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The Netflix poster for The Umbrella Academy. It is based on the comic book series written by the lead singer of My Chemical Romance Gerard Way. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” is dysfunction at its best

Karina Gerry March 3, 2019
Netflix’s new hit show, “The Umbrella Academy” has deviated from the classic superhero tale and comic giant, which might be the reason I’m dubbing it a must watch, but don’t worry this review will contain no spoilers.
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The Stony Brook Track and Field team in a March 2016 home meet. KRYSTEN MASSA/STATESMAN FILE

Men’s and women’s track teams compete at John Terrier Classic

Karina Gerry January 28, 2019
Stony Brook Men’s and Women’s Track and Field came up big at the John Thomas Terrier Classic, hosted by Boston University, on Saturday Jan. 26.
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Conceived by SBU’s Sikh Students Association and the Muslim Students Association, the Stony Brook Vigil for Tolerance was a response to the gurdwara shooting in Oak Creek, Wis., and the mosque burning in Joplin, Mo. (Nina Lin/ The Statesman)

Sikh Spotlight: Guru Granth Sahib

Karina Gerry, Anna Correa, and Melissa Azofeifa October 15, 2018
“Sikhism is a monotheistic religion. We believe in one God and we call HIM Waheguru,” Sagardeep Singh, a senior mechanical engineering major and a member of the Sikh Student Association, said.
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A collage of flags. ALEX R.L./FLICKER VIA CC BY 2.0

Mental health is not culture blind

Karina Gerry October 3, 2018
Attitudes toward mental health often vary between people of different cultures. Their teachings and religious beliefs often affect the way they view the mentally ill, and the nature of mental health itself.
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Long Island band Final Call releases new singles

Karina Gerry September 2, 2018
Long Island-based band, “Final Call,” has released two new singles, “Sloshed” and “Out to Dry” in anticipation of its new EP set to be released this October.
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School of Dental Medicine helps to “give kids a smile”

Karina Gerry September 1, 2018
Over 200 kids were treated to free dental care at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s 11th annual “Give Kids a Smile” event on Aug. 28.
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Graduating Stony Brook students decorated their caps for the 2015 commencement ceremony. BRIDGET DOWNES/STATESMAN FILE

Winter commencement still on for December 2018

Karina Gerry March 3, 2018
“It was very upsetting to find out that they were canceling the commencement ceremony especially without even giving a reason as to why,” Saviano said.
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A screen grab of the Stony Brook Admirers 4 submission form. Stony Brook students can fill out the survey to have their romantic interests posted anonymously on the Stony Brook Admirers 4 Facebook page. STONY BROOK ADMIRERS 4/FACEBOOK

Stony Brook Admirers 4 helps shy students share their anonymous crushes

Karina Gerry February 26, 2018
Thanks to the emergence of email, text messaging and social media, sending love letters has become a thing of the past. However, students at Stony Brook University are using Facebook to revive this antiquated tradition.
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A typical beer pong set up at a college party. Many college students LAURA LAROSE/FLCIKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Girls just want to have fun without worrying about guys

Karina Gerry February 18, 2018
I have been told by guys that they wouldn’t hang out with me unless I got drunk with them, or that I could only go to a party if I took shots with them. It left me wondering why I wasn’t appealing to them unless I was wasted.
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A DACA march that took place on Thursday, Sept.
 7, 2017 at Stony Brook University. The Jose Peralta New York state DREAM Act was passed on Jan. 23, 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Anxiety for dreamers as DACA set to expire in March

Karina Gerry February 4, 2018
“If I were sent back today I wouldn’t know how to get around,” Azofeifa said. “I grew up here. I am American in every sense of the word, this is all I know.”
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