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The Student News Site of Stony Brook University

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The Student News Site of Stony Brook University

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The website for The Rewriting. Audrey Fernandez, a senior at Stony Brook University, developed a social media platform to support Black creators and innovators.

The Rewriting connects students with social activism

Rayia Habibulla September 18, 2022
Audrey Fernandez, a rising senior at Stony Brook University, developed a social media platform called The Rewriting to bring attention to the struggles and joys of the Black community and to boost Black creators and innovators.
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“History is curated” at the Zuccaire Gallery

Sydney Riddle December 8, 2021
The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery debuted its latest exhibition, “Printing Solidarity: Tricontinental Graphics from Cuba” on Dec. 1
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Mark Cuban speaking with attendees at the 2019 Arizona Technology Innovation Summit at The Duce in Phoenix, Arizona. GAGE SKIDMORE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Not playing the national anthem could bring our nation together

Matt Lindsay March 13, 2021
#OPINION Mark Cuban should be applauded for his decision to stop playing the national anthem.
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A group of students hold posters as they march around campus in support of the Black Lives Matter protests last fall. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Whitewashed history inhibits us from learning about the past

Matt Venezia February 17, 2021
#OPINION: One of my favorite subjects in high school was history... Looking back now, it was very obvious from the textbooks I read or lessons I learned that “American” meant “white.”
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“Does it surprise me? No”: Members of the SBU community comment on lack of Black memorialization

Steven Keehner February 13, 2021
Of Stony Brook University’s 64 named buildings and spaces, only four Black historical figures; Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, Jimi Hendrix, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman are memorialized, according to a list compiled by the university’s archivist.
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Stony Brook University campus in the fall of 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

SBU professors criticize SBU’s reliance on campus police and prison labor in op-ed

Maya Brown July 11, 2020
Stony Brook University is no stranger to forced prison labor, as the school spent around $19,974 on prison-made goods in 2019, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
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Protesters sit and kneel in front fo the Long Island City Courthouse on June 6. It was one of many nationwide protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook Computing Society hosts BLM charity stream

Claudia Motley July 8, 2020
The Twitch stream, which raised $850, featured streamers playing Overwatch. Donations went to the non-profit organization Code2040, which works to strengthen the presence of Black and Latinx communities in tech and innovation industries.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Chief Diversity Officer implements diversity plan to create change on campus

Maya Brown June 30, 2020
“As a campus community, we will lead with purpose to build a supportive culture with our shared value strategy embedded into our actions and operational practices,” Clarke said in the email.
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The United University Professors (UUP) March on March 1, 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

UUP criticizes university reopening policies

Brianne Ledda June 19, 2020
The union argues that these guidelines stand as a direct contradiction to the university’s recent statements on the Black Lives Matter movement, and its declared commitment to black community members.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG statement on nationwide police violence against the black community

Shaheer Khan June 15, 2020
USG does not tolerate and denounces all forms of racist rhetoric and behavior targeted towards black people. We must stand together and condemn racism, anti-blackness and white supremacy.
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Stony Brooks Black Lives Matter protests

Stony Brook’s Black Lives Matter protests

Alek Lewis June 12, 2020
Photo showcase of a peaceful protest in Stony Brook, NY on June 7. From 1p.m. to 4 p.m., protesters gathered in front of the Lowe's shopping center to protest against police brutality and systematic racism.
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Residents of Freeport, NY participate in the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests

Residents of Freeport, NY participate in the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests

Maya Brown June 12, 2020
Video shot and edited by Assistant News Editor Maya Brown shows several speeches and powerful statements by protesters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in Freeport, NY on June 7.
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