Small Business Event A Success

    (Left): Stringer and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli shared a moment to discuss their experiences during the breakfast event.  (Bottom): City Comptroller Scott Stringer addressed a packed house at the Small Business Achievement Awards breakfast at Queens College on May 20, discussing the state of the economy and its impact on small businesses in […]

Queens College Pres. Pick Down To Four

Queens College Pres. Pick Down To Four

(Clockwise from top left): Dr. Félix Matos Rodríguez, Dr. Irma Becerra-Fernández, Dr. Nasser Paydar and Dr. Melody Rose are the four names vying to become Queens College’s next president. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Only a handful of finalists remain in the running to become Queens College’s president. The quest to find the next permanent […]

What You Need To Apply For College

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer High school juniors and seniors looking at colleges should be well prepared when submitting applications to all of the universities that they hope to attend. Each university has slightly different requirements for accepting students and college hopefuls should be mindful of that when considering where they will apply. For example, […]

TAP Funding Goes Up For First Time In 14 Years

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Some added relief is coming for college students. The maximum grant level for the Tuition Assistance Program has increased for the first time in 14 years. While the financial boost is a small one, going up from $5,000 to $5,165, it will offer additional relief to students attending SUNY, CUNY […]

‘Elijah’ To Be Performed At Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Choral Society will help wrap up Queens College’s spring semester with a concert of “Elijah” by Felix Mendelssohn. Taking place on May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Colden Auditorium, nearly 300 musicians from the Queens College Choral Society, Choir, Women’s Choir and Orchestra will come together for this […]

Barbara Cook Ends Kupferberg Season

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The 2013-2014 season of Kupferberg Presents will wrap up this weekend with a Broadway legend. Barbara Cook will present an evening of tunes and tales at Colden Auditorium on May 10 at 8 p.m. Her concert is the last one for this season of Kupferberg Presents, which is ending along […]

Discovering Identity Through Fashion At Queens College

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Leather skirts, an Indian Kurta, a hijab and pink short-shorts all hit the runway Monday night at Queens College. “Fashioning Our Identities” was the third annual inter-cultural fashion show put on by the Queens College Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU). Seventeen models worked with six stylists and […]

Community Celebrates Al-Mamoor School Opening

Elected officials and community leaders gathered on March 30 to celebrate the opening of the Al-Mamoor School in Kew Gardens Hills. The school, established nine years ago, had operated out of the Jamaica Muslim Center until its student body began to outgrow the space. While a member of the State Assembly, Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) […]

Katz Welcomes New Director Of Cultural Affairs

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Tuesday morning, Borough President Melinda Katz introduced her new Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Nayelli Valencia, to a room full of guests at the Queens Council of the Arts in Astoria. Katz said one of her top priorities as Borough President is to rebrand Queens as a major […]