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September 28, 2006 Vol. LXXVIII, Issue II

The Student Newspaper of Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus

The Hoyt Street Infestation

by Ty. Christian Joseph Seawanhaka Staff Writer At first glance, the new dorms seem nice. The students are entertained by Madden '07, played on a 42 inch plasma screen television. One occupant said that they get their laundry done for them and they have housekeepers. Is it possible that students get their laundry done because there is no laundry facility in the new dorms and are provided with housekeeping because of all the dust that has accumulated due to the construction taking place while students are living there? Some students have gone as far as to suggest that the televisions were installed to distract them from thinking about their present living conditions. However, Jerome Garner, the director of Residence Life and Housing, says this is not the case. Garner also added, "We install things in the order that they come. We're not going to hold off on putting the televisions up [be]cause the bathrooms are not ready." Last week, President Steinberg paid the new dorms a visit for inspection purposes. After looking in one of the rooms, the President responded to one of Seawanhaka's reporters saying, "I think when it's done, it will be fabulous. The team has been working very hard. The major problem is the floor being vacated. It's a property owner problem that pitched us into chaos. When it's up and running I think it is going to be great!" His response was positive but he didn't give any dates as to when the dorms would be complete. President Steinberg did not enter Kelly Moletress' room, located on the eighth floor, where there have been numerous complaints lodged concerning the living conditions. When she first entered her room, Moletress noticed pipes exposed over her would-be kitchen. Eventually the pipes began to leak a type of brown fluid. Moletress' bathroom was an inconvenience. She explained how the insulation was hanging out of the walls and that the toilet was unusable. Her bathtub was misplaced in the center of the floor. To top it off, Moletress consistently saw mice running around the apartment. There was barely a kitchen, but there was a complete lack of satisfactory living conditions. However the most alarming issue faced by Moletress was the absence of windows in her apartment. Moletress continued to explain how there was no air circulation in her room and that there are asbestos warnings on the roof. In efforts to calm an irate Moletress and her parents, the Residential Life department stated her room would be completed in a week or two and asked them to please be patient. That's when the letter to the residents of the new dorms was sent out, informing them that, "Long Island University is working feverishly to complete the work," and that "all residents will receive a $200 gift card from Barnes and Noble and a full rebate on their living fees." According to Moletress, this is not enough compensation for all the misfortune that some students went through. "That's like one and a half books for me, maybe." She also felt that some students suffered more than others did and for everyone to receive the same compensation was unfair. Moletress is currently rooming with a friend in Conolly Hall, but she visits her room in the new dorms periodically to see if the conditions have Photo courtesty of Hoyt Street residents improved. To her dismay, the only additions since The students in the Hoyt Street Residence her first move-in date have been a microwave and Hall, must deal with sights such as dead a refrigerator. There was no work done on the mice and exposed electrical wires on a regu- bathroom or the kitchen and there was still no air lar basis. circulation. Continued on page 4

Professor Seeks to Revive Brooklyn Campus

by Brian King Seawanhaka Staff Writer

The Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, located in parts of the Metcalf Building at LIU's Brooklyn Campus, is iconic for its rich history in music and film, and a passionate professor is trying to preserve its legacy. Michael Hittman, a former LIU student, and current professor of sociology and anthropology since 1968, as well as host of "Jazz Sounds" on WLIU, has been collecting interesting and rare memorabilia on the Brooklyn Paramount in the hopes of make a museum in the school, permanently acknowledging the Paramount. These include movie posters, post cards, sheet music, advertisements, photos of musicians performing at the Paramount, and a slew of other intriguing collectibles from the 30s through the 60s. "I'd like to see a museum," said Hittman. "I'd like to collect everything about the Brooklyn Paramount as part of my legacy at LIU, if they care. I'm trying to build up an archive of anything having to do with the Brooklyn Paramount and document it like a historian. I'd like to set it up as a museum. I've got all these photographs; I've been buying music. I'm doing it out of pocket. You've got to do things out of passion." Dr. Hittman isn't stopping there, as he

has four goals on the agenda for the theatre, with the museum being one of them. The other things he has in mind are writing a book on its history, creating aCD with music from the Paramount, and finally, restoring the mural located on the side of the wall of the Metcalf Building at the intersection of the Flatbush Ave Extension and Dekalb Ave. To this day, this wall still (albeit barely) bears the name of the Paramount. "How about restoring it," asks Dr. Hittman of the mural. "I'd like to see that mural restored and just hire an art company to restore it." Dr. Hittman expressed his disgust at the fact that tour buses drive up on Dekalb, passing by this historic landmark without hesitation, and just to go and see Juniors across the street. "They go for cheesecake to get cholesterol? They don't even see the mural. Wouldn't it be great to restore that?" Ultimately, he would like to see regular events honoring and remembering the Paramount; however, his plans are at a stagnant stage. Dr. Hittman attributes this to the school having conflicting interests and other priorities. He also lists rivalry between the C.W. Post and Brooklyn campuses and

their battles for resources as another attribute for his halted efforts. Hittman said he hopes the school doesn't plan to destroy the Paramount. "What is the thinking?" asked Hittman. "Why has it been ignored? Why doesn't the school use it as a resource? The jazz musicians know that there was jazz here.

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School of Business Welcomes You

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences and the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University. We hope that you had an enjoyable summer and you are excited about the start of the new academic year. We are delighted that many of you have chosen to join our exceptional business programs in Accounting, Computer Science, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, and Business Administration (AAS). We see our mission as one preparing business leaders and responsible citizens in this dynamic and interconnected world in which we live. We are so fortunate that we are located in a community that truly is diverse and multicultural- not just in terms of its demographics, but also in terms of its serving as a multinational (business) hub to Africa, the Caribbean, Middle East, Far East, and Americas. As classes begin, we invite you to be part of the intellectual life of the School by your active participation in our professional development events, lecture series, various student clubs activities, and business socials. For inquiries about our students clubs, support services, or events, please feel free to visit the School of Business Offices in the Humanities Building, 7th Floor or contact Joan Pierre at (718) 488-1121 or [email protected] Students with an interest in business, whether as a minor or a major, are encouraged to meet with our undergraduate academic advisor Marni Passer; she can be reached at (718) 488-1121 or [email protected] Our offices are open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm throughout the academic year. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the School of Business, we wish you a very productive year and look forward to assisting you chart your path of success. Sincerely,

Long Island University 1 University Plaza Room S-219 Brooklyn, NY 11201 [email protected] Phone: (718) 488-1591 EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-In-Chief Aaron Isaac Feldstein Managing Editor Ashley Henderson News Editor Alexis Reed Copy Editor Jonathan Kuhr Arts & Entertainment Editor Alice Howard Sports Editor Jamilla Ali Faculty Advisor Hal Bock

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September 28, 2006

Faculty & Administration Avoid Strike

by Diana Chavez Seawanhaka Staff Writer

Two days before classes began, an agreement was reached on a five year contract between the faculty and the administration at LIU's Brooklyn Campus. The main topics of the contract included wages and salary, health care contributions and plans, the adjuncts, and retirement. The agreements, covering 860 full time and adjunct members of the faculty, set employee contributions to health insurance premiums and also provided an increase of four percent to the annual wage. The annual four percent would then sum up to 20 percent over the expansion of five years of the contract. The contract included cost of living adjustments in 2009 and 2010. The university also agreed to make a set amount of payments to the union with an additional trust fund for the adjunct faculty. "I'm delighted to see students, faculty and the university moving forward with their educational goals," said Rebecca States, Vice President of the Union, "but I'm disappointed that the University continues to demand large yearly increases in student tuition and

that substantial givebacks were needed on faculty health care benefits." Provost Gales Haynes feels the contract is fair for everyone. "Although it was a tedious process," said Haynes. "I believe the contract is reasonable and responsible because it provides us with five years of labor peace. It addresses the issues important to the faculty and the institution such as health care and compensation." The final vote was 170 for, 51 against and 3 abstentions. Before the final vote occurred, the union voted that in order for a strike to take place there would have to be a two-thirds vote against the contract. LIU's C.W Post Campus also ratified a contract a day before LIU's Brooklyn Campus settled their contract. Three years ago a strike occurred at both LIU's Brooklyn and C.W Post Campuses. C.W Post's faculty strike lasted for about three weeks and Brooklyn's Campus faculty strike lasted for about a week and a half.

Working Out Often, Not Healthy?

by Alexandra Gratereaux Seawanhaka Staff Writer We hear about it everywhere we go; on television commercials, the radio and the internet: "Lose weight, feel great or get the body you've always wanted." Nowadays it is very common to see how the youth strictly enforces specific low-carb diets and carefully keeps track of their weight by consecutively working out. Although exercising is a healthy activity, in the lives of many teens it has become a dangerous unhealthy compulsion. Obsessive exercise activity is an overlooked eating disorder that effects many young men and women in the United States of America. Individuals who experience compulsive exercise disorder add daily strenuous workouts to their usual routine. They view food as a fattening enemy therefore causing them to eat abnormally, starving during the day, stuffing themselves with whatever they find at night and then engaging in out of control working out sessions to burn off calories. In an article written by internationally known sports nutritionist and author Nancy Clark "these weight-conscious athletes consume a very limited variety of foods and claim to consume fewer calories than might be expected given their high level of exercise." Consequently what ends up happening as a result to this is that these `dieters' become food obsessed. Unfortunately, in the society that we live in the media misleads people by reinforcing the mentality that thin is beautiful. Due to this overload of useless information, many teens will take extreme measures no matter what the consequences are in order to reach the ideal body that the media advocates. "In the end the cost is no birthday cake, no chips, no pizza, no breakfast, no lunch," Clark says. "The additional costs are food obsessions, guilt upon eating more than a rice cake; low energy and poor sports performance. Where are the positive messages Students & faculty using the new gym in the Wellness that food is life-sustaining, nourishing and essential to our wellness and self-care? Center to shed those unwanted pounds. pictures courtesy of There exists diverse state of minds in which individuals suffering from compulsive Jennifer Rauch exercise are classified. With in the Dichotomous, (black-and-white mentality) a person would think "If I don't run, I can't eat." In the overgeneralization mentality a person might say "people who do not exercise are fat" and in the magnification state he or she might think "If I can't exercise, my life will be over." There is also Selective abstraction thinking,"If I always exercise I will always be happy" and the superstitious thinking, "I must run every morning or something bad will happen." Kenneth Copper, who is the founder of the aerobic craze commented: "exercising too much may increase the risk of getting cancer and heart disease. Females who exercise compulsively may disrupt the hormones in their bodies, which may change their menstrual cycles." Over-exercising activity disorders are treated very much like anorexia or bulimia. The patients are sent to a medical facility where they are helped to surpass depression and suicide. Medical Doctor Mary, L. Govin states: "If you suspect you (or anyone else) is a compulsive exerciser get help. Compulsive exercise, especially when it is combined with an eating disorder, can cause serious and permanent health problems, and in extreme cases, death."

Students Get in Touch With Their Civil Liberties

by Jonathan Kuhr Copy Editor Last week, LIU students participated in Constitution Day, a national day of recognition for our country's founding document. The Day is a federally-mandated program and is required to take place at all institutions that receive any form of government assistance, from elementary schools to universities. This year, LIU celebrated Constitution Day with a program discussing the document's purpose and importance and a Constitution contest featuring some great prizes. The program was led by LIU's own Jose Sanchez, a professor in the Political Science department and Chair of the Urban Studies program. Sanchez spoke about the environment in which the Constitution was born and described how he personally viewed the document. "For me, the Constitution is a marriage license between the state and the people," Sanchez said. Sanchez went on to explain how in many ways the Constitution is a mutual agreement between the state, an entity which he stated has the right to take your life, liberty, and property, and the people, where both are equal and may choose to break their relationship or reform it whenever they wish. In line with his metaphor of the marriage license, Sanchez compared the Bill of Rights to a prenuptial agreement, in which the boundaries and guidelines for both parties involved are laid out. When asked why the discussion of the Constitution is so important, Sanchez replied that we are a part of the relationship and thus need to know that we can make changes, whether it is getting out and voting, lobbying our representatives, or protesting decisions or issues. Sanchez was also asked what he would say to college students about voting when they think that their vote doesn't count. "Sometimes your vote doesn't count," Sanchez replied bluntly. "Sometimes your vote will get flushed down the toilet but that's not the point. The point is making the statement." Both the Constitution Day program and the contest, which required students to find errors in the Bill of Rights, acted as a call to LIU students to take political action. When one student asked, "Do you think that we need to have a revolution?" Sanchez quickly responded with a yes. "We should always be having revolutions," he said. Sanchez also said that Thomas Jefferson had said that a democratic country should have revolutions regularly, around every 10-15 years. Whether Jefferson is right or wrong, the students who attended the Constitution Day program this year, left with a sense of political responsibility and a desire to take action.

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New Residence Hall Resonates Frustrations;

Despite Complaints, Timeline on Renovations Still Uncertain

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"The most important thing to me," said Moletress, "is that everything is safe and working and that the air is breathable." Additionally, Moletress reported that there is a girl living in her room, and she has been told that her room will not be completed until next year because of a landlord issue with the Community Mediation Board, located on the 7th floor. The were forced to move in with others, so there were four or five students in one big room with no bathroom and no kitchen. Moletress was given the opportunity to live in one of these rooms but her response was, "Why should I be downgraded when you guys made the mistake? Why should I live in a room with four other people when I'm paying all this money?" She then tried to get a room at the old dorms but was denied because it was packed with freshmen. David Johnson, an assistant coach for the baseball team, was crammed into a small studio apartment with four roommates. Gathering himself, Johnson explained that he is an employee of the university and did not understand how they could treat their own in such a way. Johnson was also appalled by the administration's decision to move people in when the building was not yet completed. Most students say that they cannot believe that this could happen. "I cannot believe Long Island University would do that to their students," Moletress said. "If I was not in my last year, I would never stay here and I would not advise anyone else to come here." When asked who she thought was to blame for all this, Moletress' response was, "I blame the Residential Life department for not being organized. They claim that they ran into all these problems but I think that is just an excuse. Not only did they rush to move everyone in, no one had the choice to be there." Despite many heated complaints from faculty members, students, and their parents, Garner asked that students be patient and please bear with LIU at this time. "The exterminator has been at the dorms every day and basically I have not gotten any complaints since the middle of last week." Garner went on to explain, "We thought we could work around some things. It proved to be more than a notion in terms of students feeling comfortable in their living environment. We thought we could work around the existing conditions. It was more than we anticipated. We understand the students' concerns. If my kids were in this situation, I would be highly upset also. Like those parents that called me and blasted me out about the situation and I had to take it [be]cause they were right, but now we're trying to move forward with fixing the problem." Provost Gale Stevens-Haynes also showed

Photo courtesy of Kelly Moletress

This 7th floor bathroom in the Hoyt St residence hall features a ladder, unfinshed walls, and a bathtub in the middle of the room. Scenes such as this are the source of many of the frustrations of Hoyt Street Photo courtesy of Kelly Moletress residents.

owner of the 7th floor is not allowing LIU to work on the plumbing problem. Moletress' plumbing on the 8th floor is connected to the 7th floor and since the owner will not let the University workers in, Moletress' room will not be habitable until next year when the lease is up. Moletress feels that the dormitory should have been completely constructed and inspected before students were allowed to move in. "I mean I'm sure the place will be nice when it's complete, but this whole thing is a product of poor planning," Moletress stated. Some athletes, whose rooms were not ready post Sept. 3 (the original move-in date), had to sleep in the gym locker room and some students

her concern about the housing issue in a letter that she sent. The letter states, "As the Brooklyn Campus provost, I greatly regret the inconvenience this meant for our students. Because it was important that they have housing in order to begin the academic year, we took every possible effort to allow students to move in and to minimize their discomfort while completing necessary work." Garner and Provost Stevens-Haynes, along with Peg Byron, the Director of Public Relations, have been very helpful in providing insight into the dorm situation and show an interest in student welfare. Statements have been issued from these individuals shining some light on the housing situation for the Hoyt Street residence hall students and faculty. Dean of Students Bernadette Walker has yet to respond for comment. Seawanhaka Arts & Entertainment Editor Alice Howard contributed to this article.

Shattered Promises on the Path to Morality

How One LIU Grad Student Faced the Music, and the Military

by Marcelo Martinez Seawanhaka Staff Writer There are heroes in this world. There are people in this world who sacrifice the best years of their lives for a cause that is not their own. There are people to whom the words "honor, patriotism, courage" are synonyms for their individual lives. Those people are our soldiers. What can we say to those who put their lives on the frontline so that we could live in a democracy? I believe the words are "Thank you." However, heroism is not what compels me to write this article. I am writing to express my outrage at those who play puppeteer with our heroes' lives. I am referring to the corrupted, homophobic, and racially biased organization that is the United States Military. The U.S. Military has become an organization that puts the lives of those that compose it on the backburner of carelessness. I do not mean the needless participation in an unjustifiable war, I mean the lies, corruption, and racism that surround the recruiting process. We have all seen those recruiting ads that promise the world to our youth and deliver headaches at the end. Bonuses, college education, and adventure are all promises that are aimed to attract our impressionable teenagers, but in the end, they find themselves sorting through a maze of bureaucracy and fine print that gives them nothing. A teenager from an urban place like our beautiful Brooklyn has seen much, but he still is an easy target for a recruiter in a shiny uniform. We have seen them on our campus, the Marines in their polished uniforms that promise wonders for those who join. Why the targeting of urban kids? Why the promise of a better life by serving? Why the hiding what really happens once you join? Why the exclusion of homosexuals? Why all of these "whys" when referring to an organization that should be the backbone of honor? I have been approached by recruiters. I believed in their promises. I signed. I rang the bell of acceptance and like many others, I did not read the fine print. In Fort Hamilton, the processing location for joining the military in our area, I saw many kids from all walks of life. There were some who were still in high school. There were those excited because they wanted to run away from home, not

caring about the rest of the information. There were those who dropped out of high school and, per instructions of recruiters, were told to lie in the application. There were those who, when asked, told me that all they wanted was to use a weapon. There were those who wanted a job and those who were running from gangs and pregnant girlfriends. We were about 80 in number and we were all nervous. Out of the 50 I talked to: 3 wanted to go to college, 15 were gang-members, 10 were told, again per instructions of the recruiters, to stop using drugs a week before testing. I was the second oldest. I was 19 and a sophomore in college. I was promised the wonders of being an officer in the military and a paid tuition for graduate school. I assured myself that I would not be fooled by the recruiters, so I asked many questions. Where would I go? Would I get a chance to go to school? I asked these questions many times and their answers were reassuring. Therefore, I did not hesitate to sign.

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September 28, 2006

Remembering the Brooklyn Paramount

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The theater people know that this is a famous theatre. Why don't we know? Maybe you just don't know things until it's gone. There are more theatres...there is only one Brooklyn Paramount."

Hittman's aggravations also stem from what he considers to be a lack of support from the faculty. "We want to preserve what we can about [the Paramount]. That's history. We teach our students to care about the past. Nobody cares about the past. I can't believe the professors; even the professors don't see it. I'm just going ahead, but you need support." Dr. Hittman received some support from Provost Gale Stevens-Haynes, who put up funding a couple of years ago with him to get a concert running with the theme "Remembering Jazz in the Brooklyn Paramount." "It was a blockbuster event," said Dr. Hittman. "But it didn't lead to anything." The lack of support after the event has Dr. Hittman perplexed. The provost gave her position on the matter. "I understand and appreciate the historic significance of the Paramount," said StevensHaynes. "I am an absolute unqualified fan of Dr. Hittman's, and understand his love for all the things that went on there prior to this becoming a university; but, when I think of Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus and what it needs, first and foremost (in my mind) are places for students to be students." The provost has her own visions for the Paramount, and wants to create a student union space much like the Avena Lounge, but a more remodeled version of it, where students could relax and enjoy themselves away from classes. "That's my passion or direction," said StevensHaynes in regards to a student union. "I just don't think we could take a space that size and make it a museum; but, I understand his passion and his commitment to our history and preserving what is unique about the place. I just want to preserve it in a different kind of way." Provost Stevens-Haynes said that, for anything to happen with the Paramount, there would need to be donors to fund any kind of project. She said she was not completely closed to any plan, including Hittman's. Stevens-Haynes added: "If this is a studentcentered university, how do we serve the students best? I don't know if a museum is in the best service of the students. I am looking to see how I can make this experience the best experience for

students rather than a showcase for people who come to Brooklyn who should stop at the Paramount." The provost expressed her respect and understanding for the initiative, but the real question for her is the necessity for such a proposal as Hittman's. "I understand the thrust, I just don't think that we have the free space to make that accommodation at this time. There are folks that talk about restoring the Paramount to its former status as a theater, but we have the Kumble Theater. In fact, if we had the Wellness Center before the Kumble Theater, maybe we would have taken the resoursces and developed the Paramount back into a theater, but then I have to ask myself, how many theaters do I need? Not that many." Dr. Hittman became interested in his quest when he was doing radio work for WLIU. He was focusing on Brooklyn, and eventually discovered that jazz great Charlie Parker performed in the Brooklyn Paramount. That was the spark for him. Immediately visible as one enters the Metcalf (Main) Building are the hints of elegance the Paramount once held with its Italian Renaissance deco style walls and the grandiose chandeliers hanging from an immaculate ceiling in the Luntey Commons. That is a sight for the eyes. The staircase leading to the amazing balcony overlooking the cafeteria makes it evident that this is no ordinary school structure. The old basketball court reveals even more and holds the Wurlitzer organ, which is considered one of the best in the country, if not the world. The Brooklyn Paramount opened in 1928, bearing the name of the studio that built it. The developers made it with the hopes of making a second Times Square in downtown Brooklyn. It was one of 12 theaters to open up in the area during that time period. The Paramount, a magnificent movie palace with over 4,000 seats, was the first movie theater built for sound, according to Dr. Hittman. Even though the theater played movies, its main focus was live entertainment. The paying customer would get a sort of double billing of live entertainment with a movie to follow. Dr. Hittman says that there were four faces of the Brooklyn Paramount, there was Vaudeville, movies with sound, rock and roll, and jazz. The likes of Mae West, George Burns, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, and crooners such as the legendary Bing Crosby graced the stage in Vaudeville. Rock was introduced in the 50s by Alan Freed,

who, during racist times, was able to get whites and blacks to perform on the same stage, a major taboo during those days. Rock and roll figures such as Jim Morrison and the Doors, Chuck Berry, and Frankie Lymon performed onstage. Finally, jazz was a huge element of the Paramount where some of the most well known legends in the genre performed. These were the likes of Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Lester Young, and even Ray Charles. LIU took over in 1950, and just leased it to would-be promoters looking to book a show. The Paramount closed down in 1962, one year after another fine Brooklyn landmark, the Roxy, was razed. Many LIU students don't seem to mind a museum acknowledging the Paramount. "I think it should be remembered," said Silvia Chifundo, a Business Management major. "We should know the history of the Paramount. We should know everything about the school. It should already be there. It should have been there a long time ago. That's something that is history and should be recognized." Kristtel Rocha, a Communications major, echoed these sentiments. "We should have a museum to remember the Paramount," said Rocha. "It should be something everyone should know." Rocha said that it was also something for students to take "pride" in knowing that their school premises have so much history and that, in fact, the Brooklyn Paramount was a part of LIU history and should be recognized for that reason. As of recent, the Paramount will remain as an auxiliary gym and will occasionally hold events until it receives funds to give it a whole new look. In that respect, Dr. Hittman would like to do an event remembering the crooners who performed at the Paramount- namely Bing Crosby. It has been 75 years since Crosby amazed audiences in Brooklyn all those years ago. His widow, Catherine Crosby, recently visited the school in early June, with hopes of performing onstage to remember her late husband's legacy and that of the Paramount's. Nevertheless, nothing has happened as of yet. "The Paramount was the place," Dr. Hittman said. "Why is it no place?" This question has Hittman puzzled. Meanwhile, students go about their business, some oblivious, along the same halls and under the same roof where sounds and words once emanated from the voice of a Crosby, the lyrics of a Morrison, and the trumpet and saxophone of a Gillespie and Parker.

Then and Now:


This photo was taken circa 1948, when Bob Hope and Jane Russell starred in "The Paleface" at the Brooklyn Paramount. Notice the trolley outside of the theater.

Did You Know...?

The Paramount's Wurlitzer Organ is still fouond in the gymnasium, and is considered one of the best in the world.


The Brooklyn Paramoount Theatre now houses students as the Metcalf Building. Tour buses now pass by this landmark daily. Photo Courtesy of Public Relations

A circa 1960s advertisement for Hitchcock's "Psycho" at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre.

Little Richard performed here in 1957. The Brooklyn Paramount Theatre opened in 1928, and was the first movie house designed for films with sound.

Ella Fitzgerald appeared here in 1950.

Bing Crosby gave a performance in 1931.

Rapp&Rapp designed the Paramount, along with many other great jazz venues. It originally provided seating for 4,400.

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`Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Military Policy Falters

Between the realization of nuclear weapons by one of those four-letter words in the Middle East, and Kim Jong-il's jeering at the United States Administration, the threat of war is looming over us. Fear of military conscription is found in the minds of American youth, further bludgeoned by commercials on MTV, campus recruiters, and Fahrenheit 9/11. Americans just don't want to participate in a war with an uncertain purpose. It's quite simple: Nobody wants to fight Bush's war. Ah, but nothing is as simple as it seems. The military is crying for help, yet they are turning away capable soldiers. The root of this problem is an act pioneered by by Alexis Reed former President Bill Clinton in News Editor 1993. The Center for Military Readiness (CMR) states that Public Law 103-160, Section 654, Title 10 (better known as the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" U.S. military policy) is "the homosexual exclusion law passed by both houses of Congress in 1993 with veto-proof, bi-partisan majorities." According to CMR, "the flawed cornerstone principle of `don't ask, don't tell,' to the effect that homosexual orientation is not a bar to military service, is conspicuously absent. Instead, the plain meaning of the law and legislative history affirmed the classic principle that `Homosexuality is incompatible with military service.'" This alleged incompatibility is outlined in the policy, with one of the military's excuses for the necessity of this law being that "success in combat requires military units that are characterized by high morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion." Is this law implying that coming out of the closet exhibits low morale, a lack of discipline, and the inability to fall in line with the rest of the unit? The question then would be how the military defines "high morale," "good order," and "discipline." Would murdering thousands of innocent civilians all in the name of democracy be considered "high morale?" The policy defines homosexuality and bisexuality (which is also banned in the military), as well as homosexual acts. One of the major flaws in the policy is found in these definitions. With the torture inflicted upon the prisoners in Abu Ghraib, many servicemen and women would be considered to be breaking military law by participating in what some may consider to be sanctioned homosexual behavior. In order to thoroughly examine this military policy, one must examine the context of the policy's initial application. When President Clinton initiated this policy in 1993, it was a landmark. Gays, lesbians, and bisexuals were given the right to fight for their country; however, it seemed to be a double-edged sword because they were still unable to affirm their sexuality. This is an ongoing problem in the homosexual community because homosexuality and bisexuality are still social stigmas. President Clinton seemed to take a step forward, but really, he was jogging in place because it would appear to be quite difficult to say that there are more homosexuals or bisexuals in the military if nobody is allowed to state their sexual preference. Who is to say that there was an increase or decrease, or that there weren't gays, lesbians, or bisexuals in the military to begin with? Now that the stage is set to the fall of 2006, this scene seems to be beyond outdated. Homosexuals are holding public office, running corporations, and pounding their fists in their air for justice. If everyone else in the country is afforded the right to defend their country, why shouldn't they be allowed to? The policy states that "there is no constitutional right to serve in the armed forces." That may be so, but the constitution presents basic rights for the American people, and the fact that more than 11,000 soldiers have been dismissed since the initiation of this policy is quite alarming. According to the Government Accountability Office, between the fiscal years of 2004 and 2005, "allegations and service-identified incidents of recruiter wrong doing increased from almost 4,400 to about 6,600 cases; substantiated irregularities increased from just over 400 to almost 630 cases; and criminal violations more than doubled from just over 30 to almost 70 cases." These "recruiter wrongdoings" reflect other inadequacies in the manner in which servicemen and women are treated. The Service members Legal Defense Network states that 742 servicemembers were discharged last year as a result of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, up 11% from last year. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) calls for a ban on this policy, claiming that, "every day that the policy is in place is another day that the military loses the talents and dedication of gay, lesbian and bisexual soldiers." How are gay, lesbian, and bisexual students reacting to this? All across America, students have been campaigning to end military recruitment on college campuses, with their biggest qualm being that the U.S. military is defending the "don't ask, don't tell policy." NYU is one of the most prominent campuses in the fight for the repeal of the policy. These students have fought against the U.S. government to have campus recruiters removed from their campus, as well as every other college and university.


Snap Out of It, LIU!

This semester, I return to LIU with hope. Not hope like, "I hope I get straight A's this time," or, "I hope that cute guy in chem class notices me;" instead, I hold inside a new hope that students and faculty of LIU's Brooklyn campus will ban together to dissipate the cancerous apathy permeating the minds of students and faculty throughout the campus. As a former Editor-in-Chief of Seawanhaka, my hopes that by Alexis Reed students and faculty would show News Editor interest in more than the next party in the Avena Lounge were shattered last fall. Maybe a campus-wide protest was in the making for the spring? That hope was obliterated. I kept my fingers crossed that more than just a mere handful of students would be present at the lectures held by prominent figures in their fields- lectures which various campus organizations spent much time and effort organizing. My fingers turned blue. With the reminiscence of last semester's fleeting hope, I ask the campus community, "What's the problem?" Could it be that students and faculty just don't care? Possibly, but courses I have taken during my short stay here at LIU have proven this theory to be highly unlikely. Despite my classmate in history class last year who loudly stated that Japan is the capital of China, I have found that there is a deep-rooted feeling of revolution brewing in the hearts of many LIU students. There are students out there who truly care about global issues, and who are willing to sacrifice to make a positive change in the world. Why is it that we don't hear anything about these students? Because people don't take the time to listen. There are advertisements all over campus advocating various campus meetings, lectures, and events. Maybe they're not as colorful as some of the club/party posters, but they're there. These students are setting the standard for the remaining LIU population. Only time will tell whether or not other students will follow in their footsteps, but if so, I see a serious renovation in store for the university. Students say, "this school sucks!" but really, college is what you make of it. If you don't get involved with organizations on campus, don't take the time to actually speak to your professors, and don't bother to read anything other than your textbooks, then you should be held personally responsible for your experiences. There are plenty of students who are getting involved in campus activities and are truly enjoying the college experience. These students have a right to complain about tuition and financial aid (along with a plethora of other problems) because they are trying to soak as much out of LIU as possible, instead of simply whining and complaining when it comes time to clear their bills. Since we've all got a little line on our bill that reads, "Student Activity Fee," we should make more of an effort to get the most out of the money. Any student who is a member of a club or organization can tell you how beneficial participating in student activities can be. Networking with other students, and simply the social gratification of being involved in something positive is enough to motivate anyone, so why aren't enough students taking advantage. A writer for the Salt Lake City newspaper Deseret News wrote two years ago that, "Apathy can be a formidable foe. By nature, apathetic people won't care what you do to try to make them care. They just ... won't care." True, though harsh. So what can we do as a campus to combat apathy? Do we roll our eyes at the student who proclaims that Maya Angelou authored slave narratives, or do we inform him that she's still alive and kicking, and was born a free woman? While it's not fair to assume that every student on campus possesses the same knowledge, it is not a far shot to assume that every student on campus has the potential to be as bright as the average American college student. Instead of blaming it on the New York City Public School system, we should acknowledge that there are flaws in public schooling all over the United States, yet realize that we are, in fact, legal adults, and must be held personally responsible for our actions. Blaming everything on former educators and relatives is unacceptable. As a college student, you should be eager to learn any and everything that may be applied to your life after college. Since we are students in higher education, a higher level of willingness must be employed. If we didn't want to learn more, why would we even apply to college? Maybe an online degree is more applicable for those students who have no desire for anything more than a sheet of paper that says, "Look, I graduated!" The best way to combat apathy on the LIUBrooklyn Campus is to look within ourselves and question why we are here. It is only once we decide that we genuinely want to learn more that we can truly assemble ourselves as an educated campus and compete with students at the top universities, who are paying the same horrifying figures for the same degrees. Maybe this incoming freshman class will provide a fresh outlook on campus life.

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Watson Fellowship Scholar, `How to Succeed'

by Rony Enriquez Seawanhaka Staff Writer I remember being scared, nervous, and excited entering my first year at LIU. It psychologically felt like jumping into a deep pool without knowing how to swim. I had no idea of the opportunities, challenges and support that I would soon become aware of. As a freshman enrolled in the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), I had a lot of pressure. HEOP students are reasonably required to keep no less than a C average to stay in the program. Being scared, and thinking everyone in college is more advanced than me, was not ridiculous. Being afraid of a new experience is okay. Students who learn to be responsible and disciplined will learn to swim and gain confidence to jump in a pool full of opportunities and life's challenges. Developing a good relationship with your professors is essential to success in college. Students should not be afraid to ask a professor what time is good to stop by their office to discuss anything that is unclear. Professors are regular people; they are happy to help and guide you to successfully complete their course. Do not think that because they do not speak to you on a one-on-one basis in class they cannot relate to you. Remember, they too, not so long ago, were in your freshman shoes and understand how difficult college can be. Students need to be aware that professors are responsible for writing recommendations or reference letters that increase their eligibility to secure a fellowship, academic program, scholarship, job, or a study abroad trip. Freshmen and students in general should realize the importance of meeting or scheduling appointments with their professors early in the college academic experience. Scheduling appointments during office hours will allow you to ask questions and give advice about what you did not get a chance to ask in class. Speaking with professors allows them to get to know you outside of the classroom and see how determined and unique you are about handling your work. There are many departments and intellectuals on campus that will help prepare and mentor you for your future success. The question is, are you responsible and mature enough to seek help? I never will forget what a fellow student said to me when I told them that I was looking for a math tutor. The student said that the reason why they would not seek a tutor was because it made them feel and appear stupid to the tutor and their peers. That student ended up dropping the class while I passed because of tutoring. Who would you say was the stupid one? I finished my first semester as a freshman with all A's and B's. I was so happy! Being responsible and disciplined is what led to my success in college thus far. A GPA of 3.5 allowed me to join the Honors Program. Chairman of Urban Studies, and Political Science Professor Jose Sanchez once told me that, "the great thing about joining Honors is the number of resources and networks that are accessible." I have recently finished interning at my first placement of three consecutive paid internships that will allow me to experience two months of serious work in a nonprofit, government, or corporate sector. My last placement will be abroad or out of state. I had a phenomenal experience this year at the nonprofit agency, Broadway Housing Communities, Inc., Education Services Department. I worked with the program coordinator of the summer program and was able to substitute for a tutor on a weekly basis. I owe my success to myself and a great deal of the faculty at LIU. There are several resources at LIU that students should be aware of. As a rising junior, I feel it is my responsibility to make students aware of where they may seek support. As a freshman, I had no clue of the places I could go for help, which is why I would like to promote these great departments on campus. The Writing Center located on the second floor of the Humanities building is helpful to students concerned with their writing. Here, you can schedule appointments with writing tutors and get help with writing essays. There is an Academic Reinforcement Center located on the first floor of the Pratt Building. The ARC provides students with tutoring in all subjects. The Math Department on the 9th floor of the humanities building is where you can seek extra math coaching. There is a language lab on the 6th floor of the Pratt Building. This department is very useful for those who have trouble speaking, writing, or reading in English. A student mentor program for freshman is conducted on the 5th floor of the Pratt Building. This is a great place to ask any questions concerning general student misunderstanding. There are psychological services that provide counseling with big or small issues whether they deal with home, school, or personal life stresses. The fliers can be spotted throughout the campus. There are also great academic advisors to provide counseling of an academic nature. My suggestion to students is that they should look to speak with an academic advisor at some point in their career at LIU.

"Freshmen and students in general should realize the importance of meeting or scheduling appointments with their professors early in the college academic experience."

The Director of the Honors Program, Cris Gleicher, and H.E.O.P Director Diane Volker both led me to realize how important a good relationship with faculty can be. These two influential ladies have supported and guided me to the most enriched educational experiences in life. Gleicher brought me to the attention of a Jeanette K. Watson Fellowship Program. The application process was difficult, but with support from several faculty members, I was able to prepare and win the fellowship. I got help from faculty members from all over campus with writing essays, resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, public speaking, interviewing, recommendation letters, etc. I discovered that, through academic success, great opportunities will come.

Shattered Promises on the Path to Morality

How One LIU Grad Student Faced the Music, and the Military

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While hanging out with my fellow future recruits, we shared stories of how we got there and what we wanted out of the experience. A young man from Staten Island told me how when he was in the recruiting office, a young guy approached the recruiter and asked to join the military. A file was started and everything seemed great until he asked the Navy Petty Officer whether it would be a problem that he was homosexual. The Petty Officer became serious and told the young man that he would ask his supervisor and would give him a call the following day. Thinking nothing was the problem, the young man exited. As soon as he was gone, the Petty Officer threw the file in the garbage can. Thinking it would be a sign of weakness to show remorse, all of us future recruits laughed when we heard that story. These practices of targeted recruitment seemed to be very common. When looking around the room, I found myself surrounded by 90% minorities and confidently 100% heterosexuals. We were proud to have signed- we were sailors -but the stories and eyebrow-raising surprises did not end. Given the drug-testing and apparent moral code, I was confident that the military was a drugfree zone and gangfree zone. I was wrong. Of course, we were not angels. Each one of us future recruits had our skeletons in our closets. To put it in the words of our commander-in-chief, "when we were young and irresponsible, we were young and irresponsible." However, not a single one of us in that waiting room expected to hear what followed. While joking around and sharing stories of friends, women, Marcelo Martinez gangs some belonged to, and our shares of experimentations, we were told by two recruiters that gang association, drug experimentations and homosexual bashings were not at all uncommon in the military. All of a sudden, a few of us were not so proud anymore. The beautiful poster of honor, courage, and morality started to seem blurry. As a result, 3 of us decided that the ideal mirage of the military was just that, a mirage. Three of us decided that we would not belong to an organization that targets minority kids in urban areas, turns a blind eye to the blatant drug use by unstable kids, and is homophobic; therefore, with the help of a lawyer, we opted out. Three of us wanted to be part of something greater than ourselves, wanted to follow a path of morality and respect for all genders, races, religions, and wanted to live life by the code: honor, courage, commitment to the fullest. Three of us respect and admire our heroes who put their lives at peril in a war that is unjustifiable. Three of us reject the military organization that has become corrupted, homo-phobic and racially biased. I am one of those three.

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Screening Kumble Theatre Hosts Star-Studded Movie Premiere Room

by Alice Howard A&E Editor

Weekend Box Office

1. Jackass # 2 - 28 Million 2. Fearless - 10 million 3. Gridiron Gang - 9.7 Mil 4. Flyboys - 6 million 5.Everyone's Hero - 5 Mil

Wu Tang Clan and featured actors from "Sopranos" as well as "Oz" will visit the Kumble Theatre Friday, September 29th at 7pm for a movie premiere. The Kumble Theatre for the Performing Arts will host the screening of independent film "Coalition". LIU alumnus Attika J.Torrence is an actor in the film. Torrence has planned similar independent films to be screened at the Kumble Theatre in a series that is a part of "Independent Film New York". The film "Coalition" is an edgy peek into the seedy underside of the construction business here in New York. Joseph Ariola, former member of the Operating Engineers Union, directed the film and cowrote it with retired New York detective Robert Cea. Police, mobsters, unions, and political groups bump heads in this very real rendition of what goes on within the corrupt construction industry. The recent addition of the Kumble Theatre puts LIU on the map in the bustling arts community of downtown Brooklyn. Tickets for this exciting film screening are just $10.

Theater Releases 9/29

The Guardian Open Season School of Scoundrels Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Jesus Camp by Shannel McNair

Justin Bringing Good Music Back

inspired fast pace songs that will keep you jamming all night long. Timberlake, who collaborated with super-producer Timberland for this album, provides us with hot beats and even hotter lyrics. Some of the best songs on the album are the smash hit "Sexyback," which has also provided us with the catchphrase of the year, "Summer Love," and "...What Goes Around...Comes Around," which is Part 2 of "Cry Me a River." This is a must-buy album.

Seawanhaka Staff Writer

DVD Releases Oct. 3rd

X-Men: Last Stand Thank You For Smoking Edmond Chaning Times

Recording Studio

Top 5 Singles

1. "Sexy Back" Justin Timberlake 2. "Money Maker" - Ludacris 3. "Too Little Too Late" - Jojo 4. "London Bridge" - Fergie 5. "Lips of an Angel" - Hinder

Justin Timberlake is back with one of the most anticipated albums of the year, "Futuresex/LoveSounds." The recording's catchy beats and sexual lyrics are a far cry from the curly haired boy who used to sing classics like "Bye, Bye, Bye" and "Pop." This album shows us that Mr. Timberlake is all grown up and ready to show us that he is here to stay. "Futuresex/LoveSounds" features an array of 80's

A Master of His Craft

by Siobhan Pierre Seawanhaka Staff Writer

Top 5 Albums

1. "Future Sex" Justin Timberlake 2. "Continuum" - John Mayer 3. "B'Day" - Beyonce 4. "Face the Promise" - Seger 5. "Modern Times" - Dylan

Polaroid camera, scanner, a tiny shaved bamboo chopstick, the journey has begun! These tools are how LIU's very own Professor Robert Barry exposes the hidden language of the soul, art. With his first and last solo exhibit, Barry has left his mark in Long Island University 's Resnick Gallery through the display of "Vallauris Diary." Learning his techniques from an advocate of photography manipulation (LIU Professor Stuart Fishelson), Barry has clearly mastered all aspects of his craft.

"An artist doesn't think about the medium of his work," said Barry. "Only about the translation of ideas." At first glance one is struck by the incredible detail and authenticity of his work, which is fueled by the human condition. Expressing a positive opinion, colleague, Professor Judith Stuart states, "His work represented unreality, it was a distillation of mood and attitude about a place." Inspired by the essence of life, Professor Barry shares his experience of southern France through his showcase, which is visible until September 29th.

New Releases Sept 26

Janet Jackson "20 Y.O" Korn "See You On The" Ludacris "Release Therapy"

LIU Student Developing Boundary-Breaking Film

by Glenny Cruz Seawanhaka Staff Writer

The Library

New Releases

1. "Grave Mistake" 2. "Blizzard of the Blue Moon" 3. "Broken Flower" 4. "Chain of Command"

Top 5 Best Sellers

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Rise and Shine" "Judge & Jury" "Ricochet" "The Afghan" "Emperor's Childen"

Waking up at 4:00 a.m. to be ready to start filming at 6:00 a.m. is never fun. However, this has been my regular experience as an Assistant Director, and no matter how much coffee or how many donuts are being provided, this earliest half of the day is always a difficult and discouraging one. The only thing that has rescued from the inevitable, what I call, morning mental muddiness is the cast and crew of the two films that I have recently been working on. On those muddy mornings, I have no other choice but to shake it off and just keep in mind that I am not alone. Filming is always a group effort and although it has been difficult, I've been lucky to work with a crew that is productive, creative and encouraging. However, developing a film is still a very long and tumultuous process. It is an emotional experience. I've at some points even cried, from both the frustration of the day to day struggles and the laughter from those infamous outtakes. I've tossed and turned in bed. I've lost sleep over it. Yet, all of those memories of crying and tossing are cancelled out by those feelings of productiveness and progress that come with filming. Those two feelings cast a gigantic shadow over all of the negatives that come with them. I have been in the process of developing my own short film for almost a year now and I'm sure

that in those months I've earned a few premature wrinkles. My biggest concern during the process has been developing an idea that is both meaningful to me and can touch and inspire women anywhere. The production company, Chica Luna, is helping me develop my film. Chica Luna is composed of a group of women that are passionate about creating a media in which all sorts of stereotypes and barriers are broken. I definitely didn't want to come in with a silly or frivolous script in my hand. With that having been said, I have decided that the essence of my film is simply to illustrate the power women hold within. Women are, fortunately, learning to break the mold. Yet there are many times when women allow themselves to reverse the progress and become submissive. They regress into the role that society expects them to play. Of course, I still worry about my film. I wonder if my message will be visible. I wonder if my audience will find it meaningful. Most importantly, I ask myself, is it inspiring? Sometimes worrying to much about the viewer can separate you from your artwork. That is why I try more and more to have the film speak to me. I figure if it speaks to me, then there has to be someone else who can relate to it as well. One can only hope and pray that this is the case.

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October Gets Jazzed Up

by Alice Howard A&E Editor Free Jazz Clinics through October provide LIU students with performances by Jazz masters. Ravi Coltrane, son of Jazz legend John Coltrane, will perform on Oct. 2 followed by guitarist Matt Balitsaris, founder of Palmetto Records, on Oct. 24. All of the clinics take place on Tuesdays from 4-6 pm in Room 106 of the Humanities Building. Both artists will also discuss their music with students, who can meet artists that are truly connected to the history of Jazz. Ravi Coltrane, founder of RKM music, has performed with legends such as Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and John McLaughlin to name a few. Coltrane released his fourth album titled "In Flux" in Febuary, 2005, and received rave reviews. Ben Ratliff of The New York Times wrote, "It's a record that you can point to and say: 'This is what jazz sounds like now in New York.'" Coltrane can offer students true knowledge of jazz history as well as a fresh insight of the "here and now" of jazz. Matt Balitsaris also founded his own record label. Palmetto Records was founded in 1992 and was ranked by Downbeat Magazine Critics' Poll as one of the finest record companies in the world. Balitsaris has performed on nine albums and produced some of the top musicians including Jazz at Lincoln Center's Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Jazz masters will visit students at LIU, and LIU students are also demonstrating their talent. The student ensemble, the Jonathan Kuhr Quartet, presents "Jazz Nights" every third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 ­ 9:30 pm in the Avena Lounge (located in the basement of the M Building). This event is free and allows students a glimpse of the musicians developing right here at LIU. Jazz is alive and well on campus, October brings a piece of Jazz history with the visit of John Coltrane's son and a glimpse of the future as student jazz musicians perform.

Legendary Music Performed at LIU

by Tanya Soumbasakis Seawanhaka Staff Wrier Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-1982) was one of the most influential Jazz figures in history. He was born on Oct. 10, 1917, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and soon moved to Harlem with his parents, where he was raised. Monk was fascinated by the piano at an early age and started picking up tunes one at a time by just peering over his sister's shoulder. Although starting with these humble roots, Monk became one of the world's greatest and most innovative jazz piano players and composers in history and last Wednesday at LIU, Ben Riley's Monk Legacy Septet played the music of this jazz giant in our very own Kumble Theater. Ben Riley began his jazz music career studying with noted Harlem band leader Cecil Scott at the age of four when his family moved to New York City from Savannah, Georgia. Riley then spent five years touring and recording with Monk's quartet. "Thelonious would never give me the music we were going to perform. He would say, `I know you play right, so play it wrong and make it right.'" As the septet played this music, audience members were bopping their heads back and forth. Although they only played for 45 minutes and played three songs, "Shuffle Boil," "Biya," and "Rhythm," the audience then had a chance to ask questions of the artists. One audience member asked the question "Who hasn't Ben Riley played with yet?" Riley answered, "I've played with everybody except Miles Davis because I wasn't home when he called." The Monk Legacy Septet has a record coming out on Oct. 31 and that same day the will be performing at J&R Music World to promote its release. There are also two concerts which Monk and Riley did together in 1966 which are coming out on DVD on Oct. 3.

Raymond King:Shadows of Musician's Legacies

by Shannel McNair Seawanhaka Staff Writer An array of Jazz, R&B, and Hip-Hop artists are now hanging out at the Salena Gallery here at LIU thanks to the Raymond A. King exhibit "Corrugated Sculpture Images." The newly installed exhibit features "shadow" portraits of music legends such as Tupac Shakur, Missy Elliot, Duke Ellington, and many other artists. King himself is no stranger to the music business. Not only is he a jazz pianist but his stepfather, Eddie King Cole, was Nat "King" Cole's brother, and King's love and connection to music has transpired into his latest exhibit. The featured portraits, which are created with single sheets of cardboard and an Exacto knife, capture the essence and foundation of each artist they portray, and each piece's stunning and vivid images bring each portrait to life. King's exhibit, which is a must see for all students, runs now through Sept. 29.

Kalka Brings Light to Humanities Gallery

by Alice Howard A&E Editor emerged in his former works inspired Kalka to explore different ways of using light in this current project. When entering the gallery, a blown up photo of a suburban-looking house is illuminated with light. As we walk through the gallery, it is as if this house is deconstructed into images which are scattered within the plastic boxes. The boxes throughout the gallery may contain a single haunting tree and the inner structure of a house or other objects that pick up the light. Some are illuminated with a rich blue color that fills the atmosphere beneath the glass with dreaminess. It is as if the ordinary physical world is reconstructed into a more interesting fantasy one. If you can't remember what it was like to peer through a glass case as a child and see something sparkly and fresh, something your eyes haven't seen, than this exhibit is a must. Let's face it, there just aren't many things on a day to day basis that can ignite a sense of intrigue close to the feeling of childhood, when the world always held something new to explore.

Robert Kalka has an innovative approach to sculpture. His mixed media sculptures, now on display in the Humanities Building Gallery, draw one into a childlike world where nature and structure compete within pictures by Alice Howard an illuminated fantasy realm. The artist describes the journey of creating these innovative works, stating, "It is through a consistence of working, a quality of thought; trying to figure out things you know about the world; what's out there in the by Alice Howard world and whether or not you A&E Editor contrast or join them." In the works now showing at LIU, a contrast The "Rising Artist Workshop Series", formerly known as "4th Fridays," between nature and design seems to "RAWS," debuts this Friday, September 29th at 4pm in H109. be joined within Kalka's plexi-glass It is an opportunity to see the raw choreography of dance majors. Student choreographers set works on dancers of the LIU dance department and constructions. Kalka is also interested in "evoking show their works-in-process, followed by discussion. This is a great opportunity to see emerging young choreographers as they progress. You are also able to see a certain mood." Immediately when viewing his work your senses are the development of a dance piece take shape. Previous choreographers have stirred by the interesting use of light. received appreciation for their efforts. Zenobia Rogers was chosen to show her Some of Kalka's previous works piece "Seek and You Shall Find" at an event honoring succesful emerging includes a series where plastic boxes choreographers at the Ailey School. Rogers and Michelai Sancho also showed and water were used. Condensation their choreography at the American College Dance Festival in Spring of 2006. occurred within the plastic boxes, The students' choreography will be shown in the Spring concert. A recent creating an amazing light effect. This addition to the dance department at LIU is the Winter Dance Concert, which consists of faculty performances and prestigious New York choreographers work is what the artist describes as set on the students. The Winter Dance Concert is scheduled for Friday Dec. 1 at "surprises along the way." These "surprise" lighting effects that 8 pm and Dec. 2 at 2 pm and 8 pm in the Kumble Theatre.

Dancers on the Rise

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Fashion Week Wrap-Up

by Kelly O'Connell Seawanhaka Staff Writer

Fashion Week for 2006 fell nothing short of raising the bar. Designers and their bold, sexy shows gave handfuls of ideas on how to dress this coming season. Designers, such as Marc Jacobs, continued to enforce that layering this season will be essential yet again. Pairing off high-necks and long-sleeved shirts underneath vests topped with oversized-sweaters will definitely keep trendsetters warm. The designer also displayed leggings with short and simple baby-doll dresses, layering belts and fur scarfs over the impressive ensembles. As it gets colder outside let's not forget about our accessories. Hats, gloves, and leg warmers will be a chic and easy fix to any cold day. So ladies, keep warm and keep piling it on. Trends, aside from keeping warm and layering it on, included metallics. Gold, silver and bronze were all over. Pairing up a simple black blazer with a metallic skirt is easy, and remains casual yet dressy.

Metallic coats will also be a trendy look for the end of 2006. Aside from rarely seeing these daring colors, metallic coats boldly stand out in a sexy-chic way. Topping off this seasons outfits are the shoes that we will be wearing, ankle boots. Yes, the ankle boot is very tasteful, very trendy, and very hip. Preferably, ankle boots are worn over skinny-jeans or leggings but can be worn under longer pants as well. These daring boots will gain the attention they rightfully deserve. So be bold with the layers as well as the metallic colors. However, steer clear of mixing these trends and layering metallic. Too much metallic-onmetallic can be a little too much layering. Keep them separate. The two ideas, layering clothes vs. adding a bit of sparkle, are separate. Let's wear them that way.

A Taste of Excellence

by Tanya Soumbasakis Seawanhaka Staff Wrier The taste of Coca-Cola was born on May 18, 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia by local pharmacist Dr. John Stith Pemberton. On April 23, 1985, Coca-Cola, now the biggest company in the United States and having touched the lives of millions of American homes, decided to change this classic formula and give birth to "New Coke." That is where FIZZ, a new production featuring Cheryl Lynn Bowers, Matt D'Amico, Sam Forman, Bryant Mason, Keira Naughton, Mary Rasmussen and Reginald Veneziano, begins. The new play, written by Rogelio Martinez, is now being performed at the Ohio Theater and as you enter the Soho-based establishment it is as if you took a time machine back to the 1980s. Not only does the furniture induce an 80's flashback, but the costumes and the music in the production all create the feeling of having traveled back in time two decades. Fizz: The Totally Fictionalized Story of America's Most Successful Blunder, is a comic look at Roberto Goizueta, the CEO who tried to change the taste of Coca-Cola while at the same time trying to understand the American way of life. The play starts out with Mr. Goizueta speaking to the audience, in a heavy foreign accent, as if in preparation to be sworn in as an American citizen. Mr. Goizueta, a recent Cuban immigrant himself, then continues to narrate his life in America beginning with his announcement to the press and public introducing New Coke. After the broadcast of Goizueta's announcement, Americans are in an uproar over the decision. Amongst all of this pressure and zaniness there still manages to be a love story featuring Goizueta and a married woman he meets in a park, Trixie Walker. Walker is furious that Goizueta has changed the Coca-Cola formula as a teaspoon of the drink serves as the secret ingredient in her family's famous pie. Amidst this tension, Parker falls in love with Goizueta and even shows up at his office to tell him that she plans to end her marriage to be with him. The story continues to build as more and more pressures are placed on Goizueta from all sides and as usual all ends as it should...happy. This play will be open thru September 30 at the Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster St., New York, NY.


ARIES ( Mar 21 ­ Apr 20) They say that 'you live and learn'. And so you do, we all do, but not necessarily in this order. Sometimes, we find that it is only when we have learned enough that we can really start to live. You are now going through a most valuable education process. Your eyes are being opened to insights which were previously unattainable, so why are you not in the mood to celebrate? It may take a while for you to digest all that you are learning now, but soon it will start to change your life for the better. TAURUS (Apr 21 ­ May 21) You fear that you are at the edge of disaster. In fact though, you stand on the threshold of success. You are attempting a difficult task. Others, faced with a challenge of this magnitude, might well give up in despair. You are far from happy about the circumstances you face - but you are determined to do your best. This determination, combined with just a little ingenuity, will soon prove more than sufficient to see you safely from here to success. Don't do anything sudden or extreme. Just trust your judgement.. GEMINI (May 22 - June 22) Perhaps you ought to take a time-management course - but then you probably don't have the time! Perhaps you need a labour-saving device - but you are too busy to go out and get one. There is something rather ironic about the situation you find yourself in now. Yet there is also something sweet about it. The solution to a problem is within your reach. Soon, due to a rather dramatic development - which at first causes you to wonder what on earth is going on - you will reach a new understanding. CANCER (Jun 23 - Jul 23) Do you believe in magic? By the end of the week you should be able to answer 'yes' to this question, even if you are normally of the opinion that 'seeing is believing'. You are about to see something that inspires and uplifts you. Soon, you will no longer have reason to feel that all your options are restricted and all your choices are limited. You can, of course, dwell on life's sources of annoyance if you wish, but if you now actively seek out some reasons to be hopeful, you will find there are plenty. LEO (Jul 24 - Aug 23) Things have gone about as far as they can go. You have had about as much as you can take. It's just as well then that the celestial picture is altering. Soon you will sense a change in your mood - and in your environment. A drama has played itself out. A saga has run its course. Now, fresh energy must enter the situation from somewhere. And that is precisely what it is about to do. Expect hope and help to turn up within the next couple of days. Expect an upturn in your finances too. VIRGO (Aug 24 - Sep 23) 'Round. Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel, never ending or beginning...' I won't quote the entire song, tempting and apt though it is. The windmills of your mind are whirling wildly now, and you have enough food for thought without this to digest as well. I do, though, want to help you see that your windmills are actually fulfilling a most constructive purpose. You are slowly but surely reducing a tough problem to dust. Current confusion will soon be replaced by great clarity. LIBRA (Sep 24 - Oct 23) You are hot, tired and unbelievably thirsty. In the distance you hear the sound of running water. Eagerly you rush towards it. Suddenly you realise that you cannot reach it because the oasis is surrounded by a strong, high fence. All you can do is sit and gaze despairingly at the water. Your week will not be quite as bad as this, but you ought to know that Neptune and Venus are forming angles of irritation to each other. You are being teased and tempted but you may also be rewarded. SCORPIO (Oct 24 ­ Nov 22) The best thing you can possibly do this week is nothing! Really! Try it! When I say nothing, I don't mean absolutely nothing. I don't mean lie on your back and refuse to move - even to eat or answer the door. I mean a slightly different sort of nothing. Nothing, as in: not very much. Nothing, as in: don't respond to aggravation or feel obliged to chase after temptation. Nothing, as in: be passive. You don't need to make a great effort. You are more favoured than you think. What you need will come naturally to you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 - Dec 21) Some days are good. The wind blows in the right direction at just the right speed. The things we need to happen, happen. The things we don't need to happen, don't. A sense of grace descends upon us. We begin to feel as if all is well. Actually, many more days could be like this if only we could be less hasty about the way we judge them. We close our minds too quickly and then experience the discomfort of being in disagreement with the universe. This, though, is due to be a good week. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 - Jan 20) You are a sensitive soul. You usually manage to hide this well but deep within you are raw and tender. The slightest thing can upset you, the smallest difficulty can unnerve you. This does not stop you being brave, from exuding an air of authority or from reaching wise conclusions. It does mean, though, that you need your loved ones to be kind and gentle, and you feel most aggrieved when this is not the case. Any conflict in your life now should soon reduce rather than increase.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 - Feb 19) One moment we are scratching our heads and blinking in bewilderment. The next, a little light bulb goes on in the back of our brain. 'Eureka!' we cry. And all is clear. Often we follow a winding road towards revelation. The bends on the road to wisdom can be so sharp that they cause us to double back on ourselves - thus creating a false impression of lack of progress. We start to figure that we are really getting nowhere just when we are about to arrive. That's the way it is for you now. PISCES (Feb 20 - Mar 20) Reach for the brightest and the best. Deep down within, you know that this is attainable and you also know that you are not obliged to settle for anything less. Put aside your fears and ignore the disparaging remarks of pessimistic people. They may have low expectations but you do not. Amazing coincidences are now attempting to make their way into your life. All you need to do is be sure that you welcome them when they arrive - and that you have faith in your entitlement to them.

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Last Issues Answers

Notable Quotable

"You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror." -George W. Bush, interview with CBS News' Katie Couric, Sept. 6, 2006

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Allison Andreano

Women's Soccer All Time Assist leader

Name: Allison Andreano Class: Senior From: Denville, New Jersey Position: Mid-fielder Major: Excercise Physiology Most Embarassing moment: When I was trying to score a goal in high school, the ball hit the side of the goal and I tripped over the ball I admire: My parents Love story or Action flick: Love story Next thing you can't wait to purchase: Apartment (condo) Gadget you can't live without: My cell phone Most memorable moment: When our team went to the championships last year What makes you always laugh: My Teammates Favorite home-cooked meal: Lasagna Favorite Shopping Spot: Pac-Sun Abercrombie or American Eagle: American Eagle Hobbies: Playing Softball, Watching the Yankees

The Blackbird

Career Stats

Shots - 124 Goals - 7 Assists - 16 Points - 30 Game Winning Goals - 1

Career Highlights

Andreano has played in every game of her career (67-67). She became All-Time Assists Leader with 16, passing Katie Durkin, Jackie McCormick and Nichole Lopez (15). Information compiled by Sports Editor Jamilla Ali

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Record Breaker... Team Leader

by Jamilla Ali Sports Editor Allison Andreano is one of four captains this year on the LIU women's soccer team and an unselfish team leader. Andreano thrives off her team's success and strong teamwork among the players. As she approaches the end of her soccer career here at LIU, she has accomplished a difficult and unselfish task. She is LIU's alltime assists leader, with 16. Andreano was destined for greatness her freshman year when she was one of 11 recruited freshman and two transfer students who became the fresh new faces of LIU women's soccer. "It was a young and new team," said Andreano. "From Day One, you really can't play like a freshman. You had to step it up." That year Andreano and her team responded by making it to the semi-finals. The team didn't win, but Andreano was proud of herself and the young team. As a senior, Andreano is determined to lead by example so her younger teammates can have more confidence on and off the field. "We had zero seniors on the team my freshman year," said Andreano. "The seniors now want to leave a legacy and good footprints for all the players coming up behind us." Andreano owes much of her success to her coaching staff, which encourages team work and motivation. "Our coaches would drop anything to help ourplayers," said Andreano. "That's why our team works so hard, I give the coaches all the credit in the world." Andreano calls her teammates some of the most hardworking and talented girls she has ever met. Before games, the team gets hyped when they play their favorite CD. Each song has a special meaning to them. Not only does Andreano have positive views on her team, her team thinks the world of her. Christine Gans is a fellow captain who sees Andreano's perseverance every day. "Allie is the most amazing, hardworking, and dedicated teammate I have ever had," said Gans. "Her whole heart is in soccer and it shows when she plays." Since this is Andreano's senior year, she is more determined then ever to reach her full potential. She wants to leave LIU soccer with something to think about. Andreano has plans of eventually becoming a physical therapist and attending graduate school here at LIU. She has some thoughts of joining the "W" league which offers women soccer players the opportunity to stay in the sport all over the country. Andreano has been playing soccer since the first grade and she has accomplished so many things since then. But what she wants most is to win the championship this year. "Throughout my four years, we have almost tasted victory," said Andreano. "This year we want to win the championship for our seniors, team, and coaches. "Our team has gone through tough losses and some incredible wins," said Andreano. "This season we are as hungry as ever and the championship is what we what to achieve together as a team."

Ladies Blackbirds Lose to Iona 2-0

by Media Relations Sherry Black and Maggie Prairie each scored second half goals to lead Iona to a 2-0 victory over the Long Island University women's soccer team on Sunday afternoon in New Rochelle, N.Y. After a scoreless first half, Black tallied her first goal of the season as her shot beat junior goalkeeper Felicia Amaral (Oxford, Mass.) to the lower left side of the goal at the 62:02 mark. Prarie's insurance goal came at 81:58 in the game, as she chipped the ball over Amaral from 15 yards away. Junior Caley Troutman (South Park, Pa.) registered three shots for Long Island, who fell to 36-1 on the season. The Blackbirds will look to bounce back on Friday, Sept. 29 as they open up Northeast Conference play at home against Wagner.

Volleyball Takes 2 out of 3 at the Blackbird Invitational

by Media Relations The Long Island University volleyball team wrapped up play in the Courtyard by Marriot LaGuardia Blackbird Invitational with a pair of convincing sweeps to take home a second-place finish in the tournament. Long Island notched an impressive 3-0 (30-9, 30-15, 30-14) win over St. Francis (N.Y.) in its early match, and handed Cornell a 3-0 (30-19, 30-21, 30-24) defeat in the nightcap. Junior Martina Wagner (Friedrichshafen, Germany) registered a double-double with 11 digs and a game-high 17 kills. Classmate Shelby Heggie (Laramie, Wyo.) also had a superb match, tallying 14 kills. In a rematch of last year's opening-round NCAA Tournament match, the Blackbirds came out strong against Cornell, powering their way to an 11-point opening-game victory. LIU (8-8) kept the hammer down in game two, outhitting the Big Red by a 17-9 margin en route to a 30-21 win. Long Island outhit Cornell 51-30 for the match. The Blackbirds hit .294 for the match, compared to Cornell's paltry .036 hitting percentage. Long Island ran into a bit of trouble in the third stanza. After it appeared the Blackbirds would cruise to victory, Cornell put up one last fight, rattling off six straight points to cut the LIU lead to 26-21. After a timeout, Long Island collected itself and secured the 30-24 victory. Earlier in the day, Long Island swept Northeast Conference rival St. Francis (N.Y.) in a non-conference match. The win snapped a fourgame losing streak for the Blackbirds and extended the Terriers' losing streak to 52 games. Heggie was the lone player to register double figures in kills with 10. The junior added four assists and three aces. Freshman Svetlana Simic (Klek, Serbia) led all players 12 digs to go along with her eight kills. The Blackbirds made easy work of St. Francis, taking the first game by a 30-9 margin. Games two and three had similar feels, as Long Island used an overall team effort to mow down the Terriers by scores of 30-15 and 30-14. LIU outhit St. Francis, 49-12. The Blackbirds hit .365 for the match, compared to the Terriers' -.090. St. Francis dropped to 0-11 on the season. In other tournament action, San Francisco defeated St. Francis 3-0 (30-6, 30-14, 30-18) and Cornell 3-1 (25-30, 30-27, 30-23, 31-29). San Francisco took home the tournament crown with three wins, while the Blackbirds finished second. Cornell earned third place and St. Francis took fourth. Long Island will resume play on Friday, Sept. 29, when it hosts the Blackbird Holiday Inn Express Challenge. The Blackbirds will take on Virginia Commonwealth at 3:00 p.m. to open the tournament.

New Faces, Same Aspirations

by Jamilla Ali Sports Editor There's a new look to LIU's woman's volleyball many different roles on the team." team this season. When the three returning players heard they With only three returning players, the team has a were the only ones coming back after a whole new attitude. championship season, they were nervous but The returning players are juniors excited. Martina Wagner, Jasmine Perez and "It was a bit nerve-racking at Trevon Dyson. The team only consists first," said Perez. "But also of nine players, which exciting to have a new team. We is considered fairly small for a have to accept what has been competing volleyball team. But don't bought to us." let the small number fool you. These Coach Toby Rens is extremely girls are ready for the challenge of a excited about this season and all new season. the new talent that is on the court. Perez considers the small team a He believes that there are great way to have everyone competing positives and negatives in coachin a game, because they all get a ing a small team but, one of the chance to play. positive effects is that each player How are the returning players receives playing time and he has dealing with the new players and their no doubt that the girls will strategies? Well, Dyson feels it is a continue to grow throughout the great new start to the season. season. "The new team brings a new attitude "I see a great desire among the and a fresh start," Dyson said. "It's girls to succeed," said Rens "The been truly fun to see a new style of girls care for one another as a play that can help bring the best out of team." you." The Lady Blackbirds are a very The Lady Blackbirds have competed highly motivated team and often with some of the top teams in the study each opponent carefully country including nationally ranked before competing on the court. No. 7 Texas. The girls believe true Perez feels the team is teamwork and determination among something special. them will take them to a level that "We are a small team with a enables them to compete with elite huge heart," she said. programs. This season the Lady Blackbirds When it comes to communication are determined to make it to the and chemistry, the Lady Blackbirds NCAA tournament. would definitely agree that the players Trevon Dyson was out part of are tuned in with each other. last year due to ACL surgery, so Junior Shelby Heggie "We are always able to communicate on and off making it to the postseason would make it the court" said Perez. "It feels like we've known extremely special for her. each other for so long." ``I want to go to the NCAA tournament so bad," Wagner feels that the new team has plenty of said Dyson. "I will do whatever it takes to get me potential. "Our players now are much more welland my team there." rounded," Wagner said. ``They are able to play "We are a small team with a huge heart," Perez said. "That's what's going to take us very far."

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Cross Country Takes NJIT Classic

by Media Relations & Jamilla Ali Sports Editor The Long Island University women's cross country team scored an impressive victory at the NJIT Classic, with four Blackbirds finishing in the top 10. Freshman Anecia Williams (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands) finished second with a time of 21:36, while teammate junior Crista Strachan (Grand Bahama, Bahamas) took third, finishing in 21:50. Rounding out the quartet of Blackbirds in the top 10 were junior Heather Wolfe (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.), who was fourth in 22:06,rossed the finish line at 22:06, and classmate Leslie Conley (Baltimore, Md.), who NJIT Classic Collegiate Cross Country Invitational Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY - 9/17/2006 took sixth with a 22:35 finish. Wolfe is proud of how the team performed. "As a team we did amazing." said Wolfe. "This is the first time the girls team has won in the past two years." On the men's end, senior Steven McElligot (Montreal, Quebec) placed second, making him Long Islands top finisher. placing second with a time of 27:29. Teammates Gerardo Calixto (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Daniel Renahan (Coram, N.Y.) finished third and eighth. Women 5k Run CC Men 8k Run CC ============================================================= Name Results Name Results ============================================================= 2 Aniecia Williams 21:36.93 2 Steven McElligott 27:29.56 21:50.07 3 Gerado Calixto 27:52.79 3 Crista Strachan 4 Heather Wolfe 22:06.00 8 Dan Renaham 29:16.80 6 Leslie Conley 22:35.55 32 Akil St. Louis 35:06.76 11 Aisha Thomas 24:06.47 33 Dwayne Allen 35:37.17 24:47.93 15 Qiana Smith 19 Janel McFarlane 26:21.15

Cross Country Upcoming Schedule

9/30 10/6 Iona Meet of Champions MetropolitanChampionship Bronx, NY/Van Corlandt Park Bronx, NY/Van Corlandt Park

Off-Season Improvements Earn Men's Golf 3rd Place

by Mia Goreck Seawanhaka Staff Writer

Men's Soccer Returns from California Disappointed

by Mia Goreck Seawanhaka Staff Writer LIU men's soccer went 2-6 in the San Diego State University soccer classic. They suffered a 2-1 loss in overtime vs. San Diego State. Ryan Vanderkin put the Blackbirds on the scoreboard with LIU's only goal assisted by defender Daniel Barci. After a scoreless second half, a San Diego forward was taken down in the box during overtime and scored the game winner. Vanderkin, a junior, felt LIU could have won. "We let the game slip away," said Vanderkin. "I believe we were the stronger side. We didn't play the full 90 minute game; this is a game my team would like to have back." Two talented players were named to the All-Tournament team, sophomore midfielder John Crawley and senior defender Andrew Zarick. As for Zarick, he was named to the LIU Soccer Classic All-Tournament squad last week. "It was a tough loss to take after giving it our all and leaving everything we had on the field," said Wimer, "but I believe we showed our grit and character as a team. We certainly are not satisfied with the result but we have reason to hold our heads up and fight for the next one."

Men's Golf competed in its first tournament of the season on September 19th at Musket Ridge Golf Course in Myersville, Md. LIU's Men's Golf team finished in third place in the Towson Fall Invitational with a 292. Senior Patrick Kelly and sophomore Greg Nicholson each shot even par 72 to put them in a tie for ninth place, while sophomore Rob Gallagher shot a career-best 73 for a tie for 13th. "It is good to see the boys put in so much hard work over the summer," said Kelly. " And this was reflected by the first round scores." As a team, the Blackbirds finished second in both par-three (+2) and par-four (+11) scoring, but couldn't take advantage of the long par-five's (+3). Boston College lead the overall team competition at 282. "I can really see how the team has progressed over the summer," said Gallagher. "We are playing much better golf this season and we are looking forward to bringing back a conference championship."

Tennis Begins a New Season

by Media Relations The Long Island University tennis team opened up its fall season this weekend as it took part in the Rhode Island Shootout, hosted by the University of Rhode Island. Senior Merve Koksal and newcomer Liliana Cortes paired for a victory over NJIT in doubles, 8-4. Senior Xenia Roman earned half a victory for Long Island as she teamed with Erin Mahoney from Rhode Island to defeat the Highlanders duo, 8-5. Five Blackbirds faced the Rams in singles and were defeated in each match. Roman fared best, taking five points away from Amanda Barletta at No. 5 singles. LIU will continue its fall slate at the Bucknell Invitational this weekend

Senior Patrick Kelly

Northeast Conference Standings

Men's Soccer


1) Central Conn. St. Monmouth Fairleigh Dickenson Sacred Heart Robert Morris St. Francis (PA) Mount St. Mary's Long Island Quinnipiac St. Francis (NY) 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-2-1 5-3-1 3-3-2 3-3-1 4-4-1 3-5-1 2-5-1 2-6 0-5-1 0-7 L1 T1 L2 L1 W1 T1 L5 L2 L2 L7

Women's Soccer


0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1) Quinnipiac Monmoth St. Francis (PA) Robert Morris Long Island Central Conn St. Mount St. Mary's Fairleigh Dickenson Sacred Heart Wagner 5-2 5-2-1 4-5 3-5 3-6-1 3-6 2-5 1-6-1 1-9 0-8 W1 W1 L1 L1 L1 L2 W1 L1 L1 L8

Women's Volleyball

NEC Overall Streak

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-4 8-5 8-8 7-9 7-10 4-9 1-11 0-12 0-17 L2 W1 W2 L2 L1 W2 L11 L12 L17 1) Fairleigh Dickenson Central Conn. St. Long Island Robert Morris St. Francis (PA) Wagner Sacred Heart St. Francis (NY) Quinnipiac

NEC Overall Streak School

Overall Streak School

Standings as of Sunday, September 24.

Upcoming Home Schedule

vs. vs. vs. vs. Quinnipiac Central Conn Monmouth Mnt. St. Mary's 10/6 10/8 10/20 10/22 4:00 1:00 4:00 1:00 p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. vs. vs. vs. vs.

Upcoming Home Schedule

Wagner Quinnipiac Central Conn Monmouth 9/29 10/13 10/15 10/27 6:00 6:00 1:00 6:00 p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

Upcoming Home Schedule

vs. vs. vs. vs. Virginia Cmnwealth Sacred Heart So. Dakota St. Seton Hall 9/26 9/30 9/30 10/3 3:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

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