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Bodies of distraction: what school dress codes say about men and women

Bodies of distraction: what school dress codes say about men and women

Christopher Leelum April 20, 2016
How much skin is a woman allowed to show in the classroom? If you’re a man, like me, the answer is easy: as little as possible because I’m trying to concentrate please.
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(HEATHER KHALIFA/THE STATESMAN)

Let’s unleash Microsoft’s “Tay” on the presidential campaign

Christopher Leelum March 31, 2016
Can man — the so evidently fallible ape with amazing capacities for violence, racism and terror — actually create intelligence?
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Benefits of the Socratic method: Philosophy is practical

Benefits of the Socratic method: Philosophy is practical

Christopher Leelum March 29, 2016
Considering the most common criticism of the major — “What can you do in the real world with a philosophy degree?” — I have a lot of clearing up to do.
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Generation gap in numbers

Generation gap in numbers

Christopher Leelum February 10, 2016
I present to you the characteristics of a millennial sex life and how some compare to previous generations, with some surprisingly different conclusions than you may expect.
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Work place stress goes over looked by many, yet effects thousands of employees each year.

Street Meat: NYC could use real stress-relief centers

Christopher Leelum January 24, 2016
Wouldn’t be nice to designate a safe area where New York’s blue and white collars can rub one out together?
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A fire broke out in an ONeill College E wing dorm room (above, top left) on Nov. 21, 2015. The Setauket Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire before throwing the destroyed contents of the room out onto the lawn below. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/THE STATESMAN

How to handle O’Neill’s student-refugees

Christopher Leelum and Emily Benson November 23, 2015
As lawful residents of Stony Brook’s campus housing, we refuse to accept any displaced students in our rooms (for sake of explanation, we’ll call them “student-refugees”).
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Have a holly, jolly Christ-less Christmas

Have a holly, jolly Christ-less Christmas

Christopher Leelum November 19, 2015
The number of non-religious adults in the U.S. is on the rise, but many still live in fear of expressing their indifference.
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Tom Brady, above, a three-time Super Bowl MVP, has led the Patriots since 2001. Since then, the team has won four championships and been through two major scandals.

Dear Patriots, I’m (almost) breaking up with you

Christopher Leelum September 15, 2015
A damning report by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” was released last Tuesday in which every Patriot-hater was given the greatest amount of ammunition behind the accusations.
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PHOTO CREDIT: RYAN MANNIE

Tolerating intolerance: where does it end?

Christopher Leelum July 11, 2015
The most interesting argument against gay marriage I’ve heard is the famous “Where does it end?” defense. If gays can marry, what’s stopping polygamy, pedophilia, zoophilia?
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PHOTO CREDIT: ANDREA CHARIDEMOU

The pursuit of passion with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Christopher Leelum April 28, 2015
Over 2,600 people packed into the Island Federal Credit Union Arena to hear Tyson summarize his journey from Bronx nerd to director of the Hayden Planetarium.
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Current USG President, Gary Lachar, above, said about $176,000 in unallocated funds would be added per year with the fee increase. MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN

Campus briefing: Students to vote on Student Activity Fee raise

Christopher Leelum April 20, 2015
Along with potential candidates, students will have an important issue to vote in during this year’s USG elections—a possible increase of the Student Activity Fee.
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The main two parties this year running for USG are the Party party and the House Party. Voting will end on May 1. PHOTO CREDIT: STONY BROOK USG

On the campaign trail: Meet the 2015 USG candidates

Christopher Leelum April 19, 2015
Friday, April 17 marked the beginning of campaigning, and starting on April 27, the SOLAR system will open up for voting. Elections officially end on May 1.
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