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#OscarsNotSoWhiteAnymore

#OscarsNotSoWhiteAnymore

The year 2015 gave birth to #OscarsSoWhite. If you haven’t heard of it, this was the backlash the Academy Awards received for not having any black actors in their categories. In 2016, history repeated itself and the hashtag resurfaced. In 2016, there was an extreme lack of any minority actors […]

Resistance Report: The First Month

Resistance Report: The First Month

The role and influence of the executive branch has been expanding and strengthening with every passing administration for decades.  Some of the most powerful tools in the presidential toolbox are executive actions: executive orders and memorandums.  Donald Trump promised he would be different than any other president in our history, […]

The Women’s March: America’s Largest

The Women’s March: America’s Largest

While January 20th ushered in what some may call the era of “Alternative facts, a.k.a the Trump presidency, the 21st brought a pushback from feminism and its allies in the form of what some estimate was the largest protest in U.S. history—arguably shadowing the inauguration by sheer numbers (a half […]

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My Experience With Meitu, The Anime Photo Editor

Meitu is a Chinese photo editing app that has taken the U.S. by storm. This app not only allows it’s participants to do simple photo editing task but also turns your selfie into an anime character. Released March of 2013, Meitu has gained popularity over the last couple of weeks […]

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Black History In the Era of Donald Trump

Black History Month was a time to reflect on, not only about the struggles of the African-American community, but most importantly on the achievements. There are many ways one could have celebrated the month such as going to The National Museum of History and Culture (NMAAHC), going to cultural events […]

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OWWR Teams Up With Individuals With Developmental Abilities

When Professor Joseph Manfredi was contacted by Alumnus Kevin Lopez, he knew the opportunity at hand was momentous. Lopez, who graduated Old Westbury in 2016 with his degree in Media and Communications, worked closely with Manfredi at Old Westbury Web Radio (OWWR). Since graduating, Lopez received a position at YAI […]

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National Geographic’s Gender Revolution with Katie Couric

On Monday, February 6th, National Geographic premiered what is arguably Katie Couric’s most radical investigation to date.  In the two-hour documentary Gender Revolution, Couric, doubling as the producer, “sets out to explore the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.” The documentary consists of interviews with doctors, scientists, therapists, and students.  […]

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Miss Universe 2016

Iris Mittenaere, representing France, last month was crowned Miss Universe 2016. And while I personally enjoyed the show, chaos broke out on social media platforms. For those who haven’t heard of this competition, Miss Universe is a beauty pageant in which one girl is selected to represent her country. Competition […]

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Landing a Position at News 12 Asha Johnson, OW Student Profile

“The sky’s the limit,” Asha Johnson passionately told me after her long shift at News 12 Long Island.  She, like many other Old Westbury students, came to this college in hopes of a better future. Asha is quite popular throughout the American Studies department due her perseverance and dedication towards […]

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Flying High with Uber

As of October 27th, 2016, Uber has taken up the ambitious task of taking over the sky’s with the long-awaited “flying car.” Since then, Uber has remained relatively quite on how they would tackle the seemingly far-fetched project until it was unveiled on February 6th, that they have hired former […]

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Former NYPD Officer becomes UPD Deputy Chief

Thomas Pascale is the newest deputy chief of University Police.  “He is a strong proponent of the community policing model, and is a welcomed addition to our agency,” stated Chief of University Police Steven Siena. According to Pascale, his position consists of assisting Chief Siena and is responsible for supervision […]

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An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Dear Donald Trump, It seems like the whole country has been wondering the same thing for the past month of your presidency: How did the racist, fascist, sexist, homophobic, republican man with no experience manage to win the presidential election? Since the inauguration; which has been deemed the worst inauguration […]

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Five Things to do This Spring Break

Spring break is one of the few things that college students look forward to during their spring semester. It is a week where you can forget your classes, professors, what comes next on the syllabus, etc. No one is worried about their grades or their GPA or all the other […]