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Archive for April, 2014

LIU Grappling With Change

BY NOELANI MONTERO For the first time in 28 years, LIU Brooklyn has undergone major administrative changes. The school’s new President Kimberly Cline is the woman behind these alterations. Changes such as condensing LIU’s public relations department, flat-rate tuition, and mass firings, students and faculty have become weary of the school’s current situation. Over the […]

Filling Pockets Of LIU Students: SGA VP Anessa Osborne

BY SIENNA JEFFRIES As of April 28, Aneesa Osborne, the former treasurer of the LIU Student Government Association (SGA), will take her seat as vice president for the 2014-2015 academic term. Currently, Osborne is a junior majoring in political science. Aneesa’s advancement in a leadership position as SGA vice president helps to break the trend […]

LIU Brooklyn Hosts Annual Polk Awards Seminar

NY NOELANI MONTERO LIU Brooklyn’s Kumble Theater was packed on April 10 for the annual David J. Steinberg Seminar—formerly known as the Polk Awards Seminar. Students, faculty and the public alike, were eager to hear the journalists speak on behalf of their award-winning work. Titled “Covering Inequality in America,” the seminar honored Andrea Elliot, Eli […]

Weekly Wrap Up

BY ARIS FOLLEY Musical artist Kanye West returns to the celeb scope yet again with a partner that continues to hot-button topic today, Kim Kardashian’s butt, which currently has it’s own Facebook page. Shocking. West’s latest release has received a plethora of responses to his lyrics regarding his future wife’s famous derriere, “”I want to […]

Blackbirds “Shaking Our…Heads!” Preview

BY HAFEEZAH NAZIM Move over MTV-U, because LIUTV is stepping up its television game. LIU’s own campus broadcasting station is starting a new series, that will inevitably have Blackbirds new and old laughing their feathers off. Shaking My Damn Head (SMDH) is a new show that will be broadcasted for students to watch on channel […]

SZA Drops Newest Z Album

HY HASSAN COKER Singer SZA recently released her first extended play album, Z, under the independent label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). TDE has slowly crept up a progressive path, becoming a hip hop music powerhouse with SZA resting as the label’s latest heavy weight addition to the roster (a decision probably made after hearing her […]

Somo Releases Self-Titled Debut Album, Finally

BY KABRAUN DIXON After four years of covering the likes of big name artists such as Ciara, Chris Brown, Miguel and August Alsina on YouTube, R&B star SoMo has released his highly anticipated self-titled album, hoping to have other people cover his songs on Youtube. Filled with Motown-inspired numbers, slow and sexy anthems, and R&B […]

Designer Alexander Wang Takes To H&M

BY HAFEEZAH NAZIM To the general public, November 6 2014 could just a normal date. But for fashion moguls around the world, it’s basically a national holiday. This past weekend, New York based designer/genius/ visionary Alexander Wang announced on his Instagram that he will be indeed be collaborating with beloved store chain H&M. “I am […]

Nets And NBA Finals: Beautiful Hypothetical

BY JUSTIN ELLIS The 2013-14 NBA season has been dramatic, unpredictable and injury prone. And as the regular season draws to a close, the playoffs will now get underway. It’s the first time in league history that the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks will all miss the playoffs in the same […]

NBA’S Emilio Collins Visits LIU

BY JUSTIN ELLIS On April 9, Rockland County native Emilio Collins – the senior vice president of Global Marketing Partnerships for the NBA – was a guest speaker at LIU Brooklyn’s School of Business MKT 344 Sports Marketing class. As students patiently awaited Collins arrival, Clifford Benton a sports marketing professor at LIU Brooklyn, entertained […]