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Police cars in 2012 on campus. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

Letter to the editor: Don’t defund the police

Andrew Infantino March 30, 2021
#OPINION: While improving the social conditions that lead to crime is a noble goal, police are still necessary to respond to ongoing crime.
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Far Beyond signage in the Academic Mall.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

When universities become echo chambers

Andrew Infantino November 20, 2019
Educational institutions are prone to groupthink, a process by which members of a group strive for consensus by suppressing dissent. Dissenters may face retaliation or remain silent while external input is ignored.
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Part of Stony Brook Universitys main campus. DIANNA ROMAN/STATESMAN FILE

Anti-feminist protests circumcision on campus

Andrew Infantino October 17, 2019
A men's rights activist has been protesting on the Stony Brook University campus against male circumcision.
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Students spoke in front of a crowd outside the Student Activities Center. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Misandry in feminism is real and needs to be addressed

Andrew Infantino September 15, 2019
In the wake of #MeToo and Brett Kavanaugh, feminists have become increasingly vocal that men should be held accountable for sexual misconduct and discrimination.
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A Ruger carbine (left), four AR-15 rifles and shotguns lined on a wall. New York state law prohibits semi-automatic rifles from having a pistol grip and a detachable magazine.ANDREW INFANTINO/THE STATESMAN

In defense of the AR-15

Andrew Infantino August 31, 2019
Used by both millions of lawful citizens and some of America’s worst mass murderers, the AR-15 is arguably the most controversial rifle in United States history.
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Demonstrators during the student organized March For Our Lives on March 28. March for Our Lives organizers estimate 800,000 protesters attended the main march in Washington, D.C. and there were 800 so-called sibling marches held across the globe. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

How conservatives can lead the fight for gun reform —and why they should

Andrew Infantino March 3, 2019
The United States has disproportionately higher gun crime rates than virtually any other developed country. Legislative action is a crucial step in lowering those rates.
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The University Police Department is holding active shooter trainings this semester is response to the recent Parkland shooting in Florida. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

Students attend “Run, Hide, Fight” active shooter training

Evelin Mercedes November 16, 2018
The University Police Department (UPD) and Residential Risk Management hosted their last active shooter training of the semester at Roth Cafe on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
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