• Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    Exhibition talk by QC alumni, Ava Katz on “From Here to the Desert”

    Art and modern culture continues to have a strong presence in Queens College’s community through the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. The museum brings a variety of thought provoking exhibits to the campus. The exhibit entitled, “From the Desert to the City: The Journey of Late Ancient Textiles”, is on display until Dec. 13th and places textiles from Late Antique Egypt in multiple contexts. One of the contexts of the textiles is their original use in the 3rd-7th centuries.   Another context of the textiles is the rediscovery of them in the early 20th century. The last context in consideration is the textiles’ reception in the present day. Queens College art history major…

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    Hillel Club Spotlight

    The Hillel Club at Queens College is today regarded as one of the pillars of student life on campus. Founded at QC in 1947, Hillel has been a community center for Jewish and non-Jewish students alike to come and unwind with friends, engage in activities sponsored by the club and, more importantly, to engage in Jewish learning. Interim Executive Director Jenna Citron has been involved with Hillel since she was a student at Florida State University. Initially an intern and volunteer, Citron moved up the ladder to her first official position in Hillel, as a Jewish Student Life Coordinator at Florida State in 2010. Two short years later, she transferred…

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    Fun Things to do in New York: Christmas Edition

    New York City. It’s probably the most magical place to be during the holiday season. The crisp, frosty air, the colorful lights on every building and tree and the little things like colorful holiday cups for your coffee make your Christmas spirit come alive. Growing up, TV shows and films made New York City seem like the most beautiful place to be during the holidays. Movies like “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” glorified New York City hotels and all of NYC’s luxuries. Typically, no one is ever bored in New York City. There are tons of adventures to embark on here. During Christmas time, however, try something different…

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    The man behind the masks: Stan Lee

    On Nov. 12, 2018, Stan Lee, the face of Marvel Comics and the creator of several beloved comic book characters like Spider-Man and Iron Man, passed away at the age of 95.   Known for his famous comic book superheroes and movies, Stan Lee touched the lives of so many people, both children and adults. Lee once said, “People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed.” With all that Lee contributed to the worlds of dreamers and story-lovers…

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    Creed 2 is an emotional GUT PUNCH

    The Rocky films hold a very special place in my heart, they were a staple of my home while growing up. From the endlessly quotable lines, to the fight scenes,  to the undeniable sense of inspiration that comes from them, the Rocky Films range from cinematic gold to guilty pleasures. Rocky IV, which this film is following up on, being the height of mid glorious 1980s cinematic shlock!   When I went into the first Creed film I was extremely skeptical, but two hours later I was floored by what a well crafted and well executed film it was. So when the sequel was slated to be released this year…