Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerFLATBUSH – In the age of the coronavirus, pantries are working overtime to provide for people depend on them for survival, and the Brooklyn College pantry is no different. The pantry, located on the Brooklyn College campus, has been serving City University of NY (CUNY) students since it
Photo: COPCPBROOKLYN – Young people have been stepping up and volunteering amid the coronavirus pandemic for weeks now. Last week, the City Line Ozone Park Civilian Patrol (COPCP) partnered up with the Islamic Society and Muslim Women’s Educational Initiative at Brooklyn College (ISO/MWEI) to help create 400 pantry boxes
Brooklyn College Campus. Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerMIDWOOD – Several universities in New York have shut-down their in-person classes, moving them online because of fears of COVID-19, or coronavirus. Yet, the largest urban university system in the country, City University of New York (CUNY), has decided to keep its in-person classes going.
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerCROWN HEIGHTS / FLATBUSH – The 9th Congressional District is one of the “hard to count” districts for the census in the United States. Folks don’t return questionnaires, they say, and don’t open doors. Local politicians – Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, State Senator Zellnor Myrie, Assemblywoman Diana Richardson as
FLATBUSH — Thousands came out to celebrate Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign kickoff Saturday in Midwood. Sanders announced his 2020 campaign on Feb. 19 and within days declared he’d launch his campaign in his hometown, Brooklyn. Bernie Sanders rally at Brooklyn College in Midwood. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)Supporters trudged through
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerFLATBUSH – After putting staff members through hazardous conditions, 54 years after it opened, Brooklyn College’s beloved Television Center was forced to “temporarily” shut down at the end of this summer for what looks like 7 years of renovations. “We helped the students by teaching them and
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerFLATBUSH – After a Brooklyn College professor posted statements that seemed to be condoning sexual assault on his blog (and later said it was satire), several hundred students and faculty rallied for his termination on campus this afternoon. “Whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes and
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerFLATBUSH – The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC)/ Brooklyn College Presents was shut down last week and employees were fired without notice, Bklyner has learned. Sources at BCBC tell Bklyner the firings came as a surprise and that Brooklyn College cited budgetary reasons.
Jumaane Williams and Cynthia Nixon. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)FLATBUSH – Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon and Council Member Jumaane Williams, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, spoke about their platforms and answered a few questions at Brooklyn College this afternoon. Nixon and Williams announced their endorsement of each other at the end of
David Z Modern Musician Program was created for the purpose of providing young musicians with the necessary tools to design and actualize their unique artistic backgrounds through a mixture of private lessons, weekly band practice (The Band) and a school-year-long training of music industry and marketing essentials (Musician’s Workshop)
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerFLATBUSH – When Corrinne Greene was in kindergarten, she asked her principal to add “This Land Is Your Land” to the school’s patriotic selections list, which the principal did. Nearly two decades later, Greene has organized and participated in many protests. She has chanted outside Governor Andrew
Brooklyn College Library. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BKLYNER)FLATBUSH – Tuition is going up, the faculty is fearing more cuts, and facilities not in direct public view are crumbling. Students are demanding full, proper funding. Students of the City University of New York (CUNY), the largest urban university system in the US
Photo: Women’s MarchStudents, faculty, staff, and parents from schools all across Brooklyn are participating in a National School Walkout next Wednesday, March 14 at 10 am to protest gun violence. The walkout will last 17 minutes to honor the 17 victims of Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
SHEEPSHEAD BAY – Two millennial cousins have created a gender-neutral clothing brand, Beau Novo, aimed at representing everyone. Beau Novo stands for “new man.” One day, Bobby Vincent Bruno (a marketing student at Brooklyn College) and Brian ‘Sene’ Marc (an actor, model, and musician) met a young lady at a bar.
Photo: Brooklyn CollegeFLATBUSH – Dr. Laurie Rubel published an article in the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education about how we teach math in schools, and the right-wing media is out to get her. The article explores equity-directed instructional practices in teaching math in urban schools that are highly segregated, the role
On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy caused the deaths of 43 New York City residents and caused $19 billion in economic damage. The storm had a devastating impact on the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront and Southern Brooklyn, along with the East and South Shores of Staten Island, Southern Queens and lower Manhattan.
He’s baaack and as political as ever! Bernie Sanders, Senator of Vermont, addressed the graduates of Brooklyn College. (Photo: Brooklyn College)Bernie Sanders, a man who grew up in Flatbush and is widely known for his 2016 presidential campaign, was the keynote speaker at Brooklyn College’s 92nd commencement