Jun 29, 2017


Past Issues


October 2011

Letters from Student Leaders

Editor-in-Chief’s Letter

Dear Readers,

As a chill begins to grip the air and green leaves explode into a wonderful array of colors, we are all forced to remember that fall is upon us. It is hard to believe that a month has already passed since we first welcomed the 2011 Fall Semester. Hopefully, you have adjusted to your new schedules, met new and old friends, and have had a chance to participate in one of Dowling College’s many events and activities that student clubs and organizations have worked tirelessly on to make possible. October is geared to be another great month for student activities.

The History Club will be hosting their annual Oktoberfest with a brief introduction by Dr. David Meskill and German food and fake beer in the conservatory (10/5, starting at 4 p.m.). STAND is presenting their Midnight Madness event where students will enjoy fun icebreakers, games, and food in the Brookhaven Residence Longue (10/6, starting at 8 p.m.). If you are interested in law, the Pre-Law Society Club would like to welcome you to the Study where a special guest speaker from The Princeton Review will be present (10/11, starting at 2:45 p.m.). Making a quilt, filling a secret share box, playing fun games and activities, and offering ally information, the GSA would love to see you at their National Coming Out Day outside of Racanelli Center (10/11, starting 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.); beyond which, the event will also have a secret share reading (10/11, starting at 6 p.m.). The Drama Club would also like to welcome everyone to their Halloween Movie Night in the Lion’s Den where students will enjoy free food and great movies with friends (10/31, starting at 7 p.m.).

These are just a few events that you can be a part of. Joining and being an active member of a club is a great way to expand on your extracurricular activities, develop your networking horizons, discover new volunteering opportunities, and provide a great chance to socialize with your fellow Dowling students. Therefore, I highly encourage you to get involved and have fun.

And do not forget, the Lion’s Voice would love to hear from everyone. If you have something to say about Dowling College, a professor, a student event, or anything important to you, I encourage you to share your voice by writing and submitting articles to me, Peter Rice, at Pxr17@Dowling.edu. Together, we can write the reflections of our lives.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes,
Peter Rice

SGA President’s Letter

Dear Student,

I hope you are enjoying the various September Welcome activities we have planned throughout the month. Our senators and executive board have been working very diligently to put the various activities and events together for this month. I am pleased to announce that we held our first event in the hangar, which was a great success. I look forward to holding more and more events out at our Brookhaven campus as the year progresses.

I have also been working very hard on representing the students on various committees, making sure that your voice is being heard. If you have an issue that you do not feel comfortable with discussing with an administrator, or do not know where to go, please feel free to contact me at anytime, and I will work to see if the problem can be resolved.

I would also like to take the time to congratulate Dowling’s fifth president, Scott Rudolph, as his service was recognized by the College Board of Trustees recently. President Rudolph’s contributions, both as a member of the College Board of Trustees and as president, were more than anyone could ask for. So on behalf of the students of Dowling College, thank you for all that you have done.

In closing, I hope everyone is enjoying their semester, and I hope you are excited for all of the great things Dowling College has to offer.

James R. V. Rhodes
Student Government Association President
631–244–3069 (Oakdale)
631–244–1967 (Brookhaven)

College News

Irene vs. Dowling College: The Match-Up

by Alyssa Copeland

On August 28th, her wrath was devastating. The wave of destruction that Hurricane Irene left behind all along the East Coast is almost unimaginable…


by James R. V. Rhodes

Oakdale, NY – On Sunday, September 25th the National Society of Collegiate scholars at Dowling College inducted over sixty new members into its ranks…

Where is the Shuttle Bus!?

by Kimberly Charles

Many Dowling College students, including myself, have uttered the same dragging question at the bus stop time and time again, “Where is the shuttle bus!?”

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2011 Induction Convocation!

by Jennifer Siebert

Dowling students with outstanding academics and leadership were inducted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). The Dowling College Chapter of NSCS is run by Michelle Knuth…

Dowling Clubs

The following organizations have a few updates that you may be interested in:

American Association of Airport Executives

Business Society

History Club

Drama Club


The Flying Lions Flight Team

Humanitarian Club

Council for Exceptional Children


Campus Events

The Anthony Giordono Gallery

by Melissa Theodorakatos

Students who walk through the Rudolph Campus on a regular basis are aware of the beautiful and vast scenery…

Student Spotlight

SGA President Honored at Leadership Conference

by Alyssa Copeland

It has been a common occurrence since I have moved to Long Island four years ago to hear many of my friends and family members (particularly the younger ones) say…

Professor Interviews

Getting to know your History Department

by Peter Rice

History happens every day, and the History Department of Dowling College is dedicated to studying and teaching it. Boasting a reputable faculty, the Department offers…

News Around the Globe

The Loss of a Beloved Teenager

by Melissa A. Theodorakatos

“Thank you Lady Gaga for everything you have done for me. Paws up forever.”

Those were the final words ever written by 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer…

General News and Entertainment

Summer of Movies

by Stephen F. Sullivan

The box office had huge hits during the summer filled with sequels, reboots, and finales. Arguably, the most…

Music of the Summer

by Stephen F. Sullivan

Top 40 music never ceases to be interesting, with singles and albums from huge names dropping this past summer. Arguably…

Comic Book Review: I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason

by Mark Breckles

If the title does not get you interested, everything else about the comic will. I Killed Adolf Hitler is the type of comic that will…

Student Literature

Stalwart Walls

by Caroline Galeotafiore

II. Intensive Care

by Melissa Theodorakatos

Recipe Corner

Falling Away From Summer

by Arianna Johnson

This summer, I was lucky enough to have an internship at Dan’s Papers in the Hamptons. To be perfectly honest, I could not have asked for a…



By Brian Scios

Brookhaven, N.Y.- The Dowling women’s soccer team earned their 3rd straight victory as Kristy Vitale scored in the 109th minute to give the Golden Lions a 2–1 victory…


By Brian Scios

Oakdale, NY- The Golden Lions fell to the Chargers of the University of New Haven during a nonconference matchup…


By Brian Scios

Riverhead, N.Y.- Kurt Brey defeated Jeff Schaller of Concordia College in a 4-hole playoff to win the annual Dowling September Shootout held at Long Island National Golf Links in Riverhead…


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