Katherine Heredia

Pride for Youth: a Safe Space for Long Island LGBTQ+ Youth

Pride for Youth: a Safe Space for Long Island LGBTQ+ Youth

Pride For Youth (PFY) is an non profit organization located in Deer Park and Bellmore created to enhance the health, wellness and cultural competency of LGBTQ+ youth through education, support services and youth development. Although they were originally called Pride For Youth, they are now serving adults up to the age of 45. PFY was first …

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Did the Pandemic Introduce Rollerskating to Gen-Z? (Op-Ed)

Did the Pandemic Introduce Rollerskating to Gen-Z? (Op-Ed)

Ever since COVID-19 arrived in the U.S. and people found themselves in quarantine, many have decided to take up hobbies to pass the time.  Whether it was baking banana bread, brewing whipped coffee or practicing yoga, people were finding new ways to stimulate their minds and stay active. One particular activity that has gained popularity …

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Trust in 444: Stony Brook Student Builds his own Fashion Empire

Before having the idea to start his brand, 20-year-old Emil DaneIian had been seeing the numbers 444 everywhere for nearly two years.  The Stony Brook University health science major decided to go outside the norm for an average college student by using the numbers he saw everywhere and turning them into his own clothing line, …

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It’s More than just Glitter and Gems - It’s Gen Z’s Gateway to Editorial Makeup (Op-Ed)

It’s More than just Glitter and Gems – it’s Gen Z’s Gateway to Editorial Makeup (Op-Ed)

More than a year and a half ago, the hit TV series about troubled teens “Euphoria” premiered on HBO. After receiving major success, it’s highly anticipated season two had to stop production due to the pandemic. HBO has even released two special episodes to hold it’s viewers over until they’re ready to start production again. …

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"We’re Still Here": Jeremy Dennis Uses Visual Art to Explore Indigenous Identity

“We’re Still Here”: Jeremy Dennis Uses Visual Art to Explore Indigenous Identity

Jeremy Dennis was born and raised in the Shinnecock Indian Reservation located in Southampton. The Shinnecock Nation is a community of people who have been around for nearly 10,000 years, yet there are people out there who are unaware of their existence.  “Most people think of Native Americans in the past tense,” said Dennis. “For …

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