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Student-created history journal seeks to fill gap at SBU

Steven Keehner January 28, 2021
Created by students at Stony Brook University, the Undergraduate History Journal seeks to give authors and “aspiring historians” an opportunity to showcase their work.
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View of Florence, Italy from the Piazzale Michelangelo. GABBY PARDO/THE STATESMAN

Reflecting on studying abroad in Florence during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gabby Pardo March 11, 2020
Instead of watching the sunset at the hilltop of the Piazzale Michelangelo and tasting the fluffiness of homemade gnocchi, I am now writing this on my fourth day of self-quarantine in my Staten Island home, because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Lack of minor programs is a major problem at SBU

Xenia Gonikberg March 8, 2020
There aren’t enough options for students, plain and simple. We should be able to pursue what we want without having to declare these subjects as majors and adding the stress of wondering if they will fit in our already hectic schedules.
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History-related careers begin to bounce back

Sam Lauria March 8, 2020
Since the recession of 2008, the number of students looking to pursue careers in the humanities, specifically history, has decreased. According to occupational employment statistics by the U.S. Department of Labor, 3,700 people were employed as historians in 2008.
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Olaniyi in with the ball during Stony Brook mens basketball home opener on Nov. 5 against Yale. 

Olaniyi breaks 1,000 as Stony Brook tops Albany to take back first place

Ethan Tam January 21, 2020
Having conceded first place in the America East after Wednesday’s loss to Hartford, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team reclaimed the top spot in the conference on Saturday, Jan. 18. Stony Brook (13-7, 4-1) rebounded from a close road defeat with a 70-62 victory over the Albany Great Danes (10-9, 3-1) at the Island Federal Credit Union Arena, snapping its opponent’s 4-game win streak in the process.
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A final letter from Santiago

Eric Zolov December 4, 2019
"Tu normalidad es privilegio," is graffitied over an entire wall along the Nueva Providencia Avenue in downtown Santiago. After six weeks of nearly continuous street protests and a growing tally of the dead and wounded, the debate over "a return to normalcy" has taken center stage here in Chile.
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Jelani Cobb at the Presidential Lecture Series on Oct. 28. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Journalist Jelani Cobb addresses microaggressions in Presidential Lecture

Maya Brown November 2, 2019
Dr. Jelani Cobb, an American writer, author and educator, spoke as part of the University’s Presidential Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 28. During the lecture, Cobb discussed microaggressions and the pursuit of equity in the U.S.
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Poster for The Breadwinner. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“The Breadwinner” film brings a powerful story to the Wang Center

Lajiere Blake October 21, 2019
The art of storytelling and animation is captured beautifully in “The Breadwinner.” Based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Ellis, the film does a great job of hooking viewers in from the very start.
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Pecan butter tart, a desert at some Canadian Thanksgiving meals. HISAKAZU WATANABE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 2.0

Butter Tarts are New Pumpkin Pie for Canadian Thanksgiving

Isabelle Panza October 20, 2019
Presidential pardons of turkeys, mothers stressing over what to put in the stuffing, kids fighting over which end of the wishbone they can take and fathers glued to the TV watching football.
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Professor lectures on hostility towards immigrants

Professor lectures on hostility towards immigrants

Fanni Frankl September 27, 2019
A professor of philosphy from Strasbourg University gave a lecture at Harriman Hall regarding the history of hostility aimed at immigrants.
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Korea: A Land of Hats exhibition comes to Charles B. Wang Center

“Korea: A Land of Hats” exhibition comes to Charles B. Wang Center

Anna Correa September 19, 2019
The Charles B. Wang Center hosted a hat exhibit displaying various types of historical headwear from South Korea.
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The official poster for When They See Us, a Netflix miniseries. The miniseries premiered May 31, 2019. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Spoiler Alert: “When They See Us” is more than just a history lesson

Maya Brown June 22, 2019
On May 31, I watched the Netflix miniseries, “When They See Us.” The show, created, written and directed by Ava DuVernay, was inspired by the true Central Park Five case and exposes the breakdown of the amoral U.S. criminal justice system during this time.
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