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View of Florence, Italy from the Piazzale Michelangelo. GABBY PARDO/THE STATESMAN

Reflecting on studying abroad in Florence during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gabby Pardo March 11, 2020
Instead of watching the sunset at the hilltop of the Piazzale Michelangelo and tasting the fluffiness of homemade gnocchi, I am now writing this on my fourth day of self-quarantine in my Staten Island home, because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Presidental candidates for the 2020 election from the Democratic Party. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Analyzing the Democratic candidate overload for the 2020 presidential election

Anya Marquardt November 3, 2019
In a mere year, the next presidential election will be upon us. While this may seem like a long time for some Americans, candidates have already kicked into campaigning mode; for registered Democrats, primaries start in Feb. 2020.
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The thrill and benefits of investing in a fantasy football league

Jordan Eugene October 20, 2019
That time of the year is here again: the time when sports fans who play fantasy football gear up and try to win and dominate in their leagues. Fantasy football is by far the greatest leisure activity that simultaneously stresses people out.
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Students discussing the issue of a divided government in the United States. The community dialogue event was held by The Center for Civic Justice on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

SBU community discusses divided government

Maya Brown February 26, 2019
The Center for Civic Justice held a community dialogue on the topic of divided government on Monday, Feb. 25. Students, faculty and staff discussed some of the ways in which we can address the issue as a community.
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Poster for Dragon Ball Super, a Japanese animated series. BRIAN JUAREZ/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

“Dragon Ball Super: Broly” flies above all expectations

Mike Adams February 9, 2019
“Broly” is a sensory masterpiece on multiple levels. Animation Director Naohiro Shintani introduced an entirely new animation style for the film that feels both fresh and familiar.
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Robots unloading float glass. A 2017 report from the McKinsey Global Institute think tank predicts that by 2030, up to 800 million people will lose their jobs to a machine. ICAPLANTS/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 3.0

We can educate around automation

Mike Adams March 26, 2018
If computers can do my job or your job badly now, will they do it better than us before we can retire? Will the skill sets we acquire in college even be relevant in a decade?
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Republican Presidential nominee Donald trump speaking at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona. GAGE SKIDMORE VIA FLICR CC BY-SA 2.0

Students react to Trump’s presidential win

Michaela Kilgallen November 9, 2016
Since word of Trump's official win, public response has ranged from utter disappointment to cheerful optimism.
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The Konig Kolumn: 37 Down, many more to come

The Konig Kolumn: 37 Down, many more to come

Joseph Konig February 17, 2015
While certain aspects of the Civil Rights movement may have hit a few bumps in the road, other aspects have made leaps and bounds, even as recently as the last few days.
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Sleep debt leads to a multitude of ill effects

Alex Kramer December 2, 2013
Nearly half of all Americans have a sleep disorder, says sleep expert Lisa Endee. “Americans think that not getting enough sleep is part of a normal culture,” Endee said. She is the clinical program coordinator at Stony Brook University’s sleep-testing center.
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Forgotten Heroes

March 20, 2002
Fittingly, in the wake of Sept. 11 there has been a growing appreciation of the vital importance of our police and our military in defending us against attack. But the terrorist assaults should have also underscored the crucial role of another group of American heroes. The deeds of those individuals, unfortunately, continue to go unrecognized.
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ARCHIVES: Bad News Is Not Medias Fault (1992)

ARCHIVES: Bad News Is Not Media’s Fault (1992)

October 5, 1992
George Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot may stand on different steps on the ideological staircase, but on one philosophy they all agree: When in doubt, blame the press. 
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