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The preacher guy preaching to students at the Students Activity Center Plaza while students hold up LGBTQ+ flags on -- PHOTO COURTESY OF GABRIELLA CAVALCANTE

Extremist preacher sparks outrage at Stony Brook

Gabriella Cavalcante and Sky Crabtree April 23, 2024

Early in the afternoon on Tuesday, April 16, a crowd formed outside the Stony Brook University Student Activity Center to bear witness to an extremist preacher. The preacher — Daniel Lee — arrived...

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Facebook needs to commit to its misinformation policies

Xenia Gonikberg March 28, 2021
#OPINION: The rise of misinformation on social media platforms has inspired an ongoing debate surrounding free speech protections, especially since many users turn to social media as an informational tool. 
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Alt-right internet forum raises questions about free speech on campus

Alt-right internet forum raises questions about free speech on campus

Charles Scott October 29, 2017
Flyers plastered across campus urging onlookers to “stop anti-white discrimination” have sparked debate about free speech and diversity at Stony Brook University.
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Limiting offensive comedy isnt funny anymore

Limiting offensive comedy isn’t funny anymore

Nick Zararis December 1, 2015
The culture today has been so geared to avoid offending anyone that there is a total unwillingness to make certain jokes.
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Letter to the Editor: After SBU-hosted debate, Atheist and Christian team up to defend free speech

Letter to the Editor: After SBU-hosted debate, Atheist and Christian team up to “defend free speech”

Letter to the Editor May 15, 2015
"It’s not often an atheist and a Christian...can be brought into agreement by a group in the audience. But the GQA at SBU has managed to do that."
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Letter to the Editor: Hate speech requires transparency

Letter to the Editor April 30, 2015
We at the Stony Brook University Graduate Queer Alliance (GQA) believe that a university should provide an open forum for controversial ideas to be discussed and debated.
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(Un)popular Opinion: First Amendment protects speech of SAE members

(Un)popular Opinion: First Amendment protects speech of SAE members

Zach Rowe March 29, 2015
Limitation of speech gives people the power to control expressions of opinions. Such a power can represent a violation of the basic rights our forefathers fought and died for.
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