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OP-ED: A reflection on anti-semitism

When I was in high school, I always thought college was a place where everyone could be themselves. Where there was a spot for everyone from all corners of the world. What I never dreamed of learning is how anti-Semitic some schools are. Shortly after I became a college student, I learned that many schools […]

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OP-ED: Heroin’s line of addiction

I grew up in a suburban part of northern Queens, NY. It’s a pretty picturesque place for the most part with a mixture of family homes, small businesses, local churches, and lots of greenery. But there’s a dark side to this place that a lot of people don’t discuss, or maybe don’t even know about. […]

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OP-ED: Raising the student activity fee should be the last resort

If the student activity fee were increased, would the benefits to student life on campus outweigh the financial burden this would put on students? That question is not so easily answered. Queens College’s student activity fee is currently $162 per student. With approximately 20,000 students attending QC, this means there is an estimated amount of […]

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OP-ED: Sanders leaves other candidates in the dust during third Democratic debate

“I’ll tell you what I believe in terms of democratic socialism,” said Bernie Sanders (D-VT), 78, and Democratic candidate in differentiating his conception of democratic socialism from that of Venezuela.  “I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia — guaranteeing healthcare to all people as a human right, said Business Insider.  “I […]

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OP-ED: Streaming services, the future of television

I am terrible at binge-watching because there’s too much to watch on television, but I still love to have options; the new streaming services rolling out over the next few years will only add to my inability to choose what to watch. With the dawn of a new era coming through streaming television and movies, […]

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OP-ED: BDS: The Underlying Truth

The transition from high school to college can be daunting; when you leave the secure bubble of your hometown to travel to a space where all religions, beliefs, movements, clubs and words are accepted, you sometimes don’t know how to respond to the change. Finding the right words and knowing the facts can be essential […]

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Mental Health in Undergrad Students: Is Grad School Worth the Stressor?

When it comes to pursuing and engaging in higher education, there are inevitable stressors that impact the mental state of the typical, overall college undergrad. Of course this varies among a multitude of components; whether that be your year in school, the financial space the student is in, their race, gender and current discipline that […]

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