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The Bezos Earth Fund is Just Lip Service

Matthew Yan May 5, 2020
Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has done nothing to curb the 44.4 million tons of carbon dioxide his shipping services released into the atmosphere in 2018 alone.
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Dartmouth professor discusses genocide and tourism under fascist Italy in Libya

Matthew Yan March 1, 2020
Graziella Parati discussed that agenda and the reasons behind it in her lecture, “Concentration Camps, Architectural Projects and Tourism in Italo Balbo’s Libya” on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Stony Brook University.
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East Side Dining. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Unlimited dine-in is worth it … but with a few caveats

Matthew Yan March 1, 2020
I never have to worry about leaving hungry since I can take as much as I want, and having one takeout meal a day lets me nab some food between classes without the risk of running late.
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Brookhaven National Lab chosen to host new particle accelerator

Matthew Yan February 28, 2020
The EIC will be designed and overseen by 1,000 scientists from 30 nations, including scientists from Stony Brook’s own faculty.
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Dr. Zebulon Miletsky, an assistant professor of Africana Studies. MATTHEW YAN/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook professor tackles biracialism in Black History Month lecture

Matthew Yan February 23, 2020
Miletsky, who identifies as half-Jewish and half-black, hosted a lecture called “Interracialism: Biracials Learning About African American Culture” to tackle the storied history of what it means to be African American and biracial, Wednesday evening in the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library’s Central Reading Room.
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The Tao Drummers in rehearsal hours before their performance on Saturday, Feb. 15, on the Staller Center Main Stage. The modern performance showcased the high-energy art of Japanese drumming. MATTHEW YAN/THE STATESMAN

TAO drummers perform at Staller Center

Patrick Tuminski February 23, 2020
TAO, a group known for their powerful performances that mix music and athleticism, showcased their newest act Saturday, Feb.15 at the Staller Center, simply called DRUM TAO.
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Professor and Author Robert Chase MATTHEW YAN/THE STATESMAN

History Professor Robert Chase takes on forced prison labor in new book

Matthew Yan February 7, 2020
Power, race, rape and the carceral system are the pillars of Stony Brook Associate Professor Robert Chase’s new book, “We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America.”
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Violent video games aren’t connected to shootings

Matthew Yan October 27, 2019
Whenever the topic of gun control gets brought up on television or in Congress, there are always two scapegoats the National Rifle Association (NRA) tend to present: mental health and video games.
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A healthy diet is the best for coping with stress

A healthy diet is the best for coping with stress

Matthew Yan October 11, 2019
College students are constantly stressed. Between ominous tests, looming deadlines and the nagging desire to be involved everywhere to make your resume glow, it’s easy to crack under the pressure and search for some kind of comfort.
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Growth mindsets create success

Growth mindsets create success

Matthew Yan September 8, 2019
This is the fundamental question behind the debate over growth and fixed mindsets, a psychological theory first proposed by Carol Dweck, Ph.D.
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Everybody loses with loot boxes

Matthew Yan December 9, 2018
How much would you be willing to spend to be able to play one character in a video game you enjoy? For loot box and gacha game players, the answer can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
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Banning plastic straws is a step, not a solution

Banning plastic straws is a step, not a solution

Matthew Yan November 11, 2018
As CulinArt announces its ban of plastic straws, it seems to be a step in the right direction. However, more actions must be taken to stop plastic pollution.
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