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Why I’m voting third party this year

Steven Keehner November 7, 2020
#OPINION: I’m writing this on Oct. 23 — a day before early voting opens in New York. For the last six months, I have stared down the dreaded dilemma: Who should I vote for in the most important election of my lifetime?
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The Onion Bagel: Senate decides to take a three week recess as asteroid approaches Earth

Matt Venezia October 29, 2020
#OnionBagel This week, NASA announced that an asteroid was heading towards Earth. NASA scientists predict a direct impact, but it won’t be large enough to cause significant damage.
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Republican Elephant and the Democrat Donkey icons. Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff. Goroff alongside incumbent Lee Zeldin is on the ballot for the upcoming election.DONKEYHOTEY/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Playing slow and steady wins the final presidential debate for Biden

Steven Keehner October 27, 2020
#OPINION It’s often said that time flies by when you’re having fun. Nothing has better proven this statement more than the 2020 Presidential Election, which has been miserable and never-ending.
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Shimelis Gulema, professor, poses for a photo in his office.GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

A conversation on race with Shimelis Gulema, an Africana studies professor

Gary Ghayrat February 29, 2020
Race is very integral, very key to the American fabric. You cannot talk about exploitation, oppression and segregation in this country without injecting the notion of race because many of these things are race-based.
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The top three candidates at the Iowa caucus. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Iowa caucus results plagued by new technology application

Anya Marquardt February 9, 2020
The Iowa caucuses took place last Monday — the first caucuses to take place in the 2020 election season. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, won by a slim margin.
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Presidental candidates for the 2020 election from the Democratic Party. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Analyzing the Democratic candidate overload for the 2020 presidential election

Anya Marquardt November 3, 2019
In a mere year, the next presidential election will be upon us. While this may seem like a long time for some Americans, candidates have already kicked into campaigning mode; for registered Democrats, primaries start in Feb. 2020.
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Stony Brook professor heads rising economic movement

Stony Brook professor heads rising economic movement

Cindy Mizaku October 6, 2019
Stephanie Kelton, professor of public policy and economics at Stony Brook University and economic advisor to Bernie Sanders, is a leading figure in the rising economic movement called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).
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Professor Stephanie Kelton  NOOR LONE/STATESMAN FILE

Presidential Lecture Series: Professor Stephanie Kelton debunks the national debt

Lisseth Aguilar October 17, 2018
Kelton described the debate over the national debt as a “bipartisan chorus,” since both parties in Washington agree that having such a high debt will produce dangerous economic consequences for future generations. Contrarily, she argues that deficits are necessary for economic growth.
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Dinesh DSouza speaking at a lecture in the Sydney Gelber Auditorium in the SAC. . ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Dinesh D’Souza draws controversy at Stony Brook lecture

Mike Adams April 15, 2018
The Stony Brook College Republicans brought Dinesh D’Souza, conservative speaker and documentary filmmaker, to campus.
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Protesters gather in Washington D.C. for a rally in solidarity with the transgender community in March 2015. TED EYTAN/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

We need to protect trans youth

Joseph Konig February 26, 2017
Like the attempts to ban refugees and deport undocumented immigrants, this is about children. Children who are suffering already.
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (right) meets with Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick (left) on Feb. 9. US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

A week in the life of new biology professor, Betsy DeVos

Emily Benson February 19, 2017
DeVos told us that she found a better textbook more suitable for our class. IT’S THE BIBLE.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, above, during a news conference at Stony Brook University on Feb. 18,

Stanley applauds Gov. Cuomo’s free tuition plan

Rebecca Liebson January 22, 2017
Under the proposed plan SUNY and CUNY students whose families make less than $125,000 per year will be eligible to receive free tuition.
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