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New York’s favorite organist: Paul Cartier

Steven Keehner April 11, 2021
Sports and music have always been intertwined for Cartier. Indistinguishable from the crowd at a game, Cartier shares an ability similar to Garry Howatt, his favorite hockey player, to carry a larger presence than initially expected.
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Facebook needs to commit to its misinformation policies

Xenia Gonikberg March 28, 2021
#OPINION: The rise of misinformation on social media platforms has inspired an ongoing debate surrounding free speech protections, especially since many users turn to social media as an informational tool. 
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Students can still vote early, in-person or through absentee ballot

Maria Lynders October 20, 2020
The steps on how to safely vote amid a pandemic are confusing for even the most weathered voters, let alone college students trying to vote for the first time.
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Trump’s tax records are not surprising and won’t rock his voter base

Matt Venezia October 8, 2020
#OPINION The president blatantly lied to the American people for years about his taxes and tax returns, paying nearly $12,000 less than the average American in federal income taxes during the year he assumed the highest office in the United States.
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The consequences of romanticizing mental illnesses

Anya Marquardt October 4, 2020
#OPINION Do not rely on a show or movie that portrays someone with a mental disorder to make you declare that you have a disorder. The romanticization of mental health is harmful to all of us, whether you have a mental disorder or not.
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New York temporarily freezes state-owed student loan debt

Alek Lewis March 18, 2020
New York state is temporarily freezing the collection of state-owed student loan and medical debt to relieve the financial burden from the coronavirus, according to a press release sent out by the Governor's office on March 17.
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Sufi Dances and Songs of Love returns to the Charles B. Wang Center

Sufi Dances and Songs of Love returns to the Charles B. Wang Center

Patrick Tuminski October 10, 2019
The Amir Vahab Ensemble performed at Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center this past Wednesday, Oct. 2. The performance included traditional Iranian and Turkish folk music and the samâ, known to many in the West as the Whirling Dervish Dance.
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Summer Blockbuster Recap

Elizabeth Brenner August 26, 2018
So far this summer has churned out some of the most anticipated movies of the year, but not all of them are worth paying the money to see.
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