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Stony Brook University campus in the fall of 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Reflecting on the losses of my last semester at SBU

Noah Brigham March 18, 2020
Throughout the last four years in college, my peers and I have expended great effort and focus in our academic pursuits. All because we had our eyes set on the moments that should lie just ahead of the spring of our senior year.
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The outside of Kelly Quad in West Campus. Students living on campus still have access to the food pantry, which has adjusted to social distancing. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

SBU needs to reinforce the guest policy to ensure housing safety

Xenia Gonikberg February 2, 2020
Over the course of the last three months, I have been looking into an issue that needs to be brought up as it affects many students at Stony Brook University (SBU): the guest policy.
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Tackling burnout and its impact on students

Tackling burnout and its impact on students

Sam Lauria October 8, 2019
Upon entering high school, I was a successful student who was determined and motivated in all of my classes. My strong work ethic led me to excel in school. I let my intellect be defined by my remarkable grades.
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Test curves do not reflect students’ intelligence

Test curves do not reflect students’ intelligence

Sam Lauria September 8, 2019
After taking a difficult exam, students are relieved to hear that their professor is curving their test grades. Test curves are a method in which a teacher adjusts the average score of an exam by moving students’ grades up a few points or even an entire letter grade.
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Discussing the fate of Stony Brook’s financial and academic future

David McKinnon June 18, 2019
From the perspectives of many long-serving faculty, the primary cause of the chronic financial problems within the university is quite clear: incentives for upper management are poorly aligned with the long-term best interests of the institution and have been for some time.
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Some college students find balancing studying and socializing difficult. WOHANI/FLICKR CC BY 2.0

Balancing college with the 4:3 ratio

Amanda Niemann April 15, 2018
The 4:3 ratio says that the best way to do well in college and have fun at the same time is to devote four days a week to studying and homework, and the other three to socializing and going out with friends.
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Stay true to yourself through college

Stay true to yourself through college

Andrew Goldstein August 25, 2016
Don’t let college stop you or change you from being who you are. Use college to help make you into the person you want to be.
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