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Nostalgia: tricking our memories and media

Skylar Sena September 30, 2022
#OPINION: CM Punk’s berating of his colleagues and backstage political strife got me thinking — given his history of conflict and displeasure in his former company, why bring Punk back to the squared circle in the first place? The answer is simple: nostalgia.
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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

COVID-19 has taken a significant toll on people’s mental health

Izzy Schlichting August 30, 2020
#OPINION The COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation have had a toll on the mental health of many. Thankfully, there are a number of ways one can find help, while also following social distancing guidelines.
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Zoom is a video chat service many Stony Brook University students are using to learn remotely. Inappropriate content has interrupted class meetings during the first week learning remotely.SCREENSHOT OF ZOOM HOMEPAGE

Stony Brook classes suffer racist remarks, pornographic images in “zoom bombing” incidents

Maya Brown April 3, 2020
The Provost’s Office sent out a campus-wide email on Tuesday, March 31, to students, faculty and staff condemning “offensive and inappropriate content” in online classrooms after complaints.
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Lack of minor programs is a major problem at SBU

Xenia Gonikberg March 8, 2020
There aren’t enough options for students, plain and simple. We should be able to pursue what we want without having to declare these subjects as majors and adding the stress of wondering if they will fit in our already hectic schedules.
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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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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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Jade Diaz at her graduation in May. COURTESY OF THE DIAZ FAMILY

Jade Diaz, SBU graduate and loving friend, dies at 22

Maya Brown August 19, 2019
Jade Idalis Diaz, loving friend and recent Stony Brook University graduate, passed away at the age of 22 on June 18.
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Eye clinic at the Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU researchers receive $1.2 million to develop technology that studies human eye movement

Joe McQueen November 28, 2018
A team of researchers from Stony Brook University received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that can analyze patterns in human eye movement to help predict where people direct their attention. Researchers from the department of computer science and the department of psychology have teamed up to work on this project.
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Persona 5 is the video game the anime show Persona 5: The Animation is based on. BAGOGAMES/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Anime spring 2018 preview

Kraig Klein May 6, 2018
Make sure to take a break from studying, and when you do, why not check out a new Japanese animated series?  Here is a brief list of what to watch during finals week and what to avoid.
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A recent study found no connection between participants in group work being less respectful and being more likely to succeed. PEXELS STOCK PHOTO

Research shows being a “jerk” does not always bring success

Jessica Chin February 25, 2016
Is it true that people have to be jerks to succeed?
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Ren Zi alters reality at Wang Center

Erika Stern September 14, 2015
Contemporary artist Ren Zi is trying to change reality by rewriting the foundations of society.
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PHOTO CREDIT: STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Under the microscope: 36 questions shown to form closer relationships

Ruchi Shah February 9, 2015
36 questions in 45 minutes turn complete strangers into close friends or even a married couple. To most, this idea sounds unbelievable.
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