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Before Assange… there was Ellsberg

Christian Santana May 5, 2011

When Daniel Ellsberg leaked the first excerpts of the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times in 1971, he sparked a chain of events that would forever cement his place in American history. Seeing parallels...

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Culinary Club See Visions of Culinary Beauty in the City

Christian Santana May 5, 2011

Although most college students would normally shy away from the prospect of waking up in time to catch a 10 a.m. train on a Saturday morning, members of the Culinary Club did just that when they embarked...

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Cosmic Couple Shooting for the Stars

Christian Santana April 26, 2011

Though they often stick close during performances and presentations, the characters Solas Teev and Nara Pel may not have ever known each other in the Star Wars universe were it not for Jedi holocron technology...

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Lightsabers Light Up for Charity

Christian Santana April 20, 2011

When Brian van Kuik isn’t a main control room operations coordinator for the collider-accelerator department at Brookhaven National Laboratory, he is Taomoon Nightstar, the masked, lightsaber wielding...

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Nader Crusades into Stony Brook

Nader Crusades into Stony Brook

Christian Santana March 29, 2011

Returning to Stony Brook University for the first time since the 1980s, consumer advocate and attorney Ralph Nader spoke before a nearly full auditorium in the Student Activities Center, praising the values...

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Trying to Bring the Land of the Rising Sun a New Dawn

Trying to Bring the Land of the Rising Sun a New Dawn

Christian Santana March 29, 2011

Visitors to the Wang Center were greeted by the thunderous, steady pulse of taiko drums, which reverberated through the Wang Center’s atriums like a heartbeat. The Taiko Tides drumming ensemble stood...

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Campus Lifetime Goes Back to the Stone Age

Christian Santana March 13, 2011

In a corner of the bookstore ringed with shelves containing hooded sweatshirts and other university merchandise, archaeologist and professor John Shea set down his supplies and immediately began to...

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Students Fight to Keep Favorite Professor

Christian Santana February 23, 2011

Dr. David Maynard’s office in Room 3017 of the Melville Library is sparsely decorated and nearly empty, save for a desk, a calendar, two small bookcases and a large desk with a plethora of forms and...

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SBUChat: A New Way to Communicate

SBUChat: A New Way to Communicate

Christian Santana December 23, 2010
Ibrahim Kshash, a senior information systems and studio art major, envisioned the creation of an anonymous and simple-to-use discussion board in which students would be free to discuss whatever they pleased. The result, SBUChat.
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Walter’s Tagging Spree Comes to an End

Christian Santana December 7, 2010

Since spring 2010, red striped United States Postal Service priority mail stickers have been ubiquitous on campus—they were plastered throughout the academic mall in buildings, on trash receptacles,...

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Hotel Protest

Christian Santana November 14, 2010

Students carrying handmade signs painted with slogans such as “What About the Salamanders” and  “Save Your Trees” gathered in the Students Activities Center plaza to protest the planned university...

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WORLD WAR SBU: A Reporter’s Look Inside Humans vs. Zombies

Christian Santana October 25, 2010
The Second Zombie War at Stony Brook University was a chain of events that began with the spread of bacteria, Necro streptococcus pyogenesm, inside a newspaper kiosk in Times Square.
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