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Archive for November, 2016

Censorship at LIU Post Campus Draws Concern from Student Newspaper

By: Wandera Hussein Student journalists of Long Island University’s Post Campus have filed a formal complaint over the censorship and deliberate dumping of recent editions of their publication, The Pioneer. Maxime Devillaz, editor-in-chief of The Pioneer has expressed major concern about censorship. “Consequently, Dr. Kim Cline (university president) has placed a gag order on administrators, […]

Students and Faculty Complain of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap at LIU New Janitorial Provider Now on Defense as Campus Cleanliness Declines

By Hassan Coker, Managing Editor For more than the past month, student and faculty complaints over campus-wide garbage pileups, dirty bathrooms along with the visible appearance of rodents have grown louder. Adding to those complaints, Seawanhaka has learned in a series of exclusive interviews – including several that were conducted with anonymous janitorial personnel – […]

Why Don’t Students Attend Campus Events?

By Nia Hardwick With LIU Brooklyn’s prime location, one would think its campus is flourishing with events that keep students engaged and involved. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. The campus’s student involvement is devastatingly low. Homecoming week wasn’t too long ago and the turnout for its events were lousy in comparison to previous years. Some […]

Seawanhaka Style Corner

By Hassan Coker As a student of LIU Brooklyn one comes across different cultures everyday. This diversity can inspire stylistic dressing behavior in students. Here in Seawanhaka, we appreciate these students and their exquisite fashion sense. Because of this we are introducing the Seawanhaka Style Corner and featuring a student that portrays unique style every […]

Exploring Connections : Drugs & Hip Hop

By Kiana Knight Hip-hop culture has been associated with drugs since its origin in the ‘70s. Whether it was mentioned in the music or used by the artist, they have always had a strong connection with hip-hop culture. However, the question that still remains is why? Hip-hop designates the Bronx as its birthplace. As the […]

“Draw to learn, draw for fun, {and} date your work,” Student-Artist Jamal Blair Shares Advice for fellow Illustrators

By Roodgally Senatus Like most boys, growing up Jamal Blair loved to play video games with his brother. He also enjoyed drawing. He reflects on when he first started, saying, “I drew stuff like houses, stick figures, grass, the sun.” Soon his love for drawing prevailed over video games. Blair, Media Arts student here at […]

Veteran Hip-Hop and R&B Producer Now Finds A New Home at LIU-Brooklyn

By Kenya White, Contributing Writer The Notorious B.I.G., Will Smith, and Diddy are just some of the biggest names in the world of hip-hop whose music was produced by Tony Dofat, who recently became a faculty member at LIU Brooklyn. In the 1990s, Dofat was a leading producer in the hip-hop and R&B scene. At […]

Blackbirds Wrap Up “Dazzler Blackbird Invitational” With A Split Of Florida And NJIT

By Brandon Gloagau, Sports Writer On Sunday, September 11th, the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Volleyball team wrapped up the “Dazzler Blackbird Invitational” with a split with a victory over the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a loss to number seven ranked Florida Gators. The Blackbirds would sweep NJIT (25-13; 25-18; 25-20). Junior Outside hitter Alexandria […]


By Brandon Glogau, Sports Writer The LIU men’s soccer team defeated the St. Peter’s Peacocks on September 23rd by a final score of 4-0 at the LIU Athletic Field. Redshirt junior midfielder Naeem Charles led the Blackbirds, as he would register two of the four goals at the 22:21 mark in the first half and […]

Students Express Concerns As Bed Bugs Are Uncovered In Campus Dorm Rooms

By: Nathalie Meyers and Brittany Perlmutter With Reporting By: Hassan Coker When students at Brooklyn Campus dormitories return to their rooms back from class, or – for those who are athletes – practice, their expectation is to relax, do their homework, and chat with friends. But the last thing any of any of those students […]