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Letter to the Editors of The Statesman, re: “Does diversity really matter?”

As former editors-in-chief and managing editors of The Statesman, we cannot imagine what must have changed so drastically at the paper to allow the atmosphere for this so-called opinion piece to be published.
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A message from The Statesmans graduating editors

A message from The Statesman’s graduating editors

The Editorial Board May 12, 2015
The graduating members of The Statesman's editorial board grew with the University and experienced its best and most important moments.
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James Alrassi, Executive Vice President, proposed the My Senator’s Keeper Act this past fall. The act requires each senator to propose a project within two weeks of the start of the semester in order to strengthen the campus community. (MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN)

USG plans to implement “My Senator’s Keeper Act” this semester

Arielle Martinez February 1, 2015
This spring semester will be the first semester that the new Senator’s Project Act, which the Undergraduate Student Government senate passed Dec. 4, 2014.
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Raven Edwards (7) scored the game-winning goal for the Seawolves. (KEITH OLSEN / THE STATESMAN)

Edwards scores overtime winner to beat Fordham

Joseph Ryder September 22, 2014
On Thursday, Stony Brook headed out to Belson Stadium in Queens, New York to take on St. John’s. The Seawolves were unable to bring back home a win, as they fell to the Red Storm 1-0.
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John Harvard’s offers delicious variety of in-house beers

Keith Olsen March 10, 2014
Although there are a few establishments on the island that flourished from the recent interest in micro and local breweries, one of the most successful is the John Harvard's Brewery. Located on nearby Nesconset Highway, this bar and restaurant hosts an in-house brewery where they make and serve seasonal beers and fantastic food.
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Enrollment season highlights issues with registration process

Emily Benson November 21, 2013
As the fall semester comes to a close, that wonderful time of the year is coming the campus once again: Enrollment time. And I must say, there is nothing quite like the joy of sitting by your computer, refreshing your SOLAR account to make sure all your classes are still open only to have one close a minute before your registered enrollment time.
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Support from administration fuels activist groups on campus

Keith Olsen November 12, 2013
However surprising it might be to the current students of Stony Brook University, our campus was once such an active base of operations for left-leaning political causes that many considered it the “Berkeley of the East.” After the end of the Vietnam War and the demonization of liberal ideals that came with Carter’s defeat, the political activity at the university quickly lost this identity. While liberal causes have continued to have a fairly muted presence on campus, the new drive toward allowing males who have had sex with other males to donate blood calls back to years past when students truly cared enough to change the world.
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The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band prepares to take the field during the halftime performance of a football game. PHOTO CREDIT: EZRA MARGONO/ THE STATESMAN

The importance of joining organizations of campus

Keith Olsen August 26, 2013
One of the most obvious facts about Stony Brook University is its immense and intimidating size. Its huge size and population can make it extremely difficult to form strong bonds with other people, which makes it easier to deal with the stress of such an academically challenging school. Perhaps the best way to survive and prosper in this new and rigorous environment is to join something bigger than yourself, specifically an organization or club.
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Rising tensions in North Korea

Keith Olsen April 8, 2013
It isn’t a rare occurrence for North Korea to threaten America and South Korea, but its threats have become oddly specific recently. It has stated its intent to fire nuclear missiles at Guam and Hawaii in addition to aiming at their southern neighbor.
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Top three with Keith: a summary of foreign affairs, March 11th

Keith Olsen March 11, 2013
A summary of the most important international events involving the Falkland Islands, North Korea, and Venezuela
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Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Israeli citizens during a visit to the southern city of Ashdod, January 22, 2013. (Yossi Zamir/Flash 90/MCT)

Top three with Keith: A summary of foreign affairs

Keith Olsen February 8, 2013
A catastrophic fire in a Brazilian danceclub has killed over 230 people, Tensions have been escalating between North Korea and the United States and Israeli parliamentary elections are now over.
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An argument in defense of globalization

Keith Olsen September 17, 2012

The world, as massive as it had seemed just a few decades ago, has shrunk before our eyes. New inventions, such as information and networking technologies, have caused the people of the world to become...

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