Gabby Pardo

I'm a senior journalism major and creative writing minor at Stony Brook University, and a Managing Editor at SBU's newspaper, The Statesman. I have covered news and culture stories on minority communities along with entertainment and Gen Z news. When I'm not reporting, I love bumping to new music, binging new shows and documentaries on Netflix, or cooking!

Hispanics Have Major Voting Power this Election Making Up the Largest Minority Vote

Hispanics Have Major Voting Power this Election Making Up the Largest Minority Vote

Long Islanders, along with the rest of America, is a short 18 days away from casting their vote in their local elections, along with the national race for a new president of the United States.  Maya Brown, a 20-year-old college student at Stony Brook University, is from Freeport and is half Mexican and half African …

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A Few Black Long Island Beauty Brands to Support

A Few Black Long Island Beauty Brands to Support

Since the start of the decade, the number of Black business owners increased by 30 percent correlating with an increase of the Black population. However, self-employed Black business owners are only a third of what the white self-employed demographic is. Men are also more likely to be self-employed rather than women.  According to the 2019 …

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Long Island Makeup Artists of Color Speak Up About Inclusivity in the Beauty Industry

On Sept. 3, actress, singer and producer, Selena Gomez launched her cosmetic brand, Rare Beauty, which is exclusive only on the brand’s website and Sephora. The brand’s mission statement promotes uniqueness and supporting customers of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and more. The brand also advocates for mental health with its “Rare Impact” which has …

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Muñeca Arthouse Adds Hispanic Cultural Perspective to the Long Island Art Community

Muñeca Arthouse Adds Hispanic Cultural Perspective to the Long Island Art Community

Local Medford resident, Jessica Valentin’s career as artist, “Ratgrrl” has taken off tremendously from being elected as the first Latinx board of trustees member for the Patchogue Arts Council (PAC), being nominated for Best of Long Island: Artist/Painter, and opening her inclusive art gallery, Muñeca Arthouse.  Before diverging herself into the art community, Valentin’s first …

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