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A graphic showing The Little Mermaid movie poster in a theater. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ

“The Little Mermaid” makes a splash in theaters around the world

Sydney Riddle June 22, 2023
The latest Disney live-action remake has been making waves throughout the world since it debuted on May 26. “The Little Mermaid,” directed by Rob Marshall, starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy and Javier Bardem is the best Disney live-action remake to have hit theaters in years
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The Reboli Center, a quaint corner filled with tranquility and local art

Sydney Riddle December 2, 2022
As the winter break quickly approaches Stony Brook and the days get colder, there becomes increasingly little to do. However, The Reboli Center for Art and History, located right across the street from Stony Brook Village, is a perfect indoor activity for those staying on campus during this holiday season.
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Taylor Swifts Midnights lives up to the hype

Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” lives up to the hype

Sydney Riddle October 24, 2022
She has done it again. Taylor Swift's 10th studio album “Midnights” was released on Oct. 21, and it has left many fans awe-stricken.
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Netflix’s exploited Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde”

Sydney Riddle October 1, 2022
There are many movies to watch this fall, but “Blonde” should not be one of them.
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The best rom-coms and dramas to get you into the fall spirit

Sydney Riddle September 26, 2022
In no particular order, here are some fall movie suggestions to get you into the warm and cozy spirit. These classic films can all be found on multiple different streaming platforms, along with many others that embody the fall spirit.
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The Mid Autumn Festival at the Jasmine food court in the Wang center.

SBU welcomes fall with Mid-Autumn Festival traditions

Sydney Riddle September 18, 2022
The Mid-Autumn Festival, which took place on Sept. 10, was one of the first cultural events celebrated on campus. During this event mooncakes and harvest-based food were served at Jasmine, located at the Wang Center.
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Could sustainable eating save the environment?

Sydney Riddle April 24, 2022

With climate change or sustainability, whether it's our carbon footprint, rising temperatures or plastic consumption, it all seems out of our hands. But what if we could benefit the environment simply...

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Tania Thomas sitting on a stool during the 2022 Sex and Relationships Photoshoot on Mar. 6. XENIA GONIKBERG/THE STATESMAN

His and hers: The perspective behind the camera

Sydney Riddle March 7, 2022
The male and female gaze are two concepts that have been circulating in the media thanks to TikTok. More people are exploring these concepts in modern cinema and media. But what exactly are they and how are they different?
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The official poster for The Tinder Swindler. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“The Tinder Swindler”: Netflix Review

Sydney Riddle February 28, 2022
Simon Leviev's Ponzi scheme, in which he pretended to be the son of a Russian-Israeli diamond mogul on the dating app Tinder, is exposed in "The Tinder Swindler."
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SBU Department of Music celebrates Earfest with Judy Dunaway

Sydney Riddle February 11, 2022
On Tuesday, Feb. 1, the Department of Music welcomed eccentric performer Judy Dunaway to “Earfest” at the recital hall in the Staller Center for the Arts.
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“History is curated” at the Zuccaire Gallery

Sydney Riddle December 8, 2021
The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery debuted its latest exhibition, “Printing Solidarity: Tricontinental Graphics from Cuba” on Dec. 1
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“Eternals” was more like a sci-fi film than a superhero movie

Sydney Riddle November 15, 2021
The latest movie to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Eternals” was released on Nov. 5. This is Marvel’s most diverse cast featuring Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie and many more.
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