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Archive for October, 2016


By Wandera Hussein With the last of the three presidential debates between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton having just ended this week, the final sprint to the White House is now underway as the Nov. 8 election swiftly approaches. And while the voting registration period in New York has now […]

President Cline Names VP Haynes To New Post at Brooklyn

By Wandera Hussein, News Editor LIU President Kimberly Cline announced on Oct. 5 that LIU Brooklyn VP and general counsel Gale Stevens Haynes has been named vice president of academic affairs for the Brooklyn Campus. This came in a statement distributed, via email, to faculty, administration and staff. This appointment comes in the aftermath of […]


By Kenya White A memorial service was held for Edmund Otoo at the Brooklyn Campus chapel late last month. Family members, faculty members, and students had gathered together to pay their respects to the shy, yet ambitious 19-year-old pharmacy major. Barely a week after Otoo’s birthday on Sept. 21, police had found him unresponsive in a […]

Nearly Fifty Years Ago, Brooklyn Campus Was Locked In Bitter Dispute

By Sienna Jeffries, Staff Writer Joe Dorinson, a professor of history at the Brooklyn Campus, says that he has experienced eight strikes since he first began teaching at the university exactly fifty years ago this fall. The last of those strikes took place in 2011. But the faculty lockout that happened at the start of […]

SEAWANHAKA REPORTS: The Letter To Cline That May Have Changed Everything

By Sienna Jeffries, Staff Writer On Sept. 13, just one day before the lockout ended, LIU Brooklyn President Kimberly Cline received a letter from John D’Agati, deputy commissioner for higher education at the New York State Education Department (NYSED), who – in very sharp terms – expressed deep concerns about the quality and use of […]

Eleven Things You Can Do Under 21 In NYC

By Rafique Louison, Staff Writer 1. The inaugural New York Festival of Lights will make its way to Brooklyn Bridge Park. This spectacular festival features a curated collection of lighting and art installations created by local and international artists. The spectacle will be free and open to all ages. Dates have not yet been released […]

New York Fashion Week : SS17 Recap

By Donna Gibson, A+E Editor Kanye West’s line presentation took place outside on Roosevelt Island upon a triangular stage and streamed live on Tidal. The runway roster included Chanel Iman, Teyana Taylor, and a slew of both professional and amatuer models. Although aesthetically pleasing, the show had its fumbles, including record breaking NYC climate that made it […]

Op Ed: Was Last Year’s NBA Finals A Little Strange?

By Scott Adams, Sports Writer Last year’s NBA Finals told two stories. The first story was the coronation of the Golden State Warriors, who had the best regular season record in NBA History, taking a 3-1 series lead on the way to eliminating a Cleveland Cavaliers team that had superstar, Lebron James. The second story […]

Travis Scott “Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight” Album Review

By Hassan Coker, Managing Editor Even though his sound could take you to a place that’s a bit familiar, it’s hard to find new artists that are comparable to Travis Scott.  Travis Scott is the musical offspring of Kanye West and Kid Cudi. His major debut album, “Rodeo”, was a commercial success, and had one […]

A Reflective Look Into Netflix Hit Series, “The Get Down”

By Rafique Louison, Staff Writer The first season of “The Get Down” is a coming-of-age story packed with intense drama and inspirational moments. The series stars Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, and Shameik Moore as Bronx youth trying to discover their place in the late 70’s urban music culture. Justice Smith’s character, Ezekiel, has an indecisiveness […]