• Op-Eds,  This Week's Paper

    Dealing with stress during finals

    We all have finals approaching and want to do the best we can. However, some of us are not the best test takers. Many students often get stressed about their finals, which can cause mental health issues. Here are five tips to help you get through the stressful weeks leading up to finals week:     Time Management. It’s often hard to find the time to study with our busy schedules. However, managing your time correctly can be a useful tool for studying and relaxing. It’s best to have a set time for studying; setting aside a mere one to two hours a day as “studying time” can prove more helpful than…

  • Sports

    QC Basketball: The Knights Put on a Show at MidKnight Madness

    Queens College students and fans got a chance to see their men’s and women’s basketball teams as they electrified the crowd for MidKnight Madness. To kick off the start of a new season, both teams gave onlookers a chance to see their talent at the teams’ first official practice which featured a skills contest, slam dunk contest and other fan friendly activities. As the teams were being announced, the crowd cheered loud and proud for their Knights while the players and coaches threw t-shirts into the crowd. The two-hour event was filled with music, games, dance shows and food. The crowd was often engaged in all of the games throughout the…

  • News,  This Week's Paper

    “Media Studies 3rd Colloquium: Discussion with Andrew Fisher”

    Queens College, Media Studies Department, hosted their 3rd Colloquium on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Andrew Fisher gave a presentation about the relation between anti-hunger groups and corporations, and showed multiple commercials highlighting the collaboration. One commercial showed a group of volunteers helping give people food; once the commercial ended, the audience discussed advertisement placement and the use of race. Following the commercials, there was a PowerPoint presentation about the quality of food being given to others. “There is a lot of misconception about who is hungry and who isn’t. People often classify the poor into 2 categories: deserving poor and undeserving poor,” Fisher stated. There always seems to be a…

  • News

    QC speaks out about the Trump presidency

    Fatima Maryam and Abby Melbye With every new administration, decisions are made and words are spoken that are received differently from citizens on both sides of the political spectrum. Over the first eight months in office, however, it seems as if President Donald J. Trump has had more policies questioned, more people investigated and more inappropriate posts made on social media during his time in office than any of his predecessors. On January 27, only seven days into his new job, Trump created the travel ban, which barred citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Syria—including refugees escaping civil war—from entering the United States for 90 days. Widespread…