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    CDS Reflects Back on Successful 2016-2017 Year

    As the Spring 2017 semester comes to a close, the Committee for Disabled Students reflect back on another successful year of events and activism on campus. The committee was founded in 1972 and was the first resource on campus for students with disabilities. Originally serving only these students, CDS later expanded to include all registered students and by 1982, under the leadership of Mary Ellen Passantino, membership grew dramatically. CDS strives for students to learn from one another to create a disability culture, reinforcing the values of the Disability Right Movement, which views disability as limiting only due to external forces. The committee has been dedicated to raising campus awareness…

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    Achievement gap enhances academic performance among students

    Last week The New York Times featured a Snapchat story titled “The Achievement Gap.” The story spoke of students who took gap years in their college career, saying that students who do so tend to get better grades in college and “find more satisfying work afterward.” “The Achievement Gap” Snapchat story was based off of the article “Independence Days: My Perfect Imperfect Gap Year,” by Kyle DeNuccio, a freshmen who left the University of San Diego after his freshmen year to take a gap year. Gap years are defined as a set year of absence from an academic institution with an agreed return date. The most notable gap year taken…

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    Professor Joyce Warren reflects on life and career

    While Professor Joyce Warren may be known around Queens College as both an English professor and director of the Women and Gender Studies program, back home in Western Massachusetts, she was the little girl who read everything, climbed the tallest of trees, and would not tolerate prejudice among any of the kids she played with. Growing up in a small Cape Cod house in a working-class neighborhood and a big swing that her father built, Joyce Warren was anything but your average child. While she enjoyed her days playing outside with all the children of her neighborhood, she was also a voracious reader. Going to the local library once a…

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    Students For Change plan to continue its legacy in office

    As election season approaches on campus, current Queens College Student Association President Japneet Singh will be running for reelection, along with his administration, Students for Change. Singh points to the success of his team over the past year as the reason they deserve reelection. “Although SFC has been in power for 5 years, our administration alone has done more in one semester than an entire year. We have forged relationships with Greek life, administrators, athletes, and students; we have been able to connect almost every part of campus and the community. That’s what student government is supposed to do, we are a unifying body.” In the 2016-2017 year, SFC was able…

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    QC students introduce Forward Nation Radio

    Forward Nation Radio, Queens College’s progressive political talk show, is taking the campus by storm, and has no intention of stopping there. The show features the most up to date political event coverage along with fiery discussions about policies that directly affect the “average” American. Damian Hardeen, a senior media studies major, created the show and credited the rigorous election season as the show’s basis. “The inspiration for FNR was the insane state of political discourse, which was fueled by organized and domestic groups whose main objective was to spread mis- information in order to force a political outcome,in this case, winning at any cost,” Hardeen said. Hardeen said his…