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US President Joe Biden (right) and former US President Donald Trump (left) during the first presidential debate on June 27. PHOTO COURTESY OF EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES

Trump’s search for his 2024 running mate: Here’s why Sen. Tom Cotton will never be selected

Vinod Kripalani July 9, 2024

This November, I won’t be voting for former President Donald Trump for a multitude of reasons. This is mainly because he is a threat to democracy based on the Jan. 6, 2021 attacks and misrepresents...

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A glove and NCAA baseball rest on a ledge before an NCAA super regional game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Kentucky Wildcats on June 9. PHOTO BY JEFF MORELAND/ICON SPORTSWIRE VIA GETTY IMAGES

Mid-Majors: How the NCAA plays favorites in college baseball

George Caratzas, Assistant Sports Editor June 15, 2024

Throughout each season, teams across the country vie for strong positioning in their individual conferences’ postseason tournaments. In baseball, the winner of each conference tournament secures...

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The exterior of Stony Brook Universitys Administration building. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University’s administration actively works to stifle student journalists

Sky Crabtree, News Editor May 31, 2024

When I first walked into the office of The Statesman in January of 2023, I had no idea about the hurdles I would face as a student reporter. I already had journalism experience — I was a transfer...

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Letter to the Editor: Letter to Stony Brook After the Arrest

Dr. Abena Ampofoa Asare is an Associate Professor of Modern African Affairs & History. She was one of the faculty members arrested during the protests on May 1, 2024.  1. When I was arrested there...

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The administrative block of Ossining Correctional Facility, also known as Sing Sing Correctional Facility, in Ossining, N.Y., circa 1970. PHOTO BY THREE LIONS/HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES

Corcraft: How the state profits from modern-day slavery

Sara McGiff May 1, 2024
Corcraft is a state-run program within the New York State (NYS) Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
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Equal access, higher grades

Equal access, higher grades

Hannah Thomas April 29, 2024

At the age of 18, I have experienced more than 75 menstrual cycles, each of which has required hygiene products. Attempting to count how many products I've used would be absurd. It is an understatement...

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An SBU official attempts to remove pro-Palestinian protesters from the Student Union with support from UPD on --
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Stony Brook criminalizes pro-Palestinian students and contradicts own values by failing to divest from Israeli apartheid

Namal Fiaz April 25, 2024

Since Oct. 7, 2023, pro-Palestinian college students across the United States have made their voices heard despite repression from universities and governments. I am the President of the Students for...

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Beijing broke up Alibaba – should Washington break up our monopolies?

Joseph Patti April 17, 2024

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) cracked down on Alibaba and its former outspoken Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jack Ma. Alibaba was hit with record fines from the CCP’s antitrust regulators and...

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An assortment of contraceptives such as Plan B and condoms provided by Planned Parenthood Generation Action BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Lack of sex education in GOP states puts students at risk

Sunjae Lee March 24, 2024
Although it may be a cliche, there is some truth to the trope 'it takes a village to raise a child' — whether it be through teachers, pediatricians, athletic coaches or politicians who create laws directly affecting youth.
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New York City protestors at an abolish ICE demonstration Dec. 2020. FELTON DAVIV VIA FLICKR CC-BY-2.0

The political bystander effect: politicians lack of action on the migrant crisis in New York

Aisha Diomande March 17, 2024
The rise in violence and mayhem that is negatively impacting the lives of migrants and New Yorkers would cease if immigration laws, such as the Immigration and Nationality Act in New York City, were reformed.
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Is CAPS effective in considering student diversity?

Soojin Kang February 25, 2024

As a student from a different cultural background, I often find it difficult to open up about my stress because I am uncertain that others can empathize with my experiences. In light of this issue,...

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