• Arts & Entertainment,  News,  This Week's Paper

    How we afford them Apples: Tim Cook releases new iPhone models

    Perennially, the month of September is a tense one for students. It marks the inception of a new semester, and is always permeated by a sense of suspense. How will this assignment go? What is this professor like? Will I fail all my midterms? Should I drop? Thankfully, our friendly neighborhood tech conglomerate, Apple, provides us with some rock solid information in mid-September. No longer do we students of Queens College have to wonder: what will the new iPhones be like? This past September, Tim Cook got on a stage to announce to us the reveal of three new iPhone models: the XS, the XS max, and the XR. The…

  • Arts & Entertainment,  Career Column

    Business and Technology Career Opportunity Exposition

    The Center for Career Engagement and Internships hosted a business and technology exposition event on the Quad this past Monday, September 17th, for students of all kinds to start building their future. This event was chock-full of internship and career opportunities for the aspiring accountants, entrepreneurs, and software developers.   The event started at noon. At this time, there was a small crowd of men and women clad in business casual attire, whom gathered around the ring of tables that were previously set up. This scene took place on the patch of green lawn closest to the Rosenthal library.   When I walked by about an hour into the event,…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The next big music craze at QC

    Trebel, a music app, is being introduced to Queens College. It allows the user to listen, download and play music offline, with no data charges, for free. According to the Nielsen Company, a global information company, 66 million millennials listen to 44 hours of music per month each and 73 percent of listening happens outside. QC was picked to access the app before the general population because the campus is a hub for activity. Trebel is currently at 3,000 colleges and universities and 25,000 high schools across the country. “Trebel has changed the way I listen to music. Free music doesn’t hurt either,” freshman Lauren Pianko said. Trebel’s musical database…

  • News

    App provides budget-friendly dating

    Michael Rubin, a senior majoring in computer science, came up with an idea after his brother, Jonathan, spent a large amount of money on a few dates he went on. “My brother came home one day and he went on, maybe, four dates in one day,” Rubin said. “My mom was ready to kill him because he used her credit card to pay for the dates. She thought he was crazy for spending all of this money,” Rubin said. Rubin’s idea was a dating app for people like his brother. This way they can plan dates and how much they want to spend. The app’s name? Hitched! Michael Rubin received help…

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    Computer science and tech all around

    With a growing job market in the field of technology, two companies and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn are working to offer opportunities to Queens College and CUNY students. On July 18, Quinn announced the launch of Tipping Point Partners’, Advanced Software Development Program, as well as the Coalition for Queens’ new program, both of which offer educational tech classes to college students in the hopes of hiring them in the field. According to Quinn, there were 1,700 digital firms in the city and 932 of whom were hiring with 10,000 available jobs. Some of these jobs can pay as much as $100,000 a year, yet there are not enough…