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Front of Melville library after a small fire broke out at the buildings Starbucks. The fire has since been quelled, but the library remains closed throughout the day.TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Small fire breaks out in Melville Library Starbucks

Christine Kelley April 28, 2023
A small fire broke out in Starbucks at Melville Library on Friday morning. The fire was put out quickly, but smoke filled the library.
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If we lose the Internet Archive, were screwed

If we lose the Internet Archive, we’re screwed

Christine Kelley April 4, 2023
#OPINION: If the Internet Archive's legal appeal fails, it will be a tragedy of historical proportions.
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The books that made us: Christine Kelley

Christine Kelley March 21, 2023
Over the next few weeks, "The Statesman" will be rolling out "The Books That Made Us," in which members of the newspaper's editorial board share the five books that helped shape the person they are today.
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Writer Christine Kelley poses for the photoshoot. Kelleys personal experiences as part of the LGBTQ+ community and southern culture bridge her past and present.   TIMOTHY GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

How coming out helped me connect with my Southern upbringing

Christine Kelley March 21, 2023
#OPINION: If I didn’t embrace my queerness, polyamory and leftist politics, I’d be lost. But I need that Southern past to ground me as well. That’s roughly what community does; it bridges your past and your present.
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An image from a residents yard the night of the East Palestine Derailment on Feb. 3. By thunderlips36, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Ohio chemicals disaster is normal — and that’s a bad thing

Christine Kelley March 1, 2023
#OPINION: The Feb. 3 derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight train was a disaster in itself. Local authorities’ decision to burn a few of the cars — releasing deadly vinyl chloride into the atmosphere — is nothing short of a climate crisis, facilitated by capitalist greed and governmental stupidity.
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 A bridge in Charlottesville, Va. Last week the University of Virginia (UVA) experienced a mass shooting. CHRISTINE KELLEY/THE STATESMAN

Mass shootings can not define the South

Christine Kelley November 21, 2022
#OPINION: Virginia is awful and terrifying and beautiful and welcoming. If we embrace community and simple pleasures, we can navigate our way out of this violent fascist mess.
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The port at Battery Park. Anastazie Urban arrived here in 1883. CHRISTINE KELLEY/THE STATESMAN

How Battery Park helped me connect with my family history

Christine Kelley November 1, 2022
It is Oct. 23, 2022. I am crying outside Castle Clinton because in a way, this is where I was born. I have never been to Battery Park in my life. But a part was here long ago: 139 years and two weeks earlier.
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Photo of Sanger Hall in Tabler Community. President McInnis has announced that the controversial building will be renamed to Chinn Hall. SAMANTHA LANKOWICZ / THE STATESMAN

President McInnis announces the renaming of Sanger Hall

Christine Kelley June 29, 2022
Sanger Hall, a residential hall in Tabler Community, will receive a new name after nearly two years of public pressure. Sanger Hall is named after Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, an activist for women’s rights and birth control.
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A penguin leads a group of three penguins in Antarctica. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY LYNCH LABS

Professor awarded Pew fellowship for penguin research

Christine Kelley April 24, 2022
Lynch, an associate professor and endowed chair for ecology and evolution at Stony Brook University, is one of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ six 2022 marine fellows, who are all pioneers of conservation research.
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Artist Dan Donato talking about his piece, I Am at War during the grand opening of Detachment on March 30. SYDNEY RIDDLE/THE STATESMAN

SBU art show explores faith and humanity

Christine Kelley April 13, 2022
“I Am At War” explores the symbolic role of objects in Catholicism and art history. Donato, a devout Catholic, says his work...at Stony Brook has evaluated sanctity, objects and whether faith can exist outside the Catholic Church.
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Photo of Sanger Hall in Tabler Community. President McInnis has announced that the controversial building will be renamed to Chinn Hall. SAMANTHA LANKOWICZ / THE STATESMAN

President McInnis to announce Sanger College renaming decision

Christine Kelley April 3, 2022
Stony Brook University officials are recommending that President Maurie McInnis approve the renaming of Sanger College. McInnis will announce her decision this week.
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The trans flag waves through the air. The fight for transgender and nonbinary equality continues strong after much legislative and social opposition.  FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE VIA CC BY 2.0

As Texas attacks trans youth, solidarity remains vital

Christine Kelley March 6, 2022
#OPINION: Trans liberation movements are globally active. Our mere existence proves that Gov. Abbott is wrong. Come look for us. We aren’t going away anytime soon.
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