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Dear Readers, Our warmest thoughts and prayers go to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. We wish and hope that all Long Island University students, staff, faculty and administration along with their families are well and safe from the hurricane that shut down the city that never sleeps. The devastation that occurred because of Hurricane Sandy is huge. Families are now homeless, lives were lost and regions were destroyed. Temperatures are dropping and families don’t even have a coat to keep themselves warm. The photos and videos of the disaster are striking and will stay with us forever. Now is the time to come together as New Yorkers to help our neighbors and communities. Hurricane Sandy showed us that we can never be too prepared and that we should be grateful for all that we have. Below are a few websites where you can sign up to volunteer or donate. To volunteer the American Red Cross is recruiting visit www.nyredcross.org and www.nycgov/service. Those interested in volunteering in the upcoming months, visit www.newyorkcares.org for more information. Those who weathered the storm, please volunteer or donate money to those in need. To donate money, visit the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org, The Salvation Army at www.salvationarmyusa.org, and the National Donations Management Network www.aidmatrixnetwork.org.

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New York City is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. And while some progress is being made, a lot of work lies ahead. Seawanhaka encourages everyone to go out and volunteer or donate to those affected by the storm.

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Page 3- Unpaid Internships: Are Students Being Exploited? Page 4- LIU Rocks The Vote Page 5- East Coast Greatly Affected By Record Hurricane Page 5- Campus Camera Page 6- Election 2012: One Tweet At A Time Page 6- UHMS Health News You Can Use Page 7- LIU Brooklyn Students Working Day & Night Page 7- Obama Wins Second Term Page 8- Website Offers Front Row Seat to LIU Games

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Page 8- LIU Endowed With Unique Scholarships Page 9- Experiencing Hurricane Sandy From Zone A Page 9- Andrew, Katrina, Irene,- What’s The Difference? Page 10- November Is National Alzheimer’s Month Page 10- November Is National Diabetes Month Page 11- Student Life & Leadership Development Page 12- Career Services Page 14- Brandy Is Back Page 14- Q&A With Singer, Conrad

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UNPAID INTERNSHIPS: ARE STUDENTS BEING EXPLOITED?

BY: MAYLEE GRIFFIN

possible lawsuits. HIV/Aids and STD testing is free and available for students starting Thursday, November 8. The testing will happen every other Thursday between 9:30 AM-3:30 PM, at 175 Willoughby Street and the Jonas Board Room located in the Metcalfe building. For more information contact, VR Small, Director at 718246-6456 or visit www.liu. edu/brookyln/uhms.

The LIU Biology Seminar Series presents a learning session on the molecular genetics of an endangered Southeast Asian primate. The seminar will be hosted by Dr. Mary Blair from the American Museum of Natural History. The event will be on November 12 in the Health Sciences building, room 119, from 5-6:00 PM. The event is free and open to all students and staff. For more information, contact denise. chung@liu.edu. BY: KAREN MILLER

U.N. intern and journalism student, Lindsey Walker (left) with U.N. Chief, Ban Ki-moon Photo Credit: Jwanah Qudsi

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s college students eagerly try to gain work experience in their chosen professions through internships, which are often unpaid, some of those employment opportunities have are now the subject of lawsuits. Many are keeping a close eye on those legal proceedings, which some observers hope can result in changes to the world of internships and further reduce the number of companies that critics charge are exploiting students as free-labor employees. Internships, whether paid or unpaid, have become indispensable for college students nationwide. Such a strong emphasis on the value of internships should not, however, keep students blindsided about unfair treatment. “Students know that they need the experience now, but on the other hand they need to make sure they are being treated in a fair manner,” said Stephanie Steinberg, Assistant Dean of LIU Brooklyn’s Office of Career Services. “I do think it’s important, whether the internship is paid or unpaid, that students are clear about the expectations. Truthfully, if students have any concerns they need to come

to us and let us know. That’s what we’re here for; we will definitely advocate on behalf of our students.” Unpaid internships, which are common in a number of employment sectors ranging from politics and media to fashion, tend to be viewed as a first step into the industry. In February, a former unpaid intern at Harper’s Bazaar named Xuedan “Diana” Wang was dissatisfied with her experience at the women’s fashion magazine and sued its publisher, the Hearst Corporation, while reportedly calling her time at the publication “disgusting.” The lawsuit depicts her internship as an experience that mirrors the 2006 film Devil Wears Prada. Law firm Outten & Golden alleged that Hearst did not comply with federal wage and hour labor law guidelines. Wang has also filed lawsuits against jewelry designer Dana Lorenz and her line Fenton Fallon. Regulations at Condé Nast, another top magazine publication company, and NBC Universal have changed this fall semester – although neither have reportedly commented as to whether it was an attempt to prevent

“We [at Career Services] have implemented a process whereby students and employers come up with learning objectives so that everyone is on the same page about what the student is going to be getting out of the internship,” said Steinberg. “They might be doing errands. That’s part of being an intern; we’ve all done it. But we recommend to employers that as much as possible the administrative work relate to that student’s line of education.” LIU journalism major Lindsey Walker, who spent a year as News Editor of Seawanhaka, highlights the significance of even small roles in the professional world. She says that her year at the newspaper helped her score an unpaid, but valuable, internship at the United Nations headquarters, where she’s getting the chance to cover stories on international and humanitarian issues. “I think it’s because of the economy right now that – especially in the journalism industry which is such a competitive field – you have to get some kind of experience,” said Walker. “Whether it’s paid or unpaid, I think you have to take what you can get and make the most out of the experience. Chances are that employers aren’t going to look at your GPA or major first, they are going to look at what experience you have, what you have in your portfolio, who you have worked for.” Hafeez Rahim, a biology student at LIU’s Brooklyn Campus, hasn’t interned before, but would not mind taking an unpaid internship – at least under one condition. “I would like free food,” he said with a laugh.“ If you’re not paying me, at least give me lunch.”

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The Independent Film New York and The Malik Yoba National Theater presents a group of talented actors competing for prizes and the IFNY championship title. The competition will be held Saturday, November 10 in the Kumble Theater at 7:30 PM. This event will be hosted by famed actor Malik Yoba, from Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married. For more information, please check out kumbletheater.org.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers a vague definition for the term “employ.” Specific criteria must be met for interns to be legally withheld from wages. For instance, the internship must emulate training that would be given in an educational environment without replacing the position of an employee.

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LIU ROCKS THE VOTE

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BY: NOELANI MONTERO

he Brooklyn Campus’ Paramount Gym hosted the LIU Rocks the Vote event on October 25. The event included special performances, giveaways, various speakers and plenty of students eager to vote this coming Election Day. Boasting an energetic and inspirational atmosphere, LIU Rocks the Vote encouraged college students to make their voices heard on November 6. The emcees opened the event with rousing statements such as “be a part of who is running this country” and “we all play a part in changing the history of America.” Stations where students could check their voter registration status were located in the back of the gymnasium. By simply entering their personal information, students were able to find their closest polling location. Additionally, there was a similar station that allowed students to register for the 2016 election.

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Members from the NYC Board of Elections also made an appearance to give students tutorials on how to use the poll machines.

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Various performers took the stage including Darius Longston, and LIU Brooklyn’s own Pep Squad and Dance Team. “LIU Rocks the Vote is so beneficial to college students,” said Pep Squad member Melissa Clermont.

From Left to Right: Barry S Eckert, PhD Dean and Associate Dean School of Health Professions, Elwood.

voting process, students were able to win t-shirts and other prizes.

Jordain James “We’re voting for our future leaders.”

Many students who attended the LIU Rocks the Vote event understood the importance of voting and encouraged the rest of LIU’s population to vote. “It’s very important for people our age to vote because this generation will greatly affect our future,” said LIU sophomore

Natasha Lewis, Student Life’s Coordinator of Student Civic Engagement and Community Engagement, was very pleased with the outcome of the event. She is a firm believer in the voting process, and believes it is very important for young people to vote.

Student Government Association President Jermaine Isaac also shared words encouraging LIU students to register and vote. “If you don’t vote, then you don’t have a voice in this country,” Isaac said. Audwin Greene, an LIU junior, performed a political rap in order to inspire attendees to vote for Barack Obama, the current President of the United States. “Realistically, we make the future,” said Greene. “We have the power to change things.” Bradley Joseph and Frank McFly also performed at the event. After the musical acts, the emcees called volunteers to the stage to take part in an election trivia game. By correcting answering questions based on the U.S.

The LIU Pep Squad performing for Rock The Vote in the Paramount Gym. Photo Credit: Chase Melvin

“The mission was to get people to come together and enjoy themselves and to hear from people who know about the voting process,” Lewis said. “I think your vote is your voice. If you don’t vote, you don’t really have the right to complain about how the country is being run.”


EAST COAST GREATLY AFFECTED BY RECORD HURRICANE

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urricane Sandy, the largest recorded Atlantic hurricane, caused irreparable damage to the East Coast of the United States and claimed the lives of over 100 Americans on Oct. 29.

to a tropical storm, but re-intensified the next day. Associated Press reported Hurricane Sandy caused an estimated $50 billion worth of damage and a total of 113 fatalities. Since several New Yorkers were displaced because of the hurricane, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an order that allowed affected residents to vote at any polling location in the state on Election Day. “We want everyone to vote,” Cuomo said in a recent statement. “Just because you are displaced doesn’t mean you should be disenfranchised.”

The devastating hurricane boasted sustained winds ranging from 90 to 100 mph and torrential rains that caused massive amounts of flooding and power outages. Hurricane Sandy hit several parts of the Tri-State Area including Long Island, Staten Island, Connecticut, parts of New Jersey and New York City – the Rockaways being the most devastated area of NYC. CNN recently reported 48 known deaths in NYC in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. As of Thursday, more than four million residents in the Tri-State Area are still without electricity, and several people lost valued possessions; in many instances, people lost their homes and livelihoods.

Far Rockaway Boardwalk after Hurricane Sandy Photo Credit: www.cnbc.com

public transportation systems have been in a state of disarray for several days; subways have been running at lower capacities and the PATH Train has been indefinitely suspended due to excessive flooding and track damage. According to the National Hurricane Center, the division of the U.S. National Weather Service responsible for tracking

and predicting weather systems, Sandy began as a Tropical Storm that developed Oct. 22 toward the southern edge of Kingston, Jamaica. Two days later, Sandy grew an “eye,” which is the calm, yet powerful center of the storm that is surrounded by tropical cyclones and thunderstorms, and was quickly upgraded to hurricane. After exiting Cuba on Oct. 27, Sandy was downgraded

While several people attempt to put the disaster of Hurricane Sandy behind them, others are apprehensive about the nor’easter that is predicted to strike New York, which could likely bring coastal flooding to the Mid-Atlantic region. Some towns issued mandatory evacuation orders for residents in waterfront areas by 6 pm Tuesday. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) recently announced the full restoration of train and bus service is slated for Saturday, which is dependent the aftermath of this latest storm.

CAMPUS CAMERA: WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO HURRICANE SANDY? BY: JIBRIL RAHIM

Eddie Hooks, Music Junior

Mary Arroyo, Computer Art Sophomore

William Chime, Biology Freshman

Siu Tang-Smith, Biology Senior

“It was strong, but not strong enough to make power go out in my area. It was devastating to city.”

“I think it was bad for the city. I believe the city should take such things into consideration with future construction.”

“It was tragic. So many people lost their homes, cars and property.”

“I thought it would be a fluke at first, but it ended up being devastating. I did end up having fun with my kids for a week.”

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Commuters were hit hard as various parts of New York and New Jersey faced gasoline shortages – the wait for gas has been reported to take several hours without any guarantees. NYC

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ELECTION 2012: ONE TWEET AT A TIME

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ith the presidential election nearing a conclusion, there’s widespread coverage on television, newspapers and magazines. But these days, there are far more outlets online tracking the race between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. And while traditional media outlets remain the primary news source for many, young people are increasingly turning elsewhere – social media.

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Young people want their news quickly and easily; this is why many of them rely on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. A study conducted in April by the London-based Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, partially sponsored by BBC, found that young people in the U.S. were twice as likely to rely on social media sites for their news. In addition, 57 percent of those polled revealed that they preferred to click on a news link sent by someone in their social network.

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These sites have become such a staple of their daily routine that they may not even notice how big of an influence it has on them. These sites are full of many varying opinions from all kinds of people. Social media allows users to let their voice be heard, just as voting does

– that is why social media has recently become so tied in with politics. The Obama and Romney campaigns are using social media sites for massive fundraising efforts like never before in presidential election history. But the question remains, does social media have a positive or negative impact on young voters? When social media sites are constantly flooded with a stream of varying opinions, it becomes difficult for potential voters to make their own judgment on a particular issue. When it comes to new voters who might be uneducated about political issues, how will they know what or who to believe? Many web-savvy young adults like Brand Newton, 22-year-old media arts major at LIU’s Brooklyn Campus, believe that they aren’t naïve enough to believe everything that they read. “People will think what they want to think,” says Newton. For many potential voters, sifting through the blizzard of political content some of which is heavily biased is a difficult task. Ralph Engelman, chair of LIU Brooklyn’s Journalism Department, believes that “social media emphasizes opinion rather than information.” While heavily used, experts caution

BY: ADRIENNE BLACK

that social media websites can easily misinform some voters given the stream of opinions that flow on those forums. “Extreme opinions are often posted online,” explains 25-year-old LIU student Elisheva Bellin. “And it can have an influence on someone who may not know much about politics,” Bellin said. While the accuracy of the information posted on social media sites and blogs can sometimes prove difficult to determine, the increased chatter about the presidential race appears to be drawing a demographic that has long been disengaged from politics. In short, social media is broadening the conversation. “If it weren’t for social media, not as many young people would be so involved,” said 18-year-old LIU Brooklyn student Kristi Thompson. “During the debates I was surprised

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The newsletter, Health Hints: UHMS News You Can Use, will contain extensive information on the featured services and campaigns of UHMS as well as related upcoming LIU events. The newsletter will be a means to educate students regarding several important topics such as proper exercise regimens, healthy cuisine recipes, wellness workshops and immunization updates. Additionally, the newsletter will discuss various current health issues afflicting college students across the country such as depression and overall physical well-

If that’s the case, keeping young people interested in politics well beyond the election will require much more than a clever tweet.

BY: CHASE MELVIN

being. Health Hints will also provide links to online resources to encourage students to learn more about healthy life practices and to give students the opportunity to share advice and to speak about their college experiences with other students throughout the nation. Some topics in the newsletter and relevant national health issues will be discussed more in depth on the “Let’s Talk Health” radio show, which will debut this fall on WLIU Radio. UHMS plans to publish Health Hints each semester, and the newsletter will be available in print and online at www. liu.edu/brooklyn/uhms under Health Services on the Health Information page.

It appears that the type of impact social media has on young voters is not as important as the impact itself. Social media is helping to make politics more appealing to a crowd that normally wouldn’t care to get involved, some observers explain. Still the question remains as to whether this heightened level of interest in politics among young social media users will rise or fall during presidential election season or prove to be more lasting. “Social media is so instantaneous that there isn’t time to reflect,” argues Engelman.

Twitter, a social networking website where majority of students get their news. Photo Credit: www.blog.twitter.com

HEALTH HINTS: UHMS HEALTH NEWS YOU CAN USE

IU Brooklyn’s University Health and Medical Services (UHMS) announced the unveiling of its new student newsletter.

to see how many of my friends were watching and talking about it.”

The UHMS Student Newsletter Photo Credit: www.liu.edu/brooklyn/uhms


LIU BROOKLYN STUDENTS WORKING DAY AND NIGHT maintaining a full-time student status. Seven days a week, her typical day starts at 7:30 a.m. and does not end until at least 10 p.m. “I just feel like I’m constantly running throughout my day,” Cannon said. One of her biggest concerns is the “lack of time [and] no time to focus.” While attending college full-time, Cannon also works in the LIU Wellness Recreation and Athletic Center (WRAC) as a fitness representative and maintains a part-time position as a fitness specialist at Complete Body and Spa in lower Manhattan. D’Atra Cannon working in the WRAC gym Photo Credit: Michelle Lawton

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ttending college full-time while holding a job to pay for tuition can be a strain for many students like D’Atra Cannon, who is currently attending Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.

According to the Bureau of Labor

OBAMA WINS SECOND TERM

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fter 17 months of campaigning, Republican Governor Mitt Romney lost the presidency to current president, Barack Obama. The projections were reported around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night, even though many voters in some states still hadn’t turned in their ballots. Romney’s camp awaited the news in Boston, while Obama’s administration listened in from Chicago. Obama collected 303 electoral votes, while Romney gathered 206 of the electoral votes. Candidates need 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. It was a close match in battleground states Ohio and Florida, where the men were almost tied in the electoral votes. Barack Obama won the popular vote, and ultimately, a second term in the

Statistics, the unemployment rate for men 20 years and older is 7.3% as of September 2012. Meanwhile, the rate for women 20 years and older is slightly below that statistic. Cannon is not the only student who is juggling employment and school. 21-year-old Aushneem Rashid, a junior in his second year in LIU’s pharmacy program, also battles with time management. Despite a Monday through Friday class schedule, Rashid manages to work six hours a day, three times a week. Rashid has been working in retail pharmacy at Walgreens as a pharmacy technician for the past year. Before Walgreens, she worked at Rite Aid making $11 an hour for two years; she now makes $12.50 an hour at Walgreens. Fortunately, Rashid has her father to help her cover tuition along with the assistance of student loans. The parental aid couldn’t come soon enough. LIU Brooklyn’s tuition for undergraduate students has increased to almost $100 more per credit since the 2010-2011 school year. Given that most of the courses offered at the Brooklyn Campus are at least three credits, an

BY: KEELEY IBRAHIM

White House. It was clear that both political parties were heavily invested in this election. Romney, expecting a win, did not have a concession speech planed. Eventually, he gave a 5 minute speech “…Paul and I have left everything on the field, we have given our all to this campaign.” said Romney, to his unhappy supporters. The election ended too late to be in the current issue of Seawanhaka Press.

undergraduate student would be paying close to $300 more per class. LIU Career Services receives visits from students commencing numerous starting points in their career. While some students are looking for other employment, other students are searching for ways to increase their chances of being employed in today’s tough economic climate. LIU Career counselor Lisa Bildersee is assigned mostly to health profession and media art students. To increase students’ chances of getting hired, Bildersee encourages students to “maintain good relationships” and to “continue to network at all times.” And while Cannon is presently employed, her working status has done little to ease her concern - at least for the foreseeable future. “It was hard for me to get this job. Just because I got it, doesn’t change my perception [about the economy],” she said. Striving for a career in fitness upon graduation, Cannon hopes to continue working at Complete Body and Spa. Meanwhile Rashid hopes to work in a private company or open up her own enterprise. “Retail pharmacies aren’t as promising as you expect them to be,” she said.

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Cannon, 22, is an undergraduate psychology student in her senior year. She’s also among several students who are working part-time while

Occasionally, Cannon finds herself skipping out on work for other obligations, then rushing back to work to finish her shift. “Time management is important when you are working two jobs and a member of the dance team,” she said. She is constantly figuring out ways to work around her class schedule and have enough money to pay all of her bills, including the cost of her apartment. “Don’t sign up for anything that you are not ready for. If you have the option, stay with your parents,” Cannon said.

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WEBSITE OFFERS FRONT ROW SEAT TO LIU GAMES

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or many LIU Brooklyn student athletes whose hometowns are thousands of miles away, it’s long been difficult for their families and friends to follow their games. “Being only six hours away from home doesn’t seem far, but when I play on Fridays it’s hard for my parents to take work off to watch my game,” said Jessica Sexton, a goalkeeper with LIU Brooklyn’s women’s soccer team. To help students like Sexton, LIU has developed a way for family members to keep up with scheduled matches through a website – called NEC Front Row – that streams live home games. Launched earlier this year by the Northeast Conference (NEC) and the Pack Network, a video production company in Boston, the website provides live coverage of NCAA teams competing in basketball, baseball, golf, volleyball, and other sports at no cost.

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In fact, viewers can watch up to six games at once while allowing them to view

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Twitter feeds and Facebook posts about the in-game action. “I live in California and my family comes out once, maybe twice a year to see me play,” said Danny Cardenas, a sophomore and midfielder with LIU Brooklyn’s women’s soccer team. “NEC Front Row is the only way my family can see all my games.” Not only do families and friends watch NEC Front Row, but also other teams are learning how to use the site to size up their competition. “I usually watch other teams from our conference before we play them so that I know what to expect,” Cardenas explained. “I can also watch old games that we already played and see what needs improvement.” NEC Front Row is becoming a useful tool for coaches also. When teams need scouting videos, they turn to NEC Front Row for help. Coaches can pull different videos out of their “archives” section on the website and use it to show their players upcoming opponents. It also gives athletes a chance to watch other athletes play while they are on the road.

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Participating schools are largely responsible for marketing NEC Front Row. At the Brooklyn Campus, LIU’s athletic department has launched an aggressive campaign to inform students about upcoming home games. “I get emails letting me know when games are being played and if they are being broadcasted over NEC Front Row,” said LIU Brooklyn baseball player Pete Leonello. “I watch most of the games in the archive section since most of the live games conflict with my practice times.” Another benefit is that NEC Front Row enables schools to use portions from the

LIU ENDOWED WITH UNIQUE SCHOLARSHIPS

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here are several unique scholarships available to LIU Brooklyn students, but only a small amount of students are applying. These awards, called endowed scholarships, are obtainable due to donor contributions. Endowed scholarships are sponsored by alumni or friends of the University that wish to support the education of LIU undergraduates. There are currently 77 endowed scholarship awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 offered at LIU Brooklyn, and over $300,000 has been donated to the scholarship fund. “Out of 356 applicants, 126 students have won scholarships. That’s great, but we want more students to apply so more scholarships can be awarded,” said Director of Sophomore Year Programs Tom Price. Along with Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations Drew Kaiden, Price revised the procedure for scholarship applications– the goal was to give

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students more of a hands-on role in the decision process. Prior to the newer process, the deans and chairs of the University selected the recipients of the endowed scholarships. The application consists of short answer questions that students must fill out to become eligible for possible scholarships. Applications are given out by Price and must be returned to him by the following February. At the end of the Spring Semester, students will be notified if they have won a scholarship for the following school year. The individual donors determine the qualifications for the scholarships. Donors can choose if the scholarship is for a specific major or if the award goes to a student with a financial need. Other scholarships are based on academic merit; some awards are only given to students with a 3.0 and above GPA. “Any LIU student is eligible for an award such as an academic incentive award, but they can’t be eligible unless they fill out a FASFA.” Price said.

game to make a highlight reel to feature on their own athletic website. “Instead of watching whole games and waiting to see the goals we scored, I can just click on our highlight reel and see all the good stuff in a short video,” said Cardenas – whose soccer team is currently 5-1-3 in the NEC conference. While NEC Front Row looks to expand its market, some users – like Cardenas – hope that the website’s streaming capacity advances too. “My parents would not mind paying for this service, if the video quality got better,” she said. NEC Front Row can be accessed online at www.necfrontrow.com

BY: SHANNON THOMAS

Barry Nathanson, member of LIU Brooklyn’s class of 1963, is one of many scholarship donors. As an LIU student, he was a psychology major; Nathanson later received a Master’s in psychology at Columbia University and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Kentucky. He created the Barry Nathanson Endowed Scholarship because as a college student, he worked hard every summer as a cab driver, waiter and various other jobs to pay his college expenses. After acquiring success after college, Nathanson felt he should give back and help deserving students with their education. Alana Dawkins and Shantel Brown are among several LIU students that have been awarded endowed scholarships. Dawkins, a senior majoring in Biology, received the Charles and Jennie Modica Award. She is contemplating becoming a pediatrician or an OB/GYN. In her spare time, Dawkins enjoys reading mystery novels and watching television sitcoms. Brown, a senior majoring in

Health Science, was given the Alumni Award. Brown is a manager of the Avena Lounge and is a member of the Newman Club. She plans on applying to the public health program and working with the government for the Center for Disease Control. Both scholars were grateful for the awards, and they each had a chance to thank their benefactors at the Scholarship Luncheon last spring. “One of the most magical moments on campus is when the students get the opportunity to put a face to the person responsible for help in funding their education,” Kaiden said. “My ultimate goal is to decrease the amount of loans students accumulate. By decreasing loan amounts, students are able to take the money they would have used on re-payment for other uses such as buying a house or starting a business. These scholarships are more than an opportunity to get a higher education, but a gift towards being a more productive member of society.”


EXPERIENCING HURRICANE SANDY FROM ZONE A

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’d like to share with you my personal experience of Hurricane Sandy. The day before Sandy hit, my family and I didn’t expect conditions to be so severe. However, the following Monday and Tuesday turned to be terrible – it was pretty frightening.

I live on the intersection of Voorhies Ave and Sheepshead Bay Road in Brooklyn. According to New York City officials, my address was on the upper line of Zone A in the Coney Island coastal area. My roommate and I were aware of that fact Sunday evening, but we shrugged it off because we were in a similar situation last year during Hurricane Irene. Irene didn’t cause any serious problems – our only issue was that front stairwell of our building was partially flooded. We thought that Sandy was going to affect us similarly.

disbelief that the streets were becoming completely submerged. Suddenly water came bearing down on us with stronger force from the Oceanside, and that’s when the neighborhood became overrun with water.

Sandbags were placed all around our building to alleviate flooding, but in a few minutes we realized they weren’t going to help. The water surged into our basement and backyard and covered everything. I received a call from a friend informing us that the nearby channel on Emmons Ave was overflowing, and streams of water were rushing in our direction. Looking out the window I could see that the surging water was moving cars from their parking spots; other cars didn’t move at all, but disappeared completely underwater. At that moment the electricity went off and we found ourselves in complete darkness – people were struck by total panic. Soon after the electricity, our Internet connection and cell phone service also went down. It was terrifying to think that we were cut off from the outside world and didn’t have any means to contact anyone for help.

Flooded Sheepshead Bay during Hurricane Sandy Photo Credit: www.sheepheadbites.com

My roommate and I spent the rest of the night at our friend’s third floor apartment. All we could do was try to overcome our panic and to support each other. Hours later when we learned the hurricane was dying down and the flooding had stopped, we were finally able to sleep. Early next morning we woke up to see the hurricane had subsided. Water had drained from the first floor of our building and thankfully, we were out of danger.

the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Cleaning took a long time since we were hit hard by torrential water; a lot of our belongings were too damaged and we needed to throw out several items. Cell phone and Internet services were still down, and we didn’t have electricity or gas either. We expected all these services to be repaired over the course of several days. It was a huge inconvenience, but I was happy that we were ok and didn’t sustain any injuries.

Afterward, it was time to deal with

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have experienced a handful of tropical storms in my 22 years residing in the lush environment of South Florida, including four of the top five costliest in U.S. history. I can count how many times I have experienced inclement weather because those storms will forever live in infamy. When I was a two-year-old, I recall sitting in my grandfather’s bedroom as Hurricane Andrew made its presence known over South Florida. Andrew was classified as a category five storm with sustained winds of 175 mph on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Years later when I was 15 years old, Hurricane Katrina came to my town. Fortunately, Katrina hit South Florida as a category one storm and not as the mammoth category five that forever

changed “The Big Easy.” Nevertheless, as the eye of the storm passed over my hometown of Westchester, I made sure to get my grandmother to a neighbor’s for safekeeping as my house almost fell apart.

in turn throw people into such disarray and panic that leads to excessive preparation. However, after seeing a wide-ranging lack of preparation for Hurricane Sandy, even I can be guilty of underestimating tropical weather.

As Hurricane Sandy approached the Northeast recently, many people had the same question: “Isn’t hurricane season over yet?” With all eyes on the coastline from Virginia to Massachusetts, Sandy raced up the East coast and collided with a nor’easter to create a “perfect storm.”

On the Brooklyn Campus, the lights flickered a handful of times. At one point I walked out to Fulton Ave. fighting droplets that felt like daggers and winds that almost swept me away. Fortunately for those of us campus, we escaped Hurricane Sandy’s wrath, but several people across NYC experienced a horrific week without power and transportation, and in some cases people faced even heavier losses.

My roommates and I visited the corner store to stock up on water, flashlights, non-perishable food and candles expecting the worst. I believe the media has done a lot to create hype surrounding weather phenomenon to the point where they often over exaggerate, and

This hurricane definitely opened the eyes of the American people.

No one is oblivious to the damage Hurricane Sandy caused across the Northeast. In its wake, the hurricane left many financially and emotionally crippled. I believe the true test wasn’t for us to withstand the storm, but to band together as one and help those affected get back on their feet. Here are several ways you can help, and after seeing the repercussions of several tropical storm, I know for a fact that every little bit counts. To help the cause, please visit any of these sites: Donate Blood or Money to the Red Cross - RedCrossBlood.org Join the cleanup - TeamRubiconUsa.org Help the animals - HumaneSociety.org Disaster Assistance - DisasterAssistance. gov.

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Monday I was home periodically gazing out of the window – it was raining and windy, but it was merely the eye of the hurricane. Local news said the peak of Sandy was expected during the evening. Around 5 p.m. that day, conditions became steadily worse. Water started appearing on our street almost instantly; I recall people being shocked and in

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NOVEMBER IS ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS MONTH

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ovember marks the beginning of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia – a severe loss of cognitive abilities beyond expectations of normal aging. The disease, discovered by German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer in 1906, is known to worsen as time progresses. As of 2012, there is no known cure to this destructive disease. As research has intensified on Alzheimer’s disease, its cause has yet to be determined and there has been no specific pattern among its victims. In its history, the origin of the disease remains a mystery to researchers. Since Alzheimer’s disease becomes progressively worse, care for those afflicted is generally given by a close relative or spouse. According to the

Alzheimer’s Association, the leading global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, more than 60 percent of caregivers report their stress levels as very high; about one-third of caregivers have reported depression. The disease is diagnosed through a complete medical assessment, generally those 65 years of age or older. Assessments include thorough mental, physical and neurological testing in addition to increasingly sophisticated brain scans. Experts estimate skilled physicians can diagnose patients with more than 90 percent accuracy.

Despite the fact that a cure has yet to be discovered, recognizing the signs of Alzheimer’s and early treatment of the disease is beneficial for caregivers and those afflicted to plan for the future. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to

End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for care, support and research of the disease. The Alzheimer’s Walk is held in 600 communities nationwide and spans two to three miles. The Association welcomes all to attend the event. Each community has its own chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association; the New York City Chapter offers a variety of programs and support groups to its populace. There is an African American Outreach program of the NYC Chapter, due to the fact that African Americans are at high risk of the disease, and a Living with Alzheimer’s in NYC Program which offers legal, financial and caregiving consultation to the community. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.4 million Americans are living

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NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH

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s the holiday season approaches and you gather with your family and friends, it is imperative that you should recognize and acknowledge the signs and symptoms of diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are abnormally high because the body does not produce enough insulin. The levels of sugar in the blood vary normally throughout the day. They rise after a meal and return to normal within about 2 hours after eating. Once the levels of sugar in the blood return to normal, insulin production decreases. The variation in blood sugar levels is usually within a narrow range, about 70 to 110 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) of blood. In type 1 diabetes (formerly called

insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenileonset diabetes), more than 90% of the insulin producing cells of the pancreas are permanently destroyed. The pancreas, therefore, produces little to no insulin. Only about 10% of all people with diabetes have this type 1 disease. Most people who have type 1 diabetes develop the disease before age 30. In type 2 diabetes (formerly called noninsulin-dependent diabetes or adulton-set diabetes), the pancreas continues to produce insulin, sometimes even at higher-than-normal levels. However, the body develops resistance to the effects of insulin, so there is not enough insulin to meet the body’s needs. Type 2 diabetes usually begins in people older than 30 and becomes progressively more common with age. About 15% of people older than 70 have type 2 diabetes. Obesity is the chief risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, and 80% to 90% of people with this disease are obese. Because obesity causes insulin resistance, obese people need very large amounts of insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. People with type 1 diabetes often see their symptoms begin abruptly and

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with the disease. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. – it is particularly lethal because is cannot be prevented, delayed or cured. Every 68 seconds another American will develop this disease. Tax-deductible donations are welcomed at the website of the Alzheimer’s Association in the vital research and essential support services section. Visit www.alz.org for more information or to donate directly to Alzheimer’s research.

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dramatically, and a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis may quickly develop. The initial symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include excessive thirst and urination, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and particularly in children abdominal pain. Breathing tends to become deep and rapid as the body attempts to correct the blood’s acidity. The person’s breathe smells like nail polish remover, the smell of the ketones escaping into the breath. Without treatment, diabetic ketoacidosis can progress to coma and death, sometimes within a few hours. People with type 2 diabetes may not have any symptoms for years or decades before they are diagnosed. Symptoms may be subtle. Increased urination and thirst are mild at first and gradually worsen over weeks or months. Eventually, the person feels extremely fatigued, is likely to develop blurred vision, and may become dehydrated. Complications that some people with diabetes may experience can be serious and long-term. Some of these complications begin within months of the onset of diabetes, although most tend to develop after a few years. Most

of the complications are progressive. The more tightly a person with diabetes is able to control the levels of sugar in the blood, the less likely it is that these complications will develop or become worse. The diagnosis of diabetes is made when a person has abnormally high levels of sugar in the blood. Blood sugar levels are often checked during a routine physical examination. Checking the levels of sugar in the blood annually is particularly important in older people, because diabetes is so common in later life. Someone may have diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, and not know it. A doctor may also check blood sugar levels if a person has increased thirst, urination, hunger; frequent infections, or signs of any of the complications associated with diabetes. Eating healthy, exercising, and taking your medicine can help with controlling your diabetes, and may even prevent it from happening. Make sure to discuss the preventions and symptoms of diabetes with your loved ones before you carve up the turkey this November. Source: The Merck Manual of Medical Information by: Mark H. Beers, MD


Student Life and Leadership Development Upcoming Events: LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Basketball Game Friday, November 9, 2012 Barclays Center Come see the Blackbirds play against Morehead State! For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development (SLLD) At (718) 488-1216 or sa-slld@brooklyn.liu.edu

Cultural Infusion: The Melting Pot is a celebration of different cultures through song, dance, fashion and food. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development (SLLD) At (718) 488-1216 or sa-slld@brooklyn.liu.edu

Emergency Blood Drive: Heroes Wanted November 13, 2012 - November 15, 2012 Health Science Lobby 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. New York Blood Center Has Lost Approximately 6000 Units Of Blood Due To Cancellations As A Result Of Hurricane Sandy. For more information, please contact Natasha A. Lewis in the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development (SLLD) At (718) 488-1216 or Natasha.lewis@liu.edu

“In Union there is Strength� -Aesop

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Cultural Infusion: The Melting Pot Monday, November 12, 2012 Kumble Theater 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

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Fall Internship & Job Fair

Learn about various career opportunities and meet professionals in your field!

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Metcalfe Gymnasium

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BRANDY IS BACK

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randy is back with another amazing album, Two Eleven. Since the release of the singers self-titled debut album in 1994, Brandy has sold over eight million copies of her first five albums and she has won over one hundred awards for her numerous hits and albums.

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“Put It Down,” is the lead single from Two Eleven, the song features a rap verse from R&B artist, Chris Brown. The

BY: KAREN MILLER

track is much different from Brandy’s past works and gives off a commercial vibe. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop songs at the no. 3 spot which earned the superstar recognition as one of the top 10 artist to have the highest number of singles on the Billboard Charts. The albums second single, “Wildest Dreams” portrays Brandy at the beginning of her career, started in the mid 90s. The track features piano and jazz flute in the background. “Wish Your Love Away,” features a brief clip from the 1998 release “The Boy Is Mine,” a duet with singer Monica. Its theme is moving on from ex-companions and also includes R&B artist, Mario Winans on the track. “Wish Your Love Away,” will be another pleasant song for Brandy fans. “Scared of Beautiful,” an interesting collaboration with Frank Ocean has meaningful lyrics. Brandy sings about her battle with an eating disorder that spanned over many years. In the song the artist sings in her heartfelt voice “I’m scared of me.” “Scared of Beautiful” tells the story of self-acceptance, inner struggle and the negative feedback Brandy faced from her fifth album Human (2008).

Q&A WITH SINGER, CONRAD

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oving to LA at the age of 18 with only forty dollars in his pocket, singer Conrad made it possible to live his dream. Now 22, Conrad has made big accomplishments including the debut of his first album Conrad and music videos “Romeo” and “Namedropper” that will soon premiere on MTV. Staff writer of Seawanahaka Press, Anisha Robertson had an exclusive

Brandy has faced many issues in both her professional and personal life. Two Eleven highlights the superstars pain and growth from her life experiences. The title represents Brandy’s birthday and the day that her idol, actress and singer, Whitney Houston passed away. Two Eleven is the closest that Brandy has been to her original sound in years. The singer is known for her soft sultry voice and mixing old-school R&B with today’s modern production. The songs on Two Eleven tell a story about finding love. The album has well written music and good production, overall Two Eleven is one of Brandy’s best works to date. Brandy did a great job at showing she still knows how to create R&B music. Two Eleven is available on iTunes and in stores everywhere.

1) Clique Kanye West, Jay-Z 2) Young And Gettin It Meek Mill 3) Pop That French Montana 4) Swimming Pool Kendrick Lamar 5) Bands Make A Dance Juicy J 6) Birthday Song 2 Chainz 7) Adorn Miguel 8) The Boys Nicki Minaj Feat Cassie 9) Put it Down Brandy Feat Chris Brown 10) Bye Baby Nas

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interview with Conrad, check it out below.

SP: How was your first time recording in the studio?

Seawanhaka Press: What was your inspiration to pursue music?

C: It was exciting. It was kind of intimidating at the same time.

Conrad: Well I was kind of an awkward hyperactive child and didn’t really have any friends. Me and my teacher became really close. She could never find her glasses and I would help her find them and the teacher was like my grandma. She taught me how to play piano and sing so that was definitely what probably got me into music.

SP: What was it like to do your first video?

C: I’m pretty boring haha. I go to the gym and I eat a lot.

C: It was really cool. The director came sat me down and said ok you gotta bring it. I’ve never been on camera so I imagine being on camera to be awkward and I was really nervous.

SP: What are you working on now?

SP: What was your first big accomplishment when moving to LA? C: Probably recording. I was getting the chance to do what I wanted to do.

SP: How does it feel to have a fan base outside of just California? C: Its crazy and It’s humbling. Its intersting especially when I’m saying goodnight everyone and have people

from Europe and the Middle East and they’re like ‘I’m just waking up haha’. I really appreciate it though. SP: What are your hobbies?

C: I dropped the album and the “Romeo” and “Namedropper” video. I’ve recently been working in the studio working on new music for next year. SP: Are you going to tour? C: Im playing a couple of shows this year. I’ll probably do a tour early next year. That would be fun.


KENDRICK LAMAR: “THE GOOD KID”

BY: KAREN MILLER

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY BY: KAREN MILLER

Philadelphia’s Hot 107.9 and agreed to high-profile rap battle with Meek Mill. If the high profile rap battle occurs Meek Mill is asking for $100,000 or more.

Under Dre’s guidance Good Kid, M.A.A.D City may be considered a classic album in hip-hop history. Kendrick is only 25 and is full of talent, earning a huge fan base and working with legendary producer Dr. Dre early in his career that other MCs may take a long period of time to earn such an accomplishment.

Cee Lo Green has been accused of drugging a woman with ecstasy and sexually assaulting her. According to TMZ, an unnamed woman filed a police report against the mega superstar. She also claims to have secretly recorded a conversation with Cee Lo Green where he admitted to slipping the woman the pill in addition to the sexual assault. The singer dismisses the accusations from the unidentified woman. Green states the case is false.

The concept of the album is of Kendrick growing up in Compton and features a few artists such as Jay Rock, Drake, MC Eiht and Anna Wise. Good Kid, M.A.A.D City album title represents Lamar’s innocence growing up in the rough city of Compton.

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Kendrick was born and raised in Compton, California and was influenced by legendary rapper, Tupac and hip-hop legend producer Dr. Dre. The rising star began rapping at the age of sixteen and released his first mixtape, Youngest Head N***A In Charge. The mixtape received a lot of attention from music executives from a Los Angeles independent record label, Top Dawg Entertainment. The Compton rapper earned a record deal and released four mixtapes with the imprint. In 2010, Kendrick released a song titled “Ignorance Is Bliss” in which the MC rhymes about controversial rap issues; the song earned the attention of Dr. Dre and a recording contract.

The collaboration with Dr. Dre on “Compton” was another catchy song and the production was well put together. “Compton” describes the lifestyle and crimes happening in the city and this song give off the same feeling to Tupac’s “California Love.” “Money Trees” touches on everyday issues that some young, black, and Hispanic males may experience. Kendrick raps in detail about a young man’s mentality hustling to live day-today and the hope of becoming a rap star. “I’ve been hustling all day, this way, that a way, through canals and alley ways, just to say, money trees is the perfect place for shade.” Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is a recommended listen especially for hiphop fans who enjoys listening to quality music that has positive story. Be sure to download Kendrick Lamar’s new album on iTunes or pick up a copy available in stores everywhere.

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The friendship between boxer Floyd Mayweather and rapper 50 Cent had come to shocking end. The two recently had a verbal exchange on Twitter. Floyd also took to Instagram and posted offensive photos of the rapper. On Monday, 50 Cent announced on his twitter page that the argument was staged between him and the heavy weight champion. Many fans believed the altercation was because 50 wanted boxer, Yuriorkis Gamboa, who is signed to 50’s SMS production company, to fight the undefeated boxer Floyd. From there, Floyd and 50 started to make personal jabs against one another. Gucci Mane lately is known as the mad rapper, the rapper recently started an old feud between himself and Young Jeezy. Gucci is now on a rampage against Nas, French Montana, Nicki Minaj and Yo Gotti. In a recent interview with Hot 107.9, Gucci stated that he deserves more credit from these artists and how people in the industry just want to become famous and not keep it real. Gucci also claims he has helped launched these artists’ career. Recently rapper Cassidy called into

The National Civil Rights Museum is planning to open the balcony to the public where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. The museum is built around Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Museum visitors will be able to visit the balcony and motel where King was killed beginning November 19th. Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch of the L.O.X are reuniting to release their third album. In a recent interview with MTV, Sheek Louch announced that both Diddy and Lil’ Wayne wants to sign the L.O.X to their labels. The album will have Swizz Beatz and DJ Khaled as executive producers. Stay tuned for more details. Brand new Fabolous music is coming. The Brooklyn rapper posted on his Twitter and Instagram accounts of his upcoming S.O.U.L Tape 2 mix tape for a Thanksgiving Day release date. Nelly is back with brand new music, the rapper has not released music since O.E.M.O in December 2011. The mix tape Scorpio Season is now free and available on www.datpiff.com. Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift are set to headline 2012 American Music Awards. Psy, One Direction, and Linkin Park will also perform. The award ceremony will air live from Los Angeles Nov 18th, 8 pm ET on ABC.

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endrick Lamar released his independent album Section 80 in 2011 exclusively through iTunes and the album ranked as one of the top digital hip-hop releases. Kendrick was able to accomplish the unthinkable transition and he was signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. The MC recently released his major debut album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, on Oct 22.

Kendrick did an amazing job rapping in the song “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst.” In the track, he raps about his dead friends brother, and says that he knows “exactly what happened/ you ran outside when you heard my brother cry for help, held him like a newborn baby and made him feel, like everything was alright, but the type of bullet that struck had one against his will.” This particular lyric was touching and will have one in deep thought.

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LIU ALUMNUS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BY: JUDITH MYRTHIL

to teach us, was my first music teacher. He was very dedicated to his students,” said Jadex. The music program was a well-funded external program that visited his elementary school. “They came around with instruments, and we got to play one instrument we wanted. I choose the drums. I tried piano and guitar, but I loved the drums. I also learned to read music,” said Jadex. His love for playing the drums is evident in his music video, “Beautiful Dreams”, in which he energetically plays a set of black and chrome Roland drums.

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IU alum, John Littig grew up in Chappaqua, NY, where he attended Douglas G. Grafflin elementary school and Horace Greeley high school. However now, Littig goes by his stage name, Jadex.

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“It’s on TV every election now because it’s where Bill and Hillary Clinton vote,” Jadex said, when speaking about his elementary school days. “I was really lucky. They had a music program,” he said, when referring to the school he credits with being his musical foundation. “Donald Dupont, a great musician who turned down a huge show

Jadex studied at many colleges and considered psychology before he gave music serious attention. Previously he attended SUNY Purchase, SUNY Stony Brook, NYU, and The New School, before settling at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus. “My plan was to first get to the city. When I got to NYU, I was finally in the city,” he says. Although he kept playing music, he didn’t study music at NYU. “I got a research internship at the Brain Imaging Division of the New York State Psychiatric Institute. I also got into a graduate program at NYU with research scientists. I took it seriously. It was cool, but I just couldn’t see [myself] being a research scientist. I didn’t think I had anything to contribute to that field,”

Jadex said. “I was around competitive people who wanted to attend medical school. When I told the lab director that I wanted to be a musician, he laughed,”

That will guide you,” he said, to those who are still finding their way. Jadex’s quest to be true is what guided him [to music].

Jadex took some time off from school, but kept playing the drums in the city. His link to Long Island University occurred during a performance at Club Zanzibar, a jazz venue, where he played with Pete Yellin, an LIU professor at the time. “I got some really good courses at LIU. My first great experience in a math class was [here].” LIU’s Professors Pete Yellin and David Berkman forced Jadex to compose music.

What is behind Jadex’s creative control, centered demeanor, and Midas touch? Lynne Rosen, his amazing producer, adds to his source of inspiration that makes it all possible for him. “My fans inspire me. I really love doing things that I think people who come to my shows are going to dig,” Jadex said. Some of the artists he admires includes, The Roots, Pink, along with Jay-Z and Beyonce as a team for their ability to market themselves and control their enterprise.

Professor Bob Aquino played classical music that Jadex wouldn’t have encountered or given a chance, but he feels it ended up being great for [his career]. Jadex also acknowledges Professor Gloria Cooper. She gave him the opportunity to play accompaniment in her vocal workshops. “She’s great. She would be surprised that I’m singing now,” said Jadex. Professor Cooper presently teaches LIU’s music department. “My mother was a painter with artistic ambitions. She saw herself in me. My father would’ve been happy if I followed his footsteps on Wall Street,” Jadex said in regards of his parents’ reaction to his decision to study music. “Be flexible because none of us can see the future clearly. But never let go of who you are.

Jadex expresses that we are living through a strange and chaotic time in music and the music industry, however, he thinks that is where innovation can find its footing. “I want to take advantage of opportunities opening up, especially the possibility to use new technology to go to the next level with live shows as a complete, immersive, exciting and sensual experience,” Experience Jadex and his band at The Delancey, Thursday, November 15 at 10 pm. He also headlines “Naked Sounds” at Webster Hall January 4, 2013. Buy tickets at thestuidoatwebsterhall.com and visit Facebook.com/Jadex for details.


FUNNSIZED CUSTOMIZED FASHION

BY: MABEL MARTINEZ

Founded earlier this year, Funnsized specializes in customized clothing. From studs, prints and bleach Freeman is able to customize vintage denim, shirts and leather jackets. The jeans are her inspiration. None of the pieces are the same and each item is handcrafted to ensure quality. To construct an item, it takes on average four hours but it also depends on the piece and if bleaching is needed. To keep herself up to date with the latest trends, Freeman looks into a number of fashion magazines as well as fashion blogs created overseas.

“During that time, studded high waist shorts were becoming really popular but I never could find any for myself. When I saw the jeans, I figured I would try studding them for myself and see how they turned out,” she said. “I saw that they had the potential to be something fashionable.”

Among the items included in Freeman’s collection: women’s bleached studded shorts, studded vests, jackets and printed shorts. For men, Freeman has a distressed denim vest embellished with studs and an American flag patch on the back. Pieces are already made to order but Freeman encourages customers to come up with ideas for the items. “I enjoy the idea of the customer taking part in the design process,” she said. “The item is more personal compared to just going to the store and picking it out.”

hen Jazmin Mone’t Freeman, 21, entered “Thrift Village” – a vintage shop in New Jersey– she didn’t expect to come out with a pair of jeans and an idea. After purchasing a dull pair of jeans, Freeman saw that it can be transformed into something more. From that point on, she put her skills to the test and the rest is history. “Funnsized” came to life.

For Freeman, Funnsized represents who she is. And it’s a term that she uses to describe something that’s small and cute. The name also stems from the social media website Twitter. After discovering that “funsized” was already active when she decided to set up a Twitter account, Freeman changed it to “funnsized” and has adopted it ever since. Freeman always had a passion for the fashion industry. However, she never thought that she would be a fashion designer. Freeman saw herself working behind-the-scenes at a fashion magazine such as Glamour, Seventeen or Teen Vogue. “Becoming a designer is something I just stumbled upon,” said Freeman. “I love it because there are no rules or restrictions.”

Customized distressed denim shorts with studs and leopard print. Photo Credit: Funnsized

Freeman plans to expand her line to accessories later this month. More recently, Funnsized was made available at eBay and MAV Fashion Boutique in Philadelphia. Prices range from $25$75. “Customized clothing is something I just tried on a whim [and] I ended up getting a lot of good feedback — so I just went with it,” she said. “I love to bedazzle and add my own personal touch to my clothing. I figured it could be something fun to do on the side and now it’s turning into more than expected.” Visit Funnsized at www.funnsized. com or follow her Twitter page @ Funnsizedlove.

Jazmin Mone’t Freeman at MAV Fashion Boutique displaying Funnsized. Photo Credit: Funnsized

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In launching Funnsized, Freeman faced a number of challenges to get it up and running. Her main hurdle? Finances. But Freeman has managed to generate extra income as a sales associate at MAV Fashion Boutique in Philadelphia and as a nanny in New Jersey. “As I sell, I put [the earnings] back into my company,” she said. “So that I can continue to produce.”

Funnsized designer, Jazmin Mone’t Freeman Photo Credit: Tiara Marie

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LIU PROFESSOR PRESENTS HER FILM ON CAMPUS

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he International Learning Activity for Pharmacy Students presented, “Batiloh’s Plan” last Friday, October 26th. LIU’s assistant professor of pharmacy practice, Dr. Monica Mehta presented her documentary to a crowd in the Learning Library Center. “Batiloh’s Plan” documents the journey of LIU pharmacy students on their trip to Sierra Leone, Africa. Long Island University’s School of Pharmacy students, Nana Dwumfour and Victoria Rupp, joined Dr. Suzanna Gim on a journey which sought to shed light on a healthcare issue that is fundamentally a human rights issue. “The experience opened up my eyes to what healthcare is [about] - people helping others despite money,” says Rupp.

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According to Dr. Gim, this trip, along with other, won’t only be experiential learning for LIU students. “I want to help the community in a way that is sustainable,” says Gim.

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In the film, Sierra Leoneans embraced Dr. Gim, on her first trip alone, by calling her Batiloh – the people’s daughter. “The locals felt this desire to protect me,” says Gim. Dr. Dr. Gim, along with fellow pharmacists, humanitarians, activists, and organizers set to help a nation building a healthcare system. “Getting medication is a huge deal over there. You realize what you have,” says Jennifer Kuiran, an LIU student who has attended a trip to Sierra Leone with Dr. Gim. Pharmacists in Sierra Leone don’t fill prescriptions from behind the counter like in the western world. Many pharmacists intervene because Sierra Leone has very little doctors. According to “Batiloh’s Plan”, there is one pharmacist for every 40,000 Sierra Leonean, in addition to one doctor for every 70,000 person. The need for people with medical knowledge is great in this nation since according to the film this third-world land still suffers from malaria, maternal mortality, and infant mortality. Patients purchase and bring their own syringes to hospitals. Five doctors see

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450 patients in a facility in Kemba. A mother walks for three hours with her sick son to learn he has measles and malaria. Pharmacies are scarce, but where they exist, the facilities lack shelves, medicine, and manpower. Fifteen minutes into the film makes the healthcare system in America, with all its frustrations, a bittersweet reality at worst in comparison to an almost nonexistent healthcare system in Sierra Leone. The film doesn’t paint a basic picture of a poor African country that lacks electricity and clean water. The film instead focuses on Sierra Leone’s lack of healthcare with complex issues such as recovery from a civil war, dependence on imported medicine, prevalence of counterfeit drugs, inadequate infrastructure for transportation and factories, and lack of human resources. An unidentified spokeswoman for the group of Sierra Leonean students expressed that pharmacy wasn’t a choice for them. “We have four choices. We picked [pharmacy] because we didn’t want to be nurses,” said the woman. The film also mentions the Sierra Leone government’s incremental efforts toward change. Healthcare is now free to lactating women and children five years of age and under. The SABABU project, another policy, promises to pay for girls’ education from primary to medical school in an aim to build a workforce of medical experts in the country. According to Dr. Gim and Dr. Mehta, SABABU graduates must work in Sierra Leone for a certain number of years since many well-educated Sierra Leoneans opt to practice in developed countries. Girls attending school was at first a huge taboo according to the film. The two-week program was open only to pharmacy students in their sixth year, but now students in their fourth and fifth year can apply. Dr. Gim doesn’t just take a students grade point average into consideration. Communicating well and having a big heart are two characteristics a candidate should have.

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PERRY SET TO LEAD MEN’S BASKETBALL TO THREE-PEAT

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IU- Brooklyn’s men’s basketball team is scheduled to play its first game of the season at the new Barclays Center located on Atlantic Avenue. The center was opened to the public on Sept. 21 and on Nov. 9, it will hold its first ever college basketball event; the Blackbirds will take on Morehead State who finished the 201112 season 15-18 overall and 10-6 in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). “We are very excited about the upcoming season and our tough schedule ahead.” said senior C.J. Garner “A win at the Barclays Center would be great to start our season off right which we didn’t do last year.” Long Island started its 2011-12 season a little less than inconsistent. The defending NEC champions won its first game only for it to be followed by three consecutive losses. The team struggled to find its footing as the season progressed but soon found its pace and got back into the game. After setting its tone, the Blackbirds saw less inconstancy that aided the 2011-12 No. 1 seed in finishing 25-9 overall and 16-2 in the NEC.

At the beginning of the semester Boyd along side Garner, senior Jamal Olasewere and sophomore Troy Joseph were suspended indefinitely due to their involvement in an on campus brawl. After further investigation the suspensions were lifted, but all four of the players involved are suspended from two conference games each. This could have been a much more devastating

blow to the overall stability of the Blackbirds but fortunately, the team is back together and focused on its future in basketball. However, the team is still missing a key element towards a “three-peat.” senior Kenny Onyechi; who suffered from an unspecified ankle injury early in the school semester, has only recently been able to walk without crutches. Onyechi is slated to return to the court this season, but it is unclear if the 6-7 forward will play at Barclays. “We need to get Kenny and I back from our injuries.” said senior Booker Hucks who was also injured earlier in the semester. Both men played a vital role in the previous season and in their absence LIU may find it difficult to overcome the Eagles. “A victory at the Barclay Center would be the right start to my final season here,” continued Hucks. “It would mean that we are going in the right direction and that direction is further than we have been in the past two years.” Along with a new coach the Blackbirds have also welcomed five new players to its program: junior Gilbert Parga, sophomore Khalil Murphy, freshmen D.J. Griggs, E.J. Reed and Kedar Edwards. With the introduction of new faces also comes the hardship of reconnection and team building. “We bonded as a family last year and that wont change,” said Onyechi “we all have one thing on our mind: championship or nothing.” Senior Brandon Thompson agreed with Onyechi but also added that an important part of joining the LIU family is hard work. “You have to work for what it is you want,” said Thompson. “It’s not just going to happen and it’s not the same as high school.” Thompson joined the Blackbirds last season and contributed to LIU’s second straight NEC championship win.

Barclays Center; hosts of LIU’s game against Morehead State. Photo Credit: www.1.bp.blogspot.com

“Our goal this year is to do something that has never been done and that is to win three championships in a row.” The Blackbirds are not the only ones excited about Friday’s game but the campus is also buzzing with anticipation and high expectations.

seasons and now, with a larger fan base, the NEC champions are poised to make history as they try to shake off the stigma of an altercation that could have stopped the team from its pursuit of another championship and another trip to the NCAA.

“A victory would definitely take a load off our back, what I mean by that is the first win is always the hardest, once that is taken care of we can roll like we want to,” said Olasewere. “It’ll also gives us the confidence we need going into Kentucky and UMD.” Although this year is full of many changes, one thing remains clear. Long Island will not go down without a fight despite its significantly harder schedule. “I plan on doing exactly what I did for the team last year, but at a higher level,” said Garner. “Scoring when needed, getting my teammates open shots, playing defense and showing leadership for the younger guys.” LIU has already done what many believed it could not for two straight

Coach, Jack Perri speaks on the sidelines with senior, C.J. Garner at a game last season. Photo Credit: Media Relations

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“In my mind we can’t go backwards, so the only option is to get back to the NCAA tournament,” said senior Julian Boyd; one of Long Islands lead scorers. “But we have a lot of work to do and it’s not going to happen on its own. So we have to work as a team, put in a lot of hard work and hopefully we can make it further this year.”

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SMITH NETS LATE GOAL TO CLAIM SECOND STRAIGHT CROWN FOR WOMEN’S SOCCER

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or the second straight year, the Lady Blackbirds raise the Northeast Conference Trophy and are heading to the NCAA Tournament.

Monmouth out of the tournament and Sexton didn’t allow anything to pass her. Sexton gobbled up three saves and faced eight shots by the Hawks.

It took two hard fought wins and Long Island prevailed in both games. They beat Monmouth 1-0 in the semi-final and defeated St. Francis (Pa) in the final 1-0.

There was not much action in the semifinal as much of the ball was played in the middle and both teams had limited chances. Wohlers had a chance to give her team a two goal cushion as Smith gave a pass, but Wohlers’ header got denied by goalkeeper Jocelyn McCoy.

Of course it took the whole team to get this far, but LIU goalkeeper Jessica Sexton was absolutely phenomenal in the net and was named NEC Tournament MVP as she played a major role in her club’s victories.

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It was a tight match between the Red Flash and the Blackbirds, but in the end, Long Island was crowned champions. LIU senior, Toni Smith was the hero as she netted the game-winning goal with less than four minutes in regulation. Blackbird Shino Kunisawa picked up a loose ball and gave a beautiful pass to Smith, who bent the ball in the right side of the net.

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St. Francis (Pa) went all out attack in the second half as they gave LIU a bit of scare but were held off. The Blackbirds even shut down NEC Player of the Year Tessa McKibben who put two shots on goal in 82nd and 85th minute, but they were batted away by Sexton. The Rochester, NY native was simply flawless in the tourney as she picked up 10 saves and two consecutive shutouts. The Red Flash had the shot advantage in the contest 16-8 and corners kicks 7-2. LIU advanced to the final with a win over Monmouth 1-0, which once again came from an unstoppable Blackbird defense. Long Island got the winning goal early in the fifth minute, as midfielder Alana Wohlers put the ball in the back of the net off a cross from classmate Katie Egan. The lone goal was enough to kick

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These two wins extended LIU’s winning streak to six and pushes its unbeaten streak to 10 matches. Smith led the Blackbird’s in scoring this year with seven goals and is now part of the all-tournament team along with her teammates Sexton, Egan and Nicole Labo. Now that the Blackbirds have shown that they are champions of the Northeast, they must show why they deserve to be national champions. No one can overlook that 10 match unbeaten streak and the Blackbirds must work hard to maintain it. LIU begins its journey to the NCAA Finals as the first round kicks-off on Nov. 9th.

Back-to-Back: Senior Toni Smith (above) tallied the winning goal in the 87th minute as the women share a team photo with the trophy (below). Photo Credit: Media Relations


MEN’S SOCCER SEASON ENDS WITH 2-0 DEFEAT AT ROBERT MORRIS BY: JOHN TOLIS

Bitter End: Seniors Jakeem Johnson and Nathan Stockie saw their careers come to a close at Robert Morris. Photo Credit: Media Relations

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The Red Flash dashed through the Blackbird’s flock throughout the whole game and put them in a hole. They grabbed the first goal of the game right before halftime and it came off the foot of Nick Kolarac from the 10 yard line. In the second half, it was all about the Saint Francis offense and broke down the LIU defense. The second goal came in 47th minute as Wayne Tiller took advantage of the empty net on the left side. Already down 3-0, LIU’s hole got deeper and deeper as Kolarac put in his second goal of game in the 55th minute. The Red Flash’s last goal came in the 59th minute and SFU’s five goal lead was enough for the win. LIU’s goalie Nathan Stockie was between the posts and faced 11 shots, which he grabbed six of them. In the team’s final game, senior Jakeem Johnson led the team with four shots,

which three of them were on target, but none of them found the back of the net. All was going pretty good for Long Island in the first half, but allowed two goals in the second half. Blackbirds held off Robert Morris in the first 45 minutes as they faced 10 shots, Stockie captured three saves. In the 52 minute, RMU’s Luca Campos broke the tie and put the ball pass Stockie off a cross from teammate Jared Latchford. RMU continued to pile on shots in the next 18 minutes of play, but had nothing to show for it. Robert Morris put the game out of reach in the 81st minute, which Devon Williams was the goal scorer. Johnson had an opportunity in the 85th minute to make things exciting and put his team within one goal, but his shot wasn’t strong enough to pass the goal line and was cleared by a RMU defender. Now that the Long Island Blackbird’s season is over, they can now focus on the future. LIU can reevaluate itself in the offseason so it can turn everything around. Maybe this losing season was a learning experience for the club and can come back stronger than ever next year.

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he men’s soccer team finished off the season not the way they had hoped as they dropped their final two games against Saint Francis (Pa) 5-0 and Robert Morris 2-0. LIU finished the season with an overall record of 2-14-2 and 1-8-1 in NEC play. These two losses extended LIU’s winless streak to seven games.

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BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN: HOW SVETLANA SIMIC HAS ASSEMBLED AN NEC POWERHOUSE

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ot many student athletes decide to go into coaching after their playing days. Other players take their experiences from the court to the sidelines, like LIU graduate Svetlana Simic. She is currently in her third year as the LIU’s women’s volleyball assistant coach, her knowledge from the game into good use. The Serbian native played four years for the Blackbirds, where she was a fourtime All-Northeast Conference honoree and won three straight All-NEC first team honors. She finished her career in style as she won the NEC Player of the Year. Simic has put her mark in the record books as she holds the record for most digs in the school’s history with 1,876. Even though Simic enjoyed playing the game, she also enjoys coaching it as well.

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“It feels great. This team and LIU is my family so I am glad I got a chance to coach here and to give to my family the other (coaching) side of me”, said Simic.

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She found it a bit weird sometimes being that she used to play with some of the girls at one point, but understands her duties as a coach. “At the beginning it was a little weird to coach girls that know me more than just a “coach” but quickly girls understood that on the court I am their coach and off the court I am still their friend as I always was.” Simic got her Bachelor Degree in marketing management and is going for her Master’s to pursue a career in business administration with concentration in International business. With the stats the Simic put up in her career, there was no doubt that she had a chance to go pro. Simic put her studies ahead and still kept the game close to her. “I thought that the best thing for me and for my future would be to stay here to do my masters and to get into coaching,

The International: Svetlana Simic (Far Right) has provided much of the international attention LIU Brooklyn has recieved. Photo Credit: Media Relations

which is what I did. I have been coaching for almost 3 years and I love it.” Simic believes that coaching has been an amazing experience in her life so far. It has taught her “patience” and helps her be “mentally strong.”

“Kyle is a great coach, I admire him and look up to him,” said Simic. “I already had good volleyball knowledge but Kyle helped me and taught me how to teach and translate that knowledge to players. I catch myself sometimes saying the same things Kyle would say.”

Simic believes that these aspects will help her in personal life, as well in her coaching career after LIU.

Simic also talked a little about the Blackbirds’ run this season and sees a championship in the future.

“These are all things that are part of the regular life and if I can apply these things to my regular life it can just make me a better coach and person. This coaching experience I gained at LIU will definitively help me in my future coaching career as well as life.”

“We have a very young and talented team. Girls have been working extremely hard and it’s paying off. We are currently undefeated in our conference and we have two more games of the regular season.” Simic said. “Season is still not over but we promise to bring the championship back where it belongs, to Brooklyn.”

Whatever happens in our lives, we always have that one person who is a big influence to us. For Simic, head coach Kyle Robinson is that one person for her.

Even though she loves the aspects of coaching, Simic gets the urge to go out there and play with her teammates.

“I would still rather play because I still feel good and I know I can play. I still play a lot indoor as well as beach volleyball,” said Simic. Svetlana has brought something different to the Blackbirds ever since she joined the coaching staff three years ago. She brings her playing experiences and knowledge to help her squad. Simic was an outstanding player for LIU and is starting to shape into an amazing coach as well. So don’t rule her out of maybe one day taking the head coaching job here as she doesn’t overlook that idea. “LIU is my family and will be my family forever. LIU gave me a lot while I was playing and I gave a lot back to LIU, so it would definitively be fun to be the head coach at LIU one day if there is an opportunity for that.”


FOIT, IGNJIC LEAD VOLLEYBALL TO HISTORIC 15TH STRAIGHT VICTORY BY: SHANEL GILBERT

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IU Brooklyn’s Volleyball team added another win to its 15 game streak and now holds a 10 road win streak. The Blackbirds improved to 14-0 in the Northeast Conference and 27-7 overall after defeating Bryant 3-0 lead by sophomore, Annika Foit with 19 kills. LIU went up early in the first set giving the team an early lead. However, Bryant responded to Long Island’s display of dominance by tying the score up 4-4. From there both teams fought with intent to win. Back-and-forth the teams traded points but the Blackbirds would soon pull away to retake the lead 12-10. However, the Bulldogs refused to back down holding close before finally falling in the set 25-22. The second set saw similar results as each team struggled to take control.

The final set seemed to be free for the Blackbirds taking as the Bulldogs looked to lose its confidence. Long Island went up early and never looked back, LIU ended the set 25-14 to take the game 3-0 and stay perfect in the NEC.


Bring Out the Brooms: Sophomore Annika Foit continues her tear in the NEC. Photo Credit: Media Relations

Long Island also defeated Central Conecticut State University 3-2 in its most challenging game since the beginning of its streak. After losing the first set 25-18, the Blackbirds sprung back into action during the second set.

SFNY opened the scoring in the first set off of a kill by Naomi Flinders assisted by Kamalei Clifton, but LIU freshman, Tamara Ignjic responded immediately with a kill that would tie the game 1-1.

Early in the set the teams were tied 5-5 before LIU pulled away never looked back as they took the set 16-25. LIU would go on to take the 4th and 5th sets 25-15 and 15-8.

Again Saint Francis would get on top after a service error by Vera Djuric but, again Long Island would level the playing field 2-2. From that point the Blackbirds ran away with the set 25-7 using the aid of a 13-3 run.


Previously in the week Long Island faced off against Fairleigh Dickenson 3-1 and Saint Francis (NY) 3-0 for the second time this season. Led by

The Blackbirds went up early in the second set, where they again dominated over the Terriers. Long Island maintained a constant lead over its

freshman, Mirjana Rajic against SFNY the Blackbirds dominated all sets 25-7, 25-17, 25-14.

opponent in the first half that extended to as much as 10 points. The Blackbirds duplicated its performance in the final set taking the game 25-14. Rajic led the Blackbirds with 11 kills and 10 digs, While Foit had 10 kills and seven digs, while Ignjic had 8 kills and six digs. Djuric also added 41 assists to the win.
 Against Fairleigh the Blackbirds saw a greater struggle to take each set but were able to come away with the final three with a replicated score of 25-14. LIU started off strong in the first set and led its opponent by as much as six points but, the Knights chipped away the deficit point by point to tie the game 16-16; the point of no return
for Long Island.

The second set began and ended more in favor of the Blackbirds who led the entire time using the help of multiple runs in its victory. A 9-0 run gave LIU an 11 point lead that slimmed the Knights chances of talking the lead. The third set saw similar results for Long Island, again the team used a series of short spurts to help aid them in achieving its goal.
 The final set ended much like the others as the Blackbirds maintained a constant lead that also extended to as much as 11 points taking full advantages of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s many mistakes. The visiting team took the set 25-14.

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The Blackbirds were able to build a five point lead but it was short lived as Bryant came up from behind to shorten the gap. Still, the home team was unable to hold back the visitors; who closed the set 25-21 off of a kill by Foit.

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