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The mental health impacts of the pandemic must be acknowledged by SBU faculty

Justin Chassin October 24, 2021
#OPINION: As we embark on the second half of our first in-person semester in a long time, I still feel like we’re in recovery from the pandemic. The past few semesters have been a challenge.
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An illustration of a person playing the guitar. WILL SHEWAN/THE STATESMAN

Self-autonomy: What it is and how to benefit from it

Steven Keehner March 5, 2021
#OPINION: When the term “autonomy” is used, it typically comes within the lens of self-governance; however, I’d like to look at it from the less talked about perspective — the autonomy of the individual.
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A digital art piece created by Grace Noonan. ART BY GRACE NOONAN

How a Stony Brook student artist copes during a pandemic

Deidre Redhead October 4, 2020
Grace Noonan, junior biology major, felt a lot of uncertainty at the start of the pandemic. It led to people pivoting to new creative interests as a means to cope. For the Long Island native, the lockdown gave her a chance to brush up on her art.
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Graphic of a home and bacteria. Many students around the globe found themselves confined to their homes this summer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. PUBLIC DOMAIN

How COVID-19 transformed my first summer back home from college

Minal Chawla September 4, 2020
Minal Chawla is a junior health science major who found ways to keep busy and stay happy while in quarantine. From self-care to Zoom sessions, Chawla recounts how she made her stay-in summer memorable.
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

17 Stony Brook students test positive for COVID-19

Alek Lewis and Maya Brown September 2, 2020
The university, which has tested more than 3,000 students since Aug. 11, said that 17 students have tested positive for the virus. This brings the total number of confirmed cases on campus to 18, after the first case was reported on Aug. 28.
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Lessons I learned in quarantine

Xenia Gonikberg September 2, 2020
After spending time in quarantine in both Palo Alto, California and Long Island, New York, a Stony Brook University journalism major shares lessons she learned from her experience.
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Students returning to campus may have to take mandatory COVID-19 test

Alek Lewis July 10, 2020
Students planning to return to campus may have to be tested for the coronavirus and undergo a 14-day quarantine before their arrival.
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The Tabler quad building at Stony Brook University on May 21. 

A college student’s perspective on quarantine

Anya Marquardt May 25, 2020
COVID-19 has affected us all in one way or another. For college students like me, it meant turning our lives upside down – we lost the familiarity of seeing our peers in a physical classroom setting.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU will decide fate of fall semester by the end of June

Matina Douzenis, Gabby Pardo, and Brianne Ledda April 28, 2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to rage through New York and the world, Stony Brook University will let its students know its plans for the upcoming fall semester by June 30.
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I hate-watched HBO’s “Girls” and you should too

Lajiere Blake April 8, 2020
"Girls" is meant to show us the duality and multitude of women — an ode to the real-life difficulties most young girls face. But how can the show claim to represent girls when so many of us were left out?
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is quarantines best friend

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is quarantine’s best friend

Alexander Bakirdan April 2, 2020
If you’re looking for a way to spend your days indoors, or just need a distraction from the monotony and stress that is our current reality, buckle up because “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” for Nintendo Switch, is the game for you. 
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“Need a Break”: Quarantine Edition

Melissa Azofeifa March 25, 2020
We know being in self-isolation is hard. In case you need something to distract you or something to do in between online classes, take a break and check these out!
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