecca Ramdhan, an editor of the publication. “I’ve always liked finding and befriending fellow writers, and since art is overall rather personal and sincere- I feel like I get a glimpse into their…

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    CUNY Dean Resigns: “my resignation was a profound act of self-preservation”

    The dean of City College’s architecture school, Lesley Lokko, has resigned as dean after less than a year for “crippling workload” and racism, the New York Post reported.  Lokko resigned as dean of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at City College after being appointed in June 2019. She explained to the Architectural Record, “My decision to leave Spitzer after less than a year is fairly straightforward: I was not able to build enough support to be able to deliver on either my promise of change or my vision of it.” The Architectural Record reported that Lokko saw a lack of respect and empathy for Black people. “No…

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    OP-ED: The dangers of ignoring campus elections

    In an era where voting was overemphasized due to many developments across the country, the take-home message was that we should all be paying more attention to our elected officials. For students this should start with the Student Government at Queens College (QC). According to the Queens College website, “The Student Association (SA) is responsible for representing and uniting the members of the undergraduate and graduate student body to protect and promote your interests. The association acts on behalf of the student body through communication with the administration, staff, and faculty on matters of student concern.” The Student Association (SA) President, Vice President, and senators in the Academic Senate are…

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    First ever virtual event at the QC Godwin-Ternbach Museum

    Due to eight months of mostly-online courses, a number of Queens College campus facilities have been struggling to fulfill their intended roles because there is only a small fraction of students that can utilize them. Among these facilities is the Godwin-Ternbach Museum on campus, a place where the continuation of online studies has prompted the center’s first-ever virtual exhibit, which opened on the museum’s website on September 29th.  The exhibit, titled “Human Nature,” includes a carefully-ordered progression of portraits in a fashion remarkably similar to that of an in-person gallery. The display opens with a cluster of pieces under the title “Realism,” which prefaces the rest of the show by…