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Sam Cornetta and Morgan Tiller posing for the photoshoot. Lack of inclusive sex education hurts queer students. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Lack of inclusive sex education is hurting queer students

Anya Marquardt March 21, 2023
#OPINION: I wasn't shown a condom in school until my senior year at a mandatory meeting for students attending prom. Yes, I knew what a condom was — but only from the internet.
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An. image of main campus, across from the Administration building. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

What Stony Brook can learn from COVID-19

Anya Marquardt September 11, 2022
It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-year, transfer or returning student; we’re living in a society that some are already referring to as post-COVID. However, we also need to think about what COVID has taught us and how to carry those lessons with us.
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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 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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A laptop sitting next to some notebooks. AMY CHEN/STATESMAN FILE

Zoom University is cheating students out of a proper education

Sam Lauria September 19, 2020
#OPINION: Virtual schooling seems like a perfect solution that will allow students to continue their education while facing a global health crisis. Although online schooling provides students with an education, it is cheating them out of a proper one.
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The logo for the organization, Artists for Nancy. CLIFF BALDWIN/ARTISTS FOR NANCY

“Artists for Nancy” will present artists and activists in panel discussion

Natasha Nelson September 15, 2020
"Artists for Nancy", an organization which empowers political activism through art will present a Zoom panel this Wednesday, September 16, at 6 p.m.
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A participant during the Black Lives Matter protests in front of Long Island City Courthouse in early June. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

It’s time for white people to speak out against systemic racism in America

Joe McQueen June 21, 2020
People need to be anti-racist and publicly fight for reforms to begin dismantling the systems that oppress black people in the U.S.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU will decide fate of fall semester by the end of June

Matina Douzenis, Gabby Pardo, and Brianne Ledda April 28, 2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to rage through New York and the world, Stony Brook University will let its students know its plans for the upcoming fall semester by June 30.
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View of Florence, Italy from the Piazzale Michelangelo. GABBY PARDO/THE STATESMAN

Reflecting on studying abroad in Florence during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gabby Pardo March 11, 2020
Instead of watching the sunset at the hilltop of the Piazzale Michelangelo and tasting the fluffiness of homemade gnocchi, I am now writing this on my fourth day of self-quarantine in my Staten Island home, because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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A microphone for podcasting. NICOLAS SOLOP/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

Stony Brook University exceeds expectations with first podcast “Beyond the Expected”

Lajiere Blake February 22, 2020
“Beyond the Expected” — Stony Brook University’s first podcast — premiered on Feb. 6. The podcast gets voices and insight from “members of our campus community and beyond who are deeply committed to contributing their time, talent and solutions to the most pressing issues in the communities where they live, work and play.”
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Growing up “divided,” I always saw segregation on Long Island

Maya Brown December 1, 2019
While the growing population of minorities on Long Island has increased more than 10% in the last two decades, the amount of inclusion and equity has not. A 2015 report by ERASE Racism found that Long Island continues to be one of the most racially segregated regions in the country.
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Stony Brook students studying in Melville Library. Growth mindset is a concept where  success is achieved through hard work rather than just innate talent. DESHAUN ROBINSON/THE STATESMAN

Less library funding hurts students and impoverished neighborhoods

Fanni Frankl November 10, 2019
Many of these programs will become unavailable if we fail to take advantage of these opportunities and stand up for them
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