KCC Talks: Do You Judge Professors Who Have Tattoos Differently?
Apr25

KCC Talks: Do You Judge Professors Who Have Tattoos Differently?

A stigma was created generations ago; tattoos were the mark of a prisoner or sailor. Now it has become a trend, one that spans across culture, ethnicity, gender, age and profession. A student may enroll in a class in Kingsborough Community College where even the professor is tattooed. Do you judge professors who have tattoos differently?   “No, they’re just people. I have tattoos, I don’t like to be judged. You can’t tell what a...

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Kenka Review: Traditions of Wonderful Cusine Explored
Apr17

Kenka Review: Traditions of Wonderful Cusine Explored

25 Saint Marks Place, right in the heart of Saint Marks, lies Kenka. Considering how fast paced, festive, and crowded Saint Marks can be, it is extremely easy to miss the restaurant if you are not actively looking for it, as it’s in Japanese. The sidewalk forms into a set of concrete stairs that leads down to Kenka, located below the infamous thrift shop, Search and Destroy. The ideal business demands capital and customers, but a good...

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Joaquim de Santana: A Dancer’s Life
Apr11

Joaquim de Santana: A Dancer’s Life

From behind a screen, it seems easy breezy, but nobody dares to question the exhausting hours of sacrifice put into what we call entertainment. Joaquim de Santana, a Brazil native in his 30’s, was determined of becoming a skilled dancer at a young age. Now, standing at 6’2”, signed to Q Model Management and touring alongside Mariah Carey on her Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour, the possibilities have become endless. “I began my journey as a...

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Fong Makes the Controller of Your Dreams a Reality
Jun14

Fong Makes the Controller of Your Dreams a Reality

As the power gap between home consoles and arcade machines closed, fighting games transitioned from dimly lit arcades into the living rooms of gamers. While convenient, a controller was no substitute for an arcade cabinet with a precise joystick and responsive Sanwa buttons. Companies such as Mad Catz and Hori saw an opportunity and began producing arcade fight sticks, but they weren’t cheap, and if gamers were going to spend up to...

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Behind Kingsborough’s Fish Tanks
Jun09

Behind Kingsborough’s Fish Tanks

The James C. Goetz Marine Aquarium within Kingsborough’s Marine Academic Center (The only CUNY college to host an aquarium) contains a 6550-gallon shark tank with 19 predators that are observed throughout the day. Observers can sit on two concrete benches in front of the glass to watch the fish swim by. Each fiscal year the aquarium is allotted between $2500 and $3000 between three vendors for food, stock and equipment/supplies. They...

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Faculty Profile: Janine Coyne
Jun09

Faculty Profile: Janine Coyne

Janine Coyne, a Fine Arts Adjunct Professor at Kingsborough Community College since 1977, who teaches Photography, is not only knowledgeable about all aspects of her field, but she has been creating artwork for decades. With a keen eye for spotting photos with potential, she instills a basic foundation in her students, while helping them develop their own artistic voices. Now in her last semester teaching at KCC, she looks forward to...

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