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A graphic showcasing a shopping cart and shopping bags to represent Black Friday shopping. ILLUSTRATED BY ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Tips and considerations to keep in mind when Black Friday shopping

Emily Chao November 21, 2023
With Thanksgiving around the corner, Black Friday has evolved from a post-holiday shopping event to week-long sales that encourage early spending. Many fast fashion brands offer significant Black Friday discounts that are hard to resist. 
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An attendee purchasing a Korean stationary item at Korean Culture Day held at the Charles B. Wang Center on Nov. 10. COURTESY OF HEEJEONG SOHN

The center for Korean studies hosts an immersive Korean marketplace

Jenna Zaza November 14, 2023
The Center for Korean Studies hosted Korean Culture Day at the Charles B. Wang Center on Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival was aimed at Stony Brook University students taking Korean language courses to help develop their conversational skills while learning about the culture.
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Solving the mystery of the missing theatre major

Adrienne Esposito November 12, 2023
The once-popular theatre major at Stony Brook University disappeared in a nondramatic fashion. Although this change incited little fanfare, it affected students nonetheless. In 2016, the theatre major at the University was thriving.
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A failed midterm dresses as a vampire. There are many things that students can do to make midterms less scary. MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

How to make midterms less scary

Adrienne Esposito October 31, 2023
The spookiest part of the fall season at Stony Brook University is not Halloween, or even SpookyBrook: it is midterms. Here are some tips to make them less scary.
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Ken Levine speaking at the Game Developers Conference in 2014. COURTESY OF THE GAMES DEVELOPERS

How to develop a video game, featuring Ken Levine

Alexander Noll October 31, 2023
The video game industry can be incredibly overwhelming for amateurs, and no matter how clear and thorough one’s vision may be, creating a game from scratch can be difficult. In an interview with The Statesman, Ken Levine, who is most known for his work as the creative director of the popular 2007 video game “BioShock,” gave some insight to help prospective developers better understand what the position entails.
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An official flyer for Stony Brook Universitys Department of Modern Languages new course which will be available for the spring 24 semester, Conlangs: Fictional Languages, Languages of Fiction, inviting students to explore fictional languages from books and films. PHOTO COURTESY ELENA DAVIDIAK

Stony Brook University’s new conlangs course explores fictional languages

Clare Gehlich October 27, 2023
Stony Brook University’s Department of Modern Languages is bringing The Lord of the Rings’ Elvish poetry and the battleground of Star Trek’s Klingon warriors to students in the spring ‘24 semester. The new course, “Conlangs: Fictional Languages, Languages of Fiction,” will transport students into the worlds of fictional languages.
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An SBU Eats worker ready to serve different coffee flavors at the SAC Fish Bowl for National Coffee Day. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University hosts coffee sampling event to celebrate International Coffee Day

Heather Occhino October 16, 2023
Stony Brook University’s Faculty Student Association (FSA) celebrated International Coffee Day with its first-ever coffee sampling event on Sept. 29. International Coffee Day was declared an official holiday in 2014 by the International Coffee Organization, and takes place on Oct. 1.
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A Halloween graphic showing the films Coraline (top left), The Addams Family (middle) and Hocus Pocus (bottom left). ILLUSTRATED BY ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

10 not-so-scary Halloween movies to check out this October

Patrick Larkin October 9, 2023

It’s finally October, ushering in what we call “spooky season” — a time for pumpkin picking, Halloween, ghosts, spiders and, of course, horror movies. Every week it seems that there is a...

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A graphic showing the clothing brand Shein contributing to the waste of fast fashion from the Barbie movie and Taylor Swifts Eras tour. ILLUSTRATED BY JERRY WEINTRAUB/THE STATESMAN

The rise of pink: “Barbie,” Taylor Swift and fast fashion

Sarah Chaudhry September 24, 2023
This past spring and summer gave way to a lot of sociocultural moments and eras, namely Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour.” Both the premiere of the movie and the concerts have led to certain fast fashion trends.
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A graphic showing some of fashion designer, Sandy Liangs pieces on a runway. ILLUSTRATED BY JERRY WEINTRAUB/THE STATESMAN

The magic and playfulness of a ‘Sandy Liang Girl’

Emily Chao September 23, 2023
New York City native Sandy Liang started her viral clothing brand in 2014 after finishing college and in 2019, her line of colorful fleece jackets caused a popularity explosion. Her brand has since become known for its functionally nostalgic and coquette designs.
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The official show posters of XO Kitty(top left), American Born Chinese (top right), Never Have I Ever (bottom left) and The Summer I turned Pretty (bottom right). ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/ THE STATESMAN

A new wave of coming-of-age series starring Asian American leads

Emily Chao September 10, 2023
The summer saw the emergence of several young adult and coming-of-age shows with an unexpected twist: a significant Asian American lead presence. 
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The mural located in Astoria Queens is one in 4 murals part of the #WayOutofBurnout initiative.

Artist Lady Pink transforms NYC with murals about academic burnout

Jenna Zaza May 19, 2023
In the bustling streets of New York City, where towering buildings and busy sidewalks dominate the landscape, a graffiti-based artist is making waves with her captivating artwork.
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