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The Student Financial Services office located in the Student Union. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

SBU students face unique challenges with loans

Morgan Casey December 1, 2021
On top of these financial implications, there are also the looming mental and psychological effects that debt has on students’ mental health. Many students experience profound stress, anxiety and feelings related to shame when thinking about their financial situations related to school. In a 2021 survey, one in 14 student borrowers said they experienced suicidal ideation because of taxing debt situations.
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Students walking on the quad.  REBECCA LEGGIO

Economic barriers inhibit lower-income students

Xenia Gonikberg November 14, 2021
#OPINION: The fact that there are so many barriers to education and to succeeding in the workforce highlights an overarching problem within education and employment systems in this country.
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A laptop sitting next to some notebooks. AMY CHEN/STATESMAN FILE

To find happiness, pave your own path

Steven Keehner February 2, 2021
In a passionless and loveless world, love and passion aren’t enough anymore. But there’s a beauty behind uncertainty and self-discovery that is worth learning from. 
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Top jobs for college dropouts

Top jobs for college dropouts

Michael Kohut April 3, 2016
For the 41 percent of students who never graduate college, negative stigmas are plenty and prospects for success are few. Or are they? It depends on how you define “success.”
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Stony Brook University president Samuel L. Stanley attends President Barack Obama’s “Call to Action.” Stanley was joined by 100 other university presidents at the White House. (GAVIN STERN/SHFWIRE)

Stony Brook promises support at White House ‘Call to Action’

Gavin Stern January 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Troy Simon grew up poor in New Orleans. He could not read until he was 14. But with a little help, he is now a student at Bard College in New York—and got to introduce Michelle Obama at...

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