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Journalist David Rohde discusses Taliban kidnapping and escape

Journalist David Rohde discusses Taliban kidnapping and escape

Mike Adams February 25, 2018
Rohde was smuggled under a sheet in the car on a three-day journey to a Taliban base in Pakistan.
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A photo of the 10, 10 minute play festival.
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Students embrace theatre community with “Thanks for Theatre” festival

Joseph Konig November 29, 2017
Despite the shadow of the budget cuts that will eliminate the theatre arts program’s major and minor tracks in a few years, the students involved in “Thanks for Theatre” have tried to maintain a positive outlook and focus on the work they are creating.
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A promotional still from the 1962 movie adaptation of Harper Lees To Kill A Mockingbird.PUBLIC DOMAIN

Two weeks after Banned Book Week, “To Kill a Mockingbird” banned in Mississippi

Nick Zararis October 22, 2017
On Oct. 12, the Biloxi County School District in Mississippi removed Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its eighth grade curriculum.
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A typical beer pong set up at a college party. Many college students LAURA LAROSE/FLCIKR VIA CC BY 2.0

The Drinking Dilemma

Scott Terwilliger August 28, 2017
If your drinking is triggered by the need to relax, find a new activity that provides the same reward of relaxation, such as exercising or listening to music.
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Pulitzer-winning war correspondent talks Syria, covering conflicts

Mike Adams March 31, 2017
When asked what the United States could do to make a difference in Syria, Gutman pointed to the lessons of Afghanistan, stressing that the answer is far from simple.
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Washington Post fact checker discusses truthfulness in politics

Washington Post fact checker discusses truthfulness in politics

Mike Adams March 13, 2017
Ultimately, Kessler’s message for the evening was directed at those in the audience who have lost hope that the truth holds any consequence in politics.
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New York Times Editor Dean Baquet discusses his life as a journalist at My Life As... on Feb. 23. SKYLER GILBERT/THE STATESMAN

New York Times executive editor talks Trump, fake news and the future

Mike Adams February 26, 2017
The conversation began with a discussion of Donald Trump, mainly the Times’ coverage of the 2016 presidential election and subsequent coverage of the newly minted president.
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BROOKLINE, Mass. Oct. 28, 2015—Michael Rezendes, Spotlight reporter, who is played by Mark Ruffalo in the movie Spotlight, walks the red carpet before a screening of the movie at the Coolidge Corner Theater Wednesday night. Photo by Dingfang Zhou/BUNS

Journalist portrayed in “Spotlight” speaks about his team’s work

Rebecca Liebson April 21, 2016
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Rezendes visited Stony Brook Tuesday night to talk about the story behind the Academy Award-winning movie, “Spotlight.”
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Asylum Theatre engages audience with “Doubt, A Parable”

Krysten Massa September 20, 2014
The actors of Asylum Theatre performed an impressive showing of the play “Doubt, A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley for their opening night on Thursday at the Staller Center.
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Carl Bernstein’s appointment pushes Stony Brook to the top

Jonathon Kline October 24, 2013
With the addition of Mr. Bernstein and hopefully others like him our school will become a bolstered academic powerhouse, benefiting from increases funds, more determined students and a strong staff. Our school will be second to none in the entire nation. Having Mr. Bernstein here, teaching at our university, is a big step forward towards an already blaring bright future for all of Stony Brook.
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The SAC Ballroom hosts numerous events throughout the semester. (Jesus Pichardo)

Take full advantage of what the SAC has to offer

Dipti Kumar November 4, 2012
The Student Activities Center is an everyday pit-stop for a meal for most students. While many students opt to grab their meals and get back to class or study groups, there is more to do at the SAC then just grab a bite and run.
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Sara Ganim at Stony Brook University

Journalist who broke PSU scandal spoke to SBU students

Lisa Setyon-Ortenzio October 5, 2012

Sara Ganim, the reporter who recently won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking the Penn State University sex abuse scandal, said yesterday at Stony Brook University that any good reporter “always [has] to go...

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