Charles Lester

Arts & Entertainment

Club calls attention to women’s issues

A new theatre-based club presented their premiere production, “The Vagina Monologues,” on April 12, a play centered on different aspects of feminine experience. Jaime Zahl and Summer Medina, both Queens College juniors, founded the club, New Perspectives Theatre Company, which aims to produce theatrical productions that address social issues, while raising and donating money to […]

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Dining Services gets a new director

Owen Ranft has taken on the role of director of dining services, having already made some changes to food offered in the Student Union. Four new options have been introduced since his arrival in February, including Sono, Chi Thai, Create and Wicked Spoon Smoothies. Sono offers Latin themed foods, such as tacos, burritos and quesadillas, […]

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Nathan’s arrival could just be the beginning

Nathan’s Famous made its debut in the Dining Hall, on Feb. 24, the first widely known food chain to serve on campus. Although specializing in hotdogs, students have been lining up for burgers, fries, chicken tenders and much more at the new Nathan’s. Within the first two weeks, it has accounted for 35 percent of […]

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Queens College professor examines findings in latest book

The women’s studies department held an event on Oct. 21 in Rosenthal Library to showcase Barbara Simerka’s book, which applies cognitive theories to gender, class and identity in early modern Spanish literature. Simerka is a Spanish professor, who has published over twenty essays focusing on interdisciplinary and feminist approaches. She is also a founding executive […]

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Students tackle Syria conflict

On Oct. 2, the Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding hosted a student dialogue event regarding the conflict in Syria in the Q-side lounge during Free Hour. Created in 2009, CERRU is an organization that provides a safe venue for students to share their opinions on controversial topics. “We do not expect people to […]

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More food options available at Queens Hall

Avenue C, a self-service vending market, opened on Aug. 28, giving more food options to students and faculty of Queens Hall, according to Stephan Aiello, director of administrative services. Located in Queens Hall, Avenue C stocks 300 to 400 items, provides students with a wide variety of food — along with a coffee machine — […]

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Relief for Queens Hall students

A new campus matrix will go into effect this fall, increasing the time between classes to 15 minutes, according to the academic senate. The chair of the matrix committee, Dean Savage, motioned to adopt the new campus matrix in February after being voted on by the Academic Senate — 45 voting yes and two voting […]

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