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The website for The Rewriting. Audrey Fernandez, a senior at Stony Brook University, developed a social media platform to support Black creators and innovators.

The Rewriting connects students with social activism

Rayia Habibulla September 18, 2022
Audrey Fernandez, a rising senior at Stony Brook University, developed a social media platform called The Rewriting to bring attention to the struggles and joys of the Black community and to boost Black creators and innovators.
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A graphic of the earth for Earth Day 2022. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI

Earth Day: In honor of an abundant planet

Sasha Kagan April 24, 2022
#OPINION: The creation of Earth Day alone stands for a powerful cause. It speaks to the social unity and activism that work together to strengthen a sense of community and reform our actions for the greater good. 
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The official movie poster for The Fallout. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“The Fallout” movie shows how Gen Z copes with trauma

Izabelle Dessi March 6, 2022
“The Fallout” gives a real performance that compares to no other. It’s the story behind why students are fighting for change and being forced to learn the new meaning of “safe.” 
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¡Mi cuerpo es mío, yo decido! – The devastation of the Texas abortion ban for people of color

Melanie Navarro October 15, 2021
A ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable took effect in the state of Texas. News of the imperilment of women's health in Texas sparked a dialogue on social media which is leaving many worried about the future of reproductive rights.
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The Weekly Wrap Up podcast logo. HANYA GAO/THE STATESMAN

The Weekly Wrap-Up Ep. 19

Juliana Slocum February 24, 2021
Editors discuss Governor Cuomo's unofficial budgeting for SUNY, blue light technology, the film “To All the Boys Always and Forever,” student work “Voices from the Chinese Diaspora,” sports games, civic justice and the effects of climate change.
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How Donald Trump’s impeachment lulled a false sense of accomplishment

Steven Keehner February 22, 2021
#OPINION Instead of critiquing the left and right, I’d like to address those celebrating Trump’s impeachment and the detachment from reality that continually gets swept under the rug.
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Chinese Spanish artists, authors and activists discuss identity in the age of COVID-19

Michelle Chen February 22, 2021
On Feb. 17, Chinese Spanish activists Quan Zhou, Chenta Tsai and Jiajie Yu Yan joined SBU to discuss anti-Asian racism and Chinese diasporic identity in  “Pensando Xībānyá: Voices from the Chinese Diaspora in Spain”, a three-part lecture series.
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Oreoluwa speaking at the Black Lives Matter protest on Oct. 21, 2020 at Stony Brook University. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Campus NAACP chapter president focuses on supporting her Black peers

Maya Brown February 18, 2021
To Oreoluwa Adewale, Black Lives Matter is more than another hashtag or a movement. It is about being allowed to be Black without exception. 
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A New York Fire Department Deputy Chief at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. Stony Brook University researchers may have found a link between Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and cognitive degeneration in 9/11 responders. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU researchers find possible link between PTSD in 9/11 responders and cognitive degeneration

Cindy Mizaku May 2, 2019
A team of researchers at Stony Brook University conducted a pilot study that suggests there may be a link between chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 9/11 responders and cognitive degeneration, leading to diseases like Alzheimer’s.
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Graduate Student Employees Union members protest increased fees during Stony Brook Universitys Admitted Students Day on Saturday, April 6, at the main fountain outside of the administration building. This year graduate student fees will increase by about $100. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Graduate students protest fee increase on Admitted Students Day

Gary Ghayrat April 7, 2019
Around half a dozen graduate teaching and research assistants stood at the fountain on Saturday, April 6 to voice their dissatisfaction with recent student fee increases.
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Activists at a rally on Feb. 23, 2019 in front of Trump Tower in New York protesting U.S. intervention in Venezula. Over 19 socio-political organizations joined the rally.  ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

New Yorkers march for Venezuela’s sovereignty

Anna Correa February 25, 2019
On Saturday, Feb. 23, New Yorkers in over 19 socio-political and economic organizations rallied in front of Trump Tower on Wall Street in New York City to protest U.S. intervention in Venezuela and demand for national sovereignty.
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Activism on campus lacks initiative

Christopher Leelum October 29, 2013
This past week, I was strolling through the SAC when a good-looking young woman in a bright pink shirt approached me. Needless to say that whatever organization she belonged to had a very brilliant marketing mind, I obviously stopped to see what she had to say. “Would you like to sign the board to vow to stop using the word ‘retarded’?” Uh, sure thing sweetheart. I scribbled two indecipherable words to the satisfying tune of “Thanks so much!” from Ms. Pink Shirt, and I was on my way. I was a changed man!
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