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Category: Arts | Entertainment

Music to students’ ears when SoundCloud’s VP/Head of Global Marketing and Brand visited LIU’s Brooklyn Campus

By: Amanda Sickler, Staff Writer It isn’t a daily happening to see a top executive from a major music streaming platform visiting on campus. This happened on Wednesday, Nov. 15 when LIU students, who are enrolled in the Entertainment Journalism class were fortunate enough to hear from SoundCloud’s Vice President and Head of Global Marketing & Brand, DeJuan Wilson. Wilson sat down with Professor Deborah Lewis for a […]

Student Spotlight: Destin Avery Talks About Her Love For Modeling

By: Diamond West, Staff Writer Destin Avery is a 20-year-old biology major in her sophomore year. But her life isn’t ordinary since Avery is also a model. She took time out from the runway to talk to Seawanhaka. Seawanhaka: At what age did you begin modeling? Avery: 18. Not very long and that’s what surprises […]

Rihanna Takes On The Makeup World

By: Ana Duran, 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 […]