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The negative stigma attached to weed is the driving force behind biased misconceptions. STATESMAN FILE

Legalizing recreational marijuana is what we needed all along

Matt Lindsay April 20, 2021
#OPINION On March 31, Governor Cuomo signed legislation legalizing the use of recreational marijuana for adults in New York State. While I have never used marijuana, I fully support the legalization of it for several reasons.
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New update to septic system will remove nitrogen and dioxane from Long Island water

Maya Brown April 3, 2021
Stony Brook University’s Center for Clean Water Technology (CCWT) has revealed an updated septic system that removes water contaminants at a high rate. 
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The mass vaccination site at Stony Brook University. As of March 23, 100,000 people have been vaccinated here. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University has administered over 100,000 vaccines

Alek Lewis March 26, 2021
Stony Brook University has administered 100,000 vaccinations in their state run point of distribution as of March 23.
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The COVID-19 virus. PUBLIC DOMAIN

New strains of COVID in US, over 130 cases in New York

Claudia Motley February 24, 2021
A new variant of COVID-19 has been found in several states throughout the United States, with 59 cases reported in New York as of Feb. 14.
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The Weekly Wrap Up podcast logo. HANYA GAO/THE STATESMAN

The Weekly Wrap-Up Ep. 19

Juliana Slocum February 24, 2021
Editors discuss Governor Cuomo's unofficial budgeting for SUNY, blue light technology, the film “To All the Boys Always and Forever,” student work “Voices from the Chinese Diaspora,” sports games, civic justice and the effects of climate change.
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Carine Green. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook student Carine Green refuses to let their mental health falter

Lajiere Blake October 2, 2020
Stony Brook University student Carine Green recounts their adjustment to remote learning and how it felt to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement as a young Black American.
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To all college students: Stop partying

Anya Marquardt September 12, 2020
#OPINION Many academic institutions across the country have reported outbreaks of COVID-19 on their campuses, with many of them being attributed to a common occurrence: Parties. These parties need to stop to allow students to safely remain on campus.
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The outside of the Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center on Jan. 26, 2020.  RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Recreation Center reopens its doors for Fall 2020 semester

Niki Nassiri September 8, 2020
The Campus Recreation Center begins phase one of its reopening plan for the Fall 2020 semester, almost six months after its initial close due to COVID-19.
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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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Masks of different colors and patterns. Face masks and coverings are required on Stony Brook Universitys campus. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

SBU students adjust to campus mask requirements

Lajiere Blake August 30, 2020
As new campus policies insist on face masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, Stony Brook University students share their thoughts on mandatory face masks.
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Jim Malatras, Empire State College President and SUNY graduate, appointed as SUNY Chancellor

Alek Lewis August 30, 2020
Jim Malatras, president of Empire State College and former New York Director of State Operations, was appointed the fourteenth chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) public higher education system by the SUNY Board of Trustees on Aug. 21.
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26 SUNY students undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine at Stony Brook Southampton

Alek Lewis March 8, 2020
Twenty-two students from State University of New York (SUNY) study abroad programs are undergoing mandatory quarantine for the coronavirus at Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus, school officials confirmed in an email to The Statesman.
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