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A frontline healthcare worker receiving the vaccine at Stony Brook University. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

BREAKING: University gives resident students exclusive opportunity to get Moderna vaccine

Gabby Pardo April 1, 2021
#BREAKING Resident students will have the opportunity to receive the first dose of the Moderna vaccine at the Stony Brook Union on Tuesday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
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Sex and Relationships special issue photoshoot

Sex and Relationships special issue photoshoot

Rabia Gursoy March 28, 2021
For this year's Sex and Relationships Special Issue, The Statesman chose the theme "body positivity." Seven participants chose to step in front of our cameras and tell us their stories. Photography by Sara Ruberg, Rabia Gursoy and Gabby Pardo.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Huntley Spencer commits to building strong relationships with students as the new USG president

Gabby Pardo September 27, 2020
Nearly 2,000 ballots were cast in the elections this year — a 10% increase in student body votes from last year. Spencer beat the opposing party’s candidate, senior political science and economics major Justin Ullman, by 426 votes, and another candidate, senior psychology major Vincent Ferrara, by 760 votes.
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SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SUNY campuses create task force to plan fall reopening

Gabby Pardo May 11, 2020
Seven groups are uniting to form the State University of New York COVID-19 Re-Imagine and Resume Residential Education Task Force, whose goal is to create a plan to reopen SUNY campuses in the fall. 
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU will decide fate of fall semester by the end of June

Matina Douzenis, Gabby Pardo, and Brianne Ledda April 28, 2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to rage through New York and the world, Stony Brook University will let its students know its plans for the upcoming fall semester by June 30.
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Seniors call virtual commencement a ‘slap in the face’

Brianne Ledda April 4, 2020
“It was like a slap in the face that they took our money for four years and can’t even make an effort to tell us that they plan on rescheduling it,” she said.
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View of Florence, Italy from the Piazzale Michelangelo. GABBY PARDO/THE STATESMAN

Reflecting on studying abroad in Florence during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gabby Pardo March 11, 2020
Instead of watching the sunset at the hilltop of the Piazzale Michelangelo and tasting the fluffiness of homemade gnocchi, I am now writing this on my fourth day of self-quarantine in my Staten Island home, because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Bernstein at the student media briefing on Dec. 4, 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Student media briefing got questions answered, but we are still being limited

Gabby Pardo December 8, 2019
I had the opportunity to attend a student media briefing with Interim President, Dr. Michael Bernstein on Wednesday, Dec. 4 with Editor in Chief of The Statesman, Gary Ghayrat and Assistant News Editor, Maya Brown. The briefing consisted of other campus media outlets along with The Statesman, and other members of Bernstein’s team, such as University Media Relations Officer, Lauren Sheprow.
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Poster for The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star” changed the beauty community for the better

Gabby Pardo December 2, 2019
“The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star,” the first-ever documentary exposing the business and process of creating makeup premiered on the channel of long-time YouTuber, Shane Dawson this past October. With the first episode premiering on Oct. 1 and the last episode on Nov. 22, each episode has over 10 million views.
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Collage of flags of hispanic nations. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Rising ignorance for Hispanic culture will divide us

Gabby Pardo November 10, 2019
On Nov. 4, 2019, The New York Times published two news articles about prejudice against Hispanics in the U.S. I was casually scrolling on Twitter and saw both articles tweeted minutes apart by The Times
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 The Statesman logo.STATESMAN FILE

The Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 1

Sara Ruberg October 27, 2019
The Statesman editors of each section briefly summarize stories from this past week.
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Metro Tobalaba station in Santiago, Chile. PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC ZOLOV

A letter from Santiago

Eric Zolov October 21, 2019
We're living in a different country from that of last Thursday. No one saw this coming. The media, colleagues and friends — everyone is trying to come to terms with what happened, what it means and where the country goes from here.
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