• Arts & Entertainment

    New exhibit explores artist’s life and career

    Biala: Vision and Memory, is the latest exhibit on display at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. The exhibit features 50 paintings, collages and drawings from Janice Biala (1903-2000), showcasing seven decades of her work from 1930 to 1994. Many of her creations were drawn from her own life experiences. “In canvas after canvas, she displays remarkable visual intelligence and absolute control of her medium. If her paintings offer immense gratification to the eye, they also are reservoirs of feeling and memory, lyric affirmations of the life she chose to lead,” Diane Kelder, guest curator and professor emerita of art history at The Graduate Center, said. Included in the exhibition are books by…

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    Making the Queens College campus a safer place for LGBTQ students

    Oliver “Ollie” Milbourne is one of the most outgoing and friendly people at Queens College. Walking into the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance clubroom, Milbourne, 18, always has a big smile on his face and greets everyone with a warm hug. In the room, Milbourne treats everyone like a close friend and is always willing to socialize with everyone, whether the topic is issues in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community or funny videos of animals. He is one of the most outgoing members of GLASA and his personality compliments the artwork of supportive slogans and rainbow flags that decorate the walls. GLASA provides a safe environment for…

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    CUNY reverses decision to penalize pregnant student

    Pregnant college students no longer have to worry about facing forced maternity leave from classes. Stephanie Davis, a Borough of Manhattan Community College student, made headlines several weeks ago when she was told she would not be allowed to make up assignments due to pregnancy related absences. Davis subsequently was forced to drop the class and by doing so, lost her merit-based scholarship. CUNY has since reached a settlement with Davis, 27, in which her scholarship was fully restored. The university also compensated Davis $3000 to cover expenses. When Davis was first told by her professor that she would not be able to make up her assignments she appealed to the dean. She was encouraged…

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    Women now have easier access to birth control

    Women in New York City now have another option for birth control if their Plan A fails. A federal judge ruled on April 5, that the contraceptive drug, Plan B, can be purchased over the counter without a prescription, regardless of age. Plan B is a pill that is effective in preventing pregnancy shortly after sexual intercourse. There is a large amount of controversy surrounding this decision. Many people are against the idea of women having such easy access to Plan B, especially young girls who no longer need a parent to buy it. “The Catholic Church is against Plan B, the church believes and holds that life begins at conception,” Father Paul Wood…

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    Students juggling jobs and classes

    College students often struggle with heavy amounts of school work and many students also have the added burden of holding down jobs. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau survey, 71 percent of college undergraduates work part time. The survey found that of these 19.7 million students, 20 percent worked more than 35 hours a week and more than half worked over 20 hours a week. However, a survey conducted on campus yielded different results. Of the 100 students who were polled, 25 percent worked over 20 hours a week and only four percent worked more than 35 hours each week. Tes Asfaw, director of the office of career development and internships, said that working too…