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Wanting to come to Queens--good idea?

Hi QC'ers,
I'm a journalism student in Los Angeles and I'm hoping to do the National Student Exchange and come to Queens! Unfortunately all I really know about it what I learned from wikipedia and google maps (I can't believe that cemetery next door is so big!)

If anyone could answer a few questions for me I'd be very grateful!
1. Are there bike lanes? Is it a good place to bike?
2. What kind of crime is there? Will my bike or components get stolen if I leave it out over night?
3. Is there enough cheaper housing than The Summit? (4k/semester?! FFFFF)
4. What kind of subcultures are prevalent? (I realize that this might be hard to answer given the inherent undergroundness of many subcultures)
5. What's the weather like? How often is it sunny?
6. Is it very loud at night? Will I be able to sleep?
7. How hard is it to get a job there?
8. How long does it take to get to Manhattan via bike, zipcar, or public transit? Do people often go? Or are the other boroughs more popular?
9. What kind of events does the school do? Cal State Northridge (where I study now) has about 2 events a week, and they do hikes, movies, lectures, parties, contests, and fairs.
10. Anything else I should know/ask/consider?

Thank you very much!


Wow after being on livejournal all this time I just found out that QC has this livejournal page, even though I don't think it's anything official.  But does anyone actually still post to this community or watch it?  It seems like it is kinda dead >.>;;

Withdraw or P/NC?

Hello, all. So I have an elective class that I don't want to take anymore but it's too late to drop it now. Should I withdraw or P/NC that class? Which option would not effect my financial aid?

Also, this is my last semester to receive financial aid and I want to apply for a study abroad program. Can I apply for FAFSA for the program or does the program count as a semester?

very rare pokemon called konata;

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I haven't gotten that sticker for the student ID and I was wondering if it's just late or has the library changed their rule and now you don't need to have a sticker anymore?
very rare pokemon called konata;

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During the beginning of this semester, I got a letter from the financial aid department telling me that since I was taking 2 classes that has nothing to do with my major, I was ineligible for TAP and HESC. (This was later resolved.)

I'm thinking about changing my major and I'm wondering if I change it now so I can register for classes for the new one, would I still have the financial aid/SEEK for this remaining semester?

Thanks for any help!
nono : lark

PSA: on-campus robbery, keep a lookout

Campus Security Alert

At approximately 4:20 pm on Tuesday, February 17, 2009, a Queens College staff member was robbed at knifepoint. The perpetrator stole the staff member’s wallet and then fled off campus. Fortunately, no one was injured. The incident took place in front of the Dining Hall. The robber has been described as a light skinned male, possibly Hispanic, around 5' 8", and wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt.

The NYPD was notified and along with the Public Safety Department is investigating this incident. Security is now on high alert and additional patrols have been added in the area of the Dining Hall. Public Safety requests that everyone in the college community be extra alert, and insists for your own safety you do not approach this individual. Please report any unusual or suspicious activities to our office at (718) 997-5912.

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