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Rihanna Takes On The Makeup World

By: Ana Durand, Staff Writer Rihanna is no stranger to branching out of her comfort zone. Not only is she a Grammy nominated singer, but also has a clothing line with Puma, collaborations with Manolo Blahnik and Chopard Jewelry. On Sept. 8th, Rihanna finally dropped her long awaited makeup line that had every beauty lover […]

“IT” Breaks Box Office Movie Records

By: Brittney Alonzo, Managing Editor Stephen King’s IT “floated” its way to the top of the box office breaking movie records for the biggest box office opening ever for the month of September. During the opening weekend, the film made an estimate of $123.1 million. According to Warner Bros., not only did the film break […]

A-list celebrities unite to raise $44 million for Hurricane Victims

By Roodgally Senatus, Social Media News Editor In the Hand-in-Hand event, streamed over a dozen channels on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. EST, a handful of America’s biggest names in Hollywood appeared on live television in four different cities, raising over $44 million towards the hurricane relief effort. The Hand-in-Hand initiative is a response […]

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 […]