• News

    Meet Harold Schechter, the man with two unique personalities

    Queens College Professor Harold Schechter knows serial killers extremely well. As a kid, he would stay up to watch Fright Night, where classic horror films such as “Frankenstein,” “Dracula” and “The Werewolf Man” were screened. Growing up, he drew an interest in dark materials, which played an important role in shaping the person he is today. During his free time, Schechter enjoys writing. However, he not only just writes for leisure, but also paved a successful writing career with 36 books under his name. One of Schechter’s latest books, “The Mad Sculptor,” was nominated for the Edgar Award, bestowed upon the best American mystery of the year. Like Batman, by…

  • Sports

    That’s a wrap: A quick recap of QC Sports

    Women’s Basketball On Jan 8, The Lady Knights defeated Immaculata 76-60 in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden. The game celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first women’s game played at MSG between both teams.  The team captured their second East Coast Conference championship by coming from behind and defeating NYIT 65-63. With the victory, they received an invitation to the NCAA East Regional; however, they fell to fourth-ranked seed Stonehill, 80-66. Sophomore guard Madison Rowland scored her 1,000 career point on Feb. 18 against NYIT. Madison led the conference with 125 steals and 244 field goals made. She ranked second in the league in scoring and fourth…

  • Sports

    Students and community can get cool in QC’s pool

    Did you know there is a pool at Queens College? Not many students are aware of the Olympic sized, 25 yards long and six-lane wide pool located in the Fitzgerald Gymnasium. The Queens College Aquatics Department offers two programs for the pool. The first makes the pool available to students to be used during recreational hours. All students have to do is present their current QC ID and they are given a pass. Students swimming can use the four lanes that vary in speed, including slow, medium, fast and freestyle. There are 25 certified lifeguards on staff and are always present on the pool deck. Alicia Lampasso-Dillon is the Aquatics…

  • Sports

    Lady Knights fencing team eyes place at upcoming regionals

    Queens College’s Lady Knights fencing team defeated Yeshiva University to begin their season on Nov. 16 at The Matt Lampell Invitational. According to the NCAA rules, there are only nine dates competitions can be scheduled on. Each month only includes one or two “duel meets”. There could be up to three to six meets in a single day. This began around the early 1990s. The season concludes with NCAA Regionals followed by Nationals, where the best college fencers compete. Coach Greg Rupp is in his third season as head coach. Rupp hopes to have a few women representing QC in the Regionals this season. “It’s going be an exciting regionals…

  • Op-Eds

    How I got to live out my dream of being a journalist

    On Jan. 4, I woke up around 7:45 a.m. with so much excitement and enthusiasm. I sprung out of bed like never before and did the usual morning routine. I ate a huge bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios (good for your heart). By 9:00 a.m. I was on the E train heading toward the World’s Most Famous Arena located on 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Madison Square Garden. On the train I daydreamed of working for ESPN and being on the 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter. “This is Albert and Welcome to SportsCenter,” I imagined. I was heading to cover our Queens College Lady Knights as they participated in the Maggie Dixon Classic. The Knights were honoring the first…