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Students, faculty, and staff march to protest a raise in fees for graduate students. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook is alright, keep fighting to make it better

Mike Adams May 5, 2019
My two years at Stony Brook have been the best of my entire life. The students, professors and friends I’ve met here changed me in ways I could never have anticipated.
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Students, faculty, and staff protest Stony Brook Universitys ADA violations on Wed., April 10. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook is segregating its disabled students and needs to be held accountable

Mike Adams April 28, 2019
Stony Brook University Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Richard Gatteau spoke at an Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting on Thursday, April 18, to address concerns about accessibility issues on campus brought to light by student activists. Gatteau claimed that every handicap accessibility button on campus had been repaired in the weeks following the student-led campaign.
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Demonstrators march on campus in the Disability March Protest on April 10, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Students protest campus ADA violations

Mike Adams April 11, 2019
Nizam, along with around 80 other students and campus activists, gathered on Wednesday afternoon for a march to demand better accommodations for students with disabilities.
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Active shooter training on Thursday, April 4 in Roth Cafe. MIKE ADAMS/THE STATESMAN

What’s the real purpose of active shooter training?

Mike Adams April 9, 2019
The fact is, there’s really no effective way to prepare for such a lethal and unpredictable event and seminars like these only serve to give students a false sense of safety.
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Album cover for Awesome Mix Vol. 1, the soundtrack for the Marvel hit Guardians of the Galaxy. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Onion Bagel Reviews: One hour of “Ooga ooga ooga chacka”

Mike Adams March 31, 2019
The introduction to Blue Swede’s famous 1974 cover of Mark James’ “Hooked on a Feeling” contains the nonsense phrase “ooga ooga ooga chacka,” which is repeated through the first portion of the song. An individual cycle of three “oogas” and one “chacka” takes approximately two and one-tenth seconds to play through.
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A flyer for the vigil at Stony Brook for the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting victims. About 100 people attended the event to hear the stories of two of the victims. PHOTO CREDIT: USG

Campus community unites to honor Christchurch shooting victims

Mike Adams March 28, 2019
The crowd held candles as they listened to Hamza’s story in a silence punctuated by sobs, while a cold wind blew in from the direction of the setting sun.
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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara discusses Mueller report, legal ethics at Wang Center

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara discusses Mueller report, legal ethics at Wang Center

Mike Adams March 25, 2019
Stony Brook University’s Mattoo Center for India Studies hosted a discussion on legal ethics between former U.S. Attorney, Preet Bharara and SBU Senior Managing Counsel, Susan Blum, in the Charles B. Wang Center on Friday night.
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Photo of Eric Zolov. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Professor Eric Zolov receives his third Fulbright Scholarship

Mike Adams February 24, 2019
Associate History Professor Eric Zolov will spend the next academic year teaching a seminar at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship for professionals who already have their PhDs or equivalent degrees. Zolov will teach a course called “The Global 60s,” that analyzes the impact of America’s mid-century counterculture movement on Latin America.
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Associate Director of Data Network Services Michael Ospitale attributes the Wi-Fi issues to increased traffic/connections caused by infected computers and a bug code in the system. (SARA SUPRIYATNO / THE STATESMAN)

The Onion Bagel: “The semester’s already going great, really…” students say

Mike Adams February 13, 2019
“I see demons in my textbooks and I lost my sense of taste,” Ludgate said. “I am not even close to fine."
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Poster for Dragon Ball Super, a Japanese animated series. BRIAN JUAREZ/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

“Dragon Ball Super: Broly” flies above all expectations

Mike Adams February 9, 2019
“Broly” is a sensory masterpiece on multiple levels. Animation Director Naohiro Shintani introduced an entirely new animation style for the film that feels both fresh and familiar.
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Wolfie high-fiving the Stony Brook Seawolves as they enter Kenneth P. LaValle stadium for a game in 2015. Various students groups on campus are calling to remove Senator Lavalles name from the stadium. GISELLE MIRANDA/STATESMAN FILE

SBU must rename LaValle Stadium if it cares about its LGBTQ community

Mike Adams January 30, 2019
Only four senators voted against the bill to ban gay conversion therapy — one of them was Kenneth P. LaValle, the representative for most of eastern Long Island and namesake of Stony Brook’s sports stadium.
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Letter tiles spelling out failure. JEFF DJEVDET/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

Take failure in stride this semester

Mike Adams January 27, 2019
Getting that grade back was an awful, humiliating feeling. It was also one of the best things that happened to me in 2018.
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