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Independents should pick a point on the political spectrum

Jasmine Blennau December 13, 2014
Identifying as a political independent is a way for people to avoid voicing opinions—they are not obligated to do or say anything when a political discussion between friends becomes an all out debate.
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The Stony Brook Bhangra performs traditional Indian dances on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (BRIDGET DOWNES / THE STATESMAN)

Seawolves show off their cultural roots

The Statesman December 2, 2014
Statesman photographers chronicle the various cultural events that took place this Fall 2014 semester.
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(JASMINE BLENNAU / THE STATESMAN)

Traditional Diwali festival is embraced at Stony Brook

Jasmine Blennau November 8, 2014
The Wang Center Chapel was quiet and still on Wednesday night as S.N. Sridhar, the director of the Center for India Studies, taught the crowd about the celebration of Diwali.
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Researchers study the geological makeup of Kīlauea, a volcano in Hawaii, as part of planetary science research. (PHOTO CREDIT : NASA SSERVI RIS4E TEAM)

Stony Brook RIS4E team studies Hawaiian volcano for NASA project

Jasmine Blennau October 16, 2014
Stony Brook University has one of nine Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) teams that will help NASA study planetary science and space exploration over the next five years.
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(MEGAN MILLER / THE STATESMAN)

Stony Brook to compete in synthetic biology competition

Jasmine Blennau October 14, 2014
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) is an international organization that furthers synthetic biology research through its educational outreach and student competitions
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The last BRV bus from SBU leaves at 10:30 p.m. during the week. (SIMON SHARP/THE STATESMAN)

Brookhaven Residential Village inconvenient for students

Jasmine Blennau September 23, 2014
It is the fifth week of the academic year and Stony Brook students living at Brookhaven Residential Village are lacking consistent Internet access and struggling to adapt to a strict bus schedule.
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Blue-light phones around campus, like this one at the SAC bus stop, allow students to contact UPD for emergencies. (HEATHER KHALIFA/THE STATESMAN)

Campus Briefing: Police Chief talks campus safety with USG

Jasmine Blennau September 23, 2014
Safety precautions of all sorts were on the table at the Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Sept. 18, as various figures spoke to the senate about keeping Stony Brook students safe.
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2015 MCAT looks to push applicants even further

Jasmine Blennau September 4, 2014
The MCAT, an exam that is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges to assess medical school applicants, will undergo changes to make it a longer exam that tests more material.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: SBU)

Influx of new students leads to more tripling in dorms

Jasmine Blennau August 26, 2014
Most of the incoming freshmen and new transfer students that chose to live on campus will be tripled this academic year, according to Campus Residences.
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Construction on new dorm building on John S. Toll Drive at Stony Brook University began in June. The new housing will add 759 beds to accommodate more students. (HEATHER KHALIFA / THE STATESMAN)

Students share thoughts on dorm living at Stony Brook

Jasmine Blennau July 18, 2014
When freshmen apply for housing, they are divided into quads based on areas of interest called Undergraduate Colleges (UGCs). The purpose is to bring together students who share similar interests.
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Stony Brook Athletics debuts mobile application

Jasmine Blennau February 4, 2014
The Stony Brook Athletics Department launched a new, free mobile application on Jan. 15 called “Stony Brook Seawolves,” aiming to make the SB Athletics website more accessible to students via their smartphones.
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LGBT conservative LaSalvia urges change for Republican party

Jasmine Blennau November 21, 2013
Introduced as the brave and persistent man who could “save the Republican party from itself,” openly gay conservative Jimmy LaSalvia spoke to students on Wednesday night about the future of his party. He called for a new conservative coalition of youth to take over with conservative ideals using a “live and let live” ideology.
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