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Posts published in April 2020

LIU to Receive $7 Million Stimulus After Layoffs and No Refunds

By Shannon Miller, Co-Editor-in-Chief The university will receive $7,007,826 of the $2 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress, according to the Department of Education, to address the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This aid comes after the school temporarily laid off some workers, and after it denied reimbursements…

Senior Profile: Andy Camilo

By Andrew Scarpaci, Assistant Sports Editor Andy Camilo is a redshirt senior on the baseball team, who’s five year scholarship is up since he graduates at the end of the semester. Camilo started his collegiate career with the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds in 2016. He redshirted in 2017 due to an…

Senior Profile: Hayley Cohen

By Dylan Valic, Features Editor Hayley Cohen is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Throughout her college journey Cohen has met new people, tried new things and has flourished her love for business. Cohen got an associate’s degree in merchandise marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design &…

Senior Profile: Luis Viloria

By Alexandra Ferragamo, Staff Writer As the Spring 2020 semester comes to a close, so do many graduating seniors college careers. One student who made sure he had a memorable experience was broadcasting major Luis Viloria. As a Bethpage native, LIU was the only other local school besides Nassau that…

Senior Profile: Ashley Bowden

By Jillian Mehta, Arts and Entertainment Asst. Editor The Pioneer gained a lot more than a copyeditor when Chicago-native Ashley Bowden joined in 2016. Since then she has become co-editor-in-chief leading the Pioneer staff and writing more than 50 stories in the process. In fall of 2016, Bowden moved to…

Senior Profile: Shannon Miller

By Emma Robinson, Staff Writer Senior Shannon Miller decided she wanted to go back to college after having the same administrative job for a construction company for 16 years. She earned an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities with an emphasis on writing at Suffolk Community College. She…

Senior Profile: Ida Ynner Lagerqvist

By Elise Person, Staff Writer Sweden native, Ida Ynner Lagerqvist, came to Post as an accredited and talented soccer player, but left as a well-rounded, passionate journalist who hopes to one day leave her footprint in the world of journalism. Upon graduating from high school, Ynner Lagerqvist was faced with…

What’s Trending on TikTok

By Helen Flores, Staff Writer TikTok is a free social media app that lets you watch, create, and share videos. Often to a soundtrack of the top hits in music right from your phone. Trends begin to form and start to become things students want to try. Making new dances…

Senior Profile: Alexandra Ferragamo

By Andrew Scarpaci, Assistant Sports Editor Alexandra Ferragamo is a fifth-year senior, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting. As graduation nears during these difficult times due to the pandemic, she reflected on her college years. “My experience was surely memorable. I had my ups, my downs and everything in…