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New York should be preparing for the “red wave”

Sonya Gugliara October 23, 2022
#OPINION: Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin are neck and neck in the polls for New York governor. The term “red wave” is not some preposterous buzzword, but a fair reflection of the current state of New York politics.
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Efforts to ban books are working, but why?

Sara McGiff October 3, 2022
#OPINION: In the past two years, there has been a social movement instigated by lawmakers, right-wing media, conservative parents and Christian nationalists to challenge books that tackle LGBTQ+ issues, racism, race and sexual assault.
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R&B duo LION BABE brings soul and funk to Staller

Melanie Navarro September 26, 2022
On Sept. 23, musical duo LION BABE graced the stage of the Staller Center with a blend of R&B, soul and funk. Multidisciplinary artist/vocalist Jillian Harvey and producer/DJ Lucas Goodman aka Astro Raw had audience members off of their seats.
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Stony Brook ranks higher than ever in U.S. News “Best Colleges”

Lori Saxena September 12, 2022
On Sept. 12, U.S. News & World Report announced the 2022-2023 Best Colleges, with Stony Brook University increasing in rank by 16 places from No. 93 to No. 77. This is the highest ranking Stony Brook has ever achieved. 
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How SUNYs vaccine mandate infringes our liberties

How SUNY’s vaccine mandate infringes our liberties

Giavonna Rossi February 3, 2022
#OPINIONS: If we continue to require vaccination for in-person classes, we must provide services for those who refuse the vaccine. Individual liberties must be safeguarded while the public is protected.
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The evolution of music festivals – Americas favorite pastime

The evolution of music festivals – America’s favorite pastime

Skylar Sena September 23, 2021
With the return of live music has inevitably come the return of beloved and glamorized music festivals — the close of September will host the long-awaited Governor’s Ball at New York City’s own Citi Field.
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NYS expands vaccine access for SUNY employees, confirms vaccination site at SBU Southampton

Alek Lewis March 12, 2021
State University of New York essential employees will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 17.
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New strains of COVID in US, over 130 cases in New York

Claudia Motley February 24, 2021
A new variant of COVID-19 has been found in several states throughout the United States, with 59 cases reported in New York as of Feb. 14.
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Budget task force discusses increasing revenue through research opportunities in town hall

Sara Ruberg January 25, 2021
The Research and Innovation Task Force identified several areas of needed growth for Stony Brook University’s research programs during a public forum on the Strategic Budget Initiative on Jan. 21.
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SBU releases guidelines for students returning to campus in Spring 2021

Claudia Motley January 21, 2021
Along with obtaining a negative test result three days before arriving on campus, all resident students must also complete a self-screening 14 days prior and are required to self-quarantine the week before their arrival.
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Stony Brook faculty lead study on the performance of local oysters

Maria Lynders December 1, 2020
New York Sea Grant, a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, has awarded over $2.1 million to support six coastal science research projects, three of which are being led by Stony Brook University faculty. 
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Why I’m voting third party this year

Steven Keehner November 7, 2020
#OPINION: I’m writing this on Oct. 23 — a day before early voting opens in New York. For the last six months, I have stared down the dreaded dilemma: Who should I vote for in the most important election of my lifetime?
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