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    OP-ED: Positive social outcomes of COVID-19

    COVID-19. Just reading the phrase might cause you to sigh, roll your eyes and long for the days when we freely roamed the world. The pandemic has resulted in a significant decline in mental health, due to the state-enforced quarantine and fear of becoming ill.  The Knight News sat down with Dr. Barbara Moore, a psychologist at the Queens College Counseling Center, for her take on the emotional state of the average person. Moore explained that the prominent emotions amongst individuals during the pandemic are sadness and hopelessness coupled with anxiety about the future. Additionally, she emphasized the dangers of social isolation, noting that, “Some countries like Britain consider loneliness…

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    The Major Decision: What Pre-Med Students are studying in Undergrad

    Graduate school is the behemoth that intimidates us all. With the application process, the interview and the constant struggle in undergrad to be the best you can be, it’s only natural that we seek to look for an advantage to separate us from the rest of the application population. An example of this is a fascinating new trend that pre-health profession students have started.   Traditionally, pre-health students usually major in the life & physical sciences (i.e biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, etc.). However, these days, pre-health profession students seem to be majoring in non-traditional majors, like psychology, math, and English. It leads one to wonder – why do these students…

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    Professor’s teaching style nationally recognized

    The lights stayed on as the cameras rolled at the taping of mtvU’s “Best Class Ever,” featuring Queens College psychology professor Susan Croll, on Aug. 7 at Rosenthal Library. “Best Class Ever” is a new show on mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network that features top professors from around the country giving their lectures to a national audience. Croll’s lecture, titled “Prisoners of Our Minds: What Do We Really Know about Our World?” began with an introduction by QC president James Muyskens. Croll, who is ranked number six out of a list of 25 top professors in the United States on ratemyprofessor.com, was introduced by President Muyskens with great admiration as…