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    The unfortunate reality of an online college education

    Whether it be from dining room tables turned work desks or the comfort of one’s own bed, students in Anthropology 238 made sure to log into their twice-a-week Zoom session at 1:40 PM. It was another hour and 15 minutes spent trying to avoid the temptation other avenues of the internet bring, all whilst zeroing in on the voice emanating from one of the 20-something virtual boxes.  The professor, who left Queens, NY for Pennsylvania during the pandemic, was in the middle of his lecture until he no longer was. He couldn’t be, not after a bear wandering into his backyard caught his attention.  The professor let out a genuine…

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    New York State Schools Shed Light on Mental Health

    This past summer New York State issued a law that states all N.Y. schools must integrate the topic of mental health into their health classes’ curriculums.   One of the most alarming complications children, teens and young adults in the United States face today is something most people do not notice from plain sight, and that is exactly what makes it so troubling. This issue that affects so much of the nation’s youth – mental illness. While a lack of mental health may not be as visible as, for example, a broken arm or leg, its effects on an individual can be just as, if not more, pernicious. Far too…

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    NYPIRG Lobbies at Higher Education Day 2018

    On February 28, Queens College’s New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) gathered in Albany, NY for the Higher Education Action Day, along with 19 other SUNY and CUNY schools, to meet with elected officials and share why affordable education is important and why it is a necessity to invest in opportunity programs. This year the students and faculty members addressed the most pressing issues that affect the operating budget of the schools across the state and called upon Assembly members and Senators of their districts to make investments in the SFY 2018-19 Adopted State Budget. Some of these investments will initiate a multi-year plan to restore funding to SUNY…

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    Queens College named best value college for teaching degrees in New York State

    On January 23, 2018, Queens College was named one of the top 20 best value colleges for teaching degrees. The ranking process consisted of acceptance rates, program popularity, breadth of programs, retention rates, and net price. Queens College offers 97 registered programs that give future teachers the building blocks to be successful. Queens College student, Michael Muldoon, was extremely happy to be part of the education program. He commented, “It is important for students receive an affordable education. It is exciting because it opens the possibilities that students may not typically have. The education they receive will shape the person they will become and investing in higher education is the…

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    Examining the differences between American and Greek education

    Greece’s debt crisis led to major implications across the country, including the eternal student phenomenon in higher education. An eternal student takes extra college courses to delay entering the workforce. Education in Greece is free, encouraging the delay. “Greece is in a difficult situation. How to keep the things such as quality, free education for all but, at the same time, creating avenues that people can find access to jobs,” Gerassimos Karabelias, professor at Panteion University in Greece, said. Karabelias spoke at Queens College on Oct. 19 about the effects of the Greek debt crisis, which began in 2009. “Students did not feel stressed or pressured to complete their studies.…