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The Atlanta Falcons, above, face the New England Patriots on Sunday Feb. 5 for Super Bowl LI.

The day after the Super Bowl should be a college holiday

Jager Robinson February 5, 2017
The Super Bowl isn’t just a time for football fans to watch a big game and drink, it’s actually one of the best natural breaks in a semester.
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In the next five years, there will be an increase in tuition for all four State University of New York (SUNY) research universities, including Stony Brook University, by 30%.
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What the Princeton Review study fails to represent

Courtney Kidd October 26, 2016
A good teacher prepares you for more than class; igniting your yearning for more knowledge, even if it is outside a topic of interest to you.
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The Princeton Reviews professors ranking lacked important context

The Princeton Review’s professors ranking lacked important context

Jager Robinson October 16, 2016
College rankings suck. They suck for the university, they suck for the students, they just make you feel miserable.
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Hitting the brakes on driverless cars

Hitting the brakes on driverless cars

Jager Robinson September 28, 2016
The average American ends up spending nearly 4.33 years of their lifetime driving behind the wheel. I’d like to spend that 4.33 years doing other things.
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Apple simulates the Titanic by removing Jack

Apple simulates the Titanic by removing Jack

Jager Robinson September 18, 2016
This lack of inventiveness at Apple is leading the Titanic that is the company into the iceberg that is the consumer market.
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To drink or not to drink

To drink or not to drink

Jager Robinson April 12, 2016
What happens if you don’t drink in college? Well, Jager “Sober As A Toddler” Robinson is here to give you a three-part lesson.
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A picture of an Oscars trophy. The 95th Academy Awards will take place on March 12.

And the Oscar goes to…the people

Jager Robinson March 1, 2016
If the Oscars are the be-all-end-all of the movie business, why aren’t the fans voting for best movie?
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Hillel Stony Brook spreads the love with Love Fest

Hillel Stony Brook spreads the love with “Love Fest”

Jager Robinson November 16, 2015
Hillel Stony Brook, an organization for Jewish students on campus, held its third annual IsraelLoveFest last night.
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Stony Brook ranks No. 21 on social mobility index

Stony Brook ranks No. 21 on social mobility index

Jager Robinson November 10, 2015
Stony Brook University came in at No. 21 on a list that rates colleges based on their social mobility from CollegeNET, a web technology company, last month.
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GSO preserves the art-house aesthetic

GSO preserves the art-house aesthetic

Jager Robinson October 14, 2015
GSO is retrying an idea from Stony Brook’s past. Beginning with “Pulp Fiction,” GSO will be putting on a series of feature classics right here at the Staller Center.
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David Koch, above, is the Executive Vice President for Koch Industries, a multinational corporation that deals in manufacturing, trading, and investing. Davids brother is Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch, and the siblings have been known to use their financial clout for lobbying and donations. PHOTO CREDIT: GAGE SKIDMORE

The Koch Broligarchy: Why the few actually control the many

Jager Robinson October 13, 2015
An oligarchy is a government run by a small group of people. Many people will try to tell you we are still a democracy, but don’t be fooled by those idealists.
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PHOTO CREDIT: PASCAL SUBTIL

I have a united dream

Jager Robinson September 27, 2015
In order to “cure” racism in America, you have to stop being selective. By claiming that one group deserves a day over another is inherently racist.
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