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Jose Vargas talks about the changing American identity

In 2011, Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning filmmaker and journalist, made a risky decision—he came out as an undocumented immigrant.   He made this decision not only to liberate himself, but also use his status in media to make an impact on the immigration debate.   “I am really tired of being the minority, […]

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Rabbi Moshe Shur—activist, musician and friend

Rabbi Moshe Shur was the first one to arrive on Jan. 17 at LaGuardia Airport to wait for his students for a trip he arranged called “In the Footsteps of Dr. King.”   Throughout the five-day trip, Shur’s face beamed every time a staff member in the airport or a tour guide appreciated his work […]

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Queens College alumna helps refugees in Greece

Since 2015, more than a million migrants left their countries to Europe for refuge, according to Eurostat. This caused a humanitarian crisis still developing today. Batya Septimus, a Queens College alumna, shared stories of refugees in Greece through her website and emails since she arrived March 11 to work as a volunteer. Septimus and other […]

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Circus performed Chinese acrobatics with strength and balance

The New Shanghai Circus, a touring Chinese troupe, showcased traditional Chinese dance and performance art at Colden Auditorium on March 20. Ninell Silberberg, associate director of Marketing and Communications at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, said it was the New Shanghai Circus’ first time performing in Queens. Founded in 1991, the New Shanghai Circus […]

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Students talk about their study abroad experiences

Queens College students have the opportunity to take part of the college’s study abroad program, where anyone can travel and study in different parts of the world. The Education Abroad Office offers a wide range of choices. Students can join programs that last a month, a semester or an entire academic year. The college signed […]

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The Department of English: preparing students for the real world

In a way, every Queens College student is linked to the English Department. Students are required to take a writing-intensive class. Others, including non-English majors, participate in QC Voices, a website featuring student perspectives, or Utopia Parkway Journal, a student-run literary journal. For students majoring in English, the reasons behind their decision may vary. But […]

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Fear and resistance in undocumented community

Recent deportation raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement took undocumented families by surprise. Because of this, most are afraid to leave their homes. Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security secretary, defended the actions as necessary, while acknowledging problems with it. “I know there are many who loudly condemn our enforcement efforts as far too harsh, […]

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