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    MFA program celebrates 10th Anniversary

    Queens College opened the Godwin-Ternbach Museum for the MFA in Creating Writing and Literary translations 10th anniversary on Nov. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with readings from alumni. The event was held by alumni John Rice, and Nicole Cooley, director and professor of the MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation. 17 alumni read their poetry, plays, and works of both fiction and non-fiction. The evening started off with a musical performance by professors of the English Department, Richard Schotter and Roger Sedarat, who played guitar and banjo. “It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since we opened the door to our program,” Cooley said. “Tonight…

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    Things to do in the NYC-Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    The Guggenheim Museum, located at 1071 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, has a new exhibition now on display called “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World” until Jan. 7. The three month long exhibition was launched on Oct. 6 and was created after Paris based artist Huang Yong Ping’s 1993 exhibit presented in Stuttgart, Germany. It includes film, video, contemporary art and photography from 71 Chinese artists between the years of 1989-2008. The artwork includes 150 public and private collections from Asia, Europe, the United States and the Middle East. It shows historical content in different parts of China after the Cold War, that embody capitalist, realism, the working…

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    Students of the QC Dream Team reflect on DACA’s impact

    The Trump Administration announced its plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) on September 5, a decision affecting almost 800,000 immigrants including students of the Queens College community, some of whom are members of the Queens College Dream Team. QC Dream Team was founded in 2012, as a result of the New York State Dream Act’s failure, a decision affecting both documented and undocumented students. The club aims to provide a safe space for undocumented students and allies, hosting meetings and events, such as Undocu-Mic and Conversations in the Dark, where undocumented students can express their feelings or doubts in a safe environment. The team has…

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    The Big Buddy program at Queens College helps children in need

    The Big Buddy program was founded in 1989, by Arthur Salz, a professor of early elementary childhood education. He read in a newspaper report that there were 10,000 homeless children in New York. “Obviously these children were going through a hard time in their life,” Salz said. “I wanted to do something to support them in this difficult time.” This program connects Queens College students with elementary school children in transitional homes and works with the Jamaica Family Residence and the Briarwood Family Residence. The two coordinators of the program are Sheryl Marmon Halm, a retired principal, and Elizabeth Shneider, who was a former Big Buddy mentor. Between 40 to…

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    The Spinners and Little Anthony and the Imperials Come to QC

    The Spinners and Little Anthony & The Imperials performed at Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 8. The auditorium flooded with people as Little Anthony and the Imperials opened up the show. The doo-wop band included four band members, Robert DeBlanc, Earnest Wright, Johnny Britt, and Little Anthony Gourdine. Little Anthony and the Imperials formed in 1958 in New York City. The original members were Clarence Collins, Earnest Wright, Glouster “Nate” Rogers and Tracey Lord. They were indicted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Earnest Wright, founder of the Imperials, Robert DeBlanc has sung with Aretha Franklin, an American singer who started her career…