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Staff picks: Our Black heroes

Steven Keehner, Sam Lauria, Cindy Mizaku, and Fanni Frankl February 20, 2021
#OPINION: The opinions editors at The Statesman describe Black figures who inspire them.
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“Does it surprise me? No”: Members of the SBU community comment on lack of Black memorialization

Steven Keehner February 13, 2021
Of Stony Brook University’s 64 named buildings and spaces, only four Black historical figures; Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, Jimi Hendrix, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman are memorialized, according to a list compiled by the university’s archivist.
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A laptop sitting next to some notebooks. AMY CHEN/STATESMAN FILE

To find happiness, pave your own path

Steven Keehner February 2, 2021
In a passionless and loveless world, love and passion aren’t enough anymore. But there’s a beauty behind uncertainty and self-discovery that is worth learning from. 
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Student-created history journal seeks to fill gap at SBU

Steven Keehner January 28, 2021
Created by students at Stony Brook University, the Undergraduate History Journal seeks to give authors and “aspiring historians” an opportunity to showcase their work.
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Dr. Bill McKibben speaks on the future of climate change and activism at SBU

Steven Keehner January 14, 2021
World-renowned environmentalist Dr. Bill McKibben gave his outlook for climate change in a Stony Brook University sponsored colloquium on Jan. 6.
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Tell someone you love that you love them

Steven Keehner November 25, 2020
#OPINION No string of words in the English language are more convoluted than “I love you.”
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The outside of the Campus Recreation Center which was the campus polling place on Nov. 3, 2020. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

SBU experts answer, “What comes next?” following 2020 Presidential Election

Steven Keehner November 18, 2020
The event, “Processing the 2020 Election: A Time for Connection, Healing, and Unity,” sought to allow the Stony Brook community to ask questions about the election’s aftermath.
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The outside of the White House before the election results. Joseph Biden is projected to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

Joe Biden wins the presidency, but the fight is not over

Steven Keehner November 11, 2020
#Opinion: Now, I have to be honest — I did not expect to write this article. Before the outbreak of COVID-19, if you would have asked me who I expected to win, I would have said Trump.
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A Black Lives Matter protest and rally that took place on Stony Brook Universitys campus. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN FILES

SBU professors debate the role of monuments in the age of Black Lives Matter

Steven Keehner November 7, 2020
Amid rising social conflict, a panel of Stony Brook experts debated the future of controversial monuments in America in “How Do We Decide? Monuments in the Era of Black Lives Matter" on Oct. 28.
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Why I’m voting third party this year

Steven Keehner November 7, 2020
#OPINION: I’m writing this on Oct. 23 — a day before early voting opens in New York. For the last six months, I have stared down the dreaded dilemma: Who should I vote for in the most important election of my lifetime?
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“Every vote really does count.” Young voters feel a push to the polls in 2020

Steven Keehner November 1, 2020
Both Harvard Polls and what has already been observed in early voter turnout data show that decades of attempts to get young people to “rock the vote” may have finally paid off.
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The Onion Bagel: Death expecting ‘record numbers’ this Halloween

Steven Keehner October 31, 2020
#OnionBagel #OPINION The COVID-19 outbreak has killed over 200,000 Americans. But as many plan their Halloween parties, one Florida man expects those numbers to go up. Also, the Grim Reaper sits down with The Statesman to talk about his Halloween plans.
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