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    Cuomo Defeats Nixon in Democratic Primaries

    In a landslide victory on Thursday, Sept. 13, incumbent New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, vying for a third term, defeated challenger, Cynthia Nixon, in the Democratic Primaries by about 30% of the votes. According to the New York Times, Cuomo was victorious with 65.6 percent to Nixon’s 34.4 percent. Cuomo defeated Nixon in each one of the five boroughs.   Cuomo ran on his record of progressive accomplishments. According to his campaign website, Cuomo has championed passing stricter gun legislation, fighting for women’s reproductive rights, legalizing same-sex marriage and fighting for DREAMers. He allocated more money toward education, extending school programs to include Pre-K for three-year-olds and the Excelsior scholarship.…

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    Miranda’s not in the city anymore

    Cynthia Nixon rattled headlines earlier this year when she announced her run for governor of New York. Nixon is most famously known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s infamous series “Sex and the City.” Turns out Miranda isn’t the only career driven woman in town. Nixon’s run for public office was met with a great deal of opposition from New Yorkers who believed she was too inexperienced. However, her resume said otherwise.   Nixon spent over a decade advocating for the people. She’s a well-known supporter of funding equitable education, an advocate for LGBTQ equality, and a strong believer in women’s reproductive rights and the legalization of marijuana.…

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    Queens College Recognizes Students Artwork from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

    “Acciones Que Levantan a Puerto Rico” (Actions That Speak Puerto Rico) exhibit had its opening reception on Oct. 9th, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the Benjamin N. Rosenthal Library on the 6th floor.  Chicas for Alejandro Foundation, along with Queens College and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, hosted the exhibit for the one-year anniversary of the hurricane.  The new display includes 50 works of art created by students from Puerto Rico from the ages of 12 to 17 who suffered through Hurricane Maria, a category 5 hurricane that took people’s homes, natural resources, power and caused flooding in Puerto Rico. There are 80 art pieces in total;…

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    Op-Ed: A storm fueled by coal and drenched with ash

    Hurricane Florence reportedly caused damages as high as $22 billion, and the storm contributed to the deaths of at least 50 people. In a Tweet, scientists at the National Weather Service (NWS) called the storm a “1,000 year rain event.” That means there was a 0.1% chance of the storm producing the amount of rainfall that it did. This low probability points to the possibility that human activity may have contributed to severity of the storm.Hurricane Florence dumped upwards of 50 inches of rain in some places and displaced 10 trillion gallons of water, over three days, across the Carolinas and Virginia.   A group of researchers estimated that the…

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    QC Orchestra: From Russia with Love

    On Oct. 5, 2018, the Queens College Orchestra presented a concert called “From Russia With Love,” in which they performed works from Glinka, Liebermann and Tchaikovsky. Charles Neidich, an Associate Professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music, conducted the performance. The audience was mostly filled with families, but there were also some members of the QC faculty present, mainly from the music department. The audience apparel ranged from formal to casual attire, while the orchestra members were clad in all-black formal clothes. Snacks and other food were served outside of the hall. The atmosphere was very classy and sophisticated, and most of the people there were very gentle and…