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A graphic featuring Brightspace on a desktop. Starting Fall 2024, Stony Brook University will be exclusively using the new class-management software. ILLUSTRATED BY ONESUN JEONG/THE STATESMAN

Brightspace is a big downgrade from Blackboard

Jennifer Ojilere February 16, 2023
OPINION: Brightspace is not the "user-friendly" platform it makes itself out to be.
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An Affirmative Action demonstration outside the Supreme Court in 2003. The policy could potentially be struck down due to more conservative strategies arising over the years. JOSELUIS89/CC BY-SA3.0

Affirmative Action needs to survive

Jennifer Ojilere November 10, 2022
#OPINION: With white Americans predominantly leading the country’s establishments, affirmative action brings forth a chance of inclusion by offering opportunities to underrepresented and deserving groups.
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BeReal sends out alerts when “it’s time to BeReal”, giving users a two-minute window to post before sending out a late notification. The app aims to give users an authentic social media experience.  Wikimedia Commons License

BeReal takes away the pressure of social media

Jennifer Ojilere October 30, 2022
#OPINION: Growing up in the age of social media sharing, today's generation is feeling immense pressure to portray picture-perfect lives. Now, the app BeReal is attempting to change all of that.
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Voter booths lined up. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Voting access needs to be improved across the U.S.

Jennifer Ojilere October 23, 2022
#OPINION: Some states continue to suppress voters with restrictive bills limiting access to mail and absentee voting. Since every American experiences the voting process differently, not every single law works for everyone. At the same time, there are ways to improve voting access across the United States.
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Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill draws strong responses

Jennifer Ojilere March 11, 2022
The Florida State Legislature passed the divisive "Don't Say Gay" measure, which limits what may be taught in classrooms about sexual orientation and gender identity. Activists have slammed the move, alleging that it will harm queer youth.
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The entrance to the Center of Civic Justice. The center held its first Community Dialogue discussion regarding healthcare was brought up on Stony Brook campus. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Center for Civic Justice’s addresses access to healthcare in underserved communities

Jennifer Ojilere March 6, 2022
The idea of driving innovative healthcare solutions has been prominent in many policymakers’ minds; however, healthcare reigns both controversial and troublesome in underserved communities. 
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Actress Jasmine GuyIGITCHA/ CC BY-SA 3.0

Living Single did it first: Celebrating TV’s Black icons

Jennifer Ojilere February 8, 2022
While the TV industry has been painfully slow to expand its attention beyond the lives and experiences of white people, these Black superstars have made a name for themselves by delivering some of the most memorable performances of all time in TV. 
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