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Sex trafficking – the real world danger

What is sex trafficking? Who is in danger of becoming a victim? Where does it occur and can you prevent yourself from becoming a victim? These are all questions that you may have asked yourself or if you haven’t, maybe you should. Human trafficking generates $9.5 billion yearly in the United States. …

St Patrick's Day

Five Hot Spots for St. Patrick’s Day

The spring is rapidly approaching; meaning one of the most decorated holidays is coming up, St. Patrick’s Day. With the heavily saturated Irish-American population in New York, there is no better way to celebrate St. Patty’s, than to go to the remarkable St. Patrick’s Day Parade. But after the parade, …

Stress

Stress Management: You’re Stronger Than You Think.

The familiar phrase, “I’m stressed,” is used daily as a sentence by many people, especially college students across the country. From tedious assignments to major examinations, there are literally millions of reasons why students become stressed. Although stress is coined as a harmless bodily function by a majority of the …

March

Celebrate The Ides of March!

Have you ever heard of the Ides of March? If so, do you know what the true meaning is behind it? Everyone seems to know the myth of Friday 13th but March 15th also marks a day of death. The death of a Roman General Statesman: Julius Caesar. The Romans …

TheGrowlers

The Monthly Growl

The Purpose of the Pedometer Program By Matthew Clendenin At NYIT/VIP there is currently a program that features pedometers.  It is sponsored by Ernst VanBergeijk, associate Dean of the Vocational Independence Program, and Erin Vlasak, an administrator.  They both came up with the idea because it encourages students to become …

VIPGroup

Meet the Growlers

On February 11, members of the campus slate including myself had the privilege of meeting four extraordinary students from NYIT’s Central Islip campus. These four students also happen to be writers for their own school newspaper called, “The Monthly Growl.” On the large, beautiful landscape in Central Islip, students with …

VIP Graduates

The VIP Program

If you take a stroll through NYIT’s Central Islip campus you’ll notice there is plenty of room, and a bit of a quiet environment on the outside. It seems like your typical college campus setup. On the grass there are volleyball nets, dormitories, and even a baseball field. It’s quite …

Spring Break

Affordable Spring Break Options for College Students

Spring break is just around the corner! There’s only 10 days until we can get away from all this snow and treacherous cold weather. But realistically as a college student can we really afford to take a plane to Cancun for an all-inclusive weekend and party? For the majority of …