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Letter to the Editor: President McInnis’ refusal to condemn Israel’s war crimes dehumanizes Palestinian people and hides the perpetrators

Doğa Öner and Letter to the Editor November 16, 2023
President Maurie McInnis’ attitude toward the violence against Palestinian people has been a devastating source of disappointment for many at Stony Brook University, especially for Arab and Muslim students.
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Letter to the Editor: Israel, Hamas, and the importance of balanced coverage

Jeremy Portnoy and Letter to the Editor November 15, 2023

Jeremy is the former editor-in-chief of  The Statesman and a Jewish-American student at Stony Brook. The views expressed in this letter are his alone. The Jerusalem Post recently ran an editorial decrying...

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The Lot-40 parking lot in South Campus, formerly known as South-P. KAYLA GOMEZ MOLANO/THE STATESMAN

Letter to the editor: The real impact of Stony Brook parking changes

Kevin Chacon March 13, 2023
#OPINION: What is frustrating to me is not MAPS’ decision to have all students and staff pay for parking, but for them to do so through a tier system that advantages those who can afford to pay the highest premiums.
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The official logo for The Philippine United Student Organization (PUSO). PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PHILIPPINE UNITED STUDENT ORGANIZATION (PUSO)

Addressing anti-Asian racism: A letter from PUSO

Members of the Philippine United Student Organization (PUSO) at SBU share their thoughts on the recent surge of anti-Asian hate crimes. 
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Police cars in 2012 on campus. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

Letter to the editor: Don’t defund the police

Andrew Infantino March 30, 2021
#OPINION: While improving the social conditions that lead to crime is a noble goal, police are still necessary to respond to ongoing crime.
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Kintsugi is the practice of repairing porcelain fractures with varnish or powder resin with gold. Kintsugi shows off the breaks as an important history of the object. CATALINA BENAVIDES/THE STATESMAN

You. Yes, you.

Catalina Benavides March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Catalina Benavides is a first-semester graduate student in the Master of Arts in Teaching English program. Benavides wrote a love letter to herself in the form of a poem. 
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG statement on nationwide police violence against the black community

Shaheer Khan June 15, 2020
USG does not tolerate and denounces all forms of racist rhetoric and behavior targeted towards black people. We must stand together and condemn racism, anti-blackness and white supremacy.
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Undergraduate Student Government president-elect Shaheer Khan poses for a headshot. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

USG President’s letter to the student body

Shaheer Khan April 4, 2020
"My Fellow Students, I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health. It is safe to say that we are in uncharted territory; it is a confusing and challenging time for us all."
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