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Ammerman campus hosts a blood drive

On May 2, the Ammerman campus hosted a blood drive for students and faculty in the Montauk Point Room in the Babylon Student Center. Here’s a photo tour of the event.

F835D7E4-FEF3-49BF-A604-403994F8D727Anthony Tarascio, 19, gets his blood pressure measured by a nurse before he donates blood. “I used to do it when I was in high school all the time,” he says. “It’s a quick and easy thing to do.”

48E8A1C9-5A5A-4C92-BEAC-39EFB81803D5A nurse talks to Tarascio as she measures his blood pressure.

4954E79B-88DC-4450-9093-093816ED995CAmos McArthur, 20, thinks donating blood could help save a life. “I feel like it helps out the people that actually need it.”

F52B6DCA-32A1-4896-9B60-6556545DB377McArthur’s blood pressure was measured as he sat in a lawn chair.

E7808523-4278-4193-A49E-4E332AD1BE5BJaclyn Erickson, 19, has been donating since her senior year of high school. “It just gives me good feeling,” she says. “I hope it goes to someone who actually needs it.”

29ABAD0F-3DD4-473C-8578-6C5C05D353D1A pint of blood is drawn from Erickson’s arm.

4CD2970E-B447-404C-82B2-D1816094FC90Erickson attempts to relax while the needle is in her left arm drawing blood. It takes about eight to 10  minutes.

70560490-7829-4D57-AC74-6FEA0656621EErickson has donated a pint of blood and it’s ready to be stored.

6A7EFD8B-8341-47F7-8B51-60FEB06743CAThe nurse instructed Erickson to hold her arm applying pressure to the needle site to stop the bleeding.

BBCA7322-1135-4513-B717-F04DB1F6CB4AAfter donating blood, people are instructed to hydrate and eat sugary snacks for 10 to 15 minutes to recover a loss of glucose.

98A8AC39-89F1-4498-A8C6-78AF33C9641BThe selection of snacks included Oreos and chips. The entire blood donation process took about 75 minutes.

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SCCC Starbucks barista Liv Sands brews up your java fix

Starbucks barista and Suffolk County Community College student Liv Sands. Photo by Rob Guerrero (April 25, 2018) 

Meet Liv Sands, a 21-year-old liberal arts student in her 4th semester who works part time as a barista at SCCC’s hottest spot, Starbucks, in the Babylon Student Center.

Sands said she likes working with good people and enjoys the reactions from customers when they try samples. She added that her favorite drink to make is the Caramel Macchiato.

10 ways SCCC students enjoy their coffee

The No. 1 school supply for a college student is coffee. Just take a look around. Students everywhere can be caught carrying a cup of coffee in addition to the backpack and books.

Here’s how some students enjoy their java.

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Photo by Courtney Nigro (April 10, 2018)

Maria Massumeci is drinking a cinnamon almond milk iced macchiato before dashing off to class.

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Photo by Courtney Nigro (April 11, 2018)

Melissa Parente, 18, a hotel and resort management major stopped at Starbucks for a muffin and Hazelnut Caramel Macchiato to kick-start her day.

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Photo by Courtney Nigro (April 11, 2018)

Students are always packing the Starbucks in the Babylon Student Center. Between class times, there is always a wait for coffee.

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Photo by Courtney Nigro (April 9, 2018)

Heather Comancho, 18, an education major, is sipping on an iced coffee. “I was falling asleep in class. I really need my coffee,” said Comacho.

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Photo by Courtney Nigro (April 9, 2018)

On this day, Starbucks had run out of caramel for Comancho’s usual order of an iced caramel coffee, she is adding sugar to get her coffee to her desired sweetness.

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Tara Roden, 19, criminal justice majo,  is a Starbucks regular. “The employees know my name and my order because I’m there every day,” she says. Her coffee even complies with the library’s “Snacks, Not Meals” rule, so she could sip it while studying for a test

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Photo by Courtney Nigro (April 11, 2018)

Starbucks is not the only source of caffeine for students. The Islip Arts building has an espresso machine, where an espresso shot is $1.

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Students are also bringing coffee from home to save money while still getting a caffeine fix. It’s also library-friendly.

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Starbucks seems to be students most popular choice for caffeine, it is the newest addition to the campus for the 2017-2018 school year, and students can purchase it using their ID card.

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If the Starbucks line is too long, and there’s just not enough time to wait, the cafeteria has a coffee station, too.

SCCC students are ready to show their talent

Juilette Walcott, 19, is excited about performing in front of an audience for the first time at the talent show.  Photo credit: Ben Cummings

This Friday, students will be competing to win top prize before a panel of judges in SCCC’s talent show in the Babylon Student Center cafeteria.

Music, dance and comedy acts will all be part of this year’s show, which is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

“It’s going to be a good challenge as a musician,” said Justice Sedea, 19, a computer science major who has been playing the guitar since he was 9 years old but has never performed in front of an audience. “I was really nervous for the audition,” said Sedea, “but once I got into to, I felt like the only person there.”

Sedea will be playing and singing “Mr. Maker” by The Kooks.

Also featured on this year’s bills is voice major Juliette Walcott, 19.

“I was nervous at first,” Walcott said of the audition earlier this month. “I’m used to playing in front of an audience, not judges.”

Walcott is a part of the music scene on Long Island and says she’s always excited to perform for people. She will be performing a cover of Post Malones’ “I Fall Apart.”

All told, 15 students will be participating in the talent show. The event starts at 7 p.m.; admission is free.