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The body positivity movement celebrates body diversity, along with combating the stigma. UNSPLASH

Diet culture’s complicated relationship to body positivity

Maya Brown March 24, 2021
Danaher has struggled with anorexia nervosa — an eating disorder characterized by distorted body image and a compulsive fear of being overweight — since the age of 13. She is now 22. 
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Oreoluwa speaking at the Black Lives Matter protest on Oct. 21, 2020 at Stony Brook University. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Campus NAACP chapter president focuses on supporting her Black peers

Maya Brown February 18, 2021
To Oreoluwa Adewale, Black Lives Matter is more than another hashtag or a movement. It is about being allowed to be Black without exception. 
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Local residents of Freeport gathered on June 7, 2020 to march for the Black Lives Matter protests. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Defund the police because society should reassess our values if Black lives really matter

Maya Brown February 16, 2021
#OPINION: Every time I see a blue lives matter flag wavering in the wake of a cruel Black death, my stomach begins to compress. I cannot help myself from tracing down the complicated, yet broken system that is law enforcement in this country.
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A group of students hold posters as they march around campus in support of the Black Lives Matter protests last fall. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Instagram account features Black student narratives to show that Black Lives Matter

Maya Brown February 13, 2021
2020 was a milestone year for racial unrest and protests. During the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, one student at Stony Brook University made it their mission to show the racial unrest within the campus community. 
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The United States Capitol Building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

Student organizations at SBU comment on Capitol riots and Zeldin ties

Maya Brown January 24, 2021
Several student organizations at Stony Brook University have reacted to the U.S. Capitol building riot that occurred almost three weeks ago. Some have also supported calls for Rep. Lee Zeldin resignation, as a result of his reactions to the riot. 
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Outside the School of Journalism Newsroom in the Melville Library. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

The School of Journalism gets a new name and plans program expansion

Maya Brown January 24, 2021
The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has officially changed their name to the School of Communication and Journalism and will be expanding offered majors and minors to cover broader topics of communication.
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Local residents of Freeport gathered on June 7 to march for the Black Lives Matter protests. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

“Black” or “African American?” Black Americans discuss the difference

Amaya McDonald January 21, 2021
The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement has made non-Black Americans more aware of an ongoing discussion within the Black community regarding the use of the terms “Black” versus “African American.” 
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The outside of the Capitol building. On Jan. 6, the day of Joe Bidens certification as president-elect, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

“It is a kind of mass social psychosis”: SBU professors react to invasion of the U.S. Capitol

Maya Brown and Claudia Motley January 14, 2021
“You hear the interviews, hear the depths or the breaths of the anger based online," Robert Chase, a history professor, said. "I think that at some point, a country has to have a national reckoning over truth.”
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Jarvis Watson leaves Stony Brook University after 14 years of working closely with students

Maya Brown December 2, 2020
Dr. Jarvis Watson, the assistant dean for multicultural affairs, sat in his almost cleared-out office in the Student Activities Center and reflected on his 14-year professional career at Stony Brook University. 
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Stickers that citizens receive after casting their vote.   PUBLIC DOMAIN

Center for Civic Justice pushes for more voter engagement at Stony Brook University

Maya Brown November 1, 2020
The Center for Civic Justice had a single mission before Nov. 3 — to get students to vote. The center provides services and support that empowers students to contribute to their community. Voting during elections allows students to do so. 
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Yusef Salaam talks about Donald Trump, police brutality and the power of voting

Maya Brown November 1, 2020
Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five who was accused and convicted of a Central Park sexual assault, spoke at Stony Brook University about a wide range of issues, including racial inequality in the American justice system, on Oct. 27. 
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Screenshot of the executive order on the White House website. SCREENSHOT OF WHITEHOUSE.GOV EXECUTIVE ORDER

Recent White House order could curb diversity and equity trainings at SBU

Maya Brown October 27, 2020
College campuses may have to halt diversity efforts and employee training in relation to the White House’s recent executive order against “divisive concepts” in federally funded programs.
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