• Op-Eds

    Students for Change: History and how far they’ve come

    As an incumbent party, Students For Change understands the issues and concerns Queens College students face year in and year out. First founded in 2012, a group of everyday students united with a goal to serve in the interests of their peers, and provide a voice to those who felt unheard. Within their first year in office, the party was able to make numerous strides on campus—starting with a puppy room, a place where students were able to interact with therapeutic dogs to unwind from the stress of finals week. Along with this, SFC accomplished a QC staple, the MidKnight Breakfast, a fun filled food event, which brings students, faculty,…

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    SFC candidate hopes to give back to QC community

    Christopher Labial describes his youthful self as a “military brat.” Growing up in a military family, he went to international school and first studied in the U.S. in 2008 at Benjamin Cardozo High School. Now he is the President of F.L.I.G.H.T., which stands for Filipinos Living to Instill Growth, Honor and Tradition, and is also a member of different clubs on campus, including the Queens College Dream Team and the iTones, an acapella group. In general, Labial feels at home at QC. “I’ve come to appreciate everyone on this campus,” Labial said. Labial, a junior and an English major, is running on the Students For Change ticket as the successor…

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    The Knight News Roundtable: SA President Raj Maheshwari

    Every April, Queens College students cast their votes to decide which candidates will lead the Student Association. After a particularly heated election between the Students for Change and Independent Alliance, Raj Maheshwari, SFC, officially stepped into office on June 1 as President of the Student Association. Five months later, Maheshwari sat down with The Knight News team to discuss the successes, struggles and aspirations of his administration. The transition into presidency was a smooth one for the 20-year-old corporate finance major. “I’m fortunate enough to be surrounded by a team of people who carried over from last year’s administration and really knew the ropes,” Maheshwari said. “Technically I was part of last year’s administration. Before taking the…

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    SFC President works to increase school spirit with more events

    Queens College student government president, Matthew Louie is determined to raise student pride and awareness with more enticing events. Louie, a 22-year-old senior, is triple majoring in accounting, political science and economics. He makes it a priority to liven things up on campus. “We’re big on social activities; we’d love to get the campus more involved,” Louie said of Students for Change, a relatively new political party on campus. “Overall, we’re looking to do at least two parties a month for the students.” School spirit is considered by Louie to be an important aspect of the college experience. “School pride is definitely important, in my opinion. That’s one thing I’m…