• Arts & Entertainment,  Self-Empowerment,  This Week's Paper

    A Guide For Incoming QC Students: How to get involved on campus

    Although everyone’s expectations of the “perfect college experience” tends to vary from person to person, it differs based on preferred campus size, amenities, or even the number of quiet floors in the library, everyone has the same question in mind: “will I be able to make friends here?” Any guidance counselor or college tour guide will tell you that the best way to truly get involved in your school and put yourself out there is to join clubs. Although intimidating, this truly is the best way to actually get to know your campus, your peers, and even potential lifelong friends. We have an extremely diverse campus that is the force…

  • Self-Empowerment,  This Week's Paper

    Queens College Alum Khaleel Anderson: Making History in the NYC District Assembly

    In this day and age, it can be easy for Americans to not to have faith in politics. After all, the last 4 years have only divided America further. However, given 2020 is an election year, many are rushing to the polls to elect candidates in an effort to bridge the divide and heal America before it is too late. A local case of this can be seen in New York City’s District 31, specifically its recent elections for district assemblyman.  Khaleel Anderson, a Queens College alum with a BA/MA in Urban Studies, has become the youngest candidate in 20 years to be elected to the NYC District Assembly serving…

  • Editorials,  Self-Empowerment,  This Week's Paper

    Deputy Chief Librarian Simone Yearwood Shares Her Inspiring Tale

    While most Queens College students see the Benjamin Rosenthal Library on campus as a hub for studying, it’s actually a community and place of work for Professor Simone L. Yearwood, Queens College’s Deputy Chief Librarian. Yearwood recently took the time to sit down with The Knight News to talk in depth about her life journey. From her recent re-election as Chair of the Academic Senate, to her strong efforts to integrate the library with the studenT body, to teaching courses for the Graduate School of Library Sciences, Yearwood does it all. Yearwood was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and was the first in her family to graduate high…

  • Self-Empowerment

    Tackling midterms season at QC

    Midterms week. Those two words are daunting enough, as they most likely evoke flashbacks of studying endlessly night after night. There’s no avoiding the anxious feeling of sitting in a lecture hall, waiting for the proctor to deliver the exam one has been dreading. However, one tends to forget that the original purpose of an examination is to ensure that one has retained the info necessary to proceed onwards in the course (or so it is said). Ultimately, there are a variety of things that can be discussed. It’s a given that as you go through life, you eventually gain experience in a variety of things. Senior students are the…

  • 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…