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A picture of me and my friends taking the train from Port Jefferson to Stony Brook on Aug. 24, 2023. On the left front side are Rafael Santos and Xingling Yu (myself). On the left back side are Jeslyn Valdez and Kazi Hamza Rashed. On the right side are Amanda Lin and SoRee Chon.

Navigating the transition to college, dos and donts

Xingling Yu September 21, 2023
When I arrived at the campus, I slowly realized that my life was on the cusp of a transformative journey. The nervousness and excitement of attending Stony Brook, mingled with the apprehension of leaving my memories and home behind.
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A graphic of a balance beam to represent balancing school and a personal life. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI

To incoming freshmen: Practice gratitude and balance in college

Sasha Kagan May 8, 2022
#OPINION: The best part of my first year in college was not the nightlife or the ideal relationships, but the acceptance of balance in my life. It was just as much coming to terms with my own individuality as it was meeting others.
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Editorial: Introducing “Just Ask”: an advice column

The Editorial Board August 25, 2019
"Advice and Beyond," The Statesman's new advice column, will be used to offer a second perspective to issues students may be facing and answer questions they may have — whether it be academic or personal.
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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits SBU

Sara Ruberg October 19, 2018
Stony Brook University freshmen and other outside guests filed their way into the Island Federal Credit Union Arena to listen to a Q&A between President Stanley and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday.
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Why our freshman 101 class makes an enormous impact

Gabby Pardo May 6, 2018
The class helped transition everyone to take a step out of their comfort zone and get strapped into the roller coaster we call college.
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Some college students find balancing studying and socializing difficult. WOHANI/FLICKR CC BY 2.0

Balancing college with the 4:3 ratio

Amanda Niemann April 15, 2018
The 4:3 ratio says that the best way to do well in college and have fun at the same time is to devote four days a week to studying and homework, and the other three to socializing and going out with friends.
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Freshman attackman Tom Huan carries the ball down the field in a game against Fairfield on March 4. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Pair of freshmen emerge as scoring leaders for Men’s Lacrosse

Raphael Tafuro March 17, 2017
The freshman duo came to Stony Brook not knowing if they would even touch the field. They currently have a combined 22 goals and share one common objective in mind.
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From left to right, No 44 Sam Turcotte
No 11 Michael Wilson
No 19 Brian Herrmann


Loaded freshman class making its mark early in the season

Tim Oakes March 7, 2017
Baseball America named Stony Brook Baseball's freshman class one of 16 “under-the-radar” recruitment classes of 2017.
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Navigating the red zone: 8 tips to stay safe on campus while female

Navigating the red zone: 8 tips to stay safe on campus while female

The Statesman August 23, 2015
One of the wonderful things about your body is that it is yours. No one knows it better than you do and no one can take that away from you.
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27 things to be thankful for this holiday season

Niveditha Obla November 25, 2014
Every year around Thanksgiving, we find ourselves wondering what we really are thankful for. Here are some things you may not have thought of that you really should be thankful for.
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Back with a quack

Jonathon Kline September 4, 2014
As the fall semester officially goes into full swing, many familiar sights and things will return once again.
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College life is more than just drinking and partying

Hunter David Frederick March 11, 2014
Sex. Drugs. Alcohol. Wild parties filled to the brim with red Solo cups and loud music. This is what comes to mind for some students when they go away to college. They are away from their parents influence for the first time, and they are free to have new experiences at their leisure.
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