• Op-Eds

    A voice for our veterans

    On Oct. 10, classes will not be scheduled across CUNY campuses in observance of Columbus Day. Yet, a month later, on Nov. 11, classes are expected to be in full swing for Veterans Day. Veterans Day, an official holiday honoring military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces, has long been seen as a highly important day, and students are wondering why the day is not better acknowledged by CUNY. Harold Morales, a veteran and junior economics major at QC, is one of those students. “I don’t think it makes sense, or is right. Some of us don’t have understanding professors, and they use missing class against…

  • Editorials

    Veterans Day off?

    Veterans Day was established as a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Veterans do not always know how to respond to recognition for their service from those who have. To some, it reminds them that not everyone went through what they did and makes them feel as if they are different, not special. Observing Veterans Day with a day off from classes should not be a reason to be lazy, sleep in and party. That kind of attitude goes against what the whole day represents to begin with. Maybe it is a good thing that Veterans Day is not observed…