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Seawanhaka Press 02-22-13

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Dirty Dining: Blackbird Cafe Closes After Failing Inspection

BY: SHAELYNE MOODIE & CHASE MELVIN The Blackbird Cafe, located in LIU Brooklyn’s Conolly Hall, was shut down because of a failing health inspection grade received on Feb. 14. According to onlookers, health inspectors closed the cafe during a lunch service and instructed students to vacate the premises. Prior to its closure, the cafe had […]

News In Brief: Body of Missing LIU Student Finally Found

BY: KEELEY IBRAHIM The body of Marisha Cheong was found around 8:40 a.m. o Saturday, according to reports. The Brooklyn student’s body washed ashore in Breezy Point, Queens, with her hands and feet bound. The cause of her death was undetermined at time of press, but Cheong’s mother reportedly believes foul play. Her mother, Bibi […]

New Dean of Business Takes Office

BY: CHASE MELVIN Dr. Ken Colwell, the new dean of LIU Brooklyn’s School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences, has taken office on campus. The LIU Search Committee headed by President David J. Steinberg chose Colwell as the Dean of Business in October. Having recently assumed this leadership role, Colwell is already looking forward […]

Pope Benedict XVI Suddenly Resigns Position

BY: SHANNON THOMAS Days before the beginning of the Holy Season of Lent, Pope of the Catholic Church Benedict XVI resigned from his position. His resignation has left many with unanswered questions about the direction of the Catholic Church and his potential successor. Pope Benedict decided to step down from the papacy because he felt […]

LIU Offers Assistance During Tax Season

BY: ONISSA SANCHO LIU Brooklyn’s Department of Accounting, Taxation and Law offers free income tax preparation to its community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Implemented by the Internal Revenue Service in 1971, the VITA program runs every spring from February to April; it gives LIU students and employees, as well as the […]

Meteor Explosion Leaves Several Injured in Russia

BY: YANA NADELYAEVA A meteor exploded over the Ural Mountains in Russia on Feb. 15. The explosion, which didn’t strike the nearby community of Chebarkul directly, injured about 1100 people. The fiery, ten-ton meteor blazed through the clear morning sky at 9:20 a.m. local time on Friday, leaving behind a long, white, contrail that was […]

Thoughts on The State of The Union

BY: KAREN MILLER President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Feb. 12. The President expressed his concerns and discussed what he wants to accomplish in his second term. The issues of gun control, job creation, raising minimum wage and helping working-class citizens were all highlighted during Obama’s address. Obama expressed some […]

Cancer of The Brain

BY: RALPHNIE EDMOND Abnormal growths of cells in the brain are called brain tumors; however, not all brain tumors are cancerous. Cancer is term use for malignant tumors which grow and spread aggressively, overpowering healthy cells by taking their space, blood, and nutrients. Tumors that don’t grow aggressively are called benign. A major difference between […]

Gravity & Grace: Monumental Works By El Anatsui

BY: DESIREE RUCKER Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui is a featured exhibition currently at The Brooklyn Museum of Art. This is the first solo exhibition of El Anatsui’s work in a New York Museum. It is a must see for art lovers, especially those who love sculpture. This is a show for […]