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Seawanhaka Press 10-25-12

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Twice As Nice: Coach Roy Kortmann On Softball, Life, & Defending An NEC Title

BY: MICHAEL GARCIA Five months ago, Roy Kortmann stood with a peculiar smirk on his face while his 22 players held up the monumental NEC Trophy at Robert Morris University’s North Athletic Complex as 2012 Champions. Five months later, Roy Kortmann stands at Tuesday night practice with the same smirk on his face, this time […]

Despite Two Surgeries, Ashley Rice Returns Twice As Prepared

BY: JOHN TOLIS In every sport, there is always a group of athletes that stand out to everyone. These athletes don’t quit, give up, and move on to the next obstacle in their lives. This particular sport is volleyball and this particular athlete is Long Island, Blackbird senior Ashley Rice. The Marlton, NJ native overcame […]

Women’s Soccer Keeps NEC Hopes Alive on Senior Day

BY: JOHN TOLIS It was a thrilling and exciting weekend for the LIU Blackbirds as they won in two overtime matches against Mount St. Mary’s 2-1 and Central Connecticut State 1-0 to extend their winning streak to three games. The lady Blackbirds had the home field advantage in both games and put it to good […]

Men’s Soccer Drop Consecutive Matches; Johnson, Sica Tally Goals

BY: SHANEL GILBERT LIU Brooklyn men’s soccer team faced an onslaught of defeats after double overtime led to a 2-2 tie against Quinnipiac on October 7th. Within the first 10-minutes of game play, senior Jakeem Johnson and teammate Tanner Sica scored the only two goals for Long Island within minutes of each other giving the […]

Volleyball Blanks Bobcats, Extends Streak To Eleven Straight

  BY: SHANEL GILBERT LIU Brooklyn’s Volleyball team remains undefeated in the North East Conference after downing Quinnipiac 3-0 for its 11th straight win. The Blackbirds dominated QU by taking all sets 25-10, 25-22, and 25-20. The win puts Long Island up 17-7 overall and 10-0 in the NEC. Long Island went up early with […]

Reel Sisters 15th Anniversary At The Kumble Theater

BY: MABEL MARTINEZ Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series celebrated its 15th year anniversary at the Kumble Theater on October 13 and 14. The annual event showcases the work of independent filmmakers of color. Co-founded by Carolyn Butts – a graduate of the Brooklyn Campus and the executive director of the […]

It’s A “RIOT”

BY: MICHELLE LAWTON “RIOT!” This is one of the many chants that could be heard outside of the over packed Avena Lounge on October 12. Yellow caution tape covered the Avena Lounge walls spelling out “RIOT Nation.” Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus’ Christian Fellowship Club, collaborated with LIU-TV, LIU Pep Squad, and WLIU Radio along […]

Charlie Weber’s New “Underemployed” Gig

BY: KEELEY IBRAHIM What can college graduates have to look forward to after their graduation? According to the new MTV series Underemployed, it seems like uncertainty would be the best answer. Underemployed star, Charlie Weber talks about his new funny, coming-of-age story about five recent college graduates. Underemployed is MTV’s new scripted series which follows […]

LIU Student Guest DJ’s At Downtown Brooklyn College Fest

BY: KAREN MILLER Don Mclean is not only a full time student at LIU’s Brooklyn Campus, but during his free time he goes by the name DJ AWOL at WLIU Radio. He also played at The Social Butterfly nightclub and Underwater Lounge in Brooklyn. Mclean is a perfect example that no dreams are too big […]