Marlena Freitas was assigned to document her vaccination experience. She is a second semester senior expecting to graduate this June with a media studies major and a focus in journalism and a minor in history. Marlena Freitas did her ZOOM bivouac at her parents home in Stonington, CT AKA the Stonington Borough, after the Hunter College campus closed. When not ZOOM-ing for classes, following up with studies, she worked two part-time jobs, one as a barista in a local café and the other as a nanny for two young kids. She is tri-lingual, as in Danish, Portuguese and English.
“I’m grateful that my mother and I haven’t been sick with the virus, that we haven’t been financially affected, nor evicted from our apartment and that I am continuing with my studies. I know that around 41,486 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the United States on March 9, 2021 around the time I started working on this article” – Christopher Molina.
The first floor of Thomas Hunter Hall bristles with kinetic energy as theater students on deadline hustle about their tasks to prepare for the newest Hunter Theater Department main stage show, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.” The play by Stephen Adley Guirgus tells the story how Judas Iscariot’s fate for betraying Jesus Christ is determined before he dies. A cast of characters are pulled from the Bible and history books … such as Mother Teresa, Caiaphas, Saint Monica, Sigmund Freud and Satan.
By Laura Chavarry
Despite these times of “fake news,” slimy, lying journalists, the severe mistrust of news media by the American public, according to a recent Columbia Journalism Review article, and the treats of violence against reporters trying to do their jobs, there are Hunter students impassioned about the profession nonetheless
WORD Reporters Areber Rexha and Malik Young interviewed Queens College student leaders about their experiences and opinions of their former college president, Felix V. Matos Rodriguez for a series of articles. This last article is based on interviews with a few Hunter students. The reporting for the series of articles, based on the Queens interviews, was recognized with a reward by the CUNY University Student Senate.
“I want to thank you for placing your confidence in me. I will spend each and every day working to justify that confidence and to meet the high expectations for this institution I love. I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees, and the entire University community, as we begin to move on into CUNY’s next chapter together.¡Saludos!”
“We choose the one in Queens Center Mall because of its prices are cheaper than those in Manhattan. Everyone’s in a great mood and hungry. It’s a good environment to interview students about their impressions and experiences the first few weeks of the semester” – Eileen Cruz,
Third in a series of articles about the early weeks of the first semester.
After a three-month break, long and hot for those living in the New York City metro area, students are back on the 6, N, R, Q, W and F trains to 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.
Article by Jane Verdel
Jason Lewery, 25, an English major and a senior, was one of four students who said his academic load wasn’t too heavy at the start of this academic year.