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Stony Brook football hosts No. 21/22 Delaware for opening night showdown

Stony Brook football hosts No. 21/22 Delaware for opening night showdown

Anthony DiCocco August 30, 2023
The Seawolves are set to open their season at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium this Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Delaware Blue Hens in a Coastal Athletic Association matchup. Stony Brook finished last season at the bottom of the CAA standings.
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The outside of the Capitol building. On Jan. 6, the day of Joe Bidens certification as president-elect, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

“It is a kind of mass social psychosis”: SBU professors react to invasion of the U.S. Capitol

Maya Brown and Claudia Motley January 14, 2021
“You hear the interviews, hear the depths or the breaths of the anger based online," Robert Chase, a history professor, said. "I think that at some point, a country has to have a national reckoning over truth.”
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ICE rolls back changes after student and university backlash

Maya Brown July 13, 2020
The changes, which were rolled back on July 14, would have forced students to leave their university if they did not take any classes in-person. 
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Lauterbur Hall in Kelly Quad. ERIC SCHMID/STATESMAN FILE

Campus residents question the future

Melissa Azofeifa March 16, 2020

Resident students on campus are wondering if they should pack their bags and go home as Stony Brook University transitions to online-only courses in an effort to contain COVID-19. Although the university...

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It’s time to give it up for Cyber Monday — and give up on Black Friday

James Bowen November 24, 2019
The glass doors are the ring, the customers are the bull and the employees pointing to the 50% off signs are the bullfighters waving their red flags. But instead of getting impaled by horns — it's the heels of a stampede of customers that will deliver the killer blow — literally.
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Official poster for The Politician. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Shows like “The Politician” educate viewers on pressing issues through satire

Xenia Gonikberg November 10, 2019
While there are elements of high school drama, like cliques and bullying, it also provides insight into the mind of a politician on Capitol Hill
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We need affirmative action to distribute equal opportunities to students

Sarah Tantawy October 27, 2019
Affirmative action is a policy in which an individual's color, race, sex, religion or national origin are taken into account to provide opportunities for underrepresented groups in society. We see this policy at play in many different facets of people’s lives
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The increased fee covers expenses in technology, transportation. JESUS PICHARDO/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY and President Stanley oppose removal of affirmative action guidelines

Gary Ghayrat July 21, 2018
The SUNY Board of Trustees said that it “resoundingly decries and opposes” the Trump administration’s removal of Obama-era school guidelines in a statement released on July 5.
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A flyer for the play Defamation STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Audience becomes jury in upcoming play

Kayla McKiski October 13, 2016
The nationally acclaimed courtroom drama “Defamation” is coming to Stony Brook with a twist: the outcome is in the hands of the audience.
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Yes, it is OK to still want your Teddy bear

Yes, it is OK to still want your Teddy bear

Emily Benson October 9, 2016
I don’t need or want constant protection, but who said there was anything wrong with seeking it out once in awhile?
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January 10, 2016-- Harlem--Today at the Mount Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the twelfth signature proposal of his 2016 agenda: combatting poverty and reducing rampant inequality through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative. The $25 million program will bring together state and local government, non-profit and business groups to design and implement coordinated solutions to increase social mobility in ten communities across upstate New York.  PHOTO CREDIT: GOVERNORS PRESS OFFICE

Cuomo launches initiative to reform criminal justice system

Chereen James February 2, 2016
Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched the Right Priorities initiative on Jan. 10 as a way to reform the New York State criminal justice system.
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“My Life As” series sheds light on Juárez massacres

Joe Malone March 4, 2014
Juárez, Mexico was the most dangerous city in the world from 2008 to 2010. Masked gunmen murdered anywhere from four to eight men, women and children on any given day in an area about the size of Brooklyn.
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