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Cover of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, were crime statistics can be viewed.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

Reduced residential population sees SBU crime drop

Sara Ruberg and Steven Keehner October 10, 2021
Reported crime on Stony Brook’s campus decreased in nearly every category during 2020, according to the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report published on Oct. 1.
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The movie poster for Brian Banks PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Brian Banks” tells the true story of a wrongfully convicted black man

Lajiere Blake December 1, 2019
Director Tom Shadyac brings the film “Brian Banks,” the true story of a wrongfully convicted man, to the big screen. In the film, Brian Banks, played by Aldis Hodge, is a former high school football star whose college career was ruined because of a rape allegation.
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Poster for the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“13 Reasons Why” continues important conversation in its third season

Melissa Azofeifa August 25, 2019
The third season of the controversial show, “13 Reasons Why” came out on Netflix on Friday, Aug. 23, and it does not disappoint. For those of you who haven’t caught up yet, don’t worry, there will not be any spoilers in this article.
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The official poster for When They See Us, a Netflix miniseries. The miniseries premiered May 31, 2019. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Spoiler Alert: “When They See Us” is more than just a history lesson

Maya Brown June 22, 2019
On May 31, I watched the Netflix miniseries, “When They See Us.” The show, created, written and directed by Ava DuVernay, was inspired by the true Central Park Five case and exposes the breakdown of the amoral U.S. criminal justice system during this time.
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Stony Brook volunteers organizing bags for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. It was part of the third annual SUNY Got Your Back event on March 11, 2019. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Students lend a hand to sexual assault survivors at SUNY’s Got Your Back

Maya Brown March 14, 2019
As students looped around in assembly lines, they placed pamphlets providing guidance, a cloth towel, toiletries, cosmetic kits, deodorant, tissues, writing utensils and a blue bouncy ball into bright blue bags.
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Activist and former child bride Naila Amin shares her story

Activist and former child bride Naila Amin shares her story

Maya Brown December 7, 2018
Naila Amin never got to experience childhood. She was engaged to her cousin at eight years old, married by age 13 and repeatedly raped by her husband until she was 15.
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New York City Womens march in January 2017. ALEEZA KAZMI/STATESMAN FILE

#HimToo is the #AllLivesMatter of #MeToo

Aleeza Kazmi December 2, 2018
The #HimToo movement, if you can even call it a movement, is the #AllLivesMatter of the #MeToo movement.
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A piece by Brooklyn-based artist Hannah Provisor, COURTESY OF HANNAH PROVISOR

Brooklyn artist launches illustrated series about sexual harassment

Brianne Ledda November 1, 2018
Brooklyn-based artist Hannah Provisor was waiting for the bus when a man described to her in graphic detail what he wanted to do with her body.
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One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted on college campuses, but only 10 percent of survivors report their cases. ARACLEY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

#MeToo helped me too

Mike Adams February 12, 2018
The #MeToo movement wasn’t necessarily fought for me, but I owe every silence breaker an unpayable debt of gratitude.
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Consent: an ongoing education

Consent: an ongoing education

Genie Ruzicka February 13, 2017
If someone is being taught the dynamics of consent when they are entering college, it is too late. Sexual education as a whole needs to improve drastically.
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The monument quilt is a project all over the country PHOTO CREDIT: THE MONUMENT QUILT

Monument Quilt raises awareness for sexual assault

Thomas James October 23, 2016
Christine Szaraz, an organizer of the event, hopes to keep the momentum going next fall with Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, maybe having a similar event to replace the Monument Quilt.
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Republican Presidential nominee Donald trump speaking at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona. GAGE SKIDMORE VIA FLICR CC BY-SA 2.0

Trump isn’t the problem, toxic masculinity is

Genie Ruzicka October 10, 2016
This isn't a problem with Trump. This is a problem with the society that let Trump turn into Trump unchecked.
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