Winter Olympics See Eventful First Week

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Winter Olympics haThe Winter Olympics have been ongoing since last weekend and already there has been a ton of action. As of press time, Norway leads the overall medal count for the games with 11, including four gold medals. The Norwegians dominated the Cross-Country event, winning six of their […]

Woodhaven Native Drives Wienermobile

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer If you see a giant hot dog on wheels strolling down your block, do not be alarmed: It is just the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. The traveling hot dog car has been traveling across the country with a two-person crew, including Woodhaven native Amanda Vazquez. Vazquez became interested in going on […]

The Hypocrisy of Denouncing Inequality

To The Editor: During every election cycle our leaders conjure up conditions they claim are ruining our republic and can only be rectified with more laws, regulations, fees and taxes. According to the progressive establishment, the most serious threat to our society at the moment is “inequality.” It is common knowledge that humans are not […]

College Grant Aims To Help Women Enter STEM Fields

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A $30,000 grant was awarded to a professor at LaGuardia Community College to develop a program that will motivate women to enter fields like science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Dr. Preethi Radhakrishnan, an assistant professor of biology at the college, was awarded the grant by the Elsevier Foundation to develop […]

Brown Highlights Lower Crime In Queens

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, Queens DA Richard Brown delivered his year-end address, in which he highlighted his office’s four biggest prosecution victories of 2013 and touted Queens as one of the City’s leaders in crime reduction. Brown, who will begin his 23rd year in office this week, noted that in the last […]

Marshall, Stavisky Reflect On Muyskens

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer During his 12 years as Queens College president, Dr. James Muyskens has worked with various elected officials in the Borough, including two who played the biggest role in the university. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and State Senator Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) both have worked alongside President Muyskens during their respective […]

A Poverty Of Spirit In America

To The Editor: Our leaders with their laws, regulations and executive orders mandating the “greater good” are dismantling the Constitution and nullifying the Bill of Rights. Successful wealthy persons are labeled greedy “one percenters,” “rich” is equated with evil and the term “individualist” has become synonymous with “sociopath” or selfish. An overzealous compassion has created […]