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Poster for the A24 film The Zone of Interest. The studios newest cinematic release premiered on December 15, 2023. PUBLIC DOMAIN 

“The Zone of Interest” is unlike anything you have ever seen

Joshua Lee February 11, 2024
Name any Holocaust film, whether that’s “Schindler’s List” (1993) or “Life Is Beautiful” (1997); chances are, the most morally repugnant genocide in recent history is told from the victim’s perspective. But what about a Holocaust film from the perpetrator’s point of view? 
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Photo of Sanger Hall in Tabler Community. President McInnis has announced that the controversial building will be renamed to Chinn Hall. SAMANTHA LANKOWICZ / THE STATESMAN

It’s past due time to rename Sanger College

Benjamin Joffe October 10, 2021
#OPINION: Understanding the legacy of Margaret Sanger, whom the building was named after, would demonstrate how having a building named in her honor would undermine the University’s mission of establishing an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Acts of anti-Semitism today

Acts of anti-Semitism today

The Community Garden October 29, 2018
The Community Garden focuses on the topic of anti-Semitism. Four Stony Brook students share their experiences in receiving anti-Semitic prejudice.
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Holocaust survivor B Stroke shows the badge she wore during the German occupation of the former Yugoslavia. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Port Jefferson resident, who escaped the Nazis, shares her story

Virain Palta April 15, 2018
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Stony Brook Hillel invited local Holocaust survivor Beruria Stroke to share her story with students on Thursday, April 12.
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Donald Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. He won the 2016 US election stunning many media outlets who thought he had no chance of winning. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

The Onion Bagel: Alternate Social Studies

Joseph Konig May 7, 2017
From the people who brought you fake news and alternate facts comes Alternate Social Studies 411: Alternate History!
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Let’s unleash Microsoft’s “Tay” on the presidential campaign

Christopher Leelum March 31, 2016
Can man — the so evidently fallible ape with amazing capacities for violence, racism and terror — actually create intelligence?
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Does foreign policy really play a huge role in politics today?

Emma Hart October 15, 2012

Seventy years may seem like a long time. It’s about the same time as an average human lifespan and it’s a whole half-century longer than the majority of us undergrads have lived. But when we think...

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