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Wagner College is one of the dorm buildings in Stony Brook University.
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Living off campus is great for me

Andrew Goldstein February 3, 2018
This semester, I moved off campus. I did it to save money and because I only have classes 2 days a week. I mean no disrespect to the living spaces and people who utilize them on campus. Moving off campus, though, is a great decision.
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Celebrate Earth Day every day

Andrew Goldstein January 28, 2018
I believe I speak for Dr. Seuss’ Lorax when I say that every person can help in some way, no matter how small.
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Flowers blooming during the early summer in Jordan Pond at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

Make the best of your break

Andrew Goldstein January 5, 2018
We are exposed to so much noise both metaphorical and real that even on long, scheduled breaks we may be just as busy as when we are at work or school.
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Students taking their final exams.PUBLIC DOMAIN

Reschedule finals to reduce stress

Andrew Goldstein December 10, 2017
Of course it would be nice to get more reading days, but the purpose of finals week is to have full days to study and take tests anyway. More reading days wouldn’t help; better scheduling would.
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Treat me like a college student whose time matters

Andrew Goldstein December 10, 2017
As this semester comes to a close I ask professors: Can you please trust me to be mature about your class and others?
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Some people find time management and setting personal goals and deadlines difficult. Organizing your time in shorter increments can be helpful.
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You are going to have an awesome Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day

Andrew Goldstein December 3, 2017
This Friday, Dec. 8, is Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day and it was a blast. Now that I am back from the future, I thought I would give some advice on how to spend the day.
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The new holiday themed Starbucks cups have received backlash from costumers again this year. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Tis the season to complain about how we greet people

Andrew Goldstein November 26, 2017
And as we plunge into this unnecessarily politicized season, my Facebook feed will be filled with half my friends getting offended by “Merry Christmas” and the other half getting offended by “Happy Holidays.” None of it makes sense to me.
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Represent yourself by joining the Opinions section

Andrew Goldstein November 13, 2017
The Opinions section has the power to reach more than 25,000 people and spark conversations that can lead to real change. It is a shame that so few students take advantage of it.
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Make no mistake about No-Shave November

Andrew Goldstein and Kunal Kohli October 29, 2017
How many will use this month as a way to raise awareness for colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and male suicide rates? Not many. But I will.
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New York voter registration papers distributed by Stony Brooks Vote Everywhere group in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Take the time to vote

Andrew Goldstein October 29, 2017
Ask your district and county candidates, what are they going to do to help students here at Stony Brook?
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If students have deadlines, why don’t professors?

Andrew Goldstein October 15, 2017
I have 15 credits of class, two part-time jobs and a club I am involved in. As a professor who is part of the “real world,” please model the timeliness you expect from me.
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Forgive your friends and yourself

Forgive your friends and yourself

Andrew Goldstein October 1, 2017
Whatever time of year, focusing on correcting past mistakes and addressing – rather than hiding from – mistakes we have made with our friends can strengthen our relationships.
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