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Festival of Lights 2019 Photo Gallery

Festival of Lights 2019 Photo Gallery

Samantha Robinson December 5, 2019
The Festival of Lights is a traditional event held at SBU which shares and celebrates the various religions, faiths and cultures that make up the Stony Brook community. Here are some photos from this year's multicultural event.
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Holi. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Holi celebration brings colors to Long Island

Scott Terwilliger and Gary Ghayrat March 31, 2019
Dressed in a harvest-gold, damask-patterned sherwani – a coat-like lengthy garment common in India – President of the India Association of Long Island, Lalit Aery, zipped between tables as he greeted the 300 people dropping in their banquet to celebrate Holi.
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Survey respondents by gender and sexual orientation. CREATED BY REBECCA LIEBSON

The results are in: 2019 Sex Survey

The Statesman February 11, 2019
For the first time in four years, we asked our readers to spill their guts and partake in an anonymous sex survey.
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 pepole of Hindu riligion alighted candle and clay lamp in their house and temples at the festival time. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS CC BY-SA 4.0

Stony Brook should be more tolerant of religious holidays

Kraig Klein September 28, 2018
But Stony Brook isn’t as tolerant as it depicts itself to be.  How else can you explain the fact that we have no days off for important religious holidays?
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Lighting candle and clay lamp in their house and at temples during Diwali night Khokarahman/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA BY SA 4.0

Diwali celebration lights up campus

Giselle Miranda November 3, 2016
The annual traditional Hindu celebration Diwali, or the “Festival of Lights,” illuminated the Stony Brook campus on Wednesday night.
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Ren Zi alters reality at Wang Center

Erika Stern September 14, 2015
Contemporary artist Ren Zi is trying to change reality by rewriting the foundations of society.
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Students bring classical Indian dance to SB with Taandava

Rena Thomas March 9, 2015
Stony Brook’s Taandava Indian dance team had the crowd smiling as they performed classical dances for a cause this Saturday at the Charles B. Wang Center.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL MEDIA MUSEUM / CREATIVE COMMONS)

Why can’t we stop fighting?

Tejen Shah January 29, 2015
Religion is something that was created by mankind to do three things: keep people sane, make them easier to govern and give them a reason to unite as one people.
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