• Editorials

    January snowstorm brings May flowers?

    On Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted an early spring. We expect to get an accurate description of the weather for the next few weeks from a Pennsylvania groundhog. There’s nothing wrong with a fun, silly tradition, but why? No offense to Punxsutawney Phil, but it’s hard to believe an early spring based off the weather so far this year. There’s been an excessive amount of snow. Snow meteorologists warned about the multiple feet of snow in NYC. News many New Yorkers did not want to hear. Winter Storm Jonas was intense and it impacted the entire east coast. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio implemented a travel ban, except…

  • News

    Students struggle with CUNY snow day policy

    Many students looked out the window and called it a day, but Catherine Kim was determined to stay. After her first class ended at 10:15 a.m., the senior hiked through the puddles of snow to the music library to get work done before her 5 p.m. class. Snow, sleet and hail continued pour. She proceeded to check her email and the Queens College website every hour or so, to see whether or not classes were canceled only to be kept waiting until the last minutes. Six hours and 45 minutes later, it was time start her lonely journey to Queens Hall. She checked one last time for email updates but received nothing. “From the music…

  • Op-Eds

    A Cold Response from CUNY

    Faculty, students and even some staff member may have thought classes at Queens College on Feb. 13 would be canceled as a result of the impending weather. Unfortunately, CUNY decided to follow New York City’s lead in opening public schools. Controversy surrounded both Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina for deciding to keep the schools open. Controversy should also be directed to not the entire CUNY administration for jeopardizing the safety of students. As the harsh blizzard passed through NYC, QC sent an email verifying it has opened its doors as public schools were open. However, after 4 p.m., the college decided to cancel classes due to the horrible conditions, peculiar given the…