• Arts & Entertainment

    Building Blocks: Colorful Mind, A Conversation On STEM

    “Wow Elaine, you’re allowed to sit at the big kid table with all the boys!?” was a part of the opening dialogue of Building Blocks: Colorful Mind which took place inside Colden Auditorium at Queens College. Written and acted out by several high school students from Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan public schools, the short play aimed to tackle the question of how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is taught and what impact it has on the diversity within the field. By interviewing around 36 people who work in various STEM related jobs, we are given insight not only into the mentality within the field but also the feelings of…

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    A night full of laughs with Kathy Griffin

    Comedian Kathy Griffin captivated Queens College on April 9 with hilarious stories about awkward celebrity encounters, Church of Scientology theories and personal stories on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. Griffin is on an 80-city tour called the “Like a Boss Tour.” The well-attended event took place at the Colden Auditorium. Before the show started, the speakers played songs such as Cher’s “Woman’s World” and Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,” which audience members lip-synced and danced to. “I’ve seen her before, she’s very funny. She doesn’t do jokes really, she’s more of a storyteller and she’s a great storyteller,” Emil Layacan, an audience member who works in sales,…

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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 tours around the United States, committed to bringing dynamic Chinese acrobatics culture to an international audience. As the circus made its debut, the audience screamed with excitement and applauded with amazement for the Chinese acrobats’ feats of strength and balance. The first performance lit up the stage. Young female acrobats wearing clothes and head accessories…

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    Cesar Millan visits Queens College’s Colden Auditorium

    The renowned ‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan enlightened QC with his knowledge of canines and how to create happier and healthier human and dog relationships at his show “Cesar Millan LIVE!” Held on April 19, 2015 at Colden Auditorium, the event was a full house that contained people of all ages gathered together to see the Dog Whisperer in action with actual dog demonstrations. A woman in the audience was wearing a t-shirt that said “Proud Animal Rescuer” and a man was wearing a t-shirt that said “I Heart Pit bulls.” On the stage there was a black couch and a table with a potted plant on it. There was a…

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    New play promotes minority representation in theatrical works

    A small audience gathered on stage for a reading of Nandita Shenoy’s play “ESSPY” in Colden Auditorium on March 26. Socially awkward Taiwanese-American medical student William Chen (Chester Poon) learns how to communicate with his patients through his repeated encounters with his patient Anu Shilpa (Jolly Abraham), who turns out to be his equal. At the same time, he is under the wing of his immigrant Filipina mentor, Dr. Mendoza (Ching Valdes-Aran), who is more concerned with the science of medicine rather than emotional relationships. “ESSPY is based on my experiences as a standardized patient at NYU medical school,” Shenoy said in an interview with Flux Theatre Ensemble. “After experiencing…