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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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America’s Dad, Bill Cosby, won’t be coming home for a while

Once-beloved actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, was recently slapped with a three to ten year prison sentence after being found guilty of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand 14 years ago in his home. Constand, the former director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team, was one of the 60 women that the now 81-year-old allegedly […]

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The Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting: What happened and where we’re going

By Ameila Inderjeit, Shivaal Sinanan, & Siddharth Malviya Background On Wednesday, February 14, a 19 year-old gunman identified as Nikolas Cruz opened gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. 17 people were murdered, 14 of them students between the ages 14-18–none of them got to walk across the stage for graduation, others […]

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