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Far Beyond signage in the Academic Mall.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

When universities become echo chambers

Andrew Infantino November 20, 2019
Educational institutions are prone to groupthink, a process by which members of a group strive for consensus by suppressing dissent. Dissenters may face retaliation or remain silent while external input is ignored.
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A tall classic chai tea latte. Stony Brooks newest Starbucks location opened in the basement of the library on Jan. 23.TAYLOR HA/STATESMAN FILE

The Science of College: How coffee affects the body

Andrew Goldstein February 17, 2016
If human brains were a high school movie, caffeine would be the bad boy who easily asks the receptor on a date while adenosine is still building up his confidence.
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Though Gay Rights movement gains ground, there is still work to be done

Michael Newcomer February 26, 2015
Gays finally have something to celebrate: as of this article, 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia now grant same-sex marriage licenses.
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Independents should pick a point on the political spectrum

Jasmine Blennau December 13, 2014
Identifying as a political independent is a way for people to avoid voicing opinions—they are not obligated to do or say anything when a political discussion between friends becomes an all out debate.
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Harriman hall was the most recent building on campus to suffer a loos of power.MANJU SHIVACHARAN/THE STATESMAN

Low interest rates: business majors lack interest in their field

Christopher Leelum October 21, 2014
According to a recent Gallup poll, students who pursue the most popular field in college in the U.S. are not too happy.
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Many students are taking out over $25,000 in loans, according to a recent poll of black and white graduates. (MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN)

Survey shows debt gap among college graduates of different races

Samantha Mercado October 7, 2014
A recent survey by Gallup showed that 50 percent of black college graduates held more than $25,000 in student loan debt, compared to 34 percent of white graduates.
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Members of Stony Brooks LGBTQ* community are trying to create an all-inclusive Greek-lettered organization to campus. They intend for the organization to be inclusive to all genders, sexualities and races.  HEATHER KHALIFA/STATESMAN FILE

Gallup survey: LGBT adults report lower well-being

Christopher Leelum September 15, 2014
When Holland Blankenship heard about the first ever LGBT group being allowed to march in next year’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, she received the news with hesitation.
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