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    Womens Lacrosse: Starting Fresh and Ready to Win

    Last year, the Queens College Women’s Lacrosse team entered the 2014 season with only six girls on its roster, mostly containing players from other various sports. In his first season, head coach Todd Kaiser was faced with the obstacle of finding girls to fill the team, or he would’ve been forced to cancel the season. “I knew that the program was in a little bit of a hole coming in and it was going to take [immediate] rebuilding,” Kaiser said. “I needed to get kids, and get this program back on its feet.” Kaiser managed to compose a team of 11 lacrosse players, three soccer players, two track runners, and…

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    Reasons to love Madison Rowland, the sophomore sensation

    The 1000th point club is composed of the most remarkably talented and hard-working athletes in their respectable sport. This season Queens College women’s basketball team added one athlete who continues to turn heads in her career as a Lady Knight—Madison Rowland. On Feb. 18, Rowland scored her 1000th point as a sophomore. It is a milestone which takes most athletes a full four-year career to complete. She joins the list of amazing QC athletes such as Amanda Bartlett and Shonda Holder. “I was so ecstatic after the game. To get 1,000 points is an amazing accomplishment and I am so excited about it,” Rowland said. Rowland is currently at 1,025…

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    Asbestos removal in Fitzgerald Gym contains benefits and consequences

    Campus always seems to feel different after a long time away. The air seems lighter, hallways feel longer and buildings don’t look the same. However, this winter break many of the buildings at Queens College underwent many changes. The Fitzgerald Gym is in the process of getting new floors and, because of that, undergoing a full asbestos removal. The procedure displaced many facilities in the gym such as the Fitness Center, classes and gym usage. There was no abestos in the Fitness Center. Asbestos is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance causing cancer, and is composed of a set of natural mineral fibers. It became extremely popular in commercial…

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    Asbestos removal in Fitzgerald Gym contains benefits and consequences

    Campus always seems to feel different after a long time away. The air seems lighter, hallways feel longer and buildings don’t look the same. However, this winter break many of the buildings at Queens College underwent many changes. The Fitzgerald Gym is in the process of getting new floors and, because of that, undergoing a full asbestos removal. The procedure displaced many facilities in the gym such as the Fitness Center, classes and gym usage. Asbestos is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance causing cancer, and is composed of a set of natural mineral fibers. It became extremely popular in commercial buildings and homes in the early 1900s because of its resistance to heat and…

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    Closing the Gap between Students and Athletes

    Queens College offers more than 100 clubs as well as a full athletics program with 19 varsity teams. The fact that QC is a busy place with more than 19,000 students reveals there is a major disconnect between students and student-athletes. When students outside of athletics are asked why they did not attend a game or fundraising event, the most common response is they didn’t know about it. Kevin Williams, the new assistant athletics director of External Relations, plans to fill the gaps and mend the bond between athletics and the student body. Williams comes from being a collegiate student-athlete, playing football at SUNY Morrisville as well as Iona College…