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A poster for Netflix show, Queer Eye.PUBLIC DOMAIN

Bring a box of tissues: The Fab Five are back for a tear-jerking “Queer Eye” season 3

Emily Clute March 31, 2019
While these five experts can work their magic on any transformation, it isn’t just superficial; the Fab Five aim to help inspire change on the inside too.
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An advertisement from Pokemon for its newest release: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. It will be released for the Nintendo Switch later this year. PUBLIC DOMAIN

New Pokemon content is on its way in 2019

Emily Clute March 8, 2019
In a live Nintendo Direct video on Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, Nintendo revealed the first look at two new games in the “Pokemon” family: “Pokemon Sword” and “Pokemon Shield.”
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Visiting School of Journalism professor Alan Alda was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. Alda is the 55th recipient of the prestigious award. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Actor and visiting SBU professor Alan Alda wins lifetime SAG award

Emily Clute February 18, 2019
At the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Alan Alda, visiting professor in the School of Journalism and actor, was the 55th recipient of the Life Achievement Award, the most prestigious award given for both career achievement and humanitarian efforts.
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The poster for Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. Netflix premiered the series on Jan. 24, 2019. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Netflix’s “Ted Bundy Tapes” gives a close look into the life of a serial killer

Emily Clute February 3, 2019
Throughout the four-episode series, the audience gets to hear pieces of Bundy’s stories and confessions in his own words.
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Members of Stony Brooks Quidditch team after a game. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK QUIDDITCH

The wizarding world of Harry Potter on campus

Emily Clute November 26, 2018
Students on campus have decided to embody the spirit of Harry Potter by making their own Dumbledore’s Army, a local chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance. The Harry Potter Alliance is an international, non-profit organization that promotes social activism in areas such as literacy, voter participation, gender equality and more.
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Stan Lee at the Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona in 2011. Lee passed away GAGE SKIDMORE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Stan Lee Obituary: Marvel Comics, cameos and being a real American hero

Emily Clute November 14, 2018
Stan Lee, pop culture icon and leader of a superhero revolution, has died at the age of 95 on Monday morning.
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A wicca alter. COURTESY OF EMILY CLUTE

The whimsical world of Wicca: Samhain (Halloween)

Emily Clute and Jessica Berino October 28, 2018
Wicca is a religion that many people have heard of, yet so few outside it understand.
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College Gal Cooking: Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake

Emily Clute September 23, 2018
When I came back this semester to see that Stony Brook had switched to being a Coca-Cola campus, I was beyond excited — not for the soda itself, but for one of my favorite desserts — Coca-Cola chocolate cake.
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“The Nun” starts horror movie season with a scream

Emily Clute September 16, 2018
Set in the Romanian countryside in 1952, “The Nun” follows Father Burke (Demián Bichir) and Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) as they investigate the Vatican’s safety concerns involving an abbey deep in the woods after the suicide of one of its nuns.
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