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The rise to Barbzdom: @stonybrookbarbz tells all

The rise to Barbzdom: @stonybrookbarbz tells all

Amen Ruth Galinato March 3, 2024

Staller Center for the Arts, Roth Cafe and the Stony Brook Union are campus sites frequently occupied by thousands of students and the one and only Nicki Minaj; digitally, at least. Her presence is...

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A graphic showing common male conductors sitting on top of a baton. ILLUSTRATED BY JERRY WEINTRAUB/THE STATESMAN

How gender bias plays a role in orchestra

Amen Ruth Galinato December 7, 2023
In the world of orchestra, no role is more crucial than the conductor. Under their leadership, instruments no longer clash but collaborate to transform the inked notes on the music sheet into moving performances. However, a recent study found that women are still underrepresented within this prominent position. 
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A sticker saying Were in This Together, pasted on the front doors of the Center for Prevention and Outreach Center in the Student Union. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

USG-led initiative for suicide prevention picks up statewide traction

Charlotte Mirsky December 7, 2023
Stony Brook University students and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) are at the forefront of a new statewide student suicide prevention initiative. Launched in September, the initiative aims to improve access to key crisis resources and services for students demonstrating symptoms of suicidal ideation.
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A Stony Brook student holding a sign in honor of transgender remembrance day. ISHA SHAH/THE STATESMAN

Vigil attended by SBU students and faculty honors Transgender Remembrance Day

Christina Marie Mariani November 28, 2023

On the evening of Nov. 17, nearly 15 Stony Brook University students and faculty gathered at the Academic Mall Fountain for a vigil to observe Transgender Remembrance Day. Transgender Remembrance...

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(Pictured) a doll wrapped in a lettuce leaf. Jonathan Fisher and George Carrano have led multiple participatory photography initiatives that focus on photography with a deeper meaning. COURTESY//SEEING FOR OURSELVES

Photography making a difference: tackling issues from probation reform to climate action

Sonya Gugliara September 3, 2023
High school students from across Suffolk County will be using photography to spread climate change awareness as a part of a participatory photography program in the upcoming school year. This program will open up the climate conversation to a younger generation.
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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY lifts COVID-19 vaccine mandate starting this summer

Sonya Gugliara April 14, 2023
State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor John B. King Jr. announced on Tuesday, April 11 that COVID-19 vaccination will no longer be required for students across SUNY’s 64 campuses, effective summer 2023. 
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Here’s what two “sexperts” have to say about sex therapy 

Sonya Gugliara March 26, 2023

A Google search of the term “sex therapy” will immediately bring up the Healthline definition: “a type of talk therapy that's designed to help individuals and couples address medical, psychological,...

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Looking for love? New study shows Tinder might be the way to go (or not)

Sonya Gugliara and Viola Flowers March 26, 2023
Ever wonder what the guy on Tinder’s real intentions are but are too afraid to ask? The Statesman did the work so you don’t have to. We matched with 100 guys on Tinder. Here’s what we found. 
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SBU’s Black World is more than just another media organization

Sonya Gugliara February 19, 2023
With Black World’s first printed issue in 10 years scheduled to be released soon, the publication is renewing its mission to represent the voices of Black and Hispanic students on campus.
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The Iranian Graduate Student Association has been leading the charge in raising awareness about the events in Iran

Atrocities in Iran spark action at Stony Brook

Sonya Gugliara and Kevin Sousa February 19, 2023
But even oceans away from Iran, Stony Brook students are doing their part on campus to raise awareness for the circumstances overseas. “We hear their voice, and we are their voice here,” said an Iranian Ph.D. student who has asked to remain anonymous out of safety concerns.
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The outside of Stony Brook University Hospital. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University Hospital ranks within top 50 American hospitals

Sonya Gugliara February 10, 2023
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) received Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award, signifying the hospital’s improvements since last year’s rankings. 
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Simple Good offers sustainable alternatives to everyday items and products

Sonya Gugliara December 4, 2022

For reusable paper towels and all-natural skin care products, Simple Good is the place to go for people with a green-thumb. Simple Good provides customers with the opportunity to make sustainable and...

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