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Despite Alabama defeat, Amazon employees should continue their union fight

Anya Marquardt April 15, 2021
#OPINION Recent reports have come out targeting Amazon for exposing their workers to inhumane conditions. Amid these reports, Amazon workers have been moving towards forming labor unions in order to gain extra protection and rights in the workplace. 
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Don’t raise the corporate tax rate, rethink the power of big corporations

Matt Venezia January 31, 2021
President-Elect Joe Biden’s tax plan creates questions about his commitment to protecting the American worker and pushing back on corporate power over American lives.
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Stony Brook Universitys Amazon pick up location when it first opened. JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University’s Amazon location closes after four years

Alek Lewis November 17, 2020
After four years at Stony Brook University, Amazon will permanently close its pickup locations at the Melville Library and the Health Sciences Center on Nov. 25, according to an official announcement by the Faculty Student Association. 
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Stony Brook alumni Stephanie Hayman discusses career path and book “Surviving My First Decade in Corporate America”

Julia Heming October 6, 2020
Stephanie Hayman, Hauppauge native and Stony Brook graduate, returned to campus virtually on Sept. 22 to talk about her book, “Surviving My First Decade in Corporate America."
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The Bezos Earth Fund is Just Lip Service

Matthew Yan May 5, 2020
Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has done nothing to curb the 44.4 million tons of carbon dioxide his shipping services released into the atmosphere in 2018 alone.
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SBU dining halls and food pantry adjust for social distancing

Brianne Ledda and Claudia Motley April 2, 2020
Stony Brook University’s food pantry is taking online orders from students on campus today between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. An email containing a request form was already sent to residents.
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We have to teach computer science students about maintaining algorithmic neutrality

Rohit Panda December 8, 2019
When someone says they are studying computer science (CS), you don’t normally associate these students with doing anything remotely political in the future. A stereotypical assumption would be that people in the field have no real influence on society beyond coding.
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Bloomberg Businessweek editor examines campfire stories and emotion in ‘My Life As’ lecture

Ross O'Keefe October 27, 2019
Joel Weber, journalist and editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, spoke as part of the “My Life As” speaker series on Monday, Oct. 23. Weber graduated from the University of Oregon in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in magazine journalism
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Don’t make it tougher for people with disabilities

Joshua Blake October 21, 2019
I decided to look up “Disability Reporting Jobs” on Google, with hopes of receiving information regarding job openings for journalists with disabilities such as myself. The results that popped up were articles about employment issues involving people with disabilities and how Social Security can help if you have one. Although none of this was relevant to my situation, I did find one article intriguing.
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The Onion Bagel: What good is Thanksgiving anyways?

Mike Adams November 19, 2018
Thanksgiving is a time-honored American tradition that harkens back to the best this country has to offer. Compassion, family and whitewashing genocide — the very pillars of our national identity come to the forefront on the fourth Thursday of November.
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Panel discusses the state of the media in 2018

Maia Vines April 29, 2018
When asked about his favorite part of the industry, Widmer replied, “The media industry is changing. One of the parallels is that there are jobs out there that you don’t know exist.”
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PSA: Textbooks are not taxed

Bryan Carroll February 9, 2018
While the operator of the campus store will change to Follett Corporation in the coming weeks, other things will stay the same in terms of the overall buying experience for textbooks on campus. Textbooks and course materials in New York are still exempt from sales tax.
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