Inside the KCC Urban Farm
Dec06

Inside the KCC Urban Farm

There is a compact vegetable garden hidden between T1 and T2 buildings that many on the Kingsborough campus see, but don’t understand why it’s there. It is surrounded by a chain-link fence with a small metallic gate. There is a peeling red wooden sign that says KCC Urban Farm, but make no mistake, there’s a wild, blooming and bright association of people and ideas associated with everything that goes on inside. As...

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Professor Pereira: ‘Truly Learning in the Classroom’
Dec04

Professor Pereira: ‘Truly Learning in the Classroom’

In his early twenties, Alexander Pereira came across Jose Marti’s poem, “Coney Island.” Inspired by Marti’s work, he dreamt to visit the scenic neighborhood one day. In 2014, on his way to a job interview at Kingsborough Community College, Pereira realized that his dream came true. The first semester in KCC, teaching Latin American Literature, he started with Marti’s significant poem. An average day for Pereira at KCC starts with him...

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Pereira’s Adventure Never-Ending
Dec01

Pereira’s Adventure Never-Ending

Professor Alexander Pereira grew up in sunny Colombia, but while traveling in the countries of South and Central Americas he learned to truly appreciate authenticity in cultures and societies far different from his homeland. That same eagerness to explore brought him to the USA and ultimately, to Kingsborough, where he teaches Latin American Literature and Spanish. For him, being a part of multinational society, where he can cherish...

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10 Books You Must Read This Holiday Season
Nov28

10 Books You Must Read This Holiday Season

In the beginning of December, everyone is caught up in Christmas shopping. The festive mood is everywhere – the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Macy’s holiday window display, and Winter Village at Bryant Park. You sing along to “Let It Snow” and work on your New Year’s resolution list. Curl up in your favorite chair and wrap a fleece blanket around you. All you need is a warm cup of cocoa and a holiday book. You might want to read...

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KCC Talks: What is Your Wake-Up Jam and Why?
Nov27

KCC Talks: What is Your Wake-Up Jam and Why?

Plato once famously said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Whether your morning begins with biscuits and gravy or egg whites and yogurt, music is what puts you in the right mindset for the whole day. Either you are a morning person or a night owl. You might prefer upbeat hip-hop, rhythmic reggae or sentimental salsa while your neighbor would wake you up with...

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