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Letter to the Editors of The Statesman, re: “Israel, Hamas, and the importance of balanced coverage”

The Editorial Board November 15, 2023

Dear readers of The Statesman,  Mr. Portnoy’s perspective offers a glimpse into the diverse range of opinions within our community. It is essential to us that our publication serves as a platform...

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The Humanities building on Stony Brook Universitys campus is home to the European Languages department, a program that has been cosolidated along with two others in lieu of budget cuts. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

From the Archives: STEM to STEAM

Liam Noonan and Kelcie Eberharth April 15, 2023
High school graduates face a plethora of tough decisions when arriving at their chosen university. At the top of the list: what should I major in?
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Snapshot of memo taken from article, Francis Evicts Grad Students From Tent City. STATESMAN FILE

From the Archives: Tent City: SBU’s historic GSO protest

Liam Noonan and Kelcie Eberharth January 19, 2023

Liam Noonan is an assistant archivist at The Statesman and a BA/MAT student in Stony Brook University's School of Professional Development. This article is co-written with aead archivist Kelcie Eberharth,...

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 A bridge in Charlottesville, Va. Last week the University of Virginia (UVA) experienced a mass shooting. CHRISTINE KELLEY/THE STATESMAN

Mass shootings can not define the South

Christine Kelley November 21, 2022
#OPINION: Virginia is awful and terrifying and beautiful and welcoming. If we embrace community and simple pleasures, we can navigate our way out of this violent fascist mess.
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A screenshot of the original text of the article, “Text of Black students demands.” Black Students United presented a list of demands to President Toll in 1969.STATESMAN FILE

From the Archives: SBU Black studies program displayed in Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Kelcie Eberharth November 20, 2022
“Frank Bowling’s America,” which opened at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on Oct. 22, displays three of The Statesman's articles.
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Indie rockers Arcade Fire performing at the Barclays Center on Nov. 4. Sexual harassment allegations against lead singer Win Butler brought controversy to the concert. JEREMY PORTNOY/THE STATESMAN

Arcade Fire: Can you be a poet and a scumbag?

Jeremy Portnoy November 7, 2022
#OPINION: The shock value in the Win Butler allegations comes not in their severity, but in the earnestness associated with Arcade Fire. The band’s entire discography revolves around clinging to innocence and morality in a cruel world.
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The port at Battery Park. Anastazie Urban arrived here in 1883. CHRISTINE KELLEY/THE STATESMAN

How Battery Park helped me connect with my family history

Christine Kelley November 1, 2022
It is Oct. 23, 2022. I am crying outside Castle Clinton because in a way, this is where I was born. I have never been to Battery Park in my life. But a part was here long ago: 139 years and two weeks earlier.
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From the archives: Colonial legacies – Columbus Day and diversity at Stony Brook

Liam Noonan and Kelcie Eberharth October 2, 2022
A central part of history today is looking at the events of the past with a magnifying glass. While events like Columbus’ expedition to the New World opened a path to cross-world connections, it also led to the relocation and extermination of indigenous groups.
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Stacks of the newly printed Back on Campus Special Issue in The Statesmans office. This year, The Statesman will be be bringing special issues back to print.

Editorial: A (partial) return to print and a new beginning for The Statesman

The Editorial Board September 21, 2022
On Sept. 20, The Statesman released its first full-sized print issue since the Spring 2021 semester. 
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Far Beyond signage in the Academic Mall.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Editorial: Reflecting on two years of COVID-19

The Editorial Board March 26, 2022
Editorial: The Statesman has extensively covered the pandemic. Even though we were all going through these changes at the same time, our experiences were all unique. These are our tales.
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Pro-Ukraine Demonstration at Lafayette Square. JOHN BRIGHENTI/CC BY 2.0

Editorial: In good war coverage lies equal reporting

The Editorial Board March 12, 2022
Editorial: Let your voices be heard. It's simple to achieve change and improved coverage: it all starts with stories. A fundamental idea that can and will continue to bring people together.
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A pile of college textbooks. INAYAYSAD/CC BY-SA 4.0

From the archives: The growing cost of required readings

Kelcie Eberharth and Liam Noonan March 9, 2022
While the cost and accessibility of textbooks have been the source of dispute, students and faculty alike have put pen to paper to argue for alternate approaches and prospective alternatives to textbook use in the classroom.
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