• Editorials,  This Week's Paper

    Who are our student leaders? Student Affairs Award Winners, a Profile

    The Student Affairs division of Queens College has recently announced winners for their seven awards, which encompass dedication and commitment to servicing the QC community, as well as demonstrating commitment to humanitarian causes in other areas. On behalf of the Knight News Staff, I would like to congratulate all the recipients for their commendable contributions and achievements. I recently caught up with a few students to talk about their experiences and impact on our community.  The first award, the Burton L. Backner Student Affairs Award, granted five hundred dollars to a full-time undergraduate student that consistently participated in student affairs and student services on campus. Burt Backner was the Dean…

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    SA President Speaks on Agenda and Welcome Day

    “Whether you’re a club leader, traditional student, non traditional student, I hope you join Student Union, The Knight News, join clubs, be engaged, be active, it takes time but it’s worth it,” detailed Student Association President Carmine Couloute. Carmine Couloute is currently majoring in political science and international business, alongside a minor in business and liberal arts honors program (BALA). She went on to discuss her outlook on this semester, what it means to be a woman of color in a position of power, as well as her aspirations for her term. When asked about her outlook and hopes for this semester, Couloute discussed that she is looking forward to…

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    VP Adam Rockman speaks out about fabricated SA minutes: SA spending budget without approval

    After the release of issue two, The Knight News reached out to the office of Student Development and Leadership, along with the dean and vice president of student affairs to inquire as to what was being done about the potentially fabricated Student Association senate meeting minutes.   The office of communications responded on behalf of Vice President Adam Rockman, stating that “he felt that the questions raised” from our article, were “enough to warrant an investigation.”   As stated, “VP Rockman had the meeting reconvened on October 10, 2017. A member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team then followed up by conducting dozens of electronic, telephone, and in-person interviews, the…

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    Student Association: Just the Beginning

    Student Association’s contributions to the fall 2017 semester started with Welcome Day, where PnB Rock came out to kick off the new school year with fun and music. Every year during Welcome Day, SA makes sure to start off the semester with an artist coming to campus, where past artists have been Omarion, Jay Sean, and TimeFlies. Ultimately, SA’s goal for Welcome Day is to help incoming freshman excited about beginning their new journey in college.         Over the month of September, Student Association collaborated with MSA and Catholic Newman Center to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Relief. Students donated clothes, canned foods, and other necessary care items.…

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    Former SA chair member speaks out against organizations president

    Post the publication of The Knight News’ features on the Student Association’s newly instated vice president, Akila Wazeed, and her forced-out predecessor, Marco Sin, allegations of “fake news” and more resignations by SA chairs have ensued. To recap, when initially questioned about the process of becoming VP, Wazeed affirmed that a vote had been administered to determine whether she would take Sin’s newly-vacant position, a position he claimed was unfairly taken from him. According to the SA Constitution, “In the event of a vacancy in the office of Vice President, the Student Senate shall elect a person to serve out the remainder of the term.” As such, Wazeed’s appointment as…