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Editorial: Reflecting on two years of COVID-19

The Editorial Board March 25, 2022
Editorial: The Statesman has extensively covered the pandemic. Even though we were all going through these changes at the same time, our experiences were all unique. These are our tales.
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The real cost of gentrification

Fanni Frankl September 28, 2021
#OPINION: I have seen multiple neighborhoods in my beloved city of New York change for, arguably, the worse. Brand new luxury condominiums line the streets, tearing down the businesses that ran there, making me wonder, who can afford to live there?
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

SBU anti-mandate protest was a failure and a let-down to the University

Fanni Frankl, Matt Venezia, and Sam Lauria September 19, 2021
#OPINION: The Sept. 13 anti-vaccine protest on Stony Brook campus failed to do anything except damage the reputation of the university.
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SBU disgraces campus by allowing anti-vax mandate protest

Fanni Frankl and Matt Venezia September 12, 2021
#OPINION: This weekend, Stony Brook University will host an event sponsored by Turning Point USA, a nonprofit, right-wing activist group dedicated to empowering conservative voices on campus.
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Judi Le, senior Asian and Asian American studies major at Stony Brook university and Bryan Le, senior music major at Stony Brook University  holding hands for The Statesman Sex and Relationships photoshoot. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Self-acceptance is required for successful relationships

Fanni Frankl March 21, 2021
#OPINION: In a society that relies on human connection and relationships, it is vital for people to create deep bonds with one another. Unfortunately, many cannot develop healthy relationships due to childhood traumas that affect their self-esteem. 
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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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Staff picks: Our Black heroes

Steven Keehner, Sam Lauria, Cindy Mizaku, and Fanni Frankl February 20, 2021
#OPINION: The opinions editors at The Statesman describe Black figures who inspire them.
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The Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 17

Juliana Slocum November 18, 2020
This week, news covers the university's G/P/NC extension, arts reports on a student vigil held for Breonna Taylor and opinions speaks about government ideology. Tune in to hear these stories and more at the Weekly Wrap Up.
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Reporting as an intern during COVID-19

Fanni Frankl August 23, 2020
Junior journalism major, Fanni Frankl, reflects upon her transition as a journalism intern amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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SUNY and CUNY students talk to the legislative director of state senator James Gaughran. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

Students represent SBU on Higher Education Action Day

Alek Lewis and Fanni Frankl March 1, 2020
On Thursday, at least 24 Stony Brook University students and two Statesman reporters boarded buses to Albany to participate in Higher Education Action day, where representatives from State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) schools meet with government officials to discuss how to improve funding for higher education in New York.
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SBU professors discuss business collaboration in panel

Fanni Frankl February 9, 2020
The Office of Technology Licensing and Industry Relations at Stony Brook welcomed a panel of professors and researchers to the Charles B. Wang Center on Feb. 5 to discuss collaboration with businesses.
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Hungary’s neo-nationalism poses dangerous threat to social order

Fanni Frankl December 8, 2019
Nationalism is common among many nations today and is often perceived as the driving force that allows people to unite under a shared identity of a common culture and/or language.
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