Articles by Chris Peraino

Hofstra's New Globe Theater during an April 9 performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). CHRIS PERAINO

Hofstra concludes inaugural season of New Globe Theater

By Chris Peraino Heidi Gleichauf, a junior at Hofstra University, punted Yorick’s skull into a crowd equal parts amused and startled. She committed this Shakespeare blasphemy under the same Latin phrase – “Totus mundus agit…




A rack of dresses at ReCreateU, one of Prom Boutique's drop-off locations. Photo by Christian Cangiano

Prom Boutique expands with online innovation

By Chris Peraino and Christian Cangiano Prom Boutique, an annual Long Island-wide donation event that supplies young women of low-income with dresses and accessories for their prom and graduation, started collecting dresses online for the…





Niloofar Sima, an Iranian citizen and sophomore at Stony Brook University, recalled discouraging her mother from traveling home to visit her ill grandmother: "I told her you going there is not going to change a thing." SKYLER GILBERT/THE LONG ISLANDER

Rutgers cancels trip to Mecca despite executive ban appeal

By Chris Peraino and Skyler Gilbert The Center of Islamic Life at Rutgers University has cancelled an upcoming hajj, citing airport discrimination anxieties despite a federal appeals court refusing to reinstate President Trump’s executive travel…