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    Weil Cornell Dean speaks about admissions process

    
Weill Cornell Medical College’s Dean of Admissions, Dr. Allison Smith, came to speak to Queens College students about what it takes to get into the renowned Ivy League medical school. She touched on a variety of things that are important to the profile of an applicant, ranging from the intensity of medical school to what makes the ideal applicant, among other important questions for pre-med students to ponder. The first question asked was: “can you do it?”   Dr. Smith went on to discuss how the rigor of the curriculum, like most graduate schools, is very intense. There are several factors that the admissions committee examines when looking at applications…

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    Queens College students warm up to the effects of climate change

    As the fall semester began, Queens College hosted speakers, exhibits and other events to celebrate “Climate Change Week,” coinciding with New York City’s annual “Climate Week.” From Sept. 24, 2018, to Sept. 28, 2018, Queens College displayed an exhibition named “Exploring Earth’s Secrets,” where students and other members of the community were able to interact with an inflatable replica of the Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Samplings Resolution ship, and other presentations that encouraged public engagement in the topic of climate change in the 21st century. The JOIDES Resolution is a high-tech research vessel that drills into the ocean floor to study core samples, ultimately allowing scientists to better…

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    The Price of Love: Black Student Union’s Dating Bids Fundraiser

    You can’t put a price on love, but on Oct. 4, the Black Student Union attempted to. The Black Student Union held their Dating Bids Fundraiser, which encouraged people to bid for love to raise money for the club. A select group of people were chosen for bidding, and from 6 to 9 PM in the Student Union Ballroom, people filled the tables to buy and spectate. The tables were set up with confetti hearts. There was a photographer to take pictures of people as everyone walked in, and the DJ played music during the event. People strutted around the room with roses, and welcomed anyone who came in. The…

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    The Major Decision: What Pre-Med Students are studying in Undergrad

    Graduate school is the behemoth that intimidates us all. With the application process, the interview and the constant struggle in undergrad to be the best you can be, it’s only natural that we seek to look for an advantage to separate us from the rest of the application population. An example of this is a fascinating new trend that pre-health profession students have started.   Traditionally, pre-health students usually major in the life & physical sciences (i.e biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, etc.). However, these days, pre-health profession students seem to be majoring in non-traditional majors, like psychology, math, and English. It leads one to wonder – why do these students…

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    Brett Kavanaugh: The Controversial Supreme Court Nominee

    “I’m innocent. This thing was sprung on me. This thing was sprung at the last minute,” replied Judge Kavanaugh while testifying at a senate hearing regarding the assault of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. This is a case that has resulted in strong emotional responses throughout the nation. All over America, everyone was talking about the controversial judge-to-be: not only one aspiring for the highest court in the land, but also one who has recently been dealing with serious allegations of sexual assault. For those who may not know, Brett Kavanaugh is currently an Associate Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Donald Trump…