• News

    Obama’s next job: working for CUNY?

    Last year, City University of New York chancellor James Milliken penned a letter to President Barak Obama asking him to consider his first post-presidency job: teaching at CUNY. There was a possibility that the Obama family would be moving to New York, so Milliken took this opportunity as a chance to continue Obama’s legacy in teaching and education. Before Obama was elected Senator in Illinois, he worked at the University of Chicago from 1992 to 2004, where he taught courses in constitutional law. Milliken invited Obama to consider teaching law at CUNY, especially because of the “unique public interest focus” at the CUNY School of Law. CUNY’s law school sends…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The next big music craze at QC

    Trebel, a music app, is being introduced to Queens College. It allows the user to listen, download and play music offline, with no data charges, for free. According to the Nielsen Company, a global information company, 66 million millennials listen to 44 hours of music per month each and 73 percent of listening happens outside. QC was picked to access the app before the general population because the campus is a hub for activity. Trebel is currently at 3,000 colleges and universities and 25,000 high schools across the country. “Trebel has changed the way I listen to music. Free music doesn’t hurt either,” freshman Lauren Pianko said. Trebel’s musical database…

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    A chance to save a life

    Sami, a seven-year-old girl, lives with Fanconi Anemia, a blood disorder that affects one out of 350,000 people. If left untreated, it may cause bone marrow failure and some forms of cancer. Sami needs a bone marrow transplant from someone, but cannot find a donor. However, the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, along with MedLife at Queens College, organized a bone marrow drive at Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library on Feb. 24. The goal was to collect as many cheek swabs as possible from students and professors to find a match for Sami and many others in need of a transplant. Akiva Raskind and Tami Liebman, two campus ambassadors for…

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    Winter is coming, but food trucks are going

    The distinct smell of Shah’s Halal Food on The Quad at Queens College will soon disappear as winter approaches. During the winter, a few trucks will not appear on campus. However, they will return in the spring. “I’m definitely going to miss the quality food from Shah’s Halal cart,” Joseph Vincent Palermo, a freshman, said. The Dining Services, in response to season, opened a Shah’s Halal Food cart at the Midway Court in the Dining Hall. It is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. as well as Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. However, Wafels & Dingles may stay a little longer. Carlin Gilchrist, an employee,…

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    Free vaccinations available ahead of flu season

    Sniffles, sneezes and coughs. The warning signs of the dreaded flu season. Flu season starts in beginning of October and can last well into May, but usually peaks during the winter. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nation’s top health institute, reports five to 20 percent of Americans get the flu every year on average. For Queens College students, they can go to the doctor to get a flu shot or decide to ignore it. But for those who do not want to get sick and seeking an alternative, there is an option—Queens College’s Health Service Center. The Health Service Center, located at Frese Hall 310, offers free…