“Evolve Your Vision and Open Your Mind”: Bronx Artist Gloria Zapata’s Art Gallery in Dedication to This Past Women’s History Month

By Isabella Begazo This March’s celebration of National Women’s History Month was filled with plenty of expression, creativity and art all across the United States. In all different forms of artwork, women’s achievements and powerful influence are celebrated to commemorate their contributions in society. New York is filled with diverse creativity in every corner, especially with many artists creating fascinating […]

The History Behind Aunt Jemima’s Rebranding

By Maia Vines Last month, PepsiCo and its subsidiary, Quaker Oats Company, officially changed the name of the Aunt Jemima brand to the Pearl Milling Company, after 131 years. New packaging is set to hit stores this summer. This comes as part of PepsiCo’s Racial Equality Journey, a series of $400 million initiatives, spanning five years. “The promise of our […]

A Steady Diet of Change

By Kiara Thomas Fifteen patties sizzle on a blue Coleman propane grill in the backyard of a house in Queens Village. Two feet from the patties, on top of a black table cloth, eight aluminum pans of food heat up under warming fuel cans. With each new order, two masked brown-skinned girls with their hair in a bun and wearing […]

Racist Comments During Study Abroad Trip in Tanzania

On July 2, members of the Black Student Union met with Dean of Multicultural Affairs Jarvis Watson and will meet with Assistant Director of Community Standards Sandee Maung on July 11. On June 30, Stony Brook University students came back to the United States after studying in Tanzania, where students witnessed students, Claire Olsen and Cassandra Baldino, make racist remarks […]

Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

By Maria Cestero The Suffolk County Legislature Office in Hauppauge held a hearing on Friday, April 26 to discuss the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act. Farmworkers and employers alike attended the hearing to debate their views on the proposed bill. The backbone of New York’s massive agricultural industry, farm workers, are not entitled to fundamental labor protections. The bill proposes […]