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    Dickinson’s complex & witty characters mirror the pressures of being a Gen Z’er

    Slammed tables, secret love affairs, lucid realities, 21st-century slang: “Dickinson” offers all of these thrills and more. Complex and witty but filled with wild dreams, the show’s actors do not fail to deliver performances that are raw and relatable. Emily Dickinson, portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld, is a character that demonstrates the complexity of being a female. The fictional version of the real-life poet is an extravagant mixture of the past and present, coloring Emily’s life with the struggles of a contemporary Gen Zer.  The Emily of the show is a teenager who has emerged into young adulthood. Emily is portrayed as a modern Gen Z teen trapped inside of an…

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    Music album review: Nectar

    If George Miller had retired from the public after discontinuing his boundary-pushing Youtube persona Filthy Frank three years ago, he would already be remembered as one of the most idiosyncratic figures ever to grace the platform. Instead, in his return as Joji, he has pulled off one of the most improbable pop culture career changes in recent memory, transcending his cult following and creating several albums which stand on pure musical merit. His latest release, Nectar, showcases his individual style more vividly than anything else he has released to this point.  In the years since his music career began in earnest, Joji has rubbed elbows with many prominent industry figures…

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    OP-ED: Majors that are producing the smallest number of graduates and why

    As an undergrad, you will inevitably hear some STEM majors drone on about how difficult their major is. So, it begs the question, what makes their major so hard? And what is STEM? STEM majors encompass science, technology, and mathematics. More specifically, this umbrella term is inclusive of natural (biology, chemistry, physics), behavioral (neuroscience, psychology) ,and computer and information sciences. Some of the crucial benefits of majoring in chemistry or physics include training in critical thinking, learning, and analysis. There are a variety of possibilities for students with STEM degrees.   Here at Queens College, The Knight News caught up with Dr. Cherice Evans, an associate professor of chemistry, to enlighten…

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    “The Witches” film review: a remake of the 1990 classic; how does it compare?

    On October 22, “The Witches” made its debut on HBO Max. Adapted from the famous Roald Dahl book, “The Witches” follows an orphaned boy who moves into his grandmother’s house, only to discover that witches exist. While there is already a classic 1990 adaptation of the movie that exists, the 2020 version is an enjoyable movie with its own strengths.  The 2020 adaptation of “The Witches” has spectacular makeup and costuming. The witches were ominous even in disguise, which made them feel more menacing compared to the 1990 adaptation. The witches prey on children, and the makeup for the witches reflects this. The witches have scars on their cheeks from…

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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…