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Archive for November, 2012

End of The Line at ISFS? Time Will Tell, Students Say

BY: ASHLEY THOMPSON Whenever Ashley Hunte, a sophomore and psychology major at the Brooklyn Campus, has to visit LIU’s Integrated Student Financial Services during registration time at the start of the semester, the thought of the experience alone makes her anxious long before it even happens. And while settling tuition bills brings its own share […]

What Obama’s Win Means For The Country

BY: MATT ROMAGNOLI Four years ago, the United States elected its first African American president, Barack Obama. He was elected on the platform of hope and change. Obama entered office with several problems already on his desk: an economic disaster rivaling the Great Depression; two prolonged and expensive wars; the trend of rising unemployment and […]

All You Can Eat At The Brooklyn Campus?

BY: KAREN MILLER The availability of healthy food choices is a growing concern at college campuses across the country. Experts have long debated “The Freshman 15” theory in which entering students face the possibility of gaining excessive weight due to a lack of nutritious food on campus. The issue is playing out at Long Island […]

Young, Black And Educated

BY: CHASE MELVIN Among the numerous rousing and engaging student programs that can be found at LIU Brooklyn, the Young, Black and Educated (YBE) initiative stands as one of the most unique. Young, Black and Educated is a program that was started in early Sept. to “empower African American male students on campus,” according to […]

Close to Home: Sandy Affects Far Rockaway Student

BY: NOELANI MONTERO Superstorm Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29. Many areas along the East Coast are still recovering from the devastation of the record-breaking natural disaster. Several people across New York City were affected by the massive damage caused by Sandy, including LIU students. Erika Hardison, who studies journalism at LIU Brooklyn, lives near […]

LIU Hosts Open House Event

BY: CHASE MELVIN The Brooklyn Campus was teeming with several prospective undergraduates and their families at the LIU Fall Open House on Sunday. High school seniors and college freshmen considering transferring to LIU began to fill the Metcalfe lobby at 9 am. After checking in and collecting various pamphlets, the guests were ushered into the […]

LIU’s Rebranding- A Success?

BY: MATT ROMAGNOLI LIU’s rebranding initiative may have been a success. LIU plastered “Find Out How Good You Really Are” onto several buses, throughout subway stations and on a few billboards. I hope that initiative worked, especially since the deed is already done – I can expect the University to not change the direction of […]

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Month

BY: RALPHNIE EDMOND What is Gastroesophageal Reflux disease? Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backward from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms. Causes of Gastroesophageal reflux  When you […]

Erinn Westbrook From Harvard To Hollywood

BY: KEELEY IBRAHIM In the new comedy show, Mr. Box Office, Erinn Westbrook plays the pretty girl with a feisty attitude. In real life, Westbrook combines her beauty, talent, and smarts to outwit her competition in a competitive industry. Mr. Box Office stars Bill Bellamy as Marcus Jackson, the title role character. Bellamy plays an […]

IFNY Monologue Slam Series With Malik Yoba

BY: KAREN MILLER The Malik Yoba National Theater and The Independent Film New York (IFNY), held its Monologe Slam Series at the Kumble Theater, Saturday, November 10. The slam series featured four actors as they competed against each other through a series of challenges. Contestants not only interacted with the audience, but their skills and […]