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Episode 12: “‘The Facts of Life’ and Things That Were REALLY Better Back in the Day”

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Darren opens this podcast talking about the corny 1980s TV show “The Facts of Life,” then realizes his Sirius XM radio was deactivated. Then, after getting a bagel from a guy full of tattoos, he talks about people who are defiant for no particular reason. Finally, he talks about things that really were better in the 1970s and 1980s.

Click the above link to hear the MP3 or right-click here to download to listen to later!

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Letter to the editor

To the Editor:

Happy birthday to Campus News (article)!  At five years old, it’s no longer a baby but a real kid, on its way to becoming a big kid.  While I was not there for its birth, I’m honored to have been part of its infancy (I think my first article and photo was in the second issue) as well as its time as a toddler.  I hope to be involved for the next phase (puberty?) as well as its entire lifespan. Continue reading

Top 6 celebrities who first attended community colleges!

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By Kristina Bostley

Campus News

Community college is often viewed as a stepping-stone for prospective students, whether their intention is to attend a full-time university or pursue a career after graduation. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, over 7.7 million students were enrolled at the 1,132 community colleges across the nation in fall 2012.  Community college allows for an affordable education and flexibility of class schedules, and often students work full-time in addition to classes. Several celebrities chose to walk the community college path before galloping into Hollywood and achieving worldwide fame.

Here are our top 6, in reverse order:

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Get Your Voice Heard In Campus News: Why Your Own Personal Interests Matter

By Robert Cutrera
Campus News

I’d like to ask every reader of this article to email a note, however brief, concerning one “educational” pursuit they plan on achieving soon after their undergraduate diploma. Do not think this pursuit must be qualified by some institution or high authority; all I’d like to hear is your passionate interest in becoming involved with something positive post-graduation. Please email this link with your response: (or respond to this article by hitting “reply” below). If I receive enough responses, we’ll run them in our next edition of the paper. Even if you think your response is eccentric, archaic, or just plain silly, still send it in; you never know if your words will inspire another individual, giving them the confidence to succeed in their own pursuits. Continue reading

Happy 5th birthday, Campus News! What will the next 5 years bring?

Our first issue.

Our first issue.

By Darren Johnson

It’s the fifth anniversary of this newspaper, Campus News, a project no one really believed could succeed back when, but actually has grown from rogue to established and widely accepted. The next five years will really be something.
I often get asked where the idea for this paper – one that hits many campuses – came from. People assume it’s just a student paper on steroids, but not so.

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LIU Post Launches Equine Studies Program: New program utilizes equestrian center located on campus

By Danielle Mastromarino Bucci


LIU Post has announced the launch of a new Equine Studies program, offered to students beginning in spring 2015. The four areas of focus include Equine Management, Equine Education, and Equine Health, as well as an interdisciplinary track.

The program will utilize North Shore Equestrian Center located on campus, home to the LIU Post equestrian team and where students have been taking riding courses for decades. The Equestrian Studies minor is designed to meet the needs of students who want to expand their knowledge of horses and the equestrian business and gain skills in this area that will prepare them to enter into a career in the equine industry.

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Finally revealed: Apple smart phones are better than Android smart phones!

My iPhone in a Crimson case.

My iPhone in a Crimson case.

By Darren Johnson
Campus News and Nu2u

Which phone is better, Android or Apple?

I have seen this question a good deal on Facebook. Someone is contemplating buying a phone and asks their online friends. A year or two ago, there were also some people asking about Blackberry, but not so much anymore.

The answers to this question always are biased toward the phone the responder owns. Apple owners say Apple, Android owners say Android. I think people want to believe whatever choice they made was smart.

But I will end this debate once and for all. Continue reading

Cover Story: Top 10 ways to be a better student in the New Year

By Julianne Mosher

Campus News

The start of a New Year and new semester brings us hope. We all wait anxiously to have a brand new clean slate; 365 days that could be started over.

At this time, we either make a mental note of New Year resolutions or actually write them down on paper. Some people have one main goal; they want to stop smoking, they want to find love, they want to be happier. Other people like to get everything that they do wrong in one list so they can try and correct themselves.

But as we students approach 2015, we need to get ourselves buckled down while we look forward to the spring semester and become the most successful human beings that we could possibly be.

To start of the New Year, here is a list of 10 resolutions we all should try to follow in order to get that 4.0 GPA. Continue reading

Does GPA matter? Mostly yes, but so does graduating on time.

By Darren Johnson
Campus News

Yes, in an optimal world, you will take a challenging curriculum, have a great GPA and graduate on time. But for most people, this combination is impossible.

It’s hard to take the 15-16 credits per semester to graduate on time while also getting great grades, especially if the coursework is rigorous (as it should be). Add to that that many students have to have jobs, especially at community colleges. Continue reading

Enjoy the 5th anniversary, mid-winter issue of Campus News!

Here is our amazing 5th anniversary issue of Campus News, America’s college paper! Read how this paper started, advice for online daters, advice about GPA, an op-ed about turning from a student to instructor, a hard-luck story of a student who finally is returning to college 15 years later, a review of “The Interview,” adjunct instruction, texting, “Broom Hilda” and more!

This issue is brought to you by Molloy College, Long Island University, Mercy College, the College of St. Rose, St. Joseph’s College, Vaughn College, Five Towns College, St. Thomas Aquinas College and St. Francis College.


Download the PDF by clicking on the image above or here. This issue looks great on a computer or any device. Or print it out and read later! Happy New Year!

Web site 2014: year in review

Here are our web stats from the past year. Enjoy.

Here’s an excerpt:

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 66,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

The problem with New Year’s resolutions

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By Tiffany Hervas
Campus News

At the end of every year comes the renewal of hope and inspiration for change. Champagne bottles pop and glasses cling as the world welcomes in the New Year.  Full of second chances, rekindled love and passions; people look forward to the setting of new goals and aspirations. Within a matter of 24 hours suddenly the world is filled with a renewed spirit, declaring, “This is the year for change!”

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Movie Review: Is “The Interview,” available for $5.99 on YouTube, worth it?


By Darren Johnson
Campus News and Nu2U

Who knew you could rent movies via YouTube? The big winner in this whole Sony leak/controversy over the Christmas-release “The Interview” may be the previously free video site.

This will definitely put YouTube on the map as a major streaming service.

Sony decided to mostly let the Internet carry the film. On YouTube, you can rent it for $5.99, Continue reading