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SBU cultural clubs help forge communities and provide educational resources

Beth Gatto February 19, 2023
Ethnic student organizations are widely considered some of the most important student clubs. They provide environments that allow for connections between students who share a cultural identity.
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Members of the Youth Advisory Board. From left: Ahmad Perez, founder; Destiny Eusebio, vice chair; Jason Campos, vice outreach chair; Nathaly Cordova, outreach chair, Joshua Chan, chair.  / PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. REBECCA GRELLA

Brentwood holds first annual Youth Day

Aman Rahman August 23, 2022
Close to 1,000 people gathered at La Espiguita Soccer Academy in Brentwood on Aug. 12th for the first ever Youth Day held by the District 1 Youth Advisory Board. Organizers raised over $2,400 for school supplies and distributed around 500 backpacks.
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As self-taken photo of Sasha Kagan. SASHA KAGAN

Navigating my Jewish identity in Brooklyn

Sasha Kagan March 20, 2022
#OPINION: I loved the diversity of my school, but I was delighted to come home to something more familiar. Having a dual lifestyle and living on two ends of the spectrum gave me a taste of our world’s lovely cultures.
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Collage of flags of hispanic nations. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Rising ignorance for Hispanic culture will divide us

Gabby Pardo November 10, 2019
On Nov. 4, 2019, The New York Times published two news articles about prejudice against Hispanics in the U.S. I was casually scrolling on Twitter and saw both articles tweeted minutes apart by The Times
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The official movie poster for the original The Little Mermaid premiered in 1989. Halle Bailey, a 19-year-old singer and actress, was recently casted as Ariel in the live-action remake. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Casting a black Little Mermaid is another breakthrough for Disney

Gabby Pardo August 5, 2019
On July 3, Disney announced on their Facebook page that black 19-year-old rhythm and blues singer and actress, Halle Bailey, will be playing princess Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” live-action remake.
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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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Daniel Weingarten (right) and Michael Blaustein (left) after their performance. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Comedians Daniel Weingarten and Michael Blaustein perform at Stand Up NY

Anna Correa November 19, 2018
Stand-up comedians Daniel Weingarten and Michael Blaustein sold out their performance at Stand Up NY, a comedy club in New York City’s Upper West Side, on Friday, Nov. 16.
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Diversity has become the topic of conversation on college campuses across the United States in recent years. Stony Brook has a variety of affinity groups, two of which represent European culture.  WONDER WOMAN0731/FLICKR VIA CC-BY-2.0

Stony Brook students shouldn’t self-segregate

Maya Brown October 25, 2018
At first glance, the variety of ethnic backgrounds at Stony Brook University makes it seem like a diverse school, but I doubt if the students at SBU are actually mixing with one another.
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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits SBU

Sara Ruberg October 19, 2018
Stony Brook University freshmen and other outside guests filed their way into the Island Federal Credit Union Arena to listen to a Q&A between President Stanley and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday.
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A view of Washington Heights, a neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. SIMPLETHRILL/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first musical, “In the Heights,” fails to live up to his reputation

Kraig Klein March 29, 2018
I attended the John W. Engeman Theater’s revival of “In the Heights,” but left the theater incredibly confused as to how the musical could have possibly won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical.
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Hispanic Staten Island resident Gabby Pardo in front of a mural. The Hispanic population on Staten Island is about one quarter of the white population.

I’m proud to be a white Hispanic from Staten Island

Gabby Pardo February 25, 2018
When I tell people about my background, they’re either shocked, nod my statement off or don’t believe me.
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Executive administrator embraces her Hispanic heritage

Katarina Delgado October 21, 2015
Her name is Rosalinda Perdomo-Ayala, but she goes by Lynda, inspired by Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman.
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