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Archive for February, 2012

Black History Month Spotlight: Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo

BY: JANICE MACK In dance, there are no distinctions between races, and skin tone has no meaning.  But, almond-toned and French Creole dancer, Rosalynde Loo, has the absolute freedom to move her limbs through the air in a way that only dance can afford her. Quite reserved as a child, Loo, a dance professor at […]

The Death of Whitney Houston and Photos of Blue Ivy

BY: SHARI STRAKER On February 11, the music world came to a complete stop. That was the day that our very own beloved Whitney Houston, 48 died.  Houston was found in the bathroom of her Beverly Hills Hotel room. The cause of death is unknown and is pending due to results of a toxicologist report […]

New Speaker Series at LIU Highlights How To Be A BOSS

BY: MABEL MARTINEZ As part of Black History Month, the Student Government Association, in collaboration with the Black Student Union (BSU), had its second week of the “I’m a BOSS” conversation series. “BOSS” is an acronym for “Building Opportunities for Students Success.” It’s part of an ongoing lecture series that SGA and BSU are co-sponsoring […]

Advocacy Day: State Legislation Debate to Cut College Funds

BY: ANTHONY LOUIS Senators, students, and advocates of higher education converged at the New York State Capital in Albany to discuss and deliberate over the future of college funding. It was an invigorating event where students were able to actually get up on stage and share their struggling story in support of several higher education […]

Juniors Provide Victorious Senior Night For Men’s Hoops

  BY: SHANEL GILBERT Led by junior CJ Garner and classmate Julian Boyd, the Long Island University men’s basketball team came away with a 99-89 win over Quinnipiac, on Senior Day at the Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center, on Saturday. The victory added the 23rd win to the team’s streak. “This was a big game […]

L.I.U. Heart Tumors Awareness Month!

BY: RALPHNIE EDMOND A tumor is any type of abnormal growth, whether cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). Tumors that originate in the heart are called primary tumors. They may develop in any of the heart tissues and may be cancerous or noncancerous. Primary heart tumors are rare, occurring in fewer than 1 of 2,000 people. […]

Lacrosse Drops Two, Ties One in Preseason Tourney

  BY: ALANA WOHLERS Women’s lacrosse kicked off their season at Columbia with a close three game scrimmage tournament. The Blackbirds picked up a tie and two losses on Saturday falling short to sister school C.W. Post and Columbia but tying NYAK. First up was host team Columbia Lions, the Blackbirds only lost 7-5 giving […]

Gucci Mane: Trap Back Mixtape

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS Rapper Gucci Mane has been known for only three things. His hit song “Lemonade”, having an ice cream cone tattooed on his face and finally being able to use the word “Burr” in a sentence. After listening to his new mixtape “Trap Back” those three accomplishments are still the only ones he […]

Maino: I Am Who I Am

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS Maino a Brooklyn native, has been a star in music throughout his career with numerous mix tapes; is now currently working on his second album. But for now his new mix tape “I Am Who I Am” is a wonderfully done project that deserves high praise. This mix tape is in fact […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Attika Torrence

BY: JADA DANTZLER A great presence bends forward peering at the shelves of VHS tapes stacked across the wall in the small editing room. The former general manager of the LIU-TV station observes the four shelves of his own work and reminisces on how far he has come since he graduated 13 years ago. Attika […]