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Harriman hall was the most recent building on campus to suffer a loos of power.MANJU SHIVACHARAN/THE STATESMAN

We deserve better than biweekly blackouts

Andrew Goldstein October 1, 2017
I should not need to lower my expectations for electrical power because the campus has “aging” equipment.
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Opinions editor Andre Goldstein consults the AP Stylebook regarding the Oxford comma. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Pausing to appreciate the Oxford comma

Andrew Goldstein September 24, 2017
Tess Stepakoff, assistant copy chief – “Heck yeah, AP style should have the Oxford comma!”
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Dr. Lori Flores was the keynote speaker at last years Hispanic Heritage month opening ceremony. SKYLER GILBERT/STATESMAN FILE

Don’t just show up for rallies, support small events too

Andrew Goldstein September 10, 2017
We are taught to be active players in the world of careers, rising up the ranks to achieve our vision of success. Our approach to activism should be the same.
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Will Georges, former Stony Brook University student, smokes a cigarette outside the Union. Will is favorable of the smoking ban that is scheduled to come into effect in the spring semester, as he wants to quit smoking. TAYLOR HA/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook is not a tobacco-free campus

Andrew Goldstein September 3, 2017
Seeing Stony Brook truly becoming tobacco free would be a breath of fresh air.
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Editors Experiment: Going Vegan

Editor’s Experiment: Going Vegan

Opinions Editor Emily Benson and Assistant Opinions Editor Andrew Goldstein see what it is like to be vegan on campus.
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An alternative spring break

An alternative spring break

Andrew Goldstein April 19, 2017
Spring break is a week dedicated to freedom from the everyday life of college to take stock of where you are, reorganize yourself, have some fun and relaunch recharged for the remainder of the semester.
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The Stony Brook Foundation,
 the Universitys main source of funding,
 MANJU SHIVACHARAN/STATESMAN FILE

Plea to free me from unexplained fees

Andrew Goldstein March 26, 2017
As a full-time student, I am paying $62.50 and $187.50 this semester for the college fee and Academic Excellence & Success fee, respectively.
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Center for News Literacy Assistant Director Jonathan Anzalone teaches a news literacy class to Stony Brook University students. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

News literacy matters

Andrew Goldstein February 26, 2017
The Center for News Literacy, and other organizations like it, are teaching essential skills for our age of information and misinformation.
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Research has shown that gift giving ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

The motivations of gift-giving

Peter Caprariello February 13, 2017
People often inaccurately detected their partner’s motives, and inaccuracies were not always charitable.
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The Tubman and Chavez residence halls opened this past academic year. While new facilities like these are constructed, Stony Brook Universitys other buildings continue to have maintenance issues with serious consequences.
 ERIC SCHMID/THE STATESMAN

Let them have study rooms

Andrew Goldstein February 12, 2017
Beyond the simple benefit of more places accessible to study, having learning areas in East or West Side Dining would de-cramp the library and other main study areas around campus.
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President Samuel L. Stanley at the 2016 State of the University address. Wednesday he hosted a town hall meeting about diversity. JERROD WHITE/STATESMAN FILE

President Stanley, what are your office hours?

Bryan Carroll February 6, 2017
Issues, like scholarship or campus involvement, can be only fostered by a dialogue between groups on campus that might otherwise feel disenfranchised.
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President Samuel L. Stanley at the 2016 State of the University address. Wednesday he hosted a town hall meeting about diversity. JERROD WHITE/STATESMAN FILE

More support for diversity

Andrew Goldstein January 29, 2017
Stony Brook has taken too long to issue a statement about President Trump's travel ban and the detention of a student.
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