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Survey results reveal lack of transparency from administration and general concern of campus conditions

Maya Brown October 6, 2021
The Statesman asked students to express their concerns and opinions about the University's current state, including administration, students and professors, for our “State of the University” special issue. About 84 students accepted the challenge, and the results are below.
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Stony Brook requires COVID vaccine and testing for students and faculty for fall semester

Stony Brook requires COVID vaccine and testing for students and faculty for fall semester

Viola Flowers September 5, 2021
Students and faculty at Stony Brook University are required to meet their respective COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for the 2021 in-person fall semester, according to the Stronger Together website.
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The United States Capitol Building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

To go green, we must take smaller steps in legislation

Anya Marquardt April 24, 2021
#OPINION In order to address climate change, legislation must be passed. Even if we don’t agree with all the Green New Deal proposes, we can see it as a positive step toward solving one of the world’s most pressing problems.
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The cover of the book New York 2140. PUBLIC DOMAIN

How climate change is being reimagined in fiction

Justin Chassin April 24, 2021
#OPINION Although it may come as a surprise to some, our generation is being impacted as we speak. A child born today faces health risks to their immune systems from environmental pollutants, along with long-term damage from heightened temperatures and air pollution.
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How neocolonialism is killing our planet

How neocolonialism is killing our planet

Benjamin Joffe April 23, 2021
#OPINION Corporations and governments across the world are pushing the Earth deeper into the global climate crisis, and immediate action must be made to combat this.
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Pictures around the Earth from NASAs website. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Scientists experiment with climate intervention to delay the effects of global warming

Maria Lynders April 22, 2021
As the consequences of global warming are becoming more dire, scientists are considering whether — in addition to reducing and eliminating greenhouse gas emissions — to use geoengineering to mitigate the effects of global warming. 
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The negative stigma attached to weed is the driving force behind biased misconceptions. STATESMAN FILE

Legalizing recreational marijuana is what we needed all along

Matt Lindsay April 20, 2021
#OPINION On March 31, Governor Cuomo signed legislation legalizing the use of recreational marijuana for adults in New York State. While I have never used marijuana, I fully support the legalization of it for several reasons.
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Environmental racism – the deliberate poisoning of BIPOC

Amaya McDonald April 19, 2021
While pollution and other environmental issues affect people of all races, low-income communities where people of color are the majority are more heavily affected.
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A fossil fuel plant from the New York state website. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SUNY faculty and staff push for retirement fund to divest from fossil fuel investments

Alek Lewis April 18, 2021
A group of employees of the State University of New York (SUNY) wants their retirement fund to pull their investments from industries and companies damaging to the environment and contributing to climate change.
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Why individual actions are dragging down the environmental movement

Matt Venezia April 18, 2021
#OPINION: For a sustainable future — and an environmental movement with a tangible, positive impact on climate change — a focus on organized systemic change is necessary.
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Sex and Relationships special issue photoshoot

Sex and Relationships special issue photoshoot

Rabia Gursoy March 28, 2021
For this year's Sex and Relationships Special Issue, The Statesman chose the theme "body positivity." Seven participants chose to step in front of our cameras and tell us their stories. Photography by Sara Ruberg, Rabia Gursoy and Gabby Pardo.
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Students talk about what body positivity means to them

Sara Ruberg March 26, 2021
For this year's Sex and Relationship Special Issue, The Statesman chose the theme "body positivity." Seven participants chose to step in front of our cameras and tell us their stories.
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