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    Students For Change plan to continue its legacy in office

    As election season approaches on campus, current Queens College Student Association President Japneet Singh will be running for reelection, along with his administration, Students for Change. Singh points to the success of his team over the past year as the reason they deserve reelection. “Although SFC has been in power for 5 years, our administration alone has done more in one semester than an entire year. We have forged relationships with Greek life, administrators, athletes, and students; we have been able to connect almost every part of campus and the community. That’s what student government is supposed to do, we are a unifying body.” In the 2016-2017 year, SFC was able…

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    Incoming president hopes to make QC better

    Japneet Singh, a senior majoring in economics, finance, accounting and international business, will serve as the next president of the Queens College Student Association. A member of Students for Change, Singh will replace current president Chris Labial at the end of the semester. Singh attributed his unopposed run partially to a perceived loss of hope in student government. “I think it is people losing hope in student government as a whole. They don’t know the real change it can actually provide. I feel that it’s attributed to [a long period] of not having that stable student government and having that unified message sent out to the student body,” Singh said.…

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    Christopher Labial reviews his first semester as president

    It all started at Midnight Breakfast during spring 2013. During election week, Christopher Labial voted for Students for Change after a discussion with SFC member Jennifer Hwang. He glanced at card given by Hwang and noticed something new not offered in fall 2012—Midnight Breakfast. The event lacked a sponsor the previous semester, so Labial offered to co-sponsor with F.L.I.G.H.T., a Filipino club he recently joined. From then on, he continued working with Student Association. Today Christopher Labial leads SFC and is Student Association President after voted in last semester. Labial is familiar with Queens College’s functions as he attended Academic Senate meetings when he was a student representative. Meetings with…

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    Hostile election week concludes with SFC victory

    SFC win overshadowed by dishonorable election conduct A mild morning on the vibrant, green lawn of the quad turned into turmoil when classes resumed on April 13 as members of the Independent Alliance and Students for Change confronted one another about each party’s allegedly dirty campaign tactics. In the tradition of election week, each party tagged the sidewalk with chalk murals and campaign slogans. However, many tags were visibly smeared and erased, causing upset between the parties. While SFC’s near clean sweep was announced later in the week, the various actions by candidates and supporters left a damper on what is meant to be a display of inter-student democracy. Hosay…

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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…