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The Netflix poster for The Umbrella Academy. It is based on the comic book series written by the lead singer of My Chemical Romance Gerard Way. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” is dysfunction at its best

Karina Gerry March 3, 2019
Netflix’s new hit show, “The Umbrella Academy” has deviated from the classic superhero tale and comic giant, which might be the reason I’m dubbing it a must watch, but don’t worry this review will contain no spoilers.
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The Stony Brook Track and Field team in a March 2016 home meet. KRYSTEN MASSA/STATESMAN FILE

Men’s and women’s track teams compete at John Terrier Classic

Karina Gerry January 28, 2019
Stony Brook Men’s and Women’s Track and Field came up big at the John Thomas Terrier Classic, hosted by Boston University, on Saturday Jan. 26.
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Hangers at a clothing store. KIAN MCKOY/THE STATESMAN

Long Island struggles to cater to plus-sized women’s fashion needs

Kian McKoy January 27, 2019
Moves such as these are often met with praise and excitement, especially considering that 67 percent of American women are considered “plus-size” or wear a size 14 and upwards.
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Matthews in a game against Albany on . KARINA GERRY/STATESMAN FILE

Women’s Basketball victorious over Fairleigh Dickinson 63-49

Kenneth Fermin December 9, 2018
Stony Brook Women’s Basketball defeated the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights 63-49, extending its winning streak to eight games.
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Womens Basketball defeats Penn State 81-70 on the road

Women’s Basketball defeats Penn State 81-70 on the road

Kenneth Fermin November 25, 2018
Stony Brook Women’s Basketball had outscored its opponents by an average of 29 points entering its game against the Penn State Lady Lions on Sunday, Nov. 25. They were considered the underdog playing against a Big Ten team, a conference in which they were 0-10 against in program history.
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Review: Sabrina enchants viewers in new Netflix show

Review: Sabrina enchants viewers in new Netflix show

Melissa Azofeifa and Karina Gerry October 28, 2018
The “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is a dark and twisted take on the beloved Archie Comics.
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Conceived by SBU’s Sikh Students Association and the Muslim Students Association, the Stony Brook Vigil for Tolerance was a response to the gurdwara shooting in Oak Creek, Wis., and the mosque burning in Joplin, Mo. (Nina Lin/ The Statesman)

Sikh Spotlight: Guru Granth Sahib

Karina Gerry, Anna Correa, and Melissa Azofeifa October 15, 2018
“Sikhism is a monotheistic religion. We believe in one God and we call HIM Waheguru,” Sagardeep Singh, a senior mechanical engineering major and a member of the Sikh Student Association, said.
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A collage of flags. ALEX R.L./FLICKER VIA CC BY 2.0

Mental health is not culture blind

Karina Gerry October 3, 2018
Attitudes toward mental health often vary between people of different cultures. Their teachings and religious beliefs often affect the way they view the mentally ill, and the nature of mental health itself.
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Long Island band Final Call releases new singles

Karina Gerry September 2, 2018
Long Island-based band, “Final Call,” has released two new singles, “Sloshed” and “Out to Dry” in anticipation of its new EP set to be released this October.
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School of Dental Medicine helps to “give kids a smile”

Karina Gerry September 1, 2018
Over 200 kids were treated to free dental care at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s 11th annual “Give Kids a Smile” event on Aug. 28.
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Graduating Stony Brook students decorated their caps for the 2015 commencement ceremony. BRIDGET DOWNES/STATESMAN FILE

Winter commencement still on for December 2018

Karina Gerry March 3, 2018
“It was very upsetting to find out that they were canceling the commencement ceremony especially without even giving a reason as to why,” Saviano said.
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A screen grab of the Stony Brook Admirers 4 submission form. Stony Brook students can fill out the survey to have their romantic interests posted anonymously on the Stony Brook Admirers 4 Facebook page. STONY BROOK ADMIRERS 4/FACEBOOK

Stony Brook Admirers 4 helps shy students share their anonymous crushes

Karina Gerry February 26, 2018
Thanks to the emergence of email, text messaging and social media, sending love letters has become a thing of the past. However, students at Stony Brook University are using Facebook to revive this antiquated tradition.
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