Now a pop star and anti-bullying activist, Meredith O’Connor isn’t shy about sharing her experiences with bullying. As a student on Long Island, she even dealt with a bully who broke her nose during school and didn’t feel like she had a safe space to get help, according to Thrive Global. But when her original song “Celebrity” took off on YouTube back in 2013, O’Connor … Continue reading Meredith O’Connor Teases Her Upcoming Anti-bullying Film ‘Playing The Game’
Residents in the devastated beachfront communities on Long Island are beginning the mammoth clean-up task after Hurricane Sandy even as some question whether they will even stay in their waterfront homes. Kristen Maldonado talks to residents at hard-hit Island Park which sustained significant damage during the so-called superstorm. Some say they are only cleaning up their homes so they can sell while others are resigned … Continue reading Sandy Disaster Will Make Us Leave Island Park, Says Resident
Since Hurricane Sandy hit on Monday, I haven’t had power, but that hasn’t stopped me from going out and reporting on what’s going on around the area. I’ve been using social media as a main source to share my reporting, which has been used by the Long Island Report, an “award-winning multimedia news organization” run entirely by student journalists from Hofstra University. The following are … Continue reading My Hurricane Sandy Coverage
Long Island band TOXIN spreads anti-bullying message with “I Am” music video. Continue reading TOXIN’s Anti-Bullying Anthem
The members of Long Island-based band TOXIN are standing up to bullying in their new music video, “I Am,” and are encouraging others to do the same. TOXIN formed back in 2007 and consists of lead singer Jason Kloos, guitarist Ross Medico, bass player Joe Gigante, drummer Brian Maldonado, and keyboardist Mat Brandon. Working hard to make a name for themselves, the band had performed everywhere from Florida to Germany … Continue reading TOXIN’s New Music Video Is An Anti-Bullying Anthem!