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An attendee purchasing a Korean stationary item at Korean Culture Day held at the Charles B. Wang Center on Nov. 10. COURTESY OF HEEJEONG SOHN

The center for Korean studies hosts an immersive Korean marketplace

Jenna Zaza November 14, 2023
The Center for Korean Studies hosted Korean Culture Day at the Charles B. Wang Center on Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival was aimed at Stony Brook University students taking Korean language courses to help develop their conversational skills while learning about the culture.
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A graphic showing Stallers upcoming events for the fall semester. ILLUSTRATED BY JERRY WEINTRAUB/THE STATESMAN

Top Staller Center events to look out for this semester

Jenna Zaza September 16, 2023
Fall is finally here at the Staller Center. Spending the night at the Center immersing yourself in live music or enjoying a comedy show are perfect ways to de-stress and enjoy your free time while engaging in campus life. Here are the top events happening at the Staller Center to mark on your calendars for this semester.
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A graphic showing the results from the Role of Arts in Campus Wellness Survey asking students how they engage in different art forms. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Survey shows involvement in arts on campus has positive impact on stress

Jenna Zaza September 15, 2023
The Statesman decided to investigate how arts engagement could be linked to student wellness. Over the past two weeks, The Statesman sent out a Google Form to 11 Stony Brook University’s students from different majors and years, asking them questions regarding their artistic involvements.
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Eric Nam’s latest album “House on a Hill” stands out as one of his finest

Jenna Zaza September 14, 2023
Korean-American pop singer Eric Nam’s latest album, “House on a Hill,” released on Sept. 8 and stands out as one of his best works.
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A graphic showing the front cover of the South Korean novella Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/ THE STATESMAN

“Lemon” by Kwon Yeo-sun: a beautiful, dark and thought-provoking novel

Jenna Zaza July 16, 2023
Reading “Lemon” is a thought-provoking journey that leaves you pondering long after turning the final page. Kwon’s wicked writing style bewitches you, and you may end up finishing the book in a single day.
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The mural located in Astoria Queens is one in 4 murals part of the #WayOutofBurnout initiative.

Artist Lady Pink transforms NYC with murals about academic burnout

Jenna Zaza May 19, 2023
In the bustling streets of New York City, where towering buildings and busy sidewalks dominate the landscape, a graffiti-based artist is making waves with her captivating artwork.
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Poster for Netflixs Heartstopper Kit Conner (left) and Joe Locke (right) as Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring. Season two of the hit show has NETFLIX

“Heartstopper” Season 2: predictions for what’s to come

Jenna Zaza May 1, 2023
The streaming service and “Heartstopper” author and screenwriter Alice Oseman posted the announcement on their Instagram accounts on April 24. While fans wait eagerly to see their favorite Brits on the screen again, here are some predictions for season two.  
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Stony Brook University Varsity Band prepares for annual concert

Jenna Zaza April 13, 2023
Stony Brook University’s varsity band has been preparing for their fifth annual concert, which is scheduled for April 21, since the beginning of the semester.
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Five weeks of winter in Port Jefferson: 10 things to do over break

Jenna Zaza December 4, 2022
Whether you are more of a foodie, a theater person or just looking to have a day out, Port Jefferson — just one LIRR stop away from campus — is a quaint village with an abundance of small businesses and restaurants that can't be missed.
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The University orchestra holds a concert every season at the Staller Center for the Arts and auditions are held two weeks prior to each semester. The performance highlights the myriad of talents of the undergraduate musicians.  Jenna Zaza/ The Statesman

University Orchestra shines at Staller

Jenna Zaza November 19, 2022
On Nov. 15, Stony Brook University's Department of Music held an orchestra concert featuring pianist Yumito Torigoe and conductor Susan Deaver in celebration of Ralph Vaughan Williams' 150th birthday at the Staller Center for the Arts.
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Protests occurring outside the Supreme Court following the ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson. With the passage of anti-abortion and gendered-laws, decriminalization of sex-work has been a topic of discussion.COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS LICENSE

Want to defend reproductive rights? Then legalize sex work.

Jenna Zaza November 14, 2022
#OPINION: In an era where reproductive and gender rights are under attack, it is pivotal to defend bodily autonomy, including decriminalizing sex work.
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A book display of novels a part of BookTok.JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN

Brooklyn’s 17th annual “Book Fest”: connecting authors and readers

Jenna Zaza October 17, 2022
Despite New York City facing severe rainstorms due to Hurricane Ian, crowds of people trekked out to downtown Brooklyn to attend the 17th annual Book Festival on Oct. 2. 
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