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First Amendment rights tested by LIU students

By Emma Robinson, Editor-In-Chief LIU Brooklyn Student Government Association (SGA) sparked outrage among students when they posted a press release on their Instagram account denouncing the newly approved LIU Post American club on March 7, 2022.  Many students took to change.org to sign a petition to “abolish” the American club,…

Ukraine conflict update

By Joe Lonegro, Staff Writer It is now week seven of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and it has been quite the disaster. There are now over 1600 civilian casualties and Russian President Vladamir Putin shows no signs of slowing down. Between train stations and civilian apartment buildings, the uncertainty…

Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed Justice

By Ella Barrington, Staff Writer The newest Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed on Thursday, April 7, after 23 hours of being questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee at her confirmation hearings, making her the first Black woman to sit on the top US court. Brown replaced the…

Students React to the end of the mask mandate

By Gabriella Cavaleri, Staff Writer Countries are putting an end to their COVID-19 restrictions despite coronavirus cases reaching record numbers in many of these countries. Students question what’s in store for the future as Chief Operating Officer Joseph Schaefer announced that LIU would no longer require a mask mandate in…

Students comment on the crisis in Ukraine

By Ella Barrington, Staff Writer At 5:07 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, Russian troops launched a series of missile attacks in and around Kyiv, Ukraine, leading to what has become the largest ground invasion in Europe since World War II. Almost immediately, airports, hospitals and schools were attacked. Since then,…