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    State of the Union Address: To the American People

    On Tuesday, Feb. 5th, after a 35-day government shutdown – the longest in U.S. history – President Donald Trump gave his second State of the Union address. With Vice-President Mike Pence and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seated behind him, President Trump started off with a message of solidarity, stating, “The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is the agenda of the American people.” Trump emphasized unity between the two parties; about the importance of compromise and the similarities both parties share. He reminded Congress that people on both sides want the same things: jobs, fair trade, better infrastructure,…

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    QC STEM Academy grants opportunities for NYC high schoolers

    Working in a collegiate research lab while still in high school may seem a bit out of the ordinary, but the Queens College STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Research Academy provides an opportunity for those who’d like to pursue those interests, regardless of age. The Academy states, “[The program] recruits high schools that lack a strong science research program and serve large, low income, underrepresented and minority populations.” High school juniors are recruited and selected to participate based on regents exam scores, GPA, submission of a general interest essay and review of their high school transcript. The QC STEM Research Academy offers a great opportunity for high school students…

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    Follow Up with In The Footsteps of Dr. King 2019 participants

    “Seeing Dr.King and what he went through makes me feel a little more confident about the outcome of society. Even though we have our lows, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and I think that’s what Dr. King stood for more than anything,” remarked Margarita Zias, a junior and computer science major. Zias, along with a group of 20 other Queens College students, recently went on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, to learn about pivotal and key moments that impacted U.S. history. This was a CUNY program that “[sought] to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to combat bigotry and intolerance in today’s society.” The…

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    Attack on the Empire: Update on the Jussie Smollet Attacks

    The alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollet continues to be investigated by the Chicago Police Department as a possible hate crime. The reported Jan. 29 attack happened early in the morning in Streeterville, Chicago. In an interview on “Good Morning America” with Robin Roberts, Smollet recounted that he was out to grab a bite to eat at a local Subway when he heard an individual yell “racial and homophobic slurs” at him.   According to TMZ, an article posted in Vulture magazine says the individual continued, allegedly shouted “this is MAGA country,” birthed from the slogan President Donald Trump coined during his presidential campaign. According to a statement from the…

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    The Dying Wish of a College Sex Educator

    Maria Falzone is a famous comedian with over 30 years of experience in the United States and Europe, performing headlining shows and appearing on ABC, Showtime, and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival.     She is also known for her college sex education program called, “Sex Rules,” a show dedicated to teaching students about safe sex in a bright and hilarious way. Falzone left a great impact on students all across the country by visiting hundreds of campuses every year and continuing an important conversation about body image, self-esteem, STIs, and better communication about sex.   During the show, Falzone shares her own story about an unfortunate incident contracting an…