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A graphic of the Jan 6 Capital Riot featuring, from the left: Former Georgia Governor Eric Greitens, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Former President Donald Trump, Representative Matthew Gaetz, and Former NFL Player Hershel Walker.ILLUSTRATED BY TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Let’s face it: Trump’s coming back (in spirit)

Tim Giorlando October 23, 2022
#OPINION: I wish I could say all of the candidates Trump endorsed this year lost tremendously. However, candidates who impersonate his rhetoric usually make it to the general election, clearly indicating that the seven years Trump has been relevant aren't a temporary stint. 
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We need to treat election polls with skepticism

Viyang Hao October 16, 2022

Public opinion polling is a staple of elections. It's plastered onto cable news, newspapers and social media, making it hard to escape hearing about poll results. While it's fine to survey registered...

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Stony Brook University Election Day Voting Photo Gallery

Rabia Gursoy November 3, 2020
Stony Brook University students head over to the Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center to vote on Election Day. The recreation center was strictly used as a voting center on Nov. 3.
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A hand reaching out to put in a vote. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Every vote really does count.” Young voters feel a push to the polls in 2020

Steven Keehner November 1, 2020
Both Harvard Polls and what has already been observed in early voter turnout data show that decades of attempts to get young people to “rock the vote” may have finally paid off.
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The Onion Bagel: Death expecting ‘record numbers’ this Halloween

Steven Keehner October 31, 2020
#OnionBagel #OPINION The COVID-19 outbreak has killed over 200,000 Americans. But as many plan their Halloween parties, one Florida man expects those numbers to go up. Also, the Grim Reaper sits down with The Statesman to talk about his Halloween plans.
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Veterans Day Ceremony FANNI FRANKL/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook honors veterans with annual ceremony

Fanni Frankl November 10, 2019
Stony Brook University held its annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the Student Activities Center on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The ceremony aimed to honor the veterans in the audience and to shed light on all they have sacrificed for the United States.
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A room in Javits Lecture Hall . EZRA MARGONO/STATESMAN FILE

Teachers should not voice their politics during class discussions

Sam Lauria November 3, 2019
With Election Day approaching, political debates are becoming more frequent in schools. These debates, however, should only voice the sociopolitical opinions of students and not teachers.
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New York voter registration papers distributed by Stony Brooks Vote Everywhere group in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook students show enthusiasm for midterm elections

Samantha Robinson November 4, 2018
Ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, The Statesman randomly surveyed 50 students around campus to get their take on this year’s midterm races.
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A voting booth at a polling place in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. WYOFILE WYOFILE/FLICKER VIA CC BY 2.0

Voting is a privilege — just do it

Mike Adams November 4, 2018
Vote to make yourself heard over an army of people trying to shut down the conversation.
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New York voter registration papers distributed by Stony Brooks Vote Everywhere group in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Take the time to vote

Andrew Goldstein October 29, 2017
Ask your district and county candidates, what are they going to do to help students here at Stony Brook?
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Wine, cheese and political paintings

Wine, cheese and political paintings

David Pepa November 10, 2016
Although Election Day had everyone on their feet, the Political Portraits Wine and Cheese Reception at Toast Coffeehouse gave people a new way of looking at politicians.
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New York voter registration papers distributed by Stony Brooks Vote Everywhere group in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Feeling down about the election? Down ballot races have got your back

Rebecca Liebson October 12, 2016
If you feel that your voice is being stifled by the electoral college, voting down ballot gives you a chance to be heard.
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