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The 2022 midterms and the red wave that wasn’t

Tim Giorlando November 9, 2022
#OPINION: House races across the nation have given surprises to the Democratic Party, from open races in North Carolina to incumbent seats in toss-up states.
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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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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Huntley Spencer elected as USG President, Student Activity Fee remains mandatory

Alek Lewis September 13, 2020
Announced on USG's Instagram on Sept. 11, Huntley Spencer has been elected president of the Undergraduate Student Government. In addition, the Student Activity Fee will be mandatory for the next two years.
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Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Sept. 5, 2019. The USG elections will end on Friday, Sept. 11.BERNARD SANCHEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Do your part – vote for USG elections this week

Anya Marquardt September 10, 2020
#OPINION It is up to us, the student body, to choose who we want to represent us. We should take advantage of this opportunity, as those in office will be the ones who push for more initiatives to help the student body.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

2020 USG Election and Student Activity Fee Referendum begin

Alek Lewis, Maya Brown, and Niki Nassiri September 9, 2020
Due to the financial situation of the student body brought upon by COVID-19, USG is giving undergraduate students the option to vote on the SAF being optional or mandatory.
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Graphing illustrating the new timeline for USG elections. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

USG sets date for postponed elections

Maya Brown April 13, 2020
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Stony Brook University set the dates and timeline for student government elections for the upcoming fall semester.
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Why we should stick with primaries and leave caucuses behind

Anya Marquardt March 4, 2020
It is counterproductive to have two different types of preliminary votes, especially when one is already being used more than the other — the majority of states using primaries instead of caucuses. 
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USG President Shaheer Khan speaks at the town hall on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in Frey. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Highlights from USG Town Hall

The Statesman livestreamed the event, which is currently posted on Facebook. Highlights from the conversation, edited for readability and clarity, are included below. A full transcript of the event is available here.
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Official poster for The Politician. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Shows like “The Politician” educate viewers on pressing issues through satire

Xenia Gonikberg November 10, 2019
While there are elements of high school drama, like cliques and bullying, it also provides insight into the mind of a politician on Capitol Hill
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 2017 CANADA SUMMER GAMES/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

“Trudeau isn’t a racist,” but he is, sorry

Anya Marquardt October 21, 2019
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was known as a supporter of immigrants, a human rights activist and a poised figure against racism until photos of him wearing blackface and brownface surfaced on the Internet.
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Metro Tobalaba station in Santiago, Chile. PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC ZOLOV

A letter from Santiago

Eric Zolov October 21, 2019
We're living in a different country from that of last Thursday. No one saw this coming. The media, colleagues and friends — everyone is trying to come to terms with what happened, what it means and where the country goes from here.
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College Republicans invite Suffolk County Republican candidates to SBU

College Republicans invite Suffolk County Republican candidates to SBU

Alek Lewis October 16, 2019
Suffolk County Republican candidates were invited to Stony Brook University to speak about issues concerning college students.
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