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Selecting A Roomate

Rhoda Feng November 28, 2010

A few new websites have cropped up where college students can search for prospective roommates. And it’s no surprise, given the age we live in. Had I been a freshman this year, I would have checked...

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Doing Away With All The Lines

Rhoda Feng October 12, 2010

Doing Away with Lines Not too long ago, I stood in line at the SAC to order dinner. I knew ahead of time what I was going to get, but the SAC is one of the few places where making up your mind early...

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The Ego of Titans

Rhoda Feng November 11, 2009

My first encounter with the works of Ayn Rand occurred in ninth grade, after I read the author's Introductory Note to Victor Hugo's 'The Man Who Laughs.' I've since forgotten Rand's views of the novel, but I recall being so moved by her writing that I immediately consulted the internet for background information on the writer.

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A Conversation with Joanna Fowler

Rhoda Feng November 2, 2009

On Oct. 7, Joanna Fowler, a senior chemist and Director of the Radiotracer Chemistry, Instrumentation and Biological Imaging Program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and adjunct faculty member in Stony Brook's Chemistry Department, was awarded the National Medal of Science.

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First-Year Reading?s Author Talks About Life, Perseverance

Rhoda Feng October 27, 2009

When asked about the 'main message' that undergraduate students should carry away from 'Sounds of the River,' Chen replied with one word, of which he is an apotheosis: perseverance.

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A Book is a Book is a…Vook?

Rhoda Feng October 6, 2009

' Call me a Luddite, but I take umbrage at the 'Vook,' whose name implies an infernal desire to wheedle its way into our lexicon as a catchy neologism a la iPod and iPhone. The Vook seems to harbor latent aspirations of casting itself as the superior of the book, which (forfend!) may all too soon be rendered an antiquated form of expression.

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The Crossing

Rhoda Feng October 4, 2009

' Da Chen's 'Sounds of the River,' Stony Brook's 2009 first-year reading selection, limns the author's student days in the prestigious Beijing Language Institute, providing a personal vista of a China resuscitated from the spell of the Cultural Revolution.

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