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(From left to right): Aria Nayoung Kim, Sonya Gugliara, Joyce Chen, Nethmi Withanage at the beach. SONYA GUGLIARA

To find home, look to your heart

Sonya Gugliara April 21, 2022
#OPINION: It is of utmost significance to remind ourselves of the homes that we’ve had, the homes that we have grown out of, and the homes that we will cherish forever.
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“Turning Red”: Light, fluffy and packed with heart and depth

Ryan Baile March 26, 2022
The theme of "Turning Red" stands out as a timeless narrative that will live on as one of Pixar's greatest hits, and the film's sincere journey of self-discovery is an incredible joy to witness.
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Tanya Sengupta hugs herself for The Statesmans Sex and Relationships issue. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Staff stories: What it means to “self love”

#OPINION: For a long time, I thought that self-love was something you "uncovered" and that it would always be there. I'm finding that — like so many other aspects of adulthood — it's not as simple as that.
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A laptop sitting next to some notebooks. AMY CHEN/STATESMAN FILE

To find happiness, pave your own path

Steven Keehner February 2, 2021
In a passionless and loveless world, love and passion aren’t enough anymore. But there’s a beauty behind uncertainty and self-discovery that is worth learning from. 
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“Need a Break”: Quarantine Edition

Melissa Azofeifa March 25, 2020
We know being in self-isolation is hard. In case you need something to distract you or something to do in between online classes, take a break and check these out!
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The fate of restaurants in the face of COVID-19

Sarah Tantawy March 22, 2020
My father moves between the kitchen, bar and dining area with an ease earned through years of work. He jokes that the pub is his fourth child. This all changed overnight. 
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Mental Health Comedy Tour, hosted by Preston Gitlin and headlined by Joe Matarese, came to the Tabler Arts Center at Stony Brook University on Oct. 17. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

The Mental Health Comedy tour comes to Stony Brook University

Alek Lewis October 26, 2019
The Mental Health Comedy Tour, hosted by Preston Gitlin and headlined by Joe Matarese, came to the Tabler Arts Center at Stony Brook University on Oct. 17.
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The Lumineers want you to get to know the Sparks family

The Lumineers want you to get to know the Sparks family

Sara Ruberg September 15, 2019
Three generations of crime, tragedy, drug addiction and alcoholism ravages the Sparks. Their stories come to life in a small, yellow house that stands alone in a field — perhaps symbolic of each character's loneliness and distance.
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The official poster for the French film, Lola and Her Brothers. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Review: “Lola And Her Brothers”

Melissa Azofeifa August 5, 2019
The French film, “Lola and Her Brothers,” directed by Jean-Paul Rouve, closed the 10-day Stony Brook Film Festival on Saturday night, July 28.
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Professor Eric Zolov receives his third Fulbright Scholarship

Mike Adams February 24, 2019
Associate History Professor Eric Zolov will spend the next academic year teaching a seminar at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship for professionals who already have their PhDs or equivalent degrees. Zolov will teach a course called “The Global 60s,” that analyzes the impact of America’s mid-century counterculture movement on Latin America.
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People at a Target on Thanksgiving night Nov. 22 2012 in Highland, Indiana.   DIARIOCRITICO DE VENEZUELA/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

The Onion Bagel: What good is Thanksgiving anyways?

Mike Adams November 19, 2018
Thanksgiving is a time-honored American tradition that harkens back to the best this country has to offer. Compassion, family and whitewashing genocide — the very pillars of our national identity come to the forefront on the fourth Thursday of November.
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Stony Brook Student Health Services offers mental health services through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Twenty-five percent of African Americans seek treatment for mental health issues, compared to 40 percent of white individuals. THE PEOPLE SPEAK!/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

People of color must stop treating mental health as taboo

Samiha Ahmed April 8, 2018
I've noticed that older people of color stigmatize mental illness for various reasons.
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