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Get a Refund on Chase Bank Wire Transfer Fees In 4 Steps

Anya Marquardt May 11, 2022

ContentWhy is Chase charging me a $12 service fee?Chase Bank international wire transfer timesChase international wire transferHow Much Time Do Wire Transfers Take? Incoming wire transfers received without...

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An empty lecture hall in Javits Lecture Center.  CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

To SBU students: You’re almost there!

Anya Marquardt May 1, 2021
#OPINION I’m writing an open letter to you all about this past school year ... isn’t it crazy that it’s almost over?
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The United States Capitol Building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

To go green, we must take smaller steps in legislation

Anya Marquardt April 24, 2021
#OPINION In order to address climate change, legislation must be passed. Even if we don’t agree with all the Green New Deal proposes, we can see it as a positive step toward solving one of the world’s most pressing problems.
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Despite Alabama defeat, Amazon employees should continue their union fight

Anya Marquardt April 15, 2021
#OPINION Recent reports have come out targeting Amazon for exposing their workers to inhumane conditions. Amid these reports, Amazon workers have been moving towards forming labor unions in order to gain extra protection and rights in the workplace. 
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A student smiling on an iPhone camera while surrounded by Black and White. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

The consequences of romanticizing mental illnesses

Anya Marquardt October 4, 2020
#OPINION Do not rely on a show or movie that portrays someone with a mental disorder to make you declare that you have a disorder. The romanticization of mental health is harmful to all of us, whether you have a mental disorder or not.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy deserves to be remembered 

Anya Marquardt September 30, 2020
#OPINION Ruth Bader Ginsberg spent her entire life breaking gender norms and fighting for others. No matter how difficult the challenge ahead of her was, she continued to persevere.
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To all college students: Stop partying

Anya Marquardt September 12, 2020
#OPINION Many academic institutions across the country have reported outbreaks of COVID-19 on their campuses, with many of them being attributed to a common occurrence: Parties. These parties need to stop to allow students to safely remain on campus.
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Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Sept. 5, 2019. The USG elections will end on Friday, Sept. 11.BERNARD SANCHEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Do your part – vote for USG elections this week

Anya Marquardt September 10, 2020
#OPINION It is up to us, the student body, to choose who we want to represent us. We should take advantage of this opportunity, as those in office will be the ones who push for more initiatives to help the student body.
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The Tabler quad building at Stony Brook University on May 21. 
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A college student’s perspective on quarantine

Anya Marquardt May 25, 2020
COVID-19 has affected us all in one way or another. For college students like me, it meant turning our lives upside down – we lost the familiarity of seeing our peers in a physical classroom setting.
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Why we should stick with primaries and leave caucuses behind

Anya Marquardt March 4, 2020
It is counterproductive to have two different types of preliminary votes, especially when one is already being used more than the other — the majority of states using primaries instead of caucuses. 
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Most recent map of the coronavirus from the Center for Disease Control. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Downplaying the severity of the coronavirus is counterproductive

Anya Marquardt February 22, 2020

An updated map of the coronavirus from the Center for Disease Control. As of Feb. 22, at least 2,362 people have died due to the coronavirus, and over 77,988 people have been infected worldwide with the...

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The top three candidates at the Iowa caucus. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Iowa caucus results plagued by new technology application

Anya Marquardt February 9, 2020
The Iowa caucuses took place last Monday — the first caucuses to take place in the 2020 election season. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, won by a slim margin.
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