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    Christopher Labial reviews his first semester as president

    It all started at Midnight Breakfast during spring 2013. During election week, Christopher Labial voted for Students for Change after a discussion with SFC member Jennifer Hwang. He glanced at card given by Hwang and noticed something new not offered in fall 2012—Midnight Breakfast. The event lacked a sponsor the previous semester, so Labial offered to co-sponsor with F.L.I.G.H.T., a Filipino club he recently joined. From then on, he continued working with Student Association. Today Christopher Labial leads SFC and is Student Association President after voted in last semester. Labial is familiar with Queens College’s functions as he attended Academic Senate meetings when he was a student representative. Meetings with…

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    Living with depression as president

    Student Association President Christopher Labial began his first semester with a diagnosis he never expected would happen—depression. “I never even entertained the notion of having a mood disorder in my life,” Labial said. Labial said his girlfriend, Natasha Chait, saw him have difficulties over the past year and suspected there was a problem. “She noticed how hard it was for me to sleep. I had a lot of trouble sleeping and I’d have trouble getting out of bed. I would have these depressed fits where it was hard for me to do anything,” Labial said. Over the past summer, Chait suggested Labial try the Counseling Services at Queens College, located…

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    Feminist Press still relevant after 45 years

    At the CUNY Graduate Center is a small, educational non-profit organization that fought and still fighting for big social changes. The Feminist Press, located at 365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5406, publishes feminist classics, offers new international pieces, elevates silenced voices and promotes social justice. “FP is not just a business. You have a business with values,” Lauren Hook, managing editor, said. “We’re not just saying how much this book is going to make, but what the book means, what does it represent, why is it important and why does it deserve to be in print.” Florence Howe, an author and professor, founded the organization in 1970 because of the lack…

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    Queens College partners with Korean universities

    Queens College finalized an academic partnership with two prominent Korean universities, Korea University and Kyung Hee University for a collective exchange program. The Office of Global Education Initiatives and the Research Center for Korean Community held a press conference at QC on October 15, announcing the establishment, Korean American Data Bank reported. The program entails an equal student exchange between QC and the two universities. Any student under CUNY can register their courses and pay the tuition through QC and study at either universities. Pyong Gap Min, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, initiated the program last year. QC already established student exchange programs with other Asian countries such as China and Japan, but lacked a Korean partnership. Min…

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    Solution to free printing not black-and-white

    Student Association, for the 2014-15 fiscal year, proposed and implemented unlimited printing at Rosenthal Library. Although, over the course of the new program, “it was clear that there was a small group of students who were printing an inordinate number of pages and a majority of students were not benefiting at all from the service,” the Student Technology Fee Plan Summary for 2015-16 found.  “There were a lot of things that weren’t accounted for and, instead, was very hasty. This time around, our committee is thinking to have a contract set in place so that student can still print but we won’t have the same situation where one student prints…