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    Diversity in the Summit

    Diversity means a range of different things; one of which can be historical and background information of people. In the Summit Apartments (otherwise known as the dorms), located on the grounds of Queens College, one may find living there, a group of people having different ethnic backgrounds. There are as many as five hundred individuals living in the Summit. These people come from all over the globe. Some are not here though for college.  That being said these dorms are not only housing Queens College students. Students from other schools such as Queens Borough Community College, live there as well.  Queens College is also situated near LaGuardia Airport and many…

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    Student at the Summit evicted for possession of weapons

    Public Safety recently received a tip not often seen at Queens College—a student residing at the Summit possessed weapons. The New York Police Department, at the request of Public Safety, searched the resident’s room, which was shared with another person. Officers found marijuana, a BB gun and a knife. An anonymous resident at the Summit said she saw police cars parked outside the dorms and cops on her floor. The person said she knew both students, but were acquaintances rather than friends. She could not believe the two would store weapons in their room. “I freaked out. Why would you have that?” the source said. One student was charged with menacing, possession of marijuana and…

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    Summit Residents Displaced Following Fire and Water Damage

    More than 35 residents at the Summit were displaced after a small fire broke out on Nov. 14 around 10 p.m. The Fire Department of New York believed someone was smoking a cigarette in the second floor garbage room and threw it out while still lit, which caused flames. They said it was not a case of arson and most likely an accident. No one was injured during the fire or flooding, Summit authorities said. “There is no fire damage to any of the apartments and very little fire damage to the second floor trash room. The building’s sprinkler system worked exactly as it is meant to and the fire…

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    Poor Wi-Fi connections disrupt life in The Summit

    Queens College students living in The Summit continue to struggle with weak Internet connections. Based on convenience and an avoidance of long commutes, many students choose to dorm in the Summit. The apartment-style dormitory houses 506 students and costs $5,500 to $7,000 per semester. Many students like The Summit, but they expect it to come with working Wi-Fi. Marina Nebro, a junior living in The Summit, was upset with the situation. After many failed attempts to login to Blackboard, the QC library database or spotty video chats with her friends and family, Nebro decided to organize a petition. A poor Wi-Fi connection affects your academic work, said Nebro. Timed online…

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    Summit with a case of the bedbugs

    A room on the third floor of The Summit was emptied and fumigated in October because of a bedbug problem on a bed in one of the suites. The student, who will remain anonymous for fear of being ostracized in any way, complained to the staff on the morning of Oct. 19 and had transferred all her belongings to the laundry room by the afternoon for two thorough cleanings. Her belongings, alongside those of her two roommates, were put into garbage bags and stored in the shower until the following Monday, for a total of two days. Meanwhile, two of the three girls stayed in their rooms — their beds…