• News,  World News

    Amazon cuts ties with Queens

    One can almost always find Amazon packages lying on doorsteps or Amazon vans driving down the street, but one place Amazon won’t be found is in Long Island City, Queens. Back in September 2017, The New York Times reported that Amazon, the technological merchandising giant had announced that it was looking create a second headquarters. Of course, many cities jumped at the opportunity to host Amazon, whose founder and CEO is Jeff Bezos. Amazon ended up dividing the intended headquarters into two, finally deciding to locate to both Virginia and Queens, New York. However, this past February, all changed as Amazon put out a statement saying that it would be…

  • Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    Fun Things to do in New York: Christmas Edition

    New York City. It’s probably the most magical place to be during the holiday season. The crisp, frosty air, the colorful lights on every building and tree and the little things like colorful holiday cups for your coffee make your Christmas spirit come alive. Growing up, TV shows and films made New York City seem like the most beautiful place to be during the holidays. Movies like “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” glorified New York City hotels and all of NYC’s luxuries. Typically, no one is ever bored in New York City. There are tons of adventures to embark on here. During Christmas time, however, try something different…

  • News,  This Week's Paper

    NYPIRG: A Community Dedicated Organization 45 Years Later

    The New York Public Interest Research Group, a student organization that has had a presence on the Queens College campus since its founding in 1972, held an event on the night of Monday, Nov. 12th, celebrating its 45th anniversary. In attendance were members of NYPIRG chapters from other universities throughout the state, plus members of some other organizations. The price of admission for each of them was a donation, a non-perishable item for the soon-to-be-opening food pantry on campus. The opening of the food pantry is a project NYPIRG is involved with in conjunction with Student Association and other organizations to aid financially disadvantaged students, and is one of a…

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    Cuomo Defeats Nixon in Democratic Primaries

    In a landslide victory on Thursday, Sept. 13, incumbent New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, vying for a third term, defeated challenger, Cynthia Nixon, in the Democratic Primaries by about 30% of the votes. According to the New York Times, Cuomo was victorious with 65.6 percent to Nixon’s 34.4 percent. Cuomo defeated Nixon in each one of the five boroughs.   Cuomo ran on his record of progressive accomplishments. According to his campaign website, Cuomo has championed passing stricter gun legislation, fighting for women’s reproductive rights, legalizing same-sex marriage and fighting for DREAMers. He allocated more money toward education, extending school programs to include Pre-K for three-year-olds and the Excelsior scholarship.…

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    Miranda’s not in the city anymore

    Cynthia Nixon rattled headlines earlier this year when she announced her run for governor of New York. Nixon is most famously known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s infamous series “Sex and the City.” Turns out Miranda isn’t the only career driven woman in town. Nixon’s run for public office was met with a great deal of opposition from New Yorkers who believed she was too inexperienced. However, her resume said otherwise.   Nixon spent over a decade advocating for the people. She’s a well-known supporter of funding equitable education, an advocate for LGBTQ equality, and a strong believer in women’s reproductive rights and the legalization of marijuana.…