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Archive for March, 2014

For President Anthony Allen, The Debate That Wasn’t

BY HAFEEZAH NAZIM Blackbirds new and old gathered in Luntey Commons on Thursday to watch Student Government Association newbies and veterans duke it out for the SGA debates. The atmosphere was filled with the sound of scraping chairs and indistinct murmuring as candidates approached the podium to convince the audience as to why they should […]

Meet The Candidates: Anthony Allen

BY NICOLE WILLIAMS “Being an advocate and a positive leader in your community is very important to me,” current Student Government President Anthony Allen said in a recent interview. Allen who is seeking re election is a junior Nursing student who has decided to use the same campaign strategy as last year which echoes his, […]

Meet The Candidates: Marissa Ramnath

BY ALYSSA DIAZ Running for the position of secretary is junior nursing student, Sound Yearbook editor and current Junior Council Representative, Marissa Ramnath. Ramnath has served as LIU’s Junior Council representative since the fall of 2013. “I am here for the students. The job of a secretary is more than just minutes in the office. […]

Meet The Candidates: Shaharrah Richards

BY ALYSSA DIAZ Graduate student Shaharrah Richards is running for the position of Graduate Council and wants your vote. Richards is currently the secretary of the Student Government Association and has served for two terms since the fall of 2013. Her position as secretary will come to an end as she runs for Grad Council. […]

Meet the Candidates: Amanda Delapena

BY SIENNA JEFFRIES The LIU Brooklyn Student Government Association (SGA) elections are near, and Amanda Delapena is running for sophomore council. Delapena, a freshman at LIU Brooklyn, is a current resident of Tottenville, Staten Island. She lives with her two younger siblings and her mother. Most of Delapena’s childhood and adolescence was dedicated to fitness, […]

Meet The Candidates: Brandon Stokes

BY SAGE HOWARD Brandon Stokes, a sophomore psychology student, hopes his integrity and devotion will win over his peers—during the upcoming SGA elections—as one of the candidates running for Sophomore Council. “Moving forward as a member of Sophomore Council, and working to make students more active is an honor not a privilege,” he said. Since […]

Meet The Candidates: Aneesa Osbourne

BY DESTINY ROBINSON Aneesa Osbourne is in her junior year at LIU Brooklyn. She is a political science major who aspires to one day use her law degree to serve the greater good of the people in her community and abroad. But before she focuses her energy on the concerns of people nationwide, she seeks […]

Meet The Candidates: Sherece Peroune

BY SAGE HOWARD Sherece Peroune is an enthusiastic candidate running for Sophomore Council in LIU’s upcoming SGA elections. With a personality that matches the vibrancy of her native country, Guyana, and drive that afforded her a position as representative in 2013’s Freshmen Council. Peroune hopes to continue her efforts to get more LIU freshmen and […]

Meet The Candidates: Spencer Afriyie

BY KABRAUN DIXON Student Government Association council member, Honors program student, Task Force member, and Black Student Union Club member, are just a few of the many roles Spencer Afriyie holds at LIU. Now, the sophomore health science major hopes to add SGA treasurer to his repertoire. Hailing from Mt. Vernon, NY- the older brother […]

Meet The Candidates: Jeff Garraway

BY SIENNA JEFFRIES Meet Jeff Garraway; a business finance major, a LIU Brooklyn freshman, and a sophomore council candidate for the upcoming Student Government Association (SGA) elections. Garraway was born on the Caribbean island, Grenada, and spent most of his childhood playing his favorite sport, soccer, with his two younger siblings. “Back at home, before […]