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A graphic of text messages demonstrating red flags. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

“Red flags” indicate unhealthy behavior that leads to a toxic relationship

Maya Brown March 6, 2022
While every relationship has its trials, experts say a toxic relationship is one that is consistently unpleasant and affects a person’s health and well-being.
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Pressure builds on SUNY chancellor to resign

Maya Brown and Steven Keehner December 6, 2021
The SUNY Student Assembly executive board called on SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras to resign in a press release on Dec. 3 after transcripts revealed vulgar statements directed at a former aide who accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.
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Outside of the West Apartment building A. Students living in West apartments building B will be relocated to building A.  JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

West C Apartment residents forced to relocate to West A due to “necessary renovations”

Maya Brown November 5, 2021
Students living in West C Apartments are being forced to relocate to West A starting in two weeks due to “necessary renovations” being done to the residential building.
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Survey results reveal lack of transparency from administration and general concern of campus conditions

Maya Brown October 6, 2021
The Statesman asked students to express their concerns and opinions about the University's current state, including administration, students and professors, for our “State of the University” special issue. About 84 students accepted the challenge, and the results are below.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Ideologies clash as Turning Point USA protest arrives to SBU campus

Maya Brown and Steven Keehner September 13, 2021
About 200 people from Turning Point USA (TPUSA), the New York Young Republican Club, the Long Island Loud Majority and surrounding community members gathered around the fountain at the Academic Mall on Sunday, Sept. 12, to protest mandatory vaccines.
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SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras joined the Stony Brook Union ribbon cutting celebration.Maya Brown/THE STATESMAN

SUNY Chancellor comments on vaccination requirements during Union ceremony

Maya Brown August 27, 2021
On Wednesday, Aug. 25, the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Jim Malatras came to Stony Brook University for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly-rebuilt Student Union.
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Students signing in to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The university has paused their administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

SBU pauses distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccine; adds new vaccination opportunities

Maya Brown and Sara Ruberg April 13, 2021
Stony Brook University has paused distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to students and employees due to concerns about potential negative side effects.
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New update to septic system will remove nitrogen and dioxane from Long Island water

Maya Brown April 3, 2021
Stony Brook University’s Center for Clean Water Technology (CCWT) has revealed an updated septic system that removes water contaminants at a high rate. 
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The body positivity movement celebrates body diversity, along with combating the stigma. UNSPLASH

Diet culture’s complicated relationship to body positivity

Maya Brown March 24, 2021
Danaher has struggled with anorexia nervosa — an eating disorder characterized by distorted body image and a compulsive fear of being overweight — since the age of 13. She is now 22. 
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Oreoluwa speaking at the Black Lives Matter protest on Oct. 21, 2020 at Stony Brook University. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Campus NAACP chapter president focuses on supporting her Black peers

Maya Brown February 18, 2021
To Oreoluwa Adewale, Black Lives Matter is more than another hashtag or a movement. It is about being allowed to be Black without exception. 
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Local residents of Freeport gathered on June 7, 2020 to march for the Black Lives Matter protests. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Defund the police because society should reassess our values if Black lives really matter

Maya Brown February 16, 2021
#OPINION: Every time I see a blue lives matter flag wavering in the wake of a cruel Black death, my stomach begins to compress. I cannot help myself from tracing down the complicated, yet broken system that is law enforcement in this country.
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A group of students hold posters as they march around campus in support of the Black Lives Matter protests last fall. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Instagram account features Black student narratives to show that Black Lives Matter

Maya Brown February 13, 2021
2020 was a milestone year for racial unrest and protests. During the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, one student at Stony Brook University made it their mission to show the racial unrest within the campus community. 
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