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    QC Provides Grant that Aids Students in Emergencies

    Queens College students will now have access to emergency funds, through the Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund. The fund was created to provide quick response emergency grants for students in good academic standing, who face current short term financial emergencies, and holds the goal to help students remain in school without interruption, to successfully complete their degree. The grant originates from Carroll and Milton Petrie, two New York City socialites and philanthropists, who gave hundreds of millions of dollars to museums, hospitals, and charities. Milton Petrie is the founder of “The Carroll and Milton Petire Foundation,” a foundation designed to promote quality education for over 1.5 million…

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    The Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting: What happened and where we’re going

    By Ameila Inderjeit, Shivaal Sinanan, & Siddharth Malviya Background On Wednesday, February 14, a 19 year-old gunman identified as Nikolas Cruz opened gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. 17 people were murdered, 14 of them students between the ages 14-18–none of them got to walk across the stage for graduation, others didn’t even get a chance to finish their first year of high school. Three teachers who went to school that morning for another day of work lost their lives protecting their students from gunfire. This is the reality of many high schools in the United States of America. As of March 2, the U.S. has…

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    Student Association Pays Questionable Stipends to Bogus Committee “Chairs”

    A Knight News investigation into student stipends revealed that from July 2016 through January 2017 Karandeep Singh was paid $1,275 for serving as the “Greek Life Chair.” However, Singh was not listed as chair of any standing committee of SA on the 2016-2017 list provided by the Office of the Dean of Students. As such, the handling of student stipends among the SA administration over Japneet Singh’s administrations, are called into question, due to a recent investigation conducted by The Knight News. Moreover, two of the months for which K. Singh received stipends, July and August 2016, along with January 2017, were times when the college was on break. There…

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    25 Years of Pride in Queens

      By Ameila Inderjeit & Zabrina Mohamed The Queens Pride Parade will celebrate its 25th anniversary in June, as it continues to honor the evolution of  the LGBTQ+ community. Mea upnwhile, members of the QC community have created a number of projects over the past year that celebrate its advancements on campus. The parade, which was first held on June 6, 1993 in Jackson Heights with around 1,000 marchers, has become a festival that attracts more than 40,000 attendees to celebrate its  colorful displays and music. Activism in the LGBTQ+ community increased in 1990, following the news that Julio Rivera, a gay bartender, had been murdered by three young men…

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    SAEF allocations give clubs up to $12,500 for the school year thus far

    The Student Association gives student organizations thousands of dollars each year to fund on-campus events, but how it determines who gets what remains shrouded in mystery, and certain clubs appear to be favored over others.   Student Association Event Funding is designed to support registered student organization (RSO) events on campus. The funds are in addition to the clubs’ fixed budgets, as they are allowed to apply to receive amounts ranging from $100 to $7,500 for on-campus events. The SAEF process begins when Student Association President and Chair of the SAEF committee Japneet Singh calls a meeting for SAEF deliberations. Before the meeting, SAEF applications are sent to all registered…