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Archive for November, 2013

Students Lack Financial Literacy

BY KAREN MILLER Ian Smith graduated from Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, NY. When asked if he knew the importance of “financial literacy,” Smith stated he never thought about it before. Before the recession occurred in 2008, Ralph Baker founded the New York Shock Exchange—a program that teaches the importance of financial literacy […]

Parents Making Strides At LIU

BY Jessica Persaud Motivation never fades for hard working college students, especially those who are parents. For them, time is a critical factor—whether it’s meeting deadlines for papers or racing to pick up their children from school. And while the number of LIU Brooklyn students who are also parents isn’t known, many can surely relate […]

One Man’s Journey to Success

BY KAREN MILLER Richard Quarantello was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, his debut novel Surviving the Warzone tells the story of his troubled life. Quarantello is Italian and grew up during the 1960’s. Quarantello attended P.S. 202 and East New York Vocational for high school. At the age of fifteen, the teenager left school […]

A Bookstore That Refuses To Give Up

BY Yana NadelyaEva Sandwiched between a shoe repair shop and an apartment building, Here’s a Bookstore has been an institution along Coney Island in Gravesend, Brooklyn since 1975. It’s a small family business, owned by mother and son duo Sylvia and Doron Levy. At a time when even major retailers like Barnes & Noble are […]

Holiday Driving Tips

BY GREG SMITH, C.E.O. AND PRESIDENT OF PRIVUS MOBILE As the temperature continues to drop, days get shorter and finals begin to creep up, the holidays are quickly approaching. Students beginning to make their Thanksgiving and winter break plans should remember that these cheery times can also bring some new dangers to the road. If […]

Your Security VS. Your Health

BY KAREN MILLER Last year when I traveled to New Orleans, LA, I noticed the x-ray body scanners and felt very suspicious of them. I decided to opt out and was treated as if I was a criminal intending on harming others. I was told to stand to the side and wait for a female […]

The Life Of An LIU Commuter

BY ALYSSA DIAZ Beep beep beep. I Hit snooze for another precious five minutes of sleep. The beep beep beep goes off again. That’s the sound of the alarm in my room going off at 5:30 in the morning. I finally get up, take a shower, brush my teeth, pick out an outfit, do my […]

Weekly Wrap Up

BY SHAELYNE MOODIE Jay Z, has confirmed that he will be continuing his holiday partnership with luxury retailer, Barneys New York, according to a statement on his website. The entrepreneur was receiving a lot of pressure to drop the deal with Barney’s because of its recent racial profiling accusations. He says that he is in […]

Student Spotlight: LIU-TV’s Randy Sanchez

BY JERVELLE FREDERICK The lower level of LIU’s LLC building is the headquarters for LIU T.V. and second home to its general manager (GM), Randy Sanchez. Sanchez is a second year computer arts major and computer animation minor. He aspires to specialize in computer 3d graphics and special effects. Because of the lack of computer animation and […]

Men Spring 2014 Trends

BY JERVELLE FREDERICK For the men out there who are into fashion, they have been asking for the trends that have been seen in Spring 2014 Collection. The designers have presented their collections and the report is in. One thing that could not be ignored is the color of the season—BLUE! Sky blue, light blue, […]