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A scene from Run On (top left), Nevertheless (top right), Mine (bottom left) and Squid Games (bottom right. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

The increased representation of queer relationships in K-Dramas

Jenna Zaza March 21, 2023
In recent years, there has been a trend of increased representation of LGBTQ+ relationships in Korean dramas, or K-dramas. South Korea is traditionally an extremely conservative country, but this trend may be showing a shift in attitudes toward the queer community.
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Sam Cornetta and Morgan Tiller posing for the photoshoot. Lack of inclusive sex education hurts queer students. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Lack of inclusive sex education is hurting queer students

Anya Marquardt March 21, 2023
#OPINION: I wasn't shown a condom in school until my senior year at a mandatory meeting for students attending prom. Yes, I knew what a condom was — but only from the internet.
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The 2022 iGEM team representing Stony Brook University. Competing in Paris, France, in the 2022 iGEM Competition, the teams work is focusing on deficiencies correlating to severe blood clots.  PHOTO COURTESY OF iGEM

Higher education fails to support non-traditional students

Lori Saxena November 13, 2022
#OPINION: If higher education truly aims to serve as a ladder to financial independence and a rewarding career, then why aren’t the current programs welcoming and accessible to students from all backgrounds?  
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The logo for TikTok, a video app. Originally known as musical.ly, TikTok allows you to make short lip-synch or dance videos and customize them with special effects, music and text. PUBLIC DOMAIN

TikTok is a leading marketing tool for businesses to creatively brand

Xenia Gonikberg November 18, 2019
The video app, TikTok, is surprisingly becoming more and more popular among corporations. Although the app’s main audience consists of teenagers and young adults, more companies have started using TikTok as a platform to brand themselves.
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Inclusivity: You have no excuse

Aleeza Kazmi February 11, 2019
I pitched the idea of dedicating the whole Sex & Relationships issue to POC sexuality.
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Marek Bugaj defends the goal hoops during a Quidditch team practice in Sept. 2015. The Stony Brook Quidditch team was create in 2010 and is a gender inclusive, full-contact club sport. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

The Quidditch field is where I feel most comfortable

Shaina Montero February 25, 2018
Being on the Quidditch team puts me in a relaxing and accepting environment. When I’m not playing Quidditch, I’m overwhelmed and my work is constantly on my mind. Once I step onto the field, it’s as if I hit the pause button and my focus changes to something fun for the two-hour practice.
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Keep Christ in my Christmas Blend

Briana Finneran November 12, 2015
We Christians have had our beliefs spat upon for decades because of that whole “separation of church and state” and “basic human rights” nonsense.
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