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Archive for March, 2012

Basketball Halted by Spartans in NCAA Tourney

BY: SHANEL GILBERT At the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, junior Jamal Olasewere led LIU Brooklyn with 17 points as the Blackbirds were handed a 89-67 loss against the No. 1 seed Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Opening scoring in the first half with a three pointer from Olasewere the […]

Meet the Candidate: Khaalid Rahman

BY: ERIKA HARDISON Khaalid Rahman, a native of Staten Island resides now in Brooklyn, New York. As a senior majoring in Political Science, Rahman is the secretary of the Legal Society, a member of the CSM (Caribbean Student Movement), former president of the Xi Epsilon chapter of Phi Beta Sigma along with being an active […]

Spring Trends: Pastels and Neon

BY: MABEL MARTINEZ This spring, designers have spiced up their forthcoming pieces with an even greater splash of color than usual. From the Spring/Summer 2012 collections of Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone and Ralph Lauren – pastels and neon’s are the way to go this season. Not ready for bright and […]

Professor and Former Portfolio Manager, Dr. Carl J. Smith, speaks to LIU Finance Society

BY: ANTHONY LOUIS Last Wednesday, March 21, the Finance Society held a seminar on stock trading that featured LIU professor Dr. Carl Smith, former Vice President at Con Edison and portfolio manager. There, he gave a lecture on the principles of investing and discussed great trading strategies. Students were able to gather together and discuss […]

Softball Secures First Conference Victory vs. RMU

BY: MICHAEL GARCIA Despite a daunting start to the 2012 season, LIU Brooklyn Softball (9-27, 1-3 NEC) secured its first Northeast Conference victory on Sunday in a doubleheader split with Saint Francis (Pa.). A victory particularly significant to coaches Roy Kortmann and Bill Gehrke, the pair has amassed 500 wins in their 17+ years at […]

Meet the Candidate: On the Hotspot for Re-Election

BY: ANTHONY LOUIS The Long Island University election at Brooklyn Campus is underway as Jermaine Isaacs, the current SGA President, along with his current administration, run for re-election. “We have a vision for this campus,” said Isaacs, “we have a mission and we’re far from finished”. Throughout his term, Jermaine was able to carry out […]

Make Joseph Kony Visible With The Invisible Children Foundation

BY: MICHELE CANCEL All over campus, students are still talking about the “Kony 2012” viral video campaign featuring former Ugandan child solder Jacob Acaye, and Joseph Kony – who is the head of a gurellia group. “When I heard about it, I shook my head in disgust, and hoped that all that this man does […]

Meet the Candidate: Akim Jones

BY: ERIKA HARDISON Akim Jones, a native from Nevins, West Indies whom now resides in the Bronx, is a junior majoring in finance and management. Jones is the former CSM (Caribbean Student Movement) president and has worked within SGA in a previous administration. Currently, Jones is a manager at Vitamin Shoppe and Jones feels that […]

Kim Kardashian Gets Flour-Bombed on the Red Carpet

BY: SHARI STRAKER On March 22, an official coroner’s report was released which explained the cause of singer Whitney Houston’s death. According to, the Pop icon died of accidental drowning, this may have resulted in a heart attack, and triggered by heart disease along with cocaine found in her system. A full report will […]

L.I.U. Endometriosis Month!

BY: RALPHNIE EDMOND Endometriosis is a noncancerous disorder in which pieces of endometrial tissue normally occurring only in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grow outside the uterus. Endometriosis is a chronic disorder that may be painful. Exactly how many women have endometriosis is unknown it can usually be diagnosed only by directly viewing the […]