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OP-ED: Majors that are producing the smallest number of graduates and why

As an undergrad, you will inevitably hear some STEM majors drone on about how difficult their major is. So, it begs the question, what makes their major so hard? And what is STEM? STEM majors encompass science, technology, and mathematics. More specifically, this umbrella term is inclusive of natural (biology, chemistry, physics), behavioral (neuroscience, psychology) […]

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Purdue Pharma paying the hefty price for their hand in the opioid crisis

Since the late 1990s, opioid pain relievers have been prescribed at increasing rates due to pharmaceutical companies reassuring doctors that patients would not be subjected to addiction following use of such. However in 2017 alone, nearly 47,000 Americans died due to opioid overdose, while an additional 1.5 million suffered from opioid related substance abuse. Purdue […]

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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as 115th Supreme Court justice

Over the past several months, the people of this country have been riveted by both the presidential election and the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in the wake of the death of liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The nomination process was unusual in this case due to the determination of […]

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The road to recovery: How NYC restaurants are facing the COVID-19 crisis

The remnants of the global pandemic have severely affected the restaurant industry in New York City, leading to a new protective measure that allows restaurants to gradually recuperate by adding a surcharge after an unprecedented statewide shutdown of non-essential businesses.  The New York State Restaurant Association’s (NYSRA) reports revealed that as of April 16, 527,000 […]

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How are college presidents handling COVID-19?

When pressed about the potential pressure to begin filtering students back onto campus after several months away, Queens College President Frank H. Wu was blunt in his answer:  “Please don’t come to campus.”  This straightforward response may lack the sense of hope one might expect from an administration member, despite its roots in science over […]

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Finding your voice amidst the noise: QC alumnus Amir Khafagy offers young writers insight into navigating the world of journalism

For a long time, Amir Khafagy was told that his dream of being a journalist-much like being a filmmaker- was unattainable. From gatekeeping in big newsrooms to the financial unpredictability of freelancing, the odds were stacked against him in every which way. And yet, he made it his mission to chase his deep-rooted passion for […]

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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?  […]

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