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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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Shimelis Gulema, professor, poses for a photo in his office.GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

A conversation on race with Shimelis Gulema, an Africana studies professor

Gary Ghayrat February 29, 2020
Race is very integral, very key to the American fabric. You cannot talk about exploitation, oppression and segregation in this country without injecting the notion of race because many of these things are race-based.
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Carine Green. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

House of SHADE president reflects on his intersectionality and root of confidence

Maya Brown February 23, 2020
Carine Green grew up looking at the struggles that come with his different identities — black and queer — separately. When he walked into a House of SHADE meeting, “an organization that aims to provide educational outreach and information to the black and queer community” according to SB Engaged, everything changed.
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Cover for the board game, Dungeons and Dragons.PUBLIC DOMAIN

Ga(y)me Day introduces another world to Stony Brook University

Lajiere Blake October 23, 2019
A plan to assassinate a greedy baron. One failed attempt to get them to drink the wine, a wine that is notably “to die for” and a toast that finally gets the poison into the villain’s system.
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Janet Mock at Commons Day. GABBY PARDO/THE STATESMAN

Commons Day celebrates speaking one’s truth

Sam Lauria October 20, 2019
On Oct. 16, Stony Brook University hosted its annual Commons Day seminar for first-year students with guest speaker, writer and transgender rights activist, Janet Mock. Commons Day is a yearly event in which the author of the first-year reading requirement comes and speaks to students and staff.
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Department of Africana Studies hosts discussion on Toxic Masculinity

Department of Africana Studies hosts discussion on Toxic Masculinity

Cindy Mizaku April 25, 2019
The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities and the Department of Africana Studies at Stony Brook University invited two South Bronx natives, Mark Anthony Neal and Joan Morgan, to discuss their relationship with feminism while navigating the realms of toxic masculinity.
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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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Say my name correctly

Samiha Ahmed March 4, 2018
Professors breeze through all the “American” sounding names during attendance, but when they sigh or wait a moment or two before moving to the next name, I know they are going to screw up.
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Dewayne Wrencher is a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts at Stony Brook University. His work is on display at the Paul Zuccaire Gallery exhibit, Bodies. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEWAYN WRENCHER

MFA student Dewayne Wrencher showcases artwork in “Bodies” exhibition

Emily Norman April 2, 2017
The tagline of graduate student Dewayne Wrencher’s website reads “Native Born Black … Artist.” Ultimately, his work's goal is to introduce questions of identity to the viewer.
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