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Medusa statue emerges as A #MeToo heroine in Lower Manhattan

Justin Mitselmakher October 29, 2020
Argentinian artist Luciano Garbati unveiled his sculpture “Medusa with the Head of Perseus” in Manhattan’s Collect Pond Park on Tuesday, October 13. The statue is part of the Art in the Parks Program and will remain in the park until April 2021. 
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How Hollywood is adjusting in a time of crisis

Justin Mitselmakher April 30, 2020
Throughout the month of April, the entertainment industry sought to raise spirits through a variety of different media platforms whether it be on national television or Instagram.
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Official poster for Harriet starring Cynthia Erivo. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Faith, Danger and Freedom Merge in “Harriet”

Justin Mitselmakher February 28, 2020
On Friday, Feb. 21, the Staller Center for the Arts presented the acclaimed film “Harriet” to a nearly full audience. Directed by Kassi Lemmons, “Harriet” follows American heroine Harriet Tubman on her journey to freedom and her work in the Underground Railroad.
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Students constructing edible sukkahs outside of East Side Dining. JUSTIN MITSELMAKHER/THE STATESMAN

Getting Festive With Edible Sukkah Making At Stony Brook

Justin Mitselmakher October 26, 2019
On Oct. 17, the inside of the sukkah built at East Side Dining was transformed into a candy land where students assembled mini edible sukkahs out of sugary treats that would surely satisfy any sweet tooth.
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Celebrating “30 Years of Latino Excellence at SBU”

Justin Mitselmakher October 21, 2019
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee held the 30th Annual Opening Ceremony Celebration, to welcome Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). Ballroom A of the Student Activities Center was decorated with tables containing centerpieces of flags of Latin American countries.
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Janet Mock, transgender rights activist, speaks about living authentically

Maya Brown October 20, 2019
Janet Mock sat in front of a group of 50 students at a Breakfast Meet and Greet in the Goldstein Family Student-Athlete Development Center held in her honor on Wednesday, Oct. 16. "Live and speak your truth. If you’re not able to do that, then you’re not living,” Mock, a best-selling author, television host, director, producer and transgender rights activist, said.
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