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Sam Cornetta and Morgan Tiller posing for the photoshoot. Lack of inclusive sex education hurts queer students. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Lack of inclusive sex education is hurting queer students

Anya Marquardt March 21, 2023
#OPINION: I wasn't shown a condom in school until my senior year at a mandatory meeting for students attending prom. Yes, I knew what a condom was — but only from the internet.
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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook offers new virtual medical service to students

Clare Gehlich September 30, 2022
Stony Brook University is now offering TimelyCare, a new telehealth platform that offers 24/7 virtual access to both medical and mental health services. 
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A graphic portrayal of a relationship based around fitness. Young adults have turned towards relationships centered around healthy lifestyles after their time spent in lockdown. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Couples connect through fitness in a post-COVID world

Amy Sheldon March 6, 2022
After two years of pandemic restrictions and health scares, young adults are emerging back into social settings, determined to fortify their health with strong relationships and fit lifestyles.
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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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Science does not fully endorse blue-light blocking glasses

Meenu Johnkutty February 17, 2021
Increases in screen time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have surfaced new concerns about blue light and its potential impacts on sleep and eye health. However, eye doctors say this wavelength of light is virtually everywhere. 
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Journalism professor discusses digital innovation during COVID-19 at virtual “My Life As” lecture

Katherine Procacci September 22, 2020
Professor Sree Sreenivasan kicks off the School of Journalism’s Fall 2020 virtual “My Life As” Speaker Series with the lecture, “What Comes Next? Lessons on Digital Innovation Six Months into the Pandemic” on Sept. 16.
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Graphic of a home and bacteria. Many students around the globe found themselves confined to their homes this summer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. PUBLIC DOMAIN

How COVID-19 transformed my first summer back home from college

Minal Chawla September 4, 2020
Minal Chawla is a junior health science major who found ways to keep busy and stay happy while in quarantine. From self-care to Zoom sessions, Chawla recounts how she made her stay-in summer memorable.
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Lessons I learned in quarantine

Xenia Gonikberg September 2, 2020
After spending time in quarantine in both Palo Alto, California and Long Island, New York, a Stony Brook University journalism major shares lessons she learned from her experience.
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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 after campus has shut down. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University cancels summer study abroad programs

Samantha Robinson March 24, 2020
The International Academics Programs (IAP) noted that the U.S. Department of State declared all international travel to be a “Global Level 4 Health Advisory - Do Not Travel.” 
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU offers another policy update

Samantha Robinson March 22, 2020
Stony Brook University offered students another policy update in a campus-wide email sent on March 20.
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It’s our civic responsibility to do our part in containing COVID-19

Alek Lewis March 22, 2020
This is a war; people must recognize that this fight is only winnable as a community. Everybody has a common enemy and we, as citizens, must take the responsibility of the foot soldiers on the front lines.
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