Peanuts and Popcorn and Quacker Jacks

Ducks fans drawn to more than baseball

By Caroline Smith

Greene Team Correspondent

Callie Martinez munched on a stick of cotton candy and chatted with the other girls in her Girl Scout troop, her back to the Long Island Ducks even as an outfielder dove to catch the ball.
Callie, 9, was much like the majority of the crowd of families and children who attended the Ducks game July 30, concentrating more on popcorn and foam fingers than baseball. More>>

Film Breaks Down Walls of Intolerance

By Ashley Moreno

Greene Team Correspondent

Clarinet in hand, Adam Levy was on his way to an audition when he became entangled in a protest. After being forced to lie on the floor with the demonstrators, he finds himself next to a girl wearing a hijab and there is instantly an undeniable connection. While officers break up the protest and everyone scatters, Adam is left curious as to the identity of the girl wearing the hijab.

Canadian Director Michael Mackenzie’s film, set in the Mile End section of Montreal, establishes a modern day spin-off of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” in “Adams Wall.” The film centers around a blossoming relationship that is road-blocked by hostility between two families and underscored by an intense conflict overseas between their religions. More>>


Public Advocacy A Focus at Touro

By Max Grouchevski

Greene Team Correspondent

Unique among law schools, Touro Law Center sits near both a federal and state courthouse.

 “There are different kinds of cases that our students can go across the street and meet with judges and lawyers and watch cases as they’re done,” said Lawrence Raful, Dean of Touro Law Center.
Touro also has a Public Advocacy Center. “It is the first of its kind in the United States,” said Raful.

There are fourteen offices of groups around Suffolk County that advocate for groups,” Raful said. Students are allowed to choose a particular group, and work to further the cause it supports.

Besides the Public Advocacy Center, third-year students can build their experience by working with individual clients in a clinic.More>>

The Shape of Justice

Basic geometry is at the heart of Architect Richard Meier’s courthouse

By Jaclyn Lattanza

Greene Team Correspondent

The spacious hallways of the Alfonse D’Amato U.S. ’s District Courthouse in Central Islip gleam with light as the sun shines through the tall glass windows.  A rectangle, cube, plane, and cone meshednded together cover the 865,000 square foot spread of the complex. 

This is an example of the vision of architect Richard Meier, who uses basic geometric shapes to express his three main focus points: light, color, and place.  Although his designs may look basic, he insertshas meaning behind every aspect of what he creates.  Inside of the courtrooms, natural cherry wood molds into exact copies of perfectly cut square panels on the walls. More>>


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