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The official cover of Red (Taylors Version). The album was released on Nov. 12, 2021. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Why the battle to protect artists starts with us

Justin Chassin January 19, 2022
Too often, record labels abuse their authority over artists' master recordings to maximize profit at the detriment of artists who create original material. It is critical that we raise awareness of these issues in order to prevent mistreatment.
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Elon Musk at a TEDxTalk in 2017. STEVE JURVETSON
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Billionaires and charitable organizations must work together to end world hunger

Justin Chassin November 7, 2021
#OPINION The World Food Programme (WFP) needs continued funding from billionaire investors such as Elon Musk. However, as the cost of addressing world hunger increases, the WFP must do a better job of communicating specific spending plans to convince donors.
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The mental health impacts of the pandemic must be acknowledged by SBU faculty

Justin Chassin October 24, 2021
#OPINION: As we embark on the second half of our first in-person semester in a long time, I still feel like we’re in recovery from the pandemic. The past few semesters have been a challenge.
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How climate change is being reimagined in fiction

Justin Chassin April 24, 2021
#OPINION Although it may come as a surprise to some, our generation is being impacted as we speak. A child born today faces health risks to their immune systems from environmental pollutants, along with long-term damage from heightened temperatures and air pollution.
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Candace Owens’s tweet encourages toxic masculinity and outdated gender stereotypes

Justin Chassin March 9, 2021
#OPINION: “Bring back manly men,” tweeted conservative author, Candace Owens, on Nov. 14. When first reading this tweet, my eyes transfixed on the words “manly man.” 
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Protestor at a Black Lives Matter rally in Freeport, NY on June 7, 2020. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

What it really means to be an ally

Justin Chassin February 13, 2021
When we break it down, productive allyship is a continuous process of three qualities: perspective, learning and action.
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