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The official documentary poster for HBO Maxs Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Brandy Melville exposé documentary isn’t wildly shocking, and that’s a bigger problem

Emily Chao, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor April 28, 2024

Contains spoilers for the documentary film “Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion” (2024). With the popularity of some of the world’s largest fast fashion brands like SHEIN, Zara...

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TikTok-defined: A new generation of transactional relationships

Aisha Diomande March 24, 2024

Social media is influential in shaping adolescents' decision-making skills. With the rise of relationship gurus, teenagers' perceptions of love are morphing into unrealistic and hard-to-achieve standards....

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The rise to Barbzdom: @stonybrookbarbz tells all

The rise to Barbzdom: @stonybrookbarbz tells all

Amen Ruth Galinato March 3, 2024

Staller Center for the Arts, Roth Cafe and the Stony Brook Union are campus sites frequently occupied by thousands of students and the one and only Nicki Minaj; digitally, at least. Her presence is...

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Junior physics major Chris Clarke leading a protest on Feb. 15. After MAPS unveiled their measures to switch to all-paid parking, students quickly retaliated through social media and in-person dissent. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

How students are reacting to MAPS’ parking proposal

Tim Giorlando February 21, 2023
For an hour on Wednesday, Feb. 15, a small band of students tried to make their voices heard at Stony Brook University’s West Campus fountain — nearly a week after the Mobility and Parking Services (MAPS) proposed to switch to a fully-paid parking model in August 2023. 
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Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, in 2011. The rapper has come under fire in the past month for spreading antisemitic comments to a large audience.  SUPER 45 MUSICA INDEPENDIENTE / FLICKR

Celebrities promoting hate speech need to be deplatformed

Julia Borghetti November 10, 2022
#OPINION: Celebrities who spread misinformation and encourage their fans to discriminate against others need to be deplatformed. 
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BeReal sends out alerts when “it’s time to BeReal”, giving users a two-minute window to post before sending out a late notification. The app aims to give users an authentic social media experience.  Wikimedia Commons License

BeReal takes away the pressure of social media

Jennifer Ojilere October 30, 2022
#OPINION: Growing up in the age of social media sharing, today's generation is feeling immense pressure to portray picture-perfect lives. Now, the app BeReal is attempting to change all of that.
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The website for The Rewriting. Audrey Fernandez, a senior at Stony Brook University, developed a social media platform to support Black creators and innovators.

The Rewriting connects students with social activism

Rayia Habibulla September 18, 2022
Audrey Fernandez, a rising senior at Stony Brook University, developed a social media platform called The Rewriting to bring attention to the struggles and joys of the Black community and to boost Black creators and innovators.
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Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity chapter put on interim suspension after allegations of sexual misconduct

Tim Giorlando September 17, 2022

The Beta-Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta, the Social-Professional Engineering Fraternity at Stony Brook University, was placed on interim suspension on Sept. 16 after a student accused multiple members...

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New Dean of Students emphasizes experience in student life 

Joy Sze September 9, 2021
Sitting by the table, the new dean of students gets to hear students’ stories and experiences at Stony Brook, good or bad. “That's just my way of supporting students,” McClendon said. “My little token of saying, ‘come and chat.’”
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Gossip Girl reboot releases its new trailer 

Nicole Morett June 4, 2021
SPOTTED: The rumors are true. Gossip Girl is back. Last Friday, HBO Max released its first look at the much anticipated reboot of the beloved mid-2000s CW drama, Gossip Girl.
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Augie Contressa in a game against University of Albany on Nov. 23, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook alums Contressa, Kamara and Morrison sign as UDFAs following NFL Draft

Ethan Tam May 2, 2021
Three former Seawolves football players — safety Augie Contressa, defensive tackle Sam Kamara and defensive back TJ Morrison — signed contracts with NFL teams as undrafted free agents.
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A screenshot from a post on Tory Lanez Instagram. SCREENSHOT FROM THE INSTAGRAM OF TORY LANEZ

Remembering DMX, the Ruff Ryder

Tyler Rivers April 13, 2021
The Ruff Ryder known as Dark Man X or DMX died at White Plains Hospital Friday morning. During the entirety of his week-long hospitalization, the 50-year-old rapper and actor was supported by family, friends and fans, who held a prayer vigil for him. 
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