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LIU Alum Nominated for Fashion Award

By  Jillian Mehta, Arts and Entertainment Editor Post-alum and self-taught fashion designer Melissa Mercedes has been nominated for the Cultivate award which supports the next generation of BIPOC indie designers in the plus-size fashion community. Mercedes has had a love for fashion since a young age and remembers sharing sketches…

Steve Cohen buys the Mets

By Samantha Uebel, Staff Writer Major League Baseball has approved Hedge fund mogul Steve Cohen as the new owner of the New York Mets. Cohen now owns 95 percent of the team, purchased from the Mets’ previous owners, the Wilpon and Katz families.  Cohen, who previously held a minority share…

Football Alumni Playing Professionally

By Milan Flagler, Staff Writer Jake Bofshever, Broward County native and former wide receiver to the LIU Sharks has made his name in LIU ranks. On Oct 24, Bofshever was signed as a wide receiver to the Jousters of the Spring League.  The Spring league is a professional football league…

The World Will See Us

By Amber Davis, Alumni Contributor  Editor’s Note: The Personal Essays section of the paper is one that invites students to share their personal experiences and thoughts about subjects they are passionate about. The author is not affiliated with The Pioneer, but has given us permission to publish their work. I…

Letter from Alumnus

I graduated from Long Island University in 1985. Back then, we simply called it “CW Post.” While attending Post, I took a class in Political Science with Professor Stanley Jarolem. That class, along with others that I took with other professors at the campus, changed my life. Because of the…

Caroline Ryan ’18

Caroline Ryan (’18), is currently working full-time for Anton Media Group in Mineola. She is the Editor of two newspapers, The Roslyn News and The Glen Cove Record Pilot. Caroline was The Pioneer’s Editor-In-Chief from 2017-18 during her junior and senior year. She was also the Institute Director for the…

Maxime Devillaz ’16

Maxime Devillaz (’16), the Pioneer’s co- and sole Editor-in-Chief from 2014-2016, is a Digital Channel Coordinator for international sports media agency Spring Media with its hub in Stockholm. ”It’s unbelievable what opportunities the journalism program and not the least my time with the Pioneer has done for my progress and…

Cecilie Nag ’13

Cecilie Nag (’13), who was the Pioneer’s Features Editor from 2012-2013 and before that a Staff Reporter, has returned to her hometown of Jorpeland, Norway, where she lives with Cornelia, Bjornar and their maltese Lilly. Before Cornelia was born, Ceciie handled the website, newsletters and social media for Tress, an…