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    Children’s music concert enchants LeFrak Concert Hall

    The Aaron Copland School of Music hosted a concert titled “A Program of Children’s Music” on March 27. The concert was part of the Chamber Music Live concert series, which takes place Friday mornings throughout the spring semester in LeFrak Concert Hall. The program featured a unique playlist by world-renowned artists Arbie Orenstein and Gerald Robbins. The first segment of their performance consisted of pieces by Claude Debussy, Robert Schumann, and Gabriel Faure, with songs titled “Dolly’s Garden,” “Kitty Waltz” and “Minuet”. The songs were four-hand arrangements composed in the 19th century that were specifically constructed for people to play and enjoy in the comfort of their own home with…

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    Spotlight on CERRU: The Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding

    CERRU is a non-partisan organization that facilitates cross-cultural events to enhance understanding across the Queens College community. “Queens College is an incredibly diverse campus, often cited as the most diverse campus in the country. Unfortunately that doesn’t mean everyone comes together and engages with each other naturally, often times people stay in their own groups,” Associate Director Sophia McGee said. “CERRU is supposed to provide a space to bring people together, to engage with each other and also to discuss difficult issues that are affecting us on campus and in the community.” CERRU’s events create a safe outlet for students to voice their opinions and hear the voices of others. They discuss topics such as issues…

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    New app offers emotional support for anonymous users

    Cups of Tea is a free emotional support app seeking to put counseling services in the hands of individuals nationwide. Launched last July by psychologist Glen Moriarty, the app connects users with nonjudgmental listeners trained in discussing issues such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders. So far, it’s used in 150 countries, features 130 languages and, on average, hosts 85,000 conversations per week. “The basic, overall goal is to help people know that they are not alone, that we all struggle and Seven Cups is a place where all people are accepted and belong,” Moriarty said. Through the support of Y Combinator, an investment company that funds start-ups, the app…

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    Summit Residents Displaced Following Fire and Water Damage

    More than 35 residents at the Summit were displaced after a small fire broke out on Nov. 14 around 10 p.m. The Fire Department of New York believed someone was smoking a cigarette in the second floor garbage room and threw it out while still lit, which caused flames. They said it was not a case of arson and most likely an accident. No one was injured during the fire or flooding, Summit authorities said. “There is no fire damage to any of the apartments and very little fire damage to the second floor trash room. The building’s sprinkler system worked exactly as it is meant to and the fire…

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    Rupert Isaacson discusses horse therapy and its effect on autism

    The Committee for Disabled Students presented “Autism and Healing with Rupert Isaacson” on October 29 in Rosenthal Library. The presentation served as a means to discuss the healing effects horses have on families with autism. Rupert Isaacson, the author of “The Horse Boy,” discussed the challenges he faced when his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism at age two. Initially, the doctors introduced Rowan’s autism as catastrophic, which was soon reinforced by his susceptibility to tantrums and non-verbal communication. It was not until his relationship with his son progressed had Isaacson realized this sort of thinking is very misleading. “The [reaction of most parents to the initial diagnosis of autism]…