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Showcase Finale: Junior’s Restaurant and Cheesecake: A legacy Preserved

February 16, 2012

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For over 50 years Junior’s restaurant and cheesecake has brought smiles to the faces of many Brooklynites and New Yorkers. The family owned business has served more than three generations, but with the economic crisis and new found health consciousness of Americans how will this longtime favorite for sweet delectable’s preserve its legacy.  I will […]

Showcase Project : Juniors Restaurant and Cheesecake : A legacy Preserved

January 31, 2012

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For over 50 years Juniors restaurant and cheesecake has brought smiles to the faces of many brooklynites and New Yorkers. The family owned business has served more than three generations but with the economic crisis and new found health consciousness of  Americans how will this longtime favorite for sweet delectable’s preserve its legacy and remain […]

Frisk me for what?

January 26, 2012

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  As the NYPD continues to proceed with their stop and frisk practices, the concerns from the media bring up accusations of racial profiling. The departments own reports on the stop-and-frisk activity suggest that more people of color predominantly African-American and Latino-American males are subject to this process, something the people of these communities have […]

TIME…A Terrible Thing to Waste

November 3, 2011

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Many Brooklyn college students, like most college students, face the issues of time management. Between juggling four to five classes a week, to working part-time jobs, to attempting to maintain a social life, these degree seekers express frustrations when asked: “How do you do it?” Alicia Strange, a third year biology major replies, “I honestly […]

Contextualizing The Coldest Winter Ever

October 27, 2011

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  In the world of the hip hop community, the roles of men and women are established and restricted into confined spaces. These spaces are not open to the idea of any divergence in this particular society, Sister Souljah reiterates these same stereotypical characteristics in her book The Coldest Winter Ever. Displaying extreme masculinity in […]

What do we want? “LOWER TUITION!” When do we want it? NOW!

October 27, 2011

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As the economic crisis expands, many young people and working class citizens are starting to feel the pressures of higher tuition cost. Parents who struggle to pay for their children’s education, joined with independent students, who work at least two jobs to support themselves,  nationwide to combat against the burden of  tuition hikes. The frustrations of how […]

Forgive but Never Forget: The Experiences of an Arabic American

October 20, 2011

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As the daunting date of 9/11 quickly approached, so did the tragic memories. With the vivid descriptions of terrorist attacks being a decade ago, Arab Americans are continuing to suffer throughout life in America, being targeted by the media, politics, and other Americans. This particular cultural group has tried to overcome the obstacles of social […]