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Facebook announced its intentions to provide an online dating service through its mobile app. MANJU SHIVACHARAN/STATESMAN FILE

Don’t want to date with Facebook

Andrew Goldstein May 2, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is planning to offer an online dating service. Please don’t.
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A corpsman donates blood during a blood drive held by the Blood Donor Team. Genetic testing companies like 23andMe could be required to give out the genetic data they collect if given a court order. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Our DNA can be used against us

Andrew Goldstein April 29, 2018
Once my genetic code is out there, how can I be sure it will be safe?
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A group of students studying. SARA SUPRIYATNO/STATESMAN FILE

Even during finals, your mental health is important

Andrew Goldstein April 26, 2018
I’ve been in a class where a student fainted during an exam.
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A room in Javits Lecture Hall . EZRA MARGONO/STATESMAN FILE

Professors are people too

Andrew Goldstein April 22, 2018
Recognizing that our professors are human makes them more approachable and reasonable.
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Dr. Michael Schrimpff leads a nature walk through the Ashley Schiff Preserve on Stony Brook Universitys campus in honor of Earthstock. STEPHANIE YUVIENCO/STATESMAN FILE

Let’s reframe environmentalism

Andrew Goldstein April 18, 2018
By making little decisions and appreciating the nature we have, we become a society that cares for its tool.
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Some people find time management and setting personal goals and deadlines difficult. Organizing your time in shorter increments can be helpful.

Keeping a count to ensure growth

Andrew Goldstein April 15, 2018
We make order by counting. To set and achieve our own goals, we need both short-term and long-term checks.
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Candidates for Undergraduate Student Government President, Meelod Wafajow (left)and Justas Klimavicius (right) take the stage during USGs elections debate in the Student Activities Center Ballroom B on Tues. March 20. The debate gave candidates running for executive positions an opportunity to inform students of their platform. This election, four of the seven executive positions have candidates are running uncontested. LUIS RUIZ/THE STATESMAN

Students must be more active in USG

Andrew Goldstein March 28, 2018
This is not some high school government that has “will start selling breakfast waffles” as its major campaign promise. It is time for us, as students, to take a larger part in this community.
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An Uber self-driving car, one of which killed a woman in Arizona on Sunday, March 18. Motor-vehicle related deaths per million vehicle miles driven have plummeted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  DLLU/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 4.0

Self-driving vehicles are a window to the future

Andrew Goldstein March 28, 2018
As with all new technologies, the regulations regarding self-driving cars aren’t where they should be yet.
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Bicycles buried in snow in front of Toscanini College. ERIC SCHMID/STATESMAN FILE

Spring break should fall on a different week

Andrew Goldstein March 25, 2018
This was the third spring break in a row where there was a snowstorm that elicited an email from Stony Brook Emergency Management. Spring break wasn’t even during spring.
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The increased fee covers expenses in technology, transportation. JESUS PICHARDO/STATESMAN FILE

Don’t sacrifice the university for the budget

Andrew Goldstein March 4, 2018
Budget problems are not solved overnight. Drastic measures have been and will continue to be taken, but efforts must be made to localize and reduce the damage so that the university can emerge minimally scathed.
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Students gather outside Heavy Engineering. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Despite similar acceptance rates, more men than women enroll at Stony Brook

Andrew Goldstein February 25, 2018
Women make up a smaller percentage of Stony Brook undergraduate students than they did a decade ago, despite having higher retention and graduation rates than their male counterparts.
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A woman holding a candle at a vigil for the Chapel Hill shooting victims in 2015. On March 26, 2019, Stony Brook students gathered for another vigil for the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting victims. HEATHER KHALIFA/ STATESMAN FILE

What are we doing to prevent school shootings?

Andrew Goldstein February 15, 2018
The Stony Brook University Police Department has a website dedicated to Active Shooter Programs, along with a video about active shooter preparedness — instructing viewers how to act if an active shooter situation occurs on campus.
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