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DREAM Act Passes in the House, with a Long Fight in the Senate Ahead

Samantha Burkardt December 12, 2010

For nine years the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act was introduced in Congress. Every year, it failed. On Dec. 8, the DREAM Act passed in the House of Representatives by a 216 to...

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Looking to Create a Safe Space at the Brook

Samantha Burkardt December 11, 2010

“School Official Wants Gays Dead” read an Oct. 26 headline from The Advocate, a gay news organization, in reaction to an Arkansas school board member’s Facebook rant against the Oct. 20 “Wear Purple”...

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Photo Credit: Ezra Margono

Halloween Creeps into Concert Series

Samantha Burkardt November 3, 2010

Decorated with spider webs, ghouls, vampires and toilet paper, the Union Café was ready for a party.  With UV lighting, strobe lights and a lineup of great entertainment, RockYoFaceCase’s Halloween...

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Students Remember September 11th

Samantha Burkardt September 13, 2010

In honor of the people who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, 2,977 American flags were strategically placed in the shape of the Twin Towers on the lawn between the Student Activities Center and the Ward...

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“Groovaloo” Has the Audience Dancing

Samantha Burkardt February 15, 2010

The music pumps to the very core of your body from start to finish. You can’t help but get wrapped up in the movement of the group of the 14 dancers you watch on stage. They relay their stories...

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1 Question, 4 Friends, 100 Things to Do MTV’s “The Buried Life”

Samantha Burkardt January 29, 2010

What do you want to do before you die? This is a question that people can fixate on to strive to achieve their goals in life, a question that a lot of people can't give only one answer to. It is also a...

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Emotional Aftershock of Earthquake Shakes Up Stony Brook Students, Prompts Relief Efforts

Samantha Burkardt January 25, 2010

Schools, hospitals, homes, towns and lives were destroyed without warning. The biggest earthquake to hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti in over 200 years took the world by surprise on Jan. 12, just before 5...

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University Cafe Holds Firsts RockYoFaceCase of the Semester

Samantha Burkardt September 17, 2009

Ever thought anything could be 'too rock 'n roll'? Think again. Students Patrice Zapiti and Carlos Parreno were told this after they wanted to set up a new event in Tabler.

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RHA Shakes Up Students at Block Party

Samantha Burkardt September 9, 2009

It was a night filled with entertainment as far as the eye could see. There were belly dancers, inflatable obstacle courses, ring tossing games and so much more. With about one thousand guests, the Residence...

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The Bamboozle

Samantha Burkardt May 6, 2009
The fist pumpin', head bobin', feet stompin', body shakin', two day music festival The Bamboozle, presented by Wonka, was certainly a concert that rocked your body. The concert was held in the parking lot of the Giants Stadium in New Jersey and it was host to thousands of screaming fans who waited in scorching heat and pouring rain to see the artists.
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