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Protests occurring outside the Supreme Court following the ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson. With the passage of anti-abortion and gendered-laws, decriminalization of sex-work has been a topic of discussion.COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS LICENSE

Want to defend reproductive rights? Then legalize sex work.

Jenna Zaza November 14, 2022
#OPINION: In an era where reproductive and gender rights are under attack, it is pivotal to defend bodily autonomy, including decriminalizing sex work.
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The album cover for  Planetarium by Glades. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Glades trio gets listeners “Dancing in the Mirror” with their latest album

Amaya McDonald May 10, 2021
The pop-trio known as “Glades” released their sophomore album, “Planetarium,”  on Friday, April 30. Lead singer Karina Savage sat down to speak about “Planetarium” and the group’s evolution with The Statesman.
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Facebook needs to commit to its misinformation policies

Xenia Gonikberg March 28, 2021
#OPINION: The rise of misinformation on social media platforms has inspired an ongoing debate surrounding free speech protections, especially since many users turn to social media as an informational tool. 
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The Center for News Literacy office, located on fourth floor of the Frank Melville Memorial Library. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

SBU School of Journalism spreads news literacy curriculum

Jocelyn Cruz December 8, 2019
Stony Brook University’s curriculum from the Center for News Literacy is spreading to other schools and universities across the globe.
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Refugees at the Imvepi refugee camp in Uganda. The camp, which opened Feb. 2017, sits near the countrys northern border with South Sudan and houses more than 120,000 refugees. UNMISS/FLICKR VIA CC BY NC ND 2.0

Stony Brook students connect with refugees in Uganda through text

Mike Adams February 18, 2018
Sophomore political science and sociology major Andrew Bearkland has been forming a friendship with a refugee halfway around the world since last semester as part of a professor’s ambitious correspondence project.
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Protestors marched in Washington DC against President Donald Trumps science agenda on April 22. Marchers called for ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook community marches for science in D.C.

Anna Correa April 23, 2017
Members of the Stony Brook community traveled from campus to Washington D.C. on Earth Day, April 22 for the March for Science.
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Eric maxton, left, and Chan, right, perform at the Brookfest Artist Release Party on March 22. MARIE MATSUNAGA/THE STATESMAN

Brookfest student openers prep for their biggest gig yet

Joseph Konig April 15, 2017
Singer-songwriter Chris Chan and rapper Eric Maxton are preparing for the biggest performance of their lives: opening for Joey Bada$$, DNCE and Alison Wonderland at Brookfest 2017.
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The International Student Office is located on the fifth floor of the campus library.

International exchange students’ first impressions on campus

Giselle Miranda September 11, 2016
For international exchange students studying abroad, starting out at a new university campus in a new country can be a surreal experience.
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Alcohol is ultilized in herbal medicine to allow for easy absorption and preservation of all-natural remedies. (JESUS PICHARDO / THE STATESMAN)

Students studying abroad say cheers to American drinking culture

Kelly Saberi May 3, 2016
“I shat neon green s**t the next day,” Jessica Conlon said of the American beverage Four Loko. “I never want to drink them again.”
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Exhibit showcases New York artists

Elsie Boskamp November 19, 2014
Escaping from the dreary weather, dozens of Stony Brook students and community members entered into the world of abstract art, where sunny sights and enticing illusions are a day dreamers paradise.
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President of Bengalis Unite, Syed Abrar Hossain, rises from adversity

President of Bengalis Unite, Syed Abrar Hossain, rises from adversity

Rachel Siford November 13, 2014
Syed Hossain is an international student from Dhaka, Bangladesh, who came to the United States after both his parents died.
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Community Developer of Yik Yak shares the ins and outs of the app

Rebecca Anzel November 10, 2014
SBU students have adapted to a new social media application called YikYak, quickly putting Stony Brook University on the company’s radar as one of the most active regions in New York.
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