• Arts & Entertainment

    All’s Well that Ends Well

    The Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance concluded their 2013-2014 season with a revamped production of William Shakespeare’s “All’s Well that Ends Well,” the week of April 2. The play follows the story of lovelorn orphan Helena, played by Rina Dutta, whose heart belongs to the Count Bertram, played by Christopher Guevara. However, the affection is not mutual. Competing for Bertram’s affection was his close friend, Parolles, played by Ali Kane. Helena travels far and wide to formulate a plan that will make Bertram hers forever. The company brought Shakespeare’s notable comedy into the 21st century with the use of popular music, hashtags and selfies. The play takes place…

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    Urban Survival comes to QC

    In the fall of 2013, during a class debate, Prof. Stephanie Wakefield and her urban environment class struck an idea. The topic was the Anthropocene, or the world’s new geological epoch in which humans see themselves as the center of the planet. “From Hurricane Sandy to the more generalized urban anxiety, we saw that we lacked a lot of the skills and knowledge that would make it possible to begin building new, less catastrophic ways of life,” Wakefield said. The ideas continued to grow from the topic of Hurricane Sandy. Increased examples of people learning to work together to find means of surviving, such as using Queens College as a…

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    Hang ups cause students to stay in school longer

    Students are choosing to stay an extra semester, year or even two years at Queens College; longer than the expected four years it usually takes to obtain a degree. Part of the reason for the extended stay is that students are part of the last group to choose classes during registration and then have to wait for their financial aid and credits to go through. Many of them are transfer students that come from SUNY and private schools. Christine Gangpat, junior transfer student from John Jay, argues that dealing with administration contributes to the setback. “It’s actually mostly over the phone that I had a problem. I tried calling and…

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    Curry Kitchen opens at QC Dining Hall

    On Sept. 9, students were able to access new selections of food on the Midway Court side of the cafeteria. On the kosher side of the café, next to the Dairy Stop provides a new station called The Curry Kitchen, which sells Indian food and halal meat.  Another new selection, The Wicked Spoon/ Starbucks, holds one self-serve frozen yogurt machine and a topping bar with several kosher options and a third Starbucks station on campus. On opening day, samples were provided. No other changes have been planned thus far. Previously, where The Curry Kitchen now stands, was a place where students could purchase Chinese food and sushi, generally after waiting…

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    Construction on Remsen Hall brings inconvenience

    Remsen Hall is currently undergoing renovations such as infrastructure improvements and electrical upgrades to bring the building up to date with more advanced technology. The construction on Remsen Hall, located between Razran Hall and the Science Building is visible from inside the building as well as on The Quad. During the construction period, required total electrical shutdowns have been planned and departments will be given notice as to place the smallest possible effect on students and faculty, according to Alvin Su, project manager of facilities design, construction and management. The walkway in front of Remsen Hall is now blocked off, leaving students to walk across the grass. As of now,…