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    Have your heard about Tizmoret? Nationally acclaimed Queens College acapella group gains popularity

    Over 20 years ago, Tizmoret was formed. Tizmoret is a nationally acclaimed Queens College Hillel and Jewish based a cappella group that performs across the country at national a cappella competitions, worldwide tours, bar mitzvahs, synagogues and music festivals. This year alone they have traveled to North Carolina, Tennessee, Chicago, Georgia, Florida, the tri- state area and Canada. Tizmoret was established by Daniel Henkin, the current director of the group, back when he was a student at QC and, ever since, the Tizmoret name has been associated with many awards, fantastic students and beautiful, memorable music. He has helped pioneer the contemporary Jewish a cappella movement; without him, Tizmoret would…

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    Obama gets reelected: political science professors discuss what could come next

    In, what the entire nation expected to be a close race, President Barack Obama came out the victor, winning against Gov. Mitt Romney, for his second term in office. “How did this happen that Obama won? In the end it wasn’t even really close: 332 electoral votes! That’s more than the past presidents,” Professor Ron Hayduk said, at the presidential roundtable held on Nov. 14. Hayduk, along with fellow political science professor Michael Krasner, hosted the forum. Using facts and figures to show the direction voters took, the forum provided answers to the outcome of this year’s presidential election. With Obama being elected for his second term, the question remains:…

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    Playwrights bring to life elections, race and its role in the future of America

    America has elected its first African-American president…now what? The question was tackled in the play, “Dispatches from (A)mended America,” performed on Oct. 4 by the Center for Ethnic Racial & Religious Understanding, in Colden Auditorium. The play was a dramatization of 100 interviews conducted in the South, by playwrights Brandt Adams and Godfrey L. Simmons Jr., in an attempt to understand the significance of America’s first black president, right after his election and how it affected the future of the U.S. Adams and Simmons played themselves, while four other actors represented the 100 interviewees, who kept audience members alert, engaged and emotionally responsive. Katherine Profeta, a professor for Macaulay Honors…