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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

Black students at SBU speak on statements about race

Rabia Gursoy and Amaya McDonald May 6, 2021
In this video, The Statesman consults Black students in the SBU community for more insight into the variety of experiences, values and ideas shared by Black Americans.
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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

The student union serves students as a vaccine POD

Rabia Gursoy April 7, 2021
Stony Brook University turned its student union into a vaccine Point of Distribution (POD) on Tuesday, April 6. Students received their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and will receive their second dose on May 4.
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Sex and Relationships special issue photoshoot

Sex and Relationships special issue photoshoot

Rabia Gursoy March 28, 2021
For this year's Sex and Relationships Special Issue, The Statesman chose the theme "body positivity." Seven participants chose to step in front of our cameras and tell us their stories. Photography by Sara Ruberg, Rabia Gursoy and Gabby Pardo.
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Burmese citizens stand with signs at a vigil in support of the government of Myanmar, opposing the military coup. MACAUPHOTOAGENCY/ UNSPLASH

Myanmar military coup cuts Burmese students in the U.S. off from their families

Rabia Gursoy March 21, 2021
The Myanmar military staged a coup d’etat on Feb. 1, bringing the country’s democracy to a halt and affecting citizens all around the world, including Burmese students studying in the U.S. 
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Stony Brook University Election Day Voting Photo Gallery

Rabia Gursoy November 3, 2020
Stony Brook University students head over to the Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center to vote on Election Day. The recreation center was strictly used as a voting center on Nov. 3.
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VIDEO: SBU students host protest and rally for Black Lives Matter

VIDEO: SBU students host protest and rally for Black Lives Matter

Rabia Gursoy October 27, 2020
Two organizations, the Stony Brook Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Black Student Athlete Huddle, organized a Black Lives Matter rally on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
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Stony Brook University Black Lives Matter Rally and Protest Photo Gallery

Stony Brook University Black Lives Matter Rally and Protest Photo Gallery

Rabia Gursoy October 25, 2020
Stony Brook University students and administrative staff joined together in a Black Lives Matter protest and rally organized by the Stony Brook National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Oct. 22.
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The New Campus Look

The New Campus Look

Rabia Gursoy September 4, 2020
The Stony Brook University campus takes new measures to adhere to social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 precautionary regulations
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A thread of posts of Turkish women who were murdered by men. The posts aim to highlight the femicide rates in Turkey. STOPFEMICIDES/INSTAGRAM

Black and white selfies on social media bring awareness to violence against women

Rabia Gursoy and Falah Jalali August 24, 2020
The Stony Brook Press' Falah Jalai and The Statesman's Rabia Gursoy report on femicide in the countries of Turkey and India, highlighting how the new Instagram trend #ChallengeAccepted aims to increase awareness about violence against women.
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Essential workers join protest urging Stony Brook Hospital to give them COVID pay.  RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

“Thank you is not enough.” Workers rally at Stony Brook Hospital to request COVID-19 hazard pay

Rabia Gursoy July 31, 2020
The "Heroes Don't Get Zeros" rally and march in front of the Stony Brook University Hospital on July 22. Workers demanded that the administration pressure the SUNY Board of Trustees to secure hazard pay for essential healthcare employees.
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Essential workers join protest urging Stony Brook Hospital to give them COVID pay.  RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

SBU Hospital employees rally for pay

Rabia Gursoy July 27, 2020
The rally and march, called "Heroes Don't Get Zeros," took place on Wednesday, July 22. Participants signed a petition calling on Stony Brook affiliated hospitals to secure $2,500 hazard pay for essential employees who have been working since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Protests outside of Long Island City Courthouse for Black Lives Matter movement

Protests outside of Long Island City Courthouse for Black Lives Matter movement

Rabia Gursoy June 8, 2020
Photos by Assistant Multimedia Editor Rabia Gursoy depict protesters, while social distancing, holding a vigil in front of the Long Island City Courthouse.
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