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Closing NYC schools for Muslim holidays creates tension between religious groups

Tejen Shah April 7, 2015
Mayor de Blasio made NYC the first big city in the U.S. to close its schools in observance of two Muslim holidays, following suit of several smaller towns across the country.
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Expelled students at OU were dealt with accordingly

Tejen Shah March 31, 2015
The recent transgressions of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma has the entire nation second-guessing the future of American society.
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Storm Juno dropped more than 20 inches of snow on Long Island. 
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Snow storms endanger schedules and lives

Tejen Shah February 12, 2015
Despite the fact most of us have grown out of our once immensely powerful imaginations, there is one thing that keeps us young—it is white and falls from the heavens.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL MEDIA MUSEUM / CREATIVE COMMONS)

Why can’t we stop fighting?

Tejen Shah January 29, 2015
Religion is something that was created by mankind to do three things: keep people sane, make them easier to govern and give them a reason to unite as one people.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

Why we need fraternity houses

Tejen Shah November 13, 2014
If you are like 90 percent of the student population at Stony Brook University, chances are you have either been to or heard of a fraternity party.
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Traditions bring people together

Tejen Shah October 23, 2014
Earlier this month, the Hindu Student Council held its annual Garba celebration. Over 500 people attended the colorful event.
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Yik Yak and the problem of accountability

Tejen Shah October 14, 2014
Social media has made us into our worst nightmares: antisocial beings who are fooled into thinking that what they are doing is actually an adequate substitute for human interaction.
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The Finish Four fund aims to increase four-year graduation (STATESMAN STOCK PHOTO)

Finish in Four funding will help students finish on time

Tejen Shah October 7, 2014
Stony Brook University has become one of the most well known and respected institutions in the country. Each year, the university admits a more accomplished and more competitive freshman class.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: STONYBROOK.EDU)

Use ZebraNet—it works

Tejen Shah August 26, 2014
Many of us like to find opportunities on our own, but many struggle. There is no shame in getting some help, especially from the world-class institution you pay thousands of dollars to to attend.
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You chose Stony Brook for a reason

Tejen Shah July 18, 2014
Hello freshman! You thought this day would never come, didn’t you? Well, it is here! You are finally in college, a place where all your academic dreams will come true.
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Earthstock still a long way from saving the world

Tejen Shah May 1, 2014
Whether or not we choose to acknowledge it, climate change is real.
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Heartbleed highlights society without privacy

Tejen Shah April 22, 2014
When we surf the internet, the last things we think about are how safe we are and whether or not we are putting ourselves at risk.
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