Education


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…


Roosevelt High School teachers are the lowest ranked, at #57, in terms of salary pay, in Nassau County. In a fight for fairer pay, teachers gathered in a demonstration on Thursday 26th January. Photo by: Jhacquelle Swaby

Roosevelt teachers fight for fair wages

By Melissa Laker and Jhacquelle Swaby Roosevelt High School teachers have received zero per cent in raises for 11 of the last 18 years and are now fighting for fair wages after their board cancelled…


Southampton High School

Later start to Southampton school is delayed

By Cosette Nunez and Brittany Tesoriero The Southampton school district is no longer considering a later start to the school day for the 2017-2018 academic year, an option that was open until the beginning of February…