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    Free printing is back on campus

    This is not an April Fools’ joke. Starting April 1, there will be free printing in the Rosenthal Library. “The plan is that students are going to be able to print at the library on all six floors, for free and that would be the only place on campus that kids could print for free,” Student Association president, Matthew Louie said. Students for Change and the office of converging technologies were able to combine forces and make free printing available at the library. As for the other printing stations on campus, such as Powdermaker Hall, the Student Union and Kiely Hall, there will still be the normal charge of 10…

  • Sports

    Lady Knights fall in ECC semifinals, still have season success

    Despite losing to the University of the District of Columbia in the semifinals on March 6, the Queens College women’s basketball team has had plenty of success under their belt this season. One of head coach Bet Naumovski’s goals for this season was to make it further in the playoffs than in 2012-2013. Last season the team lost to The University of Bridgeport in the quarterfinals. “This season my personal goal was to at least make it one game further than we did last year in the playoffs,” Naumovski said. From there, she hoped that the team would at least step a foot in the right direction and with Naumovski’s…

  • Sports

    New coach brings an improving season

    At the beginning of this season, it seemed like there was no light at the end of the tunnel for the Queens College men’s basketball team. The team lost 12 of their games, both conference and nonconference matches, before gaining their first win. In addition, the team faced many injuries during the beginning of the season. “We started off rough with injuries, whatever could happen to a team, it happened to us with the injuries, among other things,” head coach Darryl Jacobs said. “The main thing is it is not how you start, it is how you finish.” The team proved that logic to be true as they finished sixth…

  • Op-Eds

    A Cold Response from CUNY

    Faculty, students and even some staff member may have thought classes at Queens College on Feb. 13 would be canceled as a result of the impending weather. Unfortunately, CUNY decided to follow New York City’s lead in opening public schools. Controversy surrounded both Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina for deciding to keep the schools open. Controversy should also be directed to not the entire CUNY administration for jeopardizing the safety of students. As the harsh blizzard passed through NYC, QC sent an email verifying it has opened its doors as public schools were open. However, after 4 p.m., the college decided to cancel classes due to the horrible conditions, peculiar given the…

  • Sports

    Freshman’s efforts noticed; receives ECC Rookie of the Week

    Tori Bowser, the middle blocker for the Queens College volleyball team, has to use her voice and skill in the middle of the field to guide her teammates. Bowser, the only freshman on the squad, has to take on responsibilities and pressures that most freshmen don’t have to endure in their first year of college volleyball. “I think I’ve taken on the pressure pretty well. For the first couple of games it was like being in awe of: I’m 18 and I’m playing against people on the other side of the court that could be like 22,” Bowser said — in high school sports, athletes usually play people in the…