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The streets of Manhattan, New York during August 2020. Stony Brook University students were forced to leave campus housing for the remainder of the fall 2020 semester.CINDY MIZAKU/THE STATESMAN

A New Yorker’s view on five ever-changing months

Gerta Mucollari August 23, 2020
#OPINION Gerta Mullacori, a junior studying biology at Stony Brook University, recounts how the last five months have affected her life as a New Yorker. She also details how the COVID-19 pandemic changed her neighborhood of Ridgewood, Queens.
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Unlimited dine-in is worth it … but with a few caveats

Matthew Yan March 1, 2020
I never have to worry about leaving hungry since I can take as much as I want, and having one takeout meal a day lets me nab some food between classes without the risk of running late.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG urges students to participate in annual Higher Education Action Day

Maya Brown February 18, 2020
Hundreds of students, faculty and staff from both the SUNY and CUNY systems are expected to meet with New York legislators to ask for more funding on Higher Education Action Day.
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Jelani Cobb at the Presidential Lecture Series on Oct. 28. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Journalist Jelani Cobb addresses microaggressions in Presidential Lecture

Maya Brown November 2, 2019
Dr. Jelani Cobb, an American writer, author and educator, spoke as part of the University’s Presidential Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 28. During the lecture, Cobb discussed microaggressions and the pursuit of equity in the U.S.
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Diversity has become the topic of conversation on college campuses across the United States in recent years. Stony Brook has a variety of affinity groups, two of which represent European culture.  WONDER WOMAN0731/FLICKR VIA CC-BY-2.0

Diversity plays a crucial role in a college experience

Sarah Tantawy September 15, 2019
Many factors went into choosing this university. One reason was because I wanted to attend a school in a rural environment far from home to challenge myself. The other two were finances and research opportunities. One thing that I did not consider, however, was the school’s diversity.
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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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The inside of the Educational Communications Center. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook has major accessibility issues

Allilsa Fernandez March 24, 2019
I asked if a wheelchair was provided, as requested in my accommodation email, to which I was told no one made sure I would have one. When I asked who is responsible for accommodations, I was told they didn’t know.
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My celebration of the Chinese New Year

My celebration of the Chinese New Year

Matthew Yan February 19, 2018
Like western New Year’s celebrations, the Lunar New Year is both a time of reflection of the past year as well as a time of preparation for the future.
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Eric maxton, left, and Chan, right, perform at the Brookfest Artist Release Party on March 22. MARIE MATSUNAGA/THE STATESMAN

Brookfest student openers prep for their biggest gig yet

Joseph Konig April 15, 2017
Singer-songwriter Chris Chan and rapper Eric Maxton are preparing for the biggest performance of their lives: opening for Joey Bada$$, DNCE and Alison Wonderland at Brookfest 2017.
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S A uses the logo, above to represent his alter ego Samsa. PHOTO COURTESY OF SA

Student gains thousands of followers with distinct rap style

David Pepa April 9, 2017
Shayan Afridi is known by his professors as a senior honors English major, but his thousands of SoundCloud followers know him as the rapper “Samsa.”
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Senior attackman Ryan Bitzer pushes past two Notre Dame players in a scrimmage on Oct 8, 2016. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Behind early, men’s lacrosse rifles off a 14-goal run at St. John’s

Raphael Tafuro February 19, 2017
After facing a 4-0 deficit at the end of the first quarter of game play, Stony Brook scored 14 unanswered goals in a win over St. John’s in Queens on Sunday afternoon.
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Wang Center hosts Poetry Out Loud competition

Thomas James February 19, 2017
The Teachers and Writers Collaborative held one of the regional legs of their annual Poetry Out Loud competition at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater on Feb. 15.
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