For Lehman Students, Plastic Is The New Christmas Green

By Leah Liceaga on 1/31/18

“To me you’re taking away from nature every time you cut down one of those trees just to have it in your home, or anywhere else,” Christine Auiles, a Lehman English major, explained of her choice to get an artificial tree for Christmas. “They last [...]

Having Her Cake And Eating It Too: A Black Entrepreneur’s Path To Success

By Zayna Palmer on 11/30/17

“My grandma used to always bake, she would make cakes and create different kinds of designs. I thought this was fabulous and it inspired me to bake as well,” recalls 35-year-old Luquana McGriff, now CEO of her own company [...]

A New Conversation About An Old Problem: Lehman Students Push Back Against Sexual Harassment

By Shaiann Frazier on 11/30/17

“Catcalling makes you question your worth,” said Kuiana Prince, 23, a senior and multimedia performing arts major. Catcallers, she said, should “Try a different approach in going about it instead of going after a lady or [...]

Lehman Students Hack Their Way Toward Success

By Zayna Palmer on 11/30/17

“We want to hire CUNY grads and undergrads to become full-time interns or employees in the near future,” said Buzzfeed Tech Recruiter Nicolette Nelson, 29. Buzzfeed is just one of the prospective employers that came to [...]

Lehman Students Challenge Colorism In The Entertainment Industry

By Deirra Francis on 11/30/17

Colorism limits opportunities for women of color in film and TV, and Lehman students won’t stand for it. “Roles for younger women of lighter skin tone typecast [them] as this sex symbol,” Lehman student, filmmaker and [...]

Most Lehman Students Back #TakeaKnee, But Some Call Disrespect

By Jorel Lonesome on 10/30/17

On Sept. 1, 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, instead choosing to kneel. Following this, NFL protests gradually [...]

Lehman Students Favor Costumes That Go Against Predicted Trends

By Leah Liceaga on 10/30/17

This Halloween, some Lehman students have different---and grimmer---costumes in mind than those trending nationally. Biology major Francisco Aquino Ramirez, for instance, said that while his favorite costume from past Halloweens is [...]

Starfinder: An Updated Pathfinder For The Stars

By Juan Vasquez on 10/30/17

Published on Aug. 17, Starfinder is the latest, long-awaited role-playing game from Paizo Publishing. It mixes pulp-style fantasy and derring-do sci-fi. Think “Star Wars” with more fantasy influences. Perhaps the game’s greatest [...]

Students Co-Found Intersectional Feminist Club

By Angel Mindanao on 09/22/17

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the Intersectional Feminist Club (IFC) made its first appearance at Lehman’s annual Fall Semester Kick-Off!, hosted by the Office of Community Engagement. Pink pins and stickers from [...]

From Chicago To The Bronx: Campus Socialists Raise Students’ Political Consciousness

By Zoe Fanzo on 09/22/17

Lehman’s International Socialist Organization (ISO) is promoting leftist politics on campus, with plans to hold radical discussions every other week building on a summer trip that deepened students’ political [...]

Money And Location Keep Bronxites Out Of Gyms

By Jorel Lonesome on 09/22/17

The Bronx could be in better shape, and Lehman students know it. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in 2015, nearly 98 percent of Bronx residents had access to exercise---but the borough’s adult obesity rate [...]

New Muppet Julia Raises Autism Awareness

By Leonel Henriquez on 04/02/17

On April 10, a new red-haired muppet named Julia made her debut on Sesame Street. Although she is just four years old, it took PBS and Sesame Street over five years to create her, in consultation with more than [...]

Lehman Student Wins Prestigious Watson Fellowship

By Mairin Cahill on 04/02/17

Lehman freshman Victoria Smith won a Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship this April. The fellowship gives freshmen and sophomores selected from 12 partner institutions in New York City access to a rigorous program intended [...]

Lehman Alum Addresses Hood Education

By Leonel Henriquez on 04/02/17

At the New York City Writing Project’s (NYCWP) 19th annual Teacher-to- Teacher conference, held at Lehman on March 18, its keynote address was delivered by Dr. Christopher Emdin, a Lehman alumnus and author [...]

How Lehman Students Cope Without Mom On Mother’s Day

By Keidy Gómez on 04/02/17

Mother’s Day presents a special challenge for Lehman students who can’t always celebrate the holiday with their mothers. These students have to struggle to fill the void of her absence and recreate the bond they miss. In doing so, though, they [...]

Lehman Students Want An Updated Canon

By Shivani Boodhoo on 04/02/17

The English canon, or books considered to be classics, consists mainly of books written by dead white European men. To this set of classics a few writers of color have been added. In 2017, in a globalized world full of [...]