Memoirs of an Athlete: Rodrigo Campos Playing Despite Injuries

by Marco Nieto Soccer, nicknamed “The World Game” for its ability to unite people from diverse backgrounds, has been played for over 200 years for […]

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WCC Lacks Contact Sports

by Gehrig Mojica Over time, contact sports have disappeared from WCC. The last varsity sport the school had that could be considered a “contact sport” […]

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Women’s Softball Takes a Step Forward

by Marcus Johnson Girls softball is arguably the largest female-oriented sport that WCC currently has to offer. The team consists of around 9-15 young women, […]

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Visual Arts Students Showcase Work At Portfolio Day

(Photo: Jenna Colon)by Jenna Colon Art students and schools gathered at the Fine Arts Gallery in the Hankin Academic Arts Building for 15th annual portfolio […]

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Plaque Behind Hartford Hall Commemorates 2013 E-Board Legacy

by Dana Hirsch A plaque on a rock on the lawn behind Harford Hall marks the spot where a time capsule was buried in 2013. […]

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WARY and WEB Host Sumo Jam as a Respite From School Worries

(Photo: Freddy Velasquez)by Victoria Fennell The Westchester Events Board (WEB) and WARY radio station hosted Sumo Jam on Thursday November 10th in the Physical Education […]

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WCC Hosts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Awareness Day

by The Viking News Admin Westchester Community College hosted Alcohol and Substance Abuse Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The event was sponsored by WCC’s […]

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Should Celebrities Play a Role in the Political Election?

by Lucas Ascencao Political discourse and controversy seemed to be the theme of this year’s presidential election—and it seemed that each of us as citizens […]

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Vice President-Elect Pence’s Role in Future Policy-Making

by Dana Hirsch The media has declared the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. In a vigorous and scandal-driven […]

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Military Personnel In Desperate Need of Assistance

by Amanda Gordon When Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill into effect, not many had an idea of how this bill would help transform […]

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Is Print Journalism A Dying Medium?

(Photo: Viri V. Coyt)by Frank Torres The fate of journalism has been a question that is thought of more and more in recent years. There […]

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TRUMPED

(Photo: Victoria Fennell)by Victoria Fennell Since the announcement of the 2016 presidential election results, protests have broken out across the nation rejecting the victory of […]

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WCC Administration Grants Student Athletes Priority Registration

by Marcus Johnson WCC administration is granting athletes first priority in selecting classes during registration for the Spring Semester. While WCC is not an institution […]

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College Steps Launches In WCC

by Lucas Ascencao and Brian Ponte College Steps, a non-profit organization which specializes in helping students with significant learning and communication disabilities, has begun assisting […]

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Men’s Soccer Lose First Round of Playoffs on Home Turf

(Photo: Viridiana Vidales Coyt)by Viridiana Vidales Coyt On Saturday, Oct. 22, men’s soccer ended their playoff run with a 2-1 loss to Rockland Community College. […]

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Knicks Win Thrilling Home Opener

by Sam Nadell It was a thrilling night at Madison Square Garden, as the New York Knicks won their home opener against the Memphis Grizzlies […]

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NFL Week 8 Highlights

by Marcus Johnson The NFL finally hit its halfway mark with the passing of week eight. There are many unanswered questions looming — the AFC, […]

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Young Talent Floods NHL

by Jenna Colon Hockey is back, and there is a fervor on the ice that has not been seen for quite some time. A new […]

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The Digital Film Club Screens There’s No One Better, and Other Club Favorites

by Brittany Clark Ramon Nuñez kicked off the screening of “There’s No One Better,” hosted by the Digital Film Club, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in […]

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Anime Club Holds Cosplay 101

(Photo: Desmond Caesar)by Gehrig Mojica The WCC Anime Club was nice enough to, on Oct. 27, invite Audacity Cosplay over to present Cosplay 101: Beginners […]

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GLOW Hosts Fourth Annual Drag Show

by Brian Ponte The Hankin Academic Arts Building’s auditorium was occupied by more students than it has been at any point this semester, on Friday, […]

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Student Success Corner: Medwin Ghabee

by Chad Arnold In 2004, Medwin Ghabee had just graduated high and no idea what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. […]

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Is WCC Truly Tobacco-Free?

(Photo: Viridiana Vidales Coyt)by Ahmed Abdullah All over campus, signs are posted advertising Westchester Community College as a “Tobacco Free Zone”, but is this really […]

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LGBTQ Representation In Children’s Movies

by Dana Hirsch Children’s movies are created with the intention of teaching kids certain values about social structures, self-perception, and morals. Along with entertainment value, […]

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A Third Party Vote Is Not A Vote For Trump

by Dana Hirsch The stakes are high in the 2016 election, and many Americans find it difficult to choose between the two major candidates: Hillary […]

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Colleges, Universities Visit WCC For Transfer Fair

(Photo: Desmond Caesar)by Justin Meacock WCC hosted its bi-annual college transfer fair on Tuesday, Oct. 25 — over 110 colleges interacted with students, answering individual […]

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Energy, The Environment, & Jobs Clash In Westchester

by Lucas Ascencao Laborers Local 60 and Local 754, which cover the Hudson Valley regions of Rockland, Westchester, and Putnam counties, attended an NYS Department […]

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Vaping Banned on Campus: SGA Passes Resolution in Landslide Vote

by Ahmed Abdullah Resolution F16-1 was presented to the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate on October 2, 2016. This resolution proposes to ban the use […]

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WCC Reaches Out to HBCUs

by Julia Tortorello-Allen Westchester Community College has been ongoingly reaching out to historically black colleges and universities, otherwise referred to as HBCUs, in order to […]

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Vikings vs. BMCC For First Playoff Game, as Fifth Seed

(Photo: Javier Williams)by Viridiana Vidales Coyt The Vikings, seeded 5th will be playing their first playoff game against The Borough of Manhattan Community College on […]

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The Second City Takes the HAAB Stage

by Victoria Fennell As part of WCC’s Smart Arts Events, legendary comedy group, The Second City, performed “The Best of The Second City” at the […]

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Noche Caliente: Dance the Night Away

(Photo: Desmond Caesar)by Diana Moron Latin American Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans’ histories, heritage, and culture. According to the National […]

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SGA President Clarifies Sidewalk Statements

(Photot: Freddy Veasquez)by Valentina Carrasquillo Henry Gulergun, President of the Student Government Association (SGA), asked to retract his recent statements on the sidewalks being built […]

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Start Saving Now!

(Photo: Patrick Hennessey)by Aquella White Have you thought about some of the things you want out of life? Maybe a car, a house, a family, […]

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How We Enable Social Injustices

(Photo: Brittany Clark)by Brittany Clark Professor Patti Sehulster gave a lecture on racism and injustices happening in the community, in the Gateway Center Auditorium on […]

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Cosplay Is Not Consent

(Photo: Dana Hirsch)by Dana Hirsch The 2016 New York Comic-Con had a record high attendance, making harassment policies even more relevant. Signs had been placed […]

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When Your Views Are Not Welcomed: The Fall of “Safe-Spaces” on College Campuses

by Todd Spring Like a wind which catches a well-kindled flame and send it forth over a terribly parched forest, igniting all the dry undergrowth […]

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What Temperament Should a President Have?

by Victoria Fennell Confidence, integrity and passion, these are the ingredients that form the perfect Presidential Candidate. Or are they? The first Presidential Debate, or […]

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WCC Restructures Academics

(Photo: Viridiana Vidales Coyt and Bozhena Shuplatby Jenna Colon WCC has put into effect a new academic organization, to begin the Fall semester. The school’s […]

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SGA Senate Election Winners Revealed

by Julia Tortorello-Allen WCC’s Student Government Association at Westchester Community College officially introduced their newly elected senate on October 12. Two elections were held throughout […]

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The Benefits Access Center: New and Improved Services

by Brittany Clark The Benefits Access Center (BAC) has moved to the Student Center, with new features available to any student that is in need […]

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Healthy Food Bites To-Go

by Ronna Corlin Are you always on the hunt for the next good thing to slather on toast, toss over a salad, or keep spirits […]

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WCC Attends First Cross Country Meet in over 36 Years

(Photo: Michael Belfiore)by Viridiana Vidales Coyt WCC’s Cross Country attended its first ever meet in over 36 years on Sat, Oct 1 at the Knights […]

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WCC Athletic Department in Process of Rebuilding and Rebranding

by Viridiana Vidales Coyt WCC athletics is going through a period of rebuilding with the guidance of new athletic Director Michael Belfiore. A few steps […]

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WCC Tags Trees For Inventory

by Brittany Clark Ever noticed that some of the trees on campus have a small silver tag with a number on it? “Yea I have, […]

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How To Be A Good Ally And Decent Human Being

by Dana Hirsch Many people at the meeting of the LGBTQ-club GLOW at WCC confirmed that they have been asked this question at least once. […]

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Safe Spaces Suppress Freedom of Expression

by Brian Ponte The University of Chicago recently published a letter to incoming freshmen, warning them not to expect so called “safe spaces” or “trigger […]

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Ignorance Helps Transphobia Thrive

by Dana Hirsch Transphobia and violence against trans-people has increased drastically over the last two years, according to The Human Rights Campaign. The lack of […]

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The Second City Performs at WCC for the First Time

by Victoria Fennell Legendary improvisational group, The Second City will be performing at the Academic Arts on Oct. 8 at 8 pm. “The Best of […]

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Remote Power Unit Comes To Life At WCC

(Photo: Freddy Velasquez)by Sam Nadell WCC held a dedication ceremony commemorating the installation of a renewable energy device known as the Remote Power Unit, outside […]

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Bookstore Allows Use of FInancial Aid for Book Rentals

by Amanda Villalobos For years, the SUNY Westchester Community College Bookstore has only offered in-store purchases of brand new textbooks to students, denying them the […]

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Vikings Lose Their Cool Through Early Season Success

by The Viking News Admin The Vikings are currently 3-1, winning their first game against Passaic County, 4-1 as well as defeating Orange County 6-2 […]

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The Native Plant Center Bleeds Blue and Gold

(Photo: Brittany Clark)by Brittany Clark The sun glazes over the butterflies that lie on the white flowers that help compliment the Blue and Gold J. […]

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Christopher Manning Exhibition Opens In The Fine Arts Gallery

by The Viking News Admin Artist Christopher Manning’s sculptures hung from the ceiling of the Fine Arts Gallery while his polaroids aligned its walls. His […]

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Phi Theta Kappa and Veterans Resource Center Honor Victims of 9/11

by The Viking News Admin In a collaborative effort between the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and the Veterans Resource Center, WCC held a commemoration […]

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Drag Show Hosted by RuPaul Drag Queen Contestant Alexis Michelle

by Amanda Gordon Glitter, music and a whole lot of attitude hit the stage for the GLOW’s annual drag show. The event was hosted by […]

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Clubs Collaborate to Organize Halloween Celebration

by Cassandra Tejeda This year’s halloween party, “Trick or Treat Yoself,”  was a fantastically collaborated event and the liveliest by far. The event was created […]

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NATIONAL PLAYERS MAKE WONDROUS TWISTS TO CLASSIC TALE

National Players use unconventional methods to create a unique stage adaptation. (Photo: Bozhena Shuplat)by Garrison Marschner Smart Arts hosted the National Players on Oct. 22 […]

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Editorial: On the Prevention of Sexual Assault

by The Viking News Admin It is of utmost importance that we come together to prevent sexual assault. The best way to do this is […]

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Compliments and Harrasment Walk A Thin Line When Flirting

by Ken Sandoval Flirting is something that anybody can tell you they’ve seen or done themselves. It’s how many people express interest in someone they […]

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VEGETARIAN OPTIONS SCARSE ON CAMPUS DINING LOCATIONS

by Dana Hirsch What do vegetarians eat? WCC has not been able to answer this question. While the cafeteria offers a quite extensive salad bar, […]

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VOTING IN SMALLER RACES CAN MAKE BIG CHANGES

by Amanda Gordon When it comes to the elections, the act of voting for the next president is viewed to be the end all for […]

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Halloween Is Fun and Creative but Holds Some Negativity

by Daija Stepney When people see Halloween marked on the calendar on Oct. 31, they think of scary and spooky things that can scare them. […]

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Staying in the Closet for the Holidays

Family gatherings are considered a social norm for the holiday season, but can be stressful for members of the LGBTQ community. (Photo: Courtesy of Pixabay.com)by […]

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STEM Scholarship Program Offered Through Partnership With Mercy College

by Samuel Rowland It can be hard to pick out the right academic program from all the email advertisements bombarding students’ school inboxes.  WCC offers […]

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