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The contestants of the Latin American Student Organizations Belleza Paegant at practice on Monday, Feb, 19. The Paegant will take place in the SAC auditorium on March 22, at 5 p.m. BRITNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Preparing for the pageant: Belleza Universal 2024

Sonya Gugliara, News Editor February 25, 2024

In the weeks leading up to the Latin American Student Organization’s (LASO) annual Belleza Universal pageant, 10 energized and talented contestants reflect on their pageant preparation experiences. Belleza...

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The outside of the White House before the election results. Joseph Biden is projected to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

U.S. foreign aid during COVID-19 should extend beyond strategic interests 

Matt Venezia March 30, 2021
#OPINION It is rare that the U.S., in foreign policy, does something without its own strategic interests in mind. The relationship with these three tiny island nations is no different. 
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“Mexico 500+” enriches Hispanic Heritage Month on Stony Brook

Amaya McDonald October 16, 2019
Every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, America celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the influential contributions of Latino and Hispanic Americans in American politics, culture and community.
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Professor Eric Zolov receives his third Fulbright Scholarship

Mike Adams February 24, 2019
Associate History Professor Eric Zolov will spend the next academic year teaching a seminar at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship for professionals who already have their PhDs or equivalent degrees. Zolov will teach a course called “The Global 60s,” that analyzes the impact of America’s mid-century counterculture movement on Latin America.
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LACS Center brings bracero photography exhibit

Anna Correa September 9, 2018
The Latin American Caribbean Studies’ (LACS) yearly gallery, Braceros, a photographic documentation of Mexican migrant laborers expressed through the lens of the Hermanos Mayo, a photography collective, opened on Sept. 5 at the Social & Behavioral Sciences Building in Rm. 320.
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Logo of The Onion Bagel column. STATESMAN FILE

The Onion Bagel: Students return from Cancun more worldly and wise

Emily Benson March 19, 2017
“I’ve been drinking tequila for five days straight,” Bret said. “I love this place but it’s trying to kill me, which makes me think I understand the wall now.”
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Donald Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. He won the 2016 US election stunning many media outlets who thought he had no chance of winning. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

White people, all of us, elected Donald Trump

Genie Ruzicka November 27, 2016
Be there for your marginalized friends to listen and be a shoulder to cry or scream on.
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2016 Stony Brook Womens Basketball Head Shots

Gio Perez: Freshman arrives to SBU with international experience

Joseph Wolkin November 8, 2016
After conquering high school basketball in multiple states, freshman Gio Perez is ready for what lies ahead.
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Students kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with opening ceremony

Students kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with opening ceremony

Chereese Cross and Lazaro Rivera October 9, 2016
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting its 27th annual opening ceremony titled “Esta Es Nuestra Historia."
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Donald J. Trump campaigning at a New Hampshire town hall on Aug. 19th, 2015. Trump holds a commanding 17-point lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 35 percent to 18 percent, according to a new CBS News national poll of likely Republican primary voters released Thursday.


Things that Donald Trump actually got right

Nick Zararis February 18, 2016
For all his mindless theatrics, Trump has occasionally, and surprisingly, struck the nail right on the head.
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How sex affects athletic performance is still unresolved

David Vertsberger February 11, 2015

The athlete’s process of reaching to physical and psychological shape in anticipation of the big game or event is meticulous. Every meal, every nap, every routine has to be in accordance with what...

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“Cirque Peking” performance awes Staller Center audience

Francesca Campione October 20, 2014
On Saturday night, the show, titled “Cirque Peking,” transported its viewers from the Staller Center Main Stage to a world where incredible feats were not just dreamlike, but also a reality.
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