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    Queens College Student Association instigates outrage in Jewish student community

    On October 14, 2020, a dramatic uproar rose from the QC Jewish community when students learned that social activist and notorious anti-Semite, Tamika Mallory, was a guest speaker at an event held by the Queens College Student Association (SA). The Knight News conducted a thorough investigation on the allegations at hand and spoke to local leaders in the QC Jewish community for their take on the matter. Mallory’s controversy dates back to her involvement with the nation-wide Women’s March, for which she was one of many recognized in Time 100. She and three of her co-organizers, Linda Sarsour and Bob Bland, were eventually fired from the Woman’s March over allegations…

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    How CUNY students impacted the 2020 election cycle

    The civic engagement this election cycle was unlike any other. With the City University of New York’s (CUNY) student body being some of the most vulnerable people to the consequences of public policy, it’s no surprise that student advocates took to organizing this year.  The Knight News spoke to Navjot Pal Kaur, a CUNY Baruch College graduate in political science who was extremely active this election cycle. Kaur is described as an “organizer by trade” by Smitha Varghese, former legislative director of the University Student Senate. Kaur talked about the various ways she went out to encourage people to vote, from calling citizens in her local district to directly knocking…

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    Biden wins 2020 race for U.S. presidency. What’s next?

    After much anticipation for the 2020 Presidential Election, the President-elect is officially Joe Biden and his Vice-President elect Kamala Harris. Shortly after the results were called on Nov. 7, New Yorkers took to the streets to celebrate along with the majority of the rest of the country. However, the question still remains: what happens now?  President Donald Trump refuses to accept the results, initiating numerous lawsuits to find incriminating evidence of voter fraud anywhere in the country. The New York Times reported that the president’s Attorney General William P. Barr has also authorized investigations into supposed voter fraud. The general services administrator has refused to give Biden’s team access to…