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The Lot-40 parking lot in South Campus, formerly known as South-P. KAYLA GOMEZ MOLANO/THE STATESMAN

Letter to the editor: The real impact of Stony Brook parking changes

Kevin Chacon March 13, 2023
#OPINION: What is frustrating to me is not MAPS’ decision to have all students and staff pay for parking, but for them to do so through a tier system that advantages those who can afford to pay the highest premiums.
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A USG meeting taking place on November 1, 2018. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

A senator’s thoughts on USG and what we need to do better

Andrew Machkasov March 28, 2019
A 1-in-13 student voting rate is strong evidence that USG is failing to sufficiently reach the students we are elected to represent.
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 The Statesman logo.STATESMAN FILE

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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The Administration building at Stony Brook University during Winter Storm Jonas on Saturday, Jan. 23. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/THE STATESMAN

Letter to the Editor: The comptroller’s office is out of control

Richard T. Nasti March 18, 2018
I was outraged to read the recent audit report by the Office of the State Comptroller, which targeted the State University of New York’s oversight of campus-related foundations.
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A cake from one of the Relay for Life events on campus.

Letter to the Editor: The Cure Awaits

Adrienne Esposito February 1, 2018
The main problem here is that a school known for its incredible strides in STEM is not efficiently or effectively doing anything to promote important STEM-related and life-saving initiatives on campus.
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The Stony Brook Foundation,
 the Universitys main source of funding,

Letter to the Editor: Why I’m not returning to Stony Brook University

Chris Stubenrauch January 21, 2018
I truly feel terrible for the incoming graduate students that don't know they're being lied to.
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President Donald Trump speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland back in 2013. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Letter to the Editor: Why the United States Would Lose — Yes, Lose — A War With North Korea

Michael A. Barnhart November 8, 2017
There is something far faster, and ultimately far more lethal, than a nuclear-tipped missile. It is a bit of computer code designed to wreak instantaneous havoc with its target. It is cyber-warfare.
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The new Toll Drive buildings and East Side Dining are the newest buildings on campus. These state of the art facilities represent a the new image of Stony Brook University and the school has come a long way since its founding. STEPHAN UNGER/STATESMAN FILE

Letter to the Editor: The Times They Have A-Changed

Jon Friedman August 27, 2017
“…Stony Brook, the Berkeley of the East, where the dorms are like brothels.”
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Two boats race neck and neck during a Roth Regatta heat on Friday. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

Letter to the editor: Why I didn’t participate in Roth Regatta this year

Chris Stubenrauch April 29, 2017
Whether it be the mandatory use of environmentally-friendly duct tape during the races or a USG-sponsored ban of all spray paint products, Roth Regatta needs to change.
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Maxamillian Shaps, the Vice President of Communications and Public Relations for  Stony Brook Universitys Undergraduate Student Government, at a debate in spring 2016. ERIC SCHMID/STATESMAN FILE

Letter to the Editor: You deserve better student elections

Maximillian Shaps March 18, 2017
I implore all students who decide to fill out a ballot this month to respect their vote, and understand its power.
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President Donald Trump signs Executive Order 13796 on Jan. 27. The order, commonly referred to as an immigration ban bars people from seven countries to enter the United States. PHOTO CREDIT: PUBLIC DOMAIN

Letter to the Editor: Immigration order opposes American values

Jonathan Harrington February 2, 2017
America stands to lose more than our alliances, reputation, or international influence. We stand to lose our national soul.
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President Obama meets with President-Elect Trump on Nov. 10. After the election, Obama, Trump and Clinton all called for PUBLIC DOMAIN

Understanding ideological ‘others’

Todd L. Pittinsky December 1, 2016
What exactly is healing? It is common to talk about empathizing, but I think there’s a more basic step that has to come first: understanding.
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