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If we lose the Internet Archive, were screwed

If we lose the Internet Archive, we’re screwed

Christine Kelley April 4, 2023
#OPINION: If the Internet Archive's legal appeal fails, it will be a tragedy of historical proportions.
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Lionel Messi celebrating scoring a goal against Granada CF in October 2014. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Lionel Messi proves the U.S. should take soccer seriously

Alex Streinger January 23, 2023
OPINION: Lionel Messi’s trajectory should inspire the United States and open Americans' eyes to the potential of soccer as a conciliatory approach toward other nations.
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Elon Musk, SpaceX Chief Engineer, and the SpaceX team are recognized by Vice President Mike Pence inside the Vehicle Assembly Building following the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the companys Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is the first launch with astronauts of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The test flight serves as an end-to-end demonstration of SpaceX’s crew transportation system. Behnken and Hurley launched at 3:22 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 30, from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to low-Earth orbit for the first time since the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Tesla shareholders can help the environment by investing in clean energy

Caiying Luo December 15, 2022
OPINION: Tesla’s real winners are those who invested in its stock, which has soared 3,000 percent since the pandemic. Such a situation indicates that in the eyes of Tesla's investors, buying even one Tesla car would be foolish.
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 A bridge in Charlottesville, Va. Last week the University of Virginia (UVA) experienced a mass shooting. CHRISTINE KELLEY/THE STATESMAN

Mass shootings can not define the South

Christine Kelley November 21, 2022
#OPINION: Virginia is awful and terrifying and beautiful and welcoming. If we embrace community and simple pleasures, we can navigate our way out of this violent fascist mess.
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An Affirmative Action demonstration outside the Supreme Court in 2003. The policy could potentially be struck down due to more conservative strategies arising over the years. JOSELUIS89/CC BY-SA3.0

Affirmative Action needs to survive

Jennifer Ojilere November 10, 2022
#OPINION: With white Americans predominantly leading the country’s establishments, affirmative action brings forth a chance of inclusion by offering opportunities to underrepresented and deserving groups.
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Inside Statesman: Inside the Making of the Turning Point USA Article

Inside Statesman: Inside the Making of the Turning Point USA Article

Tim Giorlando October 31, 2021
Welcome to Inside Statesman, where we take a peek behind the scenes and sit down with writers. Each week we’ll highlight an article from The Statesman and dive deeper into writers’ process, thoughts and opinions. This week Francesca Mevs talks with the writers behind multiple op-eds surrounding the Turning Point protest that took place on campus.
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What future protests should look like at SBU

What future protests should look like at SBU

Matt Venezia September 27, 2021
#OPINION: After the anti-vaccine mandate protest on Sept. 12, Stony Brook University must reconsider how protests on campus are handled in order to best protect their students and faculty.
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Trump supporters outside of White House in Washington, DC. PUBLIC DOMAIN OF LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

Trump’s tiny hands are struggling to cling to power as QAnon’s influence grows

Michael Cleary August 30, 2021
Trump supporters are showing their support for the former president. However, Trump may not have this much support in the coming months.
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The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan was unavoidable

Benjamin Joffe August 29, 2021
Since the outset of the conflict, the United States has spent $113 billion dollars training and equipping the Afghan National Army in preparation for them to westernize and democratize Afghanistan once U.S presence ends.  
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Growing fight against voting rights derives from historical disenfranchisement efforts

Benjamin Joffe April 29, 2021
#OPINION Voter suppression is not a new practice in the United States. Members of the political and economic elite within the U.S. have sought to limit the political influence of workers, women and racial minorities since the founding of the country. 
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A batter at Joe Nathan Field in 2017.  SKYLER GLIBERT/STATESMAN FILE

Baseball sucks — and I love it

Steven Keehner April 27, 2021
#OPINION Having someone like Astudillo on a professional, contending ball club is an embarrassment to the sport. But to see him on the mound as a pitcher? You might as well toss me in the— wait, he pitched a 1-2-3 inning? 
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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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