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Taylor Hawkins at Lollapalooza in Berlin, 2017. RAPHAEL POUR-HASHEMI/CC BY 2.0

“Cold Day In the Sun”: Remembering Taylor Hawkins

Jeremy Portnoy and Skylar Sena April 3, 2022
Taylor Hawkins’ death on March 25, while heartbreaking for grunge lovers around the world, is yet another mourning period they are all too familiar with.
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SUNY campuses create task force to plan fall reopening

Gabby Pardo May 11, 2020
Seven groups are uniting to form the State University of New York COVID-19 Re-Imagine and Resume Residential Education Task Force, whose goal is to create a plan to reopen SUNY campuses in the fall. 
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The home of the Stony Brook University basketball teams, Island Federal Arena. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University will be used as a temporary hospital, Cuomo says

Alek Lewis March 22, 2020
Stony Brook University will host one of four temporary hospitals to help increase the capacity to treat COVID-19 patients in New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed in a press briefing on March 22.
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Suffolk County declares state of emergency and New York bans large gatherings, as coronavirus cases increase

Alek Lewis March 14, 2020
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone declared a state of emergency in Suffolk County on Thursday afternoon after the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the county more than doubled in a day.
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USG announces Brookfest artist reveal postponed in wake of Pop Smoke's death

Alexander Bakirdan February 19, 2020
In their statement, USG said that “this tragedy will postpone our artist reveal, and we will move forward with the process of choosing another artist.”
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Khalil Ghibran’s “The Prophet” Immortalized on Screen

Niki Nassiri November 11, 2019
The movie “The Prophet,” screened at the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 7, celebrates love, freedom and death through a series of visually stunning animated essays.
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Violent video games aren’t connected to shootings

Matthew Yan October 27, 2019
Whenever the topic of gun control gets brought up on television or in Congress, there are always two scapegoats the National Rifle Association (NRA) tend to present: mental health and video games.
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SBU remembers Professor David L. Ferguson in campus memorial service

SBU remembers Professor David L. Ferguson in campus memorial service

Alek Lewis October 4, 2019
Stony Brook University held a memorial service on Oct. 2 to remember the late David L. Ferguson.
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The Stony Brook University hospital. Oregon was the first state to codify a right-to-death law in 1997. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Everybody should have the option to die with dignity

Danielle Arebalo March 8, 2019
Since the first American right-to-die law was codified in Oregon in 1997, 1,459 patients have died ingesting the medications prescribed under the Act.
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The life and death of Castro: Its OK not to mourn

The life and death of Castro: It’s OK not to mourn

Jonathon Kline December 4, 2016
To honor a person in death, all of their actions that they undertook in their life must be taken into account to “get” the full picture of who they were in life.
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Why are we not surprised about people dying on Black Friday?

Jonathon Kline December 4, 2014
The idea of expecting people to die on Black Friday is not only upsetting, but also quite alarming. As of now, there are seven reported deaths and 98 injuries due to Black Friday-related incidents.
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Do not mourn Joan Rivers, mourn the good

Jonathon Kline September 11, 2014
Earlier this week, iconic comedienne Joan Rivers passed away. Though the cause of death currently unknown, it is being speculated that her death was caused by complications from a surgery she had.
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