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    Unrest Rises as QC Student Accused of Sexual Abuse Roams Scot-Free

    Trigger Warning: The following content details varying forms of abuse. Over the past few weeks, there has been a new wave of openness on the internet surrounding the discussion of sexual abuse. Survivors of all ages have come forward in collective solidarity to reveal the deeply traumatic experiences that have haunted them for years without end in sight. Ever since the “Me Too” movement first gained popularity in 2017, victims of sexual and domestic abuse have felt compelled to share their stories online, but the movement seemed to plateau not long after. The topic of abuse has finally gained mainstream traction again thanks to social media platforms such as instagram…

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    Success comes to event highlighting breast cancer awareness

    Queens College students and clubs helped organize an event to raise awareness on breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Students gathered in front of the Student Union on Oct. 15 surrounded by a pink storm of t-shirts, ribbons, turbans, pins and more to support Breast Cancer with all profits to the American Cancer Society. Signature goods were sold along with cookies and henna art. This multi-cultural event raised over $1,500 and lasted for two consecutive Wednesdays. “It was pretty amazing to see how everyone came together,” Jap Singh, the event’s main organizer, said. “It allowed everyone to look past the differences we have such as race and religion and…

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    Panel stresses need and support of women in STEM fields

    The Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding hosted an event titled Women and the Sciences March 11. A panel of women including CUNY students and professors discussed the challenges women face in STEM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, career fields. “The biggest challenge, in my opinion, is not only the competitive nature of the field, but the societal pressures women face,” Shoshana Wodinsky, Queens College neuroscience major, said. Wodinsky said she came from a very religious family that stressed a traditional life for her and noted the same ideals can be found in society. “You’ll more likely see an actress on television playing a mother than…

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    Students share relationship insight at college dating panel

    The Queens College Women’s Center held an event called “Real Talk: College Dating” in which a diverse panel of college students talked about what dating and relationships mean to them on Feb. 25. The event started off with introductions from Isioma Ononye, the secretary of the Women’s Center and a senior English major, sitting in the front of the classroom along with nine other students on the panel. “We are a community of girls who want to educate and empower members with discussions, seminars, lectures, community service and career workshops,” said Ononye about the Women’s Center. She stressed that this room and event was a safe space and that everyone…

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    Students of undocumented parents beat out M.I.T. in robotics competition

    A documentary was presented at Queens College concerning the challenges minority students face in America while striving to achieve academic success. Underwater Dreams is about how a team of Mexican students from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix Arizona, children of undocumented workers, managed to defeat prestigious colleges, including M.I.T., in a robotics competition in 2004. The documentary also follows their journeys after their victory. This film touches on issues regarding undocumented immigration including the implications and continuing conversation around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act, ballot measures restricting undocumented students from receiving in-state tuition in certain states, and policies affecting the ability of undocumented students to seek employment after college. The film was presented…