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    CUNY prioritizing recruitment of international students to campuses

    In its 2016-2020 master plan, CUNY has listed the recruitment of international students a top priority in hopes to dramatically increase low numbers of the past. CUNY’s campuses have long been known to be places of diversity and acceptance of various creeds and cultures. As the numbers check out, though, the system does not attract nearly as many international students as one may expect. Among the master plan’s various goals, including improving customer service in the bursar and financial aid offices to students and building more dorms, the plan includes a provision to make transferring international credits an easier process for students and an effort to increase CUNY’s visibility. Following…

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    The Meadows festival takes Queens by storm

    The Meadows Music and Arts Festival, from the creators of Governor’s Ball, came to Queens College this past weekend. It featured over 40 artists, including headliners such as Kanye West, J. Cole and Chance the Rapper. Originally, the two-day festival boasted The Weeknd but, due to scheduling conflicts, the artist was pulled out and replaced by J. Cole. Many people were upset that they were not going to see their favorite performer after all. Zoe Quinlan, 20, of Queens College, was one of these disappointed fans. “I only bought the ticket because I knew The Weeknd was going to be performing. I didn’t want to see J. Cole. He can’t…

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    Luke Cage is a winner for Marvel Studios!

    Ever since the unexpected critical success of Marvel’s “Daredevil,” its follow-up season and the first season of “Jessica Jones,” people have been clamoring for another dose of Marvel content from Netflix. However, many fans were wondering if Luke Cage as a character could carry a show on his own without Jessica Jones (Kristen Ritter) or her supporting cast. Well, it gives me great pleasure to say that not only can Luke carry a show all on his own, but his show, “Luke Cage,” might just be the best of the Marvel Netflix shows so far! The great thing about the Marvel Netflix shows is that they have truly pushed the…

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    Whit’s End: Eat Fresh, Eat Local, Eat Pizza

    Since Superstorm Sandy in 2012 the food scene in Rockaway, Queens has experienced a renaissance. Say what you will about hipsters and gentrification, it usually doesn’t have a negative effect on the level of cuisine produced by eateries in the affected neighborhoods. One of these post-Sandy additions to Rockaway is Whit’s End, a restaurant and pizzeria located at 97-14 Rockaway Beach Blvd – and it is a welcome addition. The menu changes daily and features local fresh products such as blue fish and little neck clams. Picky eaters should beware because substitutions are strictly forbidden. Even though Whit’s End is primarily a pizzeria, a major specialty is the smoked blue…

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    New restaurant offers healthy Greek alternatives

    Queens College students are quite likely to have seen or heard of Gyro & Bowl. The restaurant recently opened its doors at 59-24 Kissena Blvd. and has since proven to be a great place for those who aim for healthier alternatives to the other options available in the area. The restaurant features a vibrant mood with a brown brick wall, bright blue tiles, a nice balcony and includes both indoor and outdoor seating. The ambiance of the Greek food joint feels as if it is a restaurant in Manhattan. A feeling that is only contradicted by its view of Kissena Blvd. Besides gyro sandwiches and bowls, the restaurant also offers…