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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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Illustration of a fetus in an abstract background.TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Roe v. Wade’s defeat continues to wreak havoc months later

Anya Marquardt and Christine Kelley August 10, 2022
#OPINION: Abortion rights in America are taking a nosedive. In the month since Roe v. Wade’s defeat, states have put abortion on the ballot. Eleven states bar even rape and incest victims from getting abortions.
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Welcome flyer set up at ambulatory sites, in emergency rooms, and at registration desks, containing both the pride flag and gender flag in an effort to make LGBTQ+ patients more comfortable. PROVIDED BY ADAM GONZALEZ

Stony Brook University Hospital named an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

Lori Saxena April 27, 2022
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) was named an “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” for 2022 in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
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The entrance to the Center of Civic Justice. The center held its first Community Dialogue discussion regarding healthcare was brought up on Stony Brook campus. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Center for Civic Justice’s addresses access to healthcare in underserved communities

Jennifer Ojilere March 6, 2022
The idea of driving innovative healthcare solutions has been prominent in many policymakers’ minds; however, healthcare reigns both controversial and troublesome in underserved communities. 
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Hospitals must prioritize the treatment of COVID-vaccinated patients

Hospitals must prioritize the treatment of COVID-vaccinated patients

Michael Cleary November 15, 2021
#OPINION: It is time to stop prioritizing the treatment of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients. We can no longer enable the selfishness of the unvaccinated.
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¡Mi cuerpo es mío, yo decido! – The devastation of the Texas abortion ban for people of color

Melanie Navarro October 15, 2021
A ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable took effect in the state of Texas. News of the imperilment of women's health in Texas sparked a dialogue on social media which is leaving many worried about the future of reproductive rights.
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A map of the United States of America. PUBLIC DOMAIN

After four years of division, we’re not that divided

Matt Venezia November 29, 2020
#OPINION After the past four years of division and then the 2020 presidential election, we have seen countless renditions of how the nation is divided between Republicans and Democrats.
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Republican Elephant and the Democrat Donkey icons. Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff. Goroff alongside incumbent Lee Zeldin is on the ballot for the upcoming election.DONKEYHOTEY/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

SBU Professor Nancy Goroff and incumbent Lee Zeldin vie for eastern Suffolk’s seat in Congress

Iryna Shkurhan November 3, 2020
In New York’s Congressional District 1, former Chairwoman of Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff (Democrat) and incumbent Lee Zeldin (Republican) are on the ballot for the Nov. 3 election. 
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University hospitals named leaders in LGBTQ healthcare

Steven Keehner October 11, 2020
Two Stony Brook University hospitals have been named leaders in LGBTQ healthcare, according to the 2020 Healthcare Equality Index. The index grades facilities based on their commitment to meeting the LGBTQ community’s needs.
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The logo for the organization, Artists for Nancy. CLIFF BALDWIN/ARTISTS FOR NANCY

“Artists for Nancy” will present artists and activists in panel discussion

Natasha Nelson September 15, 2020
"Artists for Nancy", an organization which empowers political activism through art will present a Zoom panel this Wednesday, September 16, at 6 p.m.
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Essential workers join protest urging Stony Brook Hospital to give them COVID pay.  RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

SBU Hospital employees rally for pay

Rabia Gursoy July 27, 2020
The rally and march, called "Heroes Don't Get Zeros," took place on Wednesday, July 22. Participants signed a petition calling on Stony Brook affiliated hospitals to secure $2,500 hazard pay for essential employees who have been working since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19’s impact on the developing world is largely ignored by Americans, and it shouldn’t be

Matt Venezia July 12, 2020
The developing world is largely ignored by most Americans. It’s time that American media, and Americans themselves, begin to recognize the impact that a global pandemic has outside of Europe and the U.S.
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