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The outside of the White House before the election results. Joseph Biden is projected to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

U.S. foreign aid during COVID-19 should extend beyond strategic interests 

Matt Venezia March 30, 2021
#OPINION It is rare that the U.S., in foreign policy, does something without its own strategic interests in mind. The relationship with these three tiny island nations is no different. 
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Plastic pollution washed up on a beach from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Big Oil’s lobby to peddle plastics in Kenya is unsustainable and unsurprising

Matt Venezia October 12, 2020
#OPINION Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental issues of the century. Still, "Big Oil" is lobbying to influence a trade deal between the United States and Kenya.
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Festival of Lights in Student Activities Ballroom A on Dec. 4. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/THE STATESMAN

Festival of Lights Illuminates Stony Brook

Samantha Robinson December 8, 2019
Stony Brook University held its 19th annual Festival of Lights on Dec. 4 to celebrate the holiday season.
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Origins of Era. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Port Jefferson boutique brings independent fashion to Long Islanders

Anna Correa November 22, 2019
When someone typically walks into a Long Island boutique, they’re faced with two options: bright athleisure apparel with the town’s name on the front or dainty, overpriced trendy clothes that look like they came out of a Francesca’s at the local mall.
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A shark in Maldives. TANAKA JUUYOH/FLICKER VIA CC BY 2.0

SBU researchers find illegal shark fin trade is still thriving despite regulations

Sara Ruberg September 28, 2018
A team of researchers from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) concluded that many endangered species of sharks are still commonly found in the shark fin trade despite international protection.
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Three Korean comfort women photographed in 1944 while being interrogated. The Charles B. Wang center screened I Can Speak, a film exploring the lives of comfort women in Korea under Japanese occupation. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Center for Korean Studies shows Korean film “I Can Speak”

Claudia Motley March 25, 2018
Stony Brook’s Center for Korean Studies at the beginning of the month, released in 2017, the Korean comedy-drama “I Can Speak.”
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My celebration of the Chinese New Year

My celebration of the Chinese New Year

Matthew Yan February 19, 2018
Like western New Year’s celebrations, the Lunar New Year is both a time of reflection of the past year as well as a time of preparation for the future.
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EDM DJ Slushii performs at Torontos MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY on Aug. 4, 2016. The DJ will perform at Stony Brook on Sept. 22. THE COME UP SHOW/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Slushii, 20-year old DJ, set to open Back to the Brook

Joseph Konig September 19, 2017
The opening act for Back to the Brook 2017, EDM DJ Slushii, aka Julian Scanlan, is younger than many of the students he will be performing for on Friday.
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A flyer for the Music 101 event. OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS

Music 101 seminar brings together professional and student talent

David Pepa September 29, 2016
Antwan “Amadeus” Thompson, chief executive officer and producer of Platinum Boy Music, gave a lecture on the function and reality of the music industry.
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PHOTO CREDIT: TURKANA BASIN INSTITUTE

Under the Microscope: researchers tackle issue of global drinking water

Kenneth Wengler October 1, 2015
Stony Brook Professor, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and his research team have recently developed two techniques for purifying drinking water that are both sustainable and affordable.
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Wang Center features opening exhibit focusing on origami

Taylor Ha September 10, 2015
The Wang Center had its fall exhibition opening reception on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The different art, up until December, offers different fusions of Asian culture.
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Chang-Jin Lees project looks to shed light on the stories of comfort women, who were enslaved by the Japanese army during WWII and forced to engage in sexual activities with enlisted men.  (BRIDGET DOWNES / THE STATESMAN)

Behind the scenes of the Comfort Women Exhibition

Krysten Massa October 6, 2014
The “COMFORT WOMEN WANTED” art project by artist Chang-Jin Lee is now being displayed on the first floor of the Wang Center until Jan. 10.
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