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The outside of the White House before the election results. Joseph Biden is projected to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

It’s time to up the pressure on Biden: a reflection on his first month as president

Benjamin Joffe March 4, 2021
#OPINION Jan. 20, 2021 was a momentous day for millions of Americans. It marked the last day for an administration that had done unprecedented harm to communities around the United States.
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Protestors at the Sex Workers Rights March in London in 2011. MSMORNINGTON/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA SA

Decriminalizing sex work empowers sex workers and protects their human rights

Fanni Frankl November 24, 2019
In a society where sex workers often get discriminated against, the question of decriminalization of sex work should be highly considered. Sex workers often face violence in their field including physical, sexual and psychological violence.
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The United Nations General Assembly Hall. CINDY MIZAKU/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook students tour U.N. with Israeli Consulate

Cindy Mizaku November 15, 2019
“There’s a lot of stuff not covered in the media about Israel, such as hospitals taking in Syrian refugees and giving them medical care, or even their humanitarian efforts across the globe, sending people to natural disasters or helping with water crises.”
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 2017 CANADA SUMMER GAMES/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

“Trudeau isn’t a racist,” but he is, sorry

Anya Marquardt October 21, 2019
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was known as a supporter of immigrants, a human rights activist and a poised figure against racism until photos of him wearing blackface and brownface surfaced on the Internet.
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New York voter registration papers distributed by Stony Brooks Vote Everywhere group in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook student honored with Hidden Hero Award

Samantha Robinson August 31, 2019
Recent Stony Brook alumna Yark Beyan was awarded the Hidden Hero Award by the Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) for her commitment to promoting civic engagement on June 22.
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Stony Brooks Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS) held a panel forum on immigration sanctuaries. The Director of LACS, Eric Zolov, gathered a panel of various perspectives to discuss immigration rights. CINDY MAZAKU/THE STATESMAN

LACS Center holds forum on Immigration Border Sanctuary

Cindy Mizaku May 5, 2019
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS) at Stony Brook University held a panel forum on immigrant sanctuary activism featuring legal, activist and academic perspectives.
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Wolfie high-fiving the Stony Brook Seawolves as they enter Kenneth P. LaValle stadium for a game in 2015. Various students groups on campus are calling to remove Senator Lavalles name from the stadium. GISELLE MIRANDA/STATESMAN FILE

SBU must rename LaValle Stadium if it cares about its LGBTQ community

Mike Adams January 30, 2019
Only four senators voted against the bill to ban gay conversion therapy — one of them was Kenneth P. LaValle, the representative for most of eastern Long Island and namesake of Stony Brook’s sports stadium.
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University professors and staff members affirm value of diversity

Letter to the Editor December 8, 2016
“We refuse to remain neutral in the face of bigotry, violence, hate speech, and harassment faced by any student or community member.”
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Stony Brook chimps denied right to challenge captivity

Arielle Martinez August 1, 2015
A New York County Supreme Court judge has denied legal rights to two chimpanzees used for SBU research in a lawsuit filed by an animal rights advocacy organization.
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Judge orders Stony Brook University to justify chimp captivity

Arielle Martinez April 23, 2015
A New York County Supreme Court judge has ordered a hearing at which Stony Brook University must justify its custody of two chimpanzees.
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An Unpopular Opinion: Your body, your vaccination

An Unpopular Opinion: Your body, your vaccination

Zach Rowe February 5, 2015
Recently, the United States has been struck by a measles outbreak, with cases in the month of January already outnumbering the cases diagnosed last year.
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