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Category: Arts | Entertainment

Rihanna Crowned First Ever “Queen of Shoes”

Edina Green, Contributing Writer The shoe officially claimed the crown on November 4, 2016, when the Creeper was announced to win “Shoe of the Year” at 30th Annual Footwear News Awards, to which she exclaimed her excitement with an Instagram post. It is not uncommon to hear about the Bajan entertainer, Robyn Fenty, on any […]

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 […]

Real Sisters at LIU Brooklyn

By Donna Gibson Over the weekend, LIU Brooklyn alumna, Carolyn Butts, held her 19th annual Reel Sisters Film Festival at LIU Brooklyn. The festival was held on the first floor of the LLC with films being screened in both the Spike Lee Screening Room and LLC 109. The Film Festival was founded by Butts in […]

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 […]

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 […]