Protester’s call Eric Garner’s final words, “I can’t breathe,” — which he is heard screaming 11 times in the video of his deadly confrontation with police — a rallying cry. LIR photo credit: Alex Pineda

Grand jury decisions call justice system into question

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Two separate grand jury decisions – not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner, and Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown – have sparked protests and demonstrations across the country. Garner’s confrontation was caught on video and provided evidence for what protesters are calling an obvious chokehold, a violation of NYPD policy, after the Staten Island man was approached for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes. Garner’s death was a result of “compression to the... 

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The Hofstra cheerleading team is working towards their UCA College Championship performance in January. Over the past 11 years the team has won eight Small Co-ed National Championship titles. Senior, Kaitlyn Sexton, talks about the leadership role she has taken on this year.      LIR photo credit: Christina Ferraro

Hofstra cheerleading team’s Kaitlyn Sexton talks leadership

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Hofstra cheerleading team is working towards their UCA College Championship performance in January. Over the past 11 years the team has won eight Small Co-ed National Championship titles. Senior, Kaitlyn Sexton, talks about the leadership role she has taken on this year.    Read More

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23-year-old Chandler Zhang (Left), addressed his testimony before the baptism at The Shelter Rock Church in Manhasset, New York, on November 2, 2014. 63-year-old Deborah Chan (Right), translated the Chinese testimony into English. LIR Photo credit: Mia Xiang

Atheist student turned Christian after Hurricane Sandy

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Shelter Rock Church in Manhasset, New York, is where Chandler Zhang was baptized on November 2, 2014. LIR Photo credit: Mia Xiang Hurricane Sandy changed one Chinese student’s life so dramatically, he changed from an atheist to a Christian. He celebrated his baptism on November 2, 2014 at The Shelter Rock Church. 23-year-old Chandler Zhang (Left), addressed his testimony before the baptism at The Shelter Rock Church in Manhasset, New York, on November 2, 2014. 63-year-old Deborah Chan (Right), translated the... 

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Nassau County aging as young adults leave suburbs

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Photo Credit: Flickr Looks like Nassau County’s future population is in with the old and out with the young. According to projections made the demographic study by Nassau County’s Office of the Comptroller, by 2024 about 27% of Nassau County’s population will be aged 60 and up. The population of children aged 0-9 will make up a mere 9% of Nassau County and the amount of residents aged 10-19 is projected to decrease from 14%* to 12% of the population. These demographic trends could cause many complications for... 

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Features

On the airwaves: the immigrant influence in New York radio

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A version of this story is featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Hofstra University’s Pulse Magazine. Immigrants impact the culture of New York in many ways, one of them being music. Music is a universal language, and some of DJs that spin some of your favorite tracks on the radio have fascinating immigrant histories. Their cultures influence […]

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News

Grand jury decisions call justice system into question

Protester’s call Eric Garner’s final words, “I can’t breathe,” — which he is heard screaming 11 times in the video of his deadly confrontation with police — a rallying cry. LIR photo credit: Alex Pineda

Two separate grand jury decisions – not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner, and Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown – have sparked protests and demonstrations across the country. Garner’s confrontation was caught on video and provided evidence for what protesters are calling an obvious chokehold, a violation of NYPD policy, […]

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Sports

Shaun Foster: the goal to stay

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A version of this story appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Hofstra University’s Pulse Magazine. Students who enter the United States to study make up about 1.7 million of temporary admissions to our country per year. The United States government caps employment- based, permanent visas at 140,000 per year. Many of these international students […]

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En Español

La guía de Long Island Report para recursos de inmigración

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Reforma inmigración se hablará el Congreso de los Estados Unidos en los próximos meses. El Senate Judiciary Committee está considerando un 844-página ley, que incluirá un camino a la ciudadanía para immigrantes indocumentados y tambíen creará un nuevo sistema inmigración de mérito.   Ricamente diversa, Long Island es un crisol para inmigrantes de diferentes países y […]