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Music, media and the mental state of the University

Anya Marquardt and Skylar Sena April 23, 2023
We at The Statesman wanted to take a look at how this increase in music and media consumption could possibly be linked to the mental health issues currently facing college students today.
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The books that made us: Anya Marquardt

Anya Marquardt April 2, 2023
From the earliest time I can remember, my parents always made sure I had a book in my hand. I wasn’t a video game enthusiast or an “iPad kid” — I was that kid who would rather sit on the bleachers and read a book than join in on the soccer game.
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Brittney Dietz wears a cross necklace. Stony Brook students felt hindered by the lack of sexual education in Catholic school. BRITTNEY DIETZ

Sex ed: Three Catholic school testimonials

Anya Marquardt, Maria Lynders, and Sarah Murphy March 26, 2023
Ahead of the 2023 "Sex and Relationships" special issue, three Stony Brook students reflected on the Catholic education they received before transitioning to the public school system.
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The Statesman’s Top 10 sexiest foods to spice up your life

Anya Marquardt March 26, 2023
Food. Diverse in its ability to create, share and savor. Food is romance served on a platter for us to share with those we love, or to show ourselves some self-love.
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Sam Cornetta and Morgan Tiller posing for the photoshoot. Lack of inclusive sex education hurts queer students. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Lack of inclusive sex education is hurting queer students

Anya Marquardt March 21, 2023
#OPINION: I wasn't shown a condom in school until my senior year at a mandatory meeting for students attending prom. Yes, I knew what a condom was — but only from the internet.
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The official poster for HBOs The Last of Us. Based on Naughty Dogs video game of the same name, actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey play leads as Joel and Ellie in the aftermath of a global pandemic. HBO

“The Last of Us” Review: More than the newest sci-fi craze

Anya Marquardt March 19, 2023
“The Last of Us”, an HBO adaption of the wildly popular 2013 video game, isn’t really about zombies; it’s more a philosophical look at human nature and what we are willing to resort to in order to survive.
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The ‘Elon Musk Era’ will make our Twitter fears come true

Anya Marquardt November 1, 2022
#OPINION: Elon Musk's landmark $44 billion purchase of Twitter has many severe repercussions, and, quite frankly, puts users in a pretty big dilemma. 
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NFL’s concussion issues continue with Tua Tagovailoa

Anya Marquardt October 11, 2022
#OPINION: The most recent issue to befall the NFL regards their concussion protocol, and it is well warranted. It is past time for the NFL to make a change in order to protect their players. 
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OPINION: Cable TV is the past; streaming is the future

OPINION: Cable TV is the past; streaming is the future

Anya Marquardt September 25, 2022
#OPINION: Streaming services now provide a wider variety of entertainment compared to cable, cater better to the busy schedules of today’s younger populations and are also producing better quality television due to higher budgets.
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What Stony Brook can learn from COVID-19

Anya Marquardt September 11, 2022
It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-year, transfer or returning student; we’re living in a society that some are already referring to as post-COVID. However, we also need to think about what COVID has taught us and how to carry those lessons with us.
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Deshaun Watson and the NFL’s disdain for accountability

Anya Marquardt September 1, 2022
The NFL cannot try to craft the narrative that they stand up for women when they have fostered a culture that allows for short suspensions and a lack of acknowledgement.
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Roe v. Wade’s defeat continues to wreak havoc months later

Anya Marquardt and Christine Kelley August 10, 2022
#OPINION: Abortion rights in America are taking a nosedive. In the month since Roe v. Wade’s defeat, states have put abortion on the ballot. Eleven states bar even rape and incest victims from getting abortions.
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