Obscura, the literary magazine of Lehman College is edited and produced by Lehman students, and solely features the writing, artwork, and photography of our students and alumni.
The Spring 2012 issue is now available. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the magazine, contact the Department of English at 718-960-8556, or stop by Carman Hall, Room 302.
This issue also features work by two high school students, as a result of our growing partnership with the NYC Lab School for...Read More » » Read More »
March 29 Distinguished Professor and renown poet Billy
Collins read along with Lehman professors Salita
Bryant, Jason Koo, and George Green. The Lovinger Theatre
was packed with over 350 people in the audience. Each poet
read from published and upcoming work and showed a diverse range,
touching on the witty, tender, edgy, and passionate. The
full video of Billy Collins reading is below.
The Arts and Literature are alive and well here at Lehman. For a full listing of Arts and Humanities...
March 21 Lehman welcomed acclaimed author Esmeralda Santiago to Lehman as the keynote speaker
for the annual Lehman Lecture. Nearly 400 people packed the
Lovinger Theatre to hear Ms. Santiago speak, and she did not
disappoint. The author of the acclaimed memoirs, When I Was
Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman, and the new
historical novel, Conquistadora, Ms. Santiago spoke about
her life as an immigrant and as a writer, and inspired the entire
It was a great day for Lehman to host...
Now that Jeremy Lin has come down to earth, and the Knicks have shown themselves to be nothing more than playoff hopefuls this year, there remain two lessons to be learned by student and professional writers alike.
With the rise of Jeremy Lin, who could ignore the pun frenzy in the media: "Linsanity"; "The Lin Dynasty"; "Lin-Diesel"; a virtual smorgasbord of puns! A headline writer's dream.
Until it became careless, unprofessional, and irresponsible. An ESPN writer was terminated for writing...Re... Read More »
(The author of this article is Gregory Castro; it is being reposted here by permission of Meridian, the Student Newspaper of Lehman College.)
Effective this September, all CUNY schools will become smoke-free, making CUNY “the largest smoke-free public university system in the United States.” Students, faculty and staff will be required to step out of school grounds in order to smoke.
Cindy Kreisberg, the Director of Lehman’s Student Health Center, said that there will be no smoking “within...Read More »
In late January, the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) released proposed district lines for the State Assembly and State Senate. Shortly after, LATFOR scheduled a series of meetings across New York state for the public to voice their opinions.
On January 31, Bronx residents had the opportunity to testify in front of a panel at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The panel comprised of LATFOR members, including Senators Michael Nozzolio (R-Finger Lakes) and...Rea... Read More »
The Lehman Lightning Women’s basketball team has picked itself up by the bootstraps. When assessing the team’s performance thus far, one can conclude that there has been constant, gradual improvement.
Initially struggling out of the gate at 4-6, highlighted by a 53-point thumping at the hands of national powerhouse Amherst College , the Lightning remained poised and confident. After a rough 0-3 start to the season, sophomore guard Chris Mary Martinez reassured that it was simply a matter of...Read... Read More »