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!

Layla’s Dance and Drum Hosts an Array of Classes including a Fun Weekly Roller-Skating Dance Session

Cecilie Klaus always had a passion for music and dance since she was little. While studying dance in London, however, she picked up a hobby: roller skating. She ogled dancers who graced the rink floor with their skating technique and learned from them. Their inspiration led to Klaus coming back to her home of France …

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English Language Classes Cater to Rising Immigrant Population in Suffolk County

English Language Classes Cater to Rising Immigrant Population in Suffolk County

For seven years, Mary Leming, a former public school English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, has given up time every Thursday and Saturday to continue her passion – teaching. After retiring early, Leming found an opportunity to teach ESL voluntarily at the Port Jefferson library. Leming teaches beginner English to locals from all backgrounds …

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10 Small Minority Long Island Based Businesses To Buy Gifts from this Year

10 Small Minority Long Island Based Businesses To Buy Gifts from this Year

Long Islanders have officially hit the holiday season! This means people will be lining up in stores to buy their loved ones gifts, or will be COVID-safe and buy all their gifts online this year. Because of the effects of the pandemic, small businesses have suffered economic loss.  So, here’s our top 10 small minority-owned …

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Your Full Long Island Election Winners Guide - See Where They Stand On Policy

Your Full Long Island Election Projected Winners Guide – See Where They Stand On Policy

With a record number of absentee and mail-in ballots being submitted this year, the results from the presidential race to Long Island’s races are now finally determined. Here is a list of the projected winners that will lead Long Island for the next few years.  District One Congress Lee Zeldin (Republican) v. Nancy Goroff (Democrat) …

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New Study Shows Lack of Diversity Among Teachers in Long Island Schools

New Study Shows Lack of Diversity Among Teachers in Long Island Schools

According to a study from Hofstra University that was published in March 2019, results found that although the number of minority students is increasing on Long Island, the amount of minority teachers is at a halt.  From 1990 to 2013, the Black, Hispanic, Asian non Hispanic and other non-caucasian populations have increased while the white …

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Stony Brook University NAACP and Black Student Athlete Huddle Host Black Lives Matter Protest and Rally on Campus

About 200 members of the Stony Brook University (SBU) community including athletes, students and administrators gathered for a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest and rally this past Wednesday. The demonstration was organized by the Stony Brook University NAACP chapter and the Black Student Athlete Huddle, who spent a little over a month planning the event.  …

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