“Cielito Lindo”: A National Symbol of Mexico

By Fernando Acevedo “Ay, ay, ay, ay Canta y no llores Porque cantando se alegran Cielito lindo, los corazones” Maybe you recognize these lyrics or have heard it before. These lyrics are from the famous Mexican song “Cielito Lindo,” originally by Quirino Mendoza y CortĂ©s. The song has become a trademark for Mexico as it has gained huge popularity since […]

Movie Review: Us

By Jorge Jaquez If you met your doppelgänger, would you become their best friend? What would you do if they tried to kill you and replace you? Jordan Peele, the director of “Get Out,” which won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, has delivered an even more formidable film. Peele, the first African-American to win the achievement, also directed “Us,” […]

Black Business Bazaar

By Kiara Thomas The Black Business Bazaar hosted by the Black Student Union on April 4 allowed students the opportunity to buy from black-owned businesses on campus.  Vendors who sold food services, skin care, hair care and art lined the perimeter of the GLS Center. “A year ago I [burned] my face and my hands [with hot oil]. I didn’t […]

From Mérida, Mexico to Stony Brook University: Yamil Montenegro’s Journey

By Fernando Acevedo In MĂ©rida, Mexico during recess, Yamil SinuhĂ© Montenegro Hernández followed his routine of playing soccer on a fenced court with boys older than him. “We were third graders and we played against the fifth grade or sixth grade and we would never beat them,” Montenegro said. On this particular day, the third graders beat the odds, winning […]

Black History Month Open Mic Night

By Esther Alatishe The Black History Month Committee hosted “Open Mic,” a Spoken Word event based on their theme of “Sankofa: Blackness is Endless”, on Thursday, February 21. The event took place at the Black Box Theater in Tabler Quad in front of a small crowd and a panel of four judges, with careers ranging from professor to musician. Most […]

Black History Month Opening Ceremony

By Maia Vines Stony Brook University kicked off the celebration of Black History Month with the Black History Month Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Student Activities Center. The theme of this year’s Black History Month is Blackness is Endless. “Blackness is Endless was created by the committee to really illustrate the infinite contributions modalities of identity, future […]

Blackface in Hicksville

By Tathiana Piquion The greatest philosophers have always said that your greatest thoughts and ideas come when you simply stare out a window and try looking for what is beyond as life passes you by. In all honesty, when I do this, I just think about the assignments I have due coming up or the family drama that’s remains a […]