My name is Nicholas Cipollo, and I am a historian, elections nerd, writer, and graduate student. I graduated in August 2016 from Dowling College with a BA in History and a minor in Political Science. I am also currently a graduate student at Long Island University, where I am continuing to study history. Raised on Long Island, I grew Color Portraitup in an environment where I was allowed to follow my passions, among them include history and writing, which I hope to combine here on this site.

It is my hope that by writing here, I can share my opinions on current events and to write history to utilize a degree which I had spent four years of hard work to earn. For years friends and family urged me to start a blog throughout the course of many political debates and discussions, and finally I am starting that effort today. As I continue through my academic journey, including writing a difficult master’s thesis, I hope that this website will be a source of interesting discussions on politics, history, and other subjects I find interesting.  Above all else I hope that you enjoy some of my writing and musings over the course of this site’s existence.