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John Harvard’s offers delicious variety of in-house beers

Keith Olsen March 10, 2014
Although there are a few establishments on the island that flourished from the recent interest in micro and local breweries, one of the most successful is the John Harvard's Brewery. Located on nearby Nesconset Highway, this bar and restaurant hosts an in-house brewery where they make and serve seasonal beers and fantastic food.
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Support from administration fuels activist groups on campus

Keith Olsen November 12, 2013
However surprising it might be to the current students of Stony Brook University, our campus was once such an active base of operations for left-leaning political causes that many considered it the “Berkeley of the East.” After the end of the Vietnam War and the demonization of liberal ideals that came with Carter’s defeat, the political activity at the university quickly lost this identity. While liberal causes have continued to have a fairly muted presence on campus, the new drive toward allowing males who have had sex with other males to donate blood calls back to years past when students truly cared enough to change the world.
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New Center for the Study of Men and Masculinity is a great step in the right direction

Keith Olsen August 26, 2013
This is a great direction for the university to pursue and is a development that will greatly increase its image. While women’s studies uses the female gender to study history, politics and other social changes, the male gender should also have this equal opportunity.
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The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band prepares to take the field during the halftime performance of a football game. PHOTO CREDIT: EZRA MARGONO/ THE STATESMAN

The importance of joining organizations of campus

Keith Olsen August 26, 2013
One of the most obvious facts about Stony Brook University is its immense and intimidating size. Its huge size and population can make it extremely difficult to form strong bonds with other people, which makes it easier to deal with the stress of such an academically challenging school. Perhaps the best way to survive and prosper in this new and rigorous environment is to join something bigger than yourself, specifically an organization or club.
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Potential for change in American-Russian relations

Keith Olsen April 22, 2013
One of the most interesting details that has become public in the aftermath is the nationality of these perpetrators, which has enormous significance and could point us towards a motive. The two men immigrated to America from Chechnya, a region of Russia that has been the focus of an intense civil war and insurgency.
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Construction site which has divided Tabler Quad since beginning of the year.

Administration needs to finish existing construction before beginning new projects

Keith Olsen April 15, 2013
There’s hardly any place on campus where the signs of the university’s rapid expansion can be escaped. We should applaud the administration’s desire to mold Stony Brook into one of the nation’s most prestigious universities, but the current scope is going too far, far enough that it has become a burden to the current students.
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Rising tensions in North Korea

Keith Olsen April 8, 2013
It isn’t a rare occurrence for North Korea to threaten America and South Korea, but its threats have become oddly specific recently. It has stated its intent to fire nuclear missiles at Guam and Hawaii in addition to aiming at their southern neighbor.
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Top three with Keith: a summary of foreign affairs

Keith Olsen April 1, 2013

Egypt A well-known Egyptian comedian has been released on bail after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Bassem Youssef gained notoriety following the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt by uploading videos...

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Top three with Keith: a summary of foreign affair on March 25th

Keith Olsen March 25, 2013
The most important international events in North Korea, England, Cyprus
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Top three with Keith: a summary of foreign affairs, March 11th

Keith Olsen March 11, 2013
A summary of the most important international events involving the Falkland Islands, North Korea, and Venezuela
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Dennis Rodman (C) tries to keep the ball away from Indiana Pacers Antonio Davis (L) during 2nd quarter play in Chicago, IL., Sunday.  Chicago won game 1 of the Eastern Conference final 85-79.

Former NBA Dennis Rodman makes a fool of himself in North Korea

Keith Olsen March 4, 2013
In today’s world, whenever North Korea is mentioned, the word nuclear is always nearby. It’s also noted that the tiny nation is governed by the Kim dynasty who rule the country with an iron fist. But no one talked about Kim Jong-un’s love of basketball until former NBA player Dennis Rodman was photographed watching a game of basketball with the infamous leader in Pyongyang on Feb. 28.
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Top three with Keith: a summary of foreign affairs

Keith Olsen February 25, 2013
Current international news regarding Great Britain, Japan, and Israel
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