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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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Kono and Patrick Leahy shake hands and paw at the Sex and Relationships photoshoot. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Patrick Leahy: the Stony Brook campus “dog guy”

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor April 29, 2024
Veteran Patrick Leahy has been labeled by students on campus as the “dog guy,” as he can be found around campus with a big American Akita named Kono.
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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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Students gathered on Staller Steps to watch student films at the Create + Imagine Film Festival on Thursday, April 25. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESAMN

Exploring how SBU’s media consumption has changed over the last decade

Joshua Lee April 29, 2024

The entertainment landscape has experienced a significant transformation with the rise of streaming platforms, reshaping how we consume media. This trend is noticeable within the Stony Brook University...

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The Hidden Treasures’ table at their Flea Market event, selling second hand clothing on -- PHOTO COURTESY OF CYNTHIA SAH

SBU students combat fashion waste with trash to treasure thrift shops

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor April 28, 2024

As the focus on fashion sustainability and raising awareness about clothing waste surpluses gains traction on social media and in the news, students at Stony Brook University aren’t just hitting...

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The lower level of the Student Activity Center where most clubs go to practice. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Beyond the stage: challenges faced by performance-based clubs at SBU

Christina Marie Mariani April 28, 2024

From Stony Brook University’s Philippine United Student Organization’s three dance teams to Wolfie’s Big Band, there is no shortage of performance-based clubs on campus. According to the 2023-24...

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An SBU official attempts to remove pro-Palestinian protesters from the Student Union with support from UPD on --

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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The Statesmans Multimedia Section poses for a group shot at the Sex and Relationships photoshoot. MARISSA MCCANDLESS/THE STATESMAN

2024 Sex and Relationships photoshoot walk-through

Brittney Dietz and Stanley Zheng March 24, 2024

For this year’s Sex and Relationships Special Issue, The Statesman chose the theme “Healthy Relationships.” We had multiple models step in front of our cameras to show what their version of a healthy...

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Assistant Multimedia Editor Angelina Livigni and Sports writer Kevin Broderick poses for theSex and Relationships photoshoot. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Love on campus: how Stony Brook students handle healthy relationships

Mariam Ismail March 24, 2024

Healthy relationships can come in many forms, whether platonic or romantic. From friendships to lovers, healthy relationships can look different for everyone depending on their own preferences and...

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The first three (from left to right) Natalia Wong, Kevin Dardzinski and Athena Wilkinson embracing Mackenzie Yaddaw. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Education is a critical component of healthy relationships

Sonya Gugliara, News Editor March 24, 2024

The topic of what a healthy relationship entails will never cease to spark spirited debates, as many try to get to the bottom of what “healthy” truly means or looks like.  A quick Google search...

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