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    Sarah Salem on Queen College’s Horse Boy Club

    When walking into the Queens College Horse Boy clubroom, one can smell the peppermint in the air, and two small lamps provide light to the room. There is a rocking chair with a blanket in the corner, an exercise ball, a couch, two bungee chairs, and several plants. The atmosphere is relaxing as Sarah Salem, vice president of the QC Horse Boy Club and a junior majoring in communication science disorder, talks about why the club is set up this way. “We have sensory triggers,” she says, “ but the smell of peppermint or lavender causes us to relax. Even rocking in a rocking chair is great for relaxing, or…

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    Club Spotlight: Roots Honorary Community Service

    Do not be intimidated by its rather long name—Roots Honorary Community Service is a small club with so much heart. Just under a year ago, Ramandeep Kaur, a fourth-year biology student, founded RHCSC with the hope of giving Queens College students an opportunity to give back to the community through volunteer work. Specifically, the club specializes in local community outreach by hosting fundraisers, participating in walkathons, and taking part in local after school programs. While RHCSC strives to increase social responsibility, members gain more than just community service hours. “The club itself has [enabled] members to feel valued and part of a team. It [provides them with] an outlet for…

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    NABA helps students with business opportunities

    During the 1960s, many black accountants felt there were not enough promotions for them in the corporate world. However, in 1969, nine people decided to create NABA to help members network and challenge discrimination. Forty-six years later, there are more than 20,000 members with chapters set up at over 150 colleges and cities across the country, including at Queens College The QC chapter was inactive for many years but returned in November 2013. Kevin Lee, a senior and vice president of the club, said NABA was a vital organization to have for students. “[The] chapter was re-established two years ago by Nigel Barker, current president of NABA QC, and me…

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    Students Helping Honduras brings help from Queens College

    Students Helping Honduras is a national non-profit organization with college and high school chapters across the U.S., including at Queens College. Philanthropist Shin Fujiyama founded the organization in 2006. Its goals are to end poverty and violence in Honduran village by providing an education for young children to succeed. Ryoma Abe, a QC alum, founded the QC chapter of SHH last semester. Kevon Manners, a senior majoring in nutrition and exercise science and vice president of SHH, said Abe is someone he knows as passionate. “Ryoma was just so inspired because he went to Honduras once before he came to QC and he met all of the children and helped…

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    Mock Trial Team sets the bar high in court competitions

    The Queens College Mock Trial, formed in 2013, enables students to learn how to argue cases, examine and cross-examine witnesses and be comfortable in the courtroom setting. Although the trial is simulated, the knowledge gained from these exercises is invaluable. “We are given a fictitious case by the American Mock Trial Association and the goal is to work with the case material given to construct an argument for the case and compete against other colleges and universities with that argument,” member Victoria Tan said. In their last case – Lee Park vs. Duran, a case of intentional shooting versus parental negligence – Tan won the Outstanding Attorney Award. In addition,…