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Streetlight Manifesto breaks free of the traditional rap and hip-hop artists that usually take the stage at SBU concerts. (PHOTO CREDIT: JOE ABBRUSCATO / CREATIVE COMMONS)

USG shocks students by bringing Streelight to Stony Brook

Paul Grindle January 27, 2015
In a rare and fleeting feat of government competence, the Undergraduate Student Government chose to listen to the voices of the masses and bring a rock(ish) act to our school on the brook.
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Motives for continuation of Gaza conflict unclear

Paul Grindle August 28, 2014
Death, destruction and mayhem have ruled the ever-suffering Palestinian coastal enclave of the Gaza Strip for the last seven weeks.
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University policies regarding piracy are easily circumnavigated

Paul Grindle April 10, 2014
College students like free things. Whether it is free food (arguably the only thing that retains this paper’s staff) or free music, people with low incomes tend to prefer not to pay for things they can otherwise get for free. In the case of digital media, the modern reality of widespread availability of free copies of media originally designed for sale has facilitated a widespread movement in support of file sharing and software piracy. At the same time, major institutions have tried to strike back at this rising tide of piracy, among them Stony Brook University.
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Course evaluations and why they are useless

Paul Grindle November 25, 2013
I hate everything about Stony Brook University. You can be sure I will complain to all of my friends incessantly about it, whether it’s whining on Facebook or reminding them “I hate this school” every time they mention the name Stony Brook in conversation. So when the university offers me the opportunity to anonymously tell my professors exactly what I think they did wrong so that the school can improve, what do I do?
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SUNY tobacco legislation should have a different goal

Paul Grindle September 12, 2013
Banning tobacco on SUNY campuses will not convince anyone to quit, and until there is research showing outside second-hand smoke harms others, the Task Force should change its focus to helping addicts, not pushing them underground.
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