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USG Meeting in the Fall 2019 semester. JUSTIN GOODRIDGE/THE STATESMAN

USG moving campaign process online

Claudia Motley March 11, 2020
Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be taking its elections process totally online amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and intends to postpone part of the election process.
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Bernstein at the student media briefing on Dec. 4, 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Student media briefing got questions answered, but we are still being limited

Gabby Pardo December 8, 2019
I had the opportunity to attend a student media briefing with Interim President, Dr. Michael Bernstein on Wednesday, Dec. 4 with Editor in Chief of The Statesman, Gary Ghayrat and Assistant News Editor, Maya Brown. The briefing consisted of other campus media outlets along with The Statesman, and other members of Bernstein’s team, such as University Media Relations Officer, Lauren Sheprow.
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A final letter from Santiago

Eric Zolov December 4, 2019
"Tu normalidad es privilegio," is graffitied over an entire wall along the Nueva Providencia Avenue in downtown Santiago. After six weeks of nearly continuous street protests and a growing tally of the dead and wounded, the debate over "a return to normalcy" has taken center stage here in Chile.
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House of SHADE constitution sees approval

House of SHADE constitution sees approval

Bernard Sanchez September 8, 2019
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate unanimously approved the constitution of the House of SHADE, an informational and education outreach organization for black and queer students at the university, at a senate meeting on Thursday night.
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The self-interest presidency: a case for Trump’s impeachment

Michael Punzi September 9, 2018
For almost two years I’ve studied the Trump presidency closely, and have found that Donald Trump is the most corrupt president America has ever seen. Let’s look at the facts, not the tweets.  
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A woman casts her vote in 2010. The advantages to voting NO on the convention. BECKY MCCRAY/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Campus perspectives: vote NO on Constitutional Convention

Tyler Muzio November 4, 2017
Because I care so much about these issues, I cannot support a constitutional convention.
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Stony Brook University students sat in solidarity with Coli nKaepernick and the Black Lives Matter movement before a football game at Kenneth P. LaValle stadium on Sept 24, 2016. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Kaepernick’s sitting stand-off sparks an important conversation

Chris Peraino October 9, 2016
What change has occurred by keeping in step with the status quo and coddling everyone’s feelings? Protest is meant to evoke; it is meant to cause discomfort.
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Neurosurgeon, Ben Carson, is climbing his way to the top of the Republican presidential primary polls by changing his own ideals to appeal to GOP conservatives and gain higher polling numbers. PC: Marc Nozell

Don’t be fooled—Ben Carson knows how to operate on an audience

Skyler Gilbert September 28, 2015
Carson knows what the facts are, but instead wishes to exploit the stupidity and bigotry in our nation by making outlandish, hateful comments to increase his poll numbers.
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“Under God” needs to be removed from Pledge of Allegiance

Matthew Boose May 8, 2014
“Our nation was founded on sound Christian principles.” If I had a stick for every time I heard this phrase, I would have enough timber to build a thirty-foot burning effigy of Donald Sterling.
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Kansas House passes time-travel bill

Matthew Boose February 20, 2014
Did you hear about the good Christian man who lost his faith? He was a respected and active member of his church community for decades. Then one day, a gay couple walked into his restaurant. He served them coffee. And just like that, in a flash, his faith abandoned him. His soul was extricated. In an instant, he had become a morose, atheist heathen. He got a nice big A tattooed on his left buttock. He started sacrificing goats to honor the memory of Christopher Hitchens. He even started writing snarky diatribes on Facebook.
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USG constitution amendments up for undergraduate vote

Will Welch May 5, 2013

Voting opened on Monday, April 29 for a series of 340 amendments to the Undergraduate Student Government constitution announced Sunday evening on the USG website. The amendments range from changes as...

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USG Senators vote to amend constitution

Michael Cusanelli October 8, 2012

At this week’s meeting, Treasurer Allen Abraham introduced a proposed amendment to the USG constitution that would make it easier for USG senators to approve future constitutional amendments in the future....

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