Articles written by: Phillip Witkin


SUNY Old Westbury Immigrants Speak Out

“I feel as though Trump’s policies in regards to immigration are extremely harmful towards all those living in America. They create a mentality of them vs. us and lead to dissension among the people of America,” said Nadia Hameed from Pakistan, a senior at SUNY Old Westbury. Since his presidency […]

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Raising the Cap

As of the 2016 fall semester, classroom student capacity was increased from twenty-five to thirty-five for general education courses throughout the four schools at SUNY Old Westbury and their respective departments. Handed down by the administration led by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Patrick O’Sullivan, […]

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Who Pulled The Plug on OWTV?

“There’s nothing happening over there,” complained said Banusa Sivanesathasan, a senior at SUNY Old Westbury and former reporter for Old Westbury Television (OWTV). The studio is inactive and students who wish to gain television experience are lacking a teacher. This semester Sivanesathasan has been using station equipment to shoot, however […]


Nancy Marie Therèse Manigat An Inspiration to Many

Walking in Starbucks in a rush is a women with defined naturally curly hair and a smile on her face. Right behind her is a little girl with very long straight black hair wearing workout clothes. This woman is Nancy Marie Therèse with her 11-year-old daughter. Manigat is the Chief […]


Student Entrepreneurs

SUNY Old Westbury’s very own students have gone above and beyond in their process of achieving their degrees. Emily Stanzini, Tray Gatsby, Jamar Ross and Samuel Ariyibi have become entrepreneurs in the pursuit of their careers. From selling books to writing their own, these students have worked to make something […]

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Are Gender Neutral Emojis in Our Future?

As it stands, emojis are either women or men; plain and simple, black and white, but will emoji-creators take a step into the gray area? According to Rachel Thompson at Mashable, Unicode is looking to do just that. Unicode is said to release three gender inclusive emojis by the end […]


The Tail of the Lucky Lady

  Three-months-old, she was found tied to a chain link fence in Manhattan. It was a cold December night. A woman took her to the Riverside Animal Hospital where she received immediate care. They called her “Lucky Clover.” She’s a white foxhound with golden spots. Following her rescue, she was […]


“A Pen of All Work”

This is the last week to catch the elaborate creations of artist Raymond Pettibon.  The exhibit is on display until April 9th at the New Museum in New York City. Allow yourself plenty of time to get to know Pettibon through over 800 pieces of his life’s work. The collection […]

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Logan is so good that it won’t matter if you missed all other movies from the X-Men saga. In case you’re not a comic fan, you probably can’t beleive Wolverine has yet another movie. Forget everything you’ve seen before because this one should not be ignored. Hugh Jackman plays Wolverine […]

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Air Pods or Other?

On September 2016, Apple unveiled their latest gotta-have-it gadget, the AirPods. Apple’s innovative design features the highly anticipated wireless earbuds. After that, are they actually good headphones? In short, the $159 Apple AirPods are better than you’d expect. The seamless Bluetooth pairing is an easy one step process where you […]