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Lack of sex education in GOP states puts students at risk

Sunjae Lee March 24, 2024
Although it may be a cliche, there is some truth to the trope 'it takes a village to raise a child' — whether it be through teachers, pediatricians, athletic coaches or politicians who create laws directly affecting youth.
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Florida DEI ban threatens diversity in universities

Elizabeth O'Connell February 25, 2024

“Discrimination, exclusion and indoctrination,” remarks Florida Governor Ron DeSantis when asked to describe his opinion on the initiatives of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This narrative...

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The Stony Brook womens lacrosse team huddling before a match with Vermont on March 26. The Seawolves earned the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament despite an impressive resume.

Is the NCAA selection committee underrating Stony Brook women’s lacrosse?

Ethan Tam May 12, 2022
Like clockwork, another year has rolled around and the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team has a case that the NCAA Tournament selection committee gave the Seawolves a raw deal with regards to their playoff fate.
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Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill draws strong responses

Jennifer Ojilere March 11, 2022
The Florida State Legislature passed the divisive "Don't Say Gay" measure, which limits what may be taught in classrooms about sexual orientation and gender identity. Activists have slammed the move, alleging that it will harm queer youth.
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Catcher Shane Paradine during practice on Feb. 11.  KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook baseball loses opening series to McNeese

Mike Anderson February 21, 2022
Despite overall competitiveness in a three-game series against the McNeese State Cowboys from Friday, Feb. 18 to Sunday, Feb. 20, the Stony Brook baseball team dropped the series to begin its season 1-2.
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Ron DeSantis at the Everglades in Florida on August 03,2021. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Onion Bagel: Ron DeSantis encourages passersby to spit in his mouth to prove COVID-19 isn’t scary

Michael Cleary September 5, 2021
#OnionBagel #OPINION: Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida announced a new public health strategy to combat COVID-19 concerns last Friday. "I will sit on my knees out on street corners for a few hours a day and beg residents to spit into my mouth,” he said. 
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The official banner for The State University of New York (SUNY). Jim Malatras was appointed as the fourteenth chancellor of the SUNY system on Aug. 21. PUBLIC DOMAIN

In-person classes may be canceled if student COVID-19 cases rise

Claudia Motley August 31, 2020
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug. 27 that in-person classes must stop for two weeks for any New York college with more than 100 cases, or if 5% of their on-campus population is infected.
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Some broadband companies are offering free wifi to college students impacted by COVID-19

Brianne Ledda March 18, 2020
Companies are offering different policies that range from opening up hotspots to noncustomers and providing wifi for students affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
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The Waves movie official  poster. The movie premiered on Nov. 15, 2019 and was screened at Stony Brook University during Black History Month. ThePUBLIC DOMAIN

“Waves” starts off dizzy and leaves viewers in a trance

Rabia Gursoy February 23, 2020
“Waves” is uncomfortable with its wild range of emotions and its way of showing us modern psychological terrors through the main characters’ perspectives.
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Rahrich pitches during a game against UMass Lowell on April 28, 2019. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Bodrug’s perfect game leads Softball through undefeated weekend

Vincent Giacalone February 23, 2020
The Stony Brook softball team will be flying back to Long Island on cloud nine after winning all five of their games this weekend at The Spring Games. They cruised to victory in both of their games on Sunday, Feb. 23, beating the Georgetown Hoyas 2-1 in the morning and then shutting out the Cornell Big Red 7-0 in the afternoon.
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Hering runs to first base after hitting the ball during the Stony Brook Softball Teams game against UMass Lowell on April 28, 2019. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Softball sweeps through first three games of the season

Ross O'Keefe and Vincent Giacalone February 22, 2020
The atypical winds and cool temperatures of Madeira Beach, Florida, could not stop the Stony Brook softball team from a red-hot start to their season on Friday, Feb. 21, erasing a five-run deficit in walk-off fashion and beating the Colgate Raiders 6-5. Their opener marks the first of five games this weekend at the annual Spring Games.
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Bert Kreischer’s “Body Shots” world tour shakes The Paramount with anecdotal hilarity.

Alek Lewis November 3, 2019
Comedian Bert Kreischer performed his stand-up at the Paramount after the success of his world tour.
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