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Junior physics major Chris Clarke leading a protest on Feb. 15. After MAPS unveiled their measures to switch to all-paid parking, students quickly retaliated through social media and in-person dissent. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

How students are reacting to MAPS’ parking proposal

Tim Giorlando February 21, 2023
For an hour on Wednesday, Feb. 15, a small band of students tried to make their voices heard at Stony Brook University’s West Campus fountain — nearly a week after the Mobility and Parking Services (MAPS) proposed to switch to a fully-paid parking model in August 2023. 
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Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, in 2011. The rapper has come under fire in the past month for spreading antisemitic comments to a large audience.  SUPER 45 MUSICA INDEPENDIENTE / FLICKR

Celebrities promoting hate speech need to be deplatformed

Julia Borghetti November 10, 2022
#OPINION: Celebrities who spread misinformation and encourage their fans to discriminate against others need to be deplatformed. 
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Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity chapter put on interim suspension after allegations of sexual misconduct

Tim Giorlando September 17, 2022

The Beta-Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta, the Social-Professional Engineering Fraternity at Stony Brook University, was placed on interim suspension on Sept. 16 after a student accused multiple members...

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Resident permit parking zone 5, next to ONeil. As part of new parking policy, zone 5 has expanded as of September 7.  SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

SBU to combine parking zones five and seven immediately, as failed protest gathered

Tim Giorlando September 8, 2021
On Tuesday, Sept. 7, Parking Services announced that residential parking zones five and seven will now be combined into one larger lot. The new zone now combines parking spaces in H, Mendelsohn, Chavez and Tubman communities.
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Student media faces a breakdown in communication with most media relations sources on campus. YOON SEO NAM/STATESMAN FILE

If we want journalism to survive, it begins with self-evaluation

Steven Keehner April 4, 2021
#OPINION If we want to continue to tell stories, we need to adapt and change. But rather than straying from our roots, we should reconsider why they were planted in the first place.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Resident Assistant Training Committee responds to Undergraduate Student Government petition

Niki Nassiri August 29, 2020
A Resident Assistant Statement of Understanding Addendum that outlined new guidelines for RAs under COVID-19 came under fire from students on Reddit and the USG.
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Official logos of social media companies. People have taken to social media in order to spread information in the form of threads.Official logos of social media companies. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Before you post, fact-check yourself

Matt Venezia August 7, 2020
#OPINION Users are taking advantage of social media spaces to have conversations about relevant issues from COVID-19 to the crisis in Yemen. However, some of these widely-shared posts have contained fallacies ranging from harmless to potentially harmful.
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A screenshot of the petition started by Stony Brook University students. The administration has since rolled back the policies that were petitioned. SCREENSHOT OF CHANGE.ORG PETITION

COVID-19 campus residences liability policies roll back after student backlash

Alek Lewis August 3, 2020
In the event of a student housing closure because of COVID-19, a new housing policy would have required students to pay potentially thousands of dollars in fees. The policy was changed after a large number of students protested on social media.
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Students protesting outside of the Administration Building on March 11. The protests began over the administrations lack of communication about plans for the spring semester. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Students protest university silence

Maya Brown and Samantha Robinson March 12, 2020
About 150 or 200 students were at the protest, according to university police estimates. They clapped and chanted, “send us home, pay us back,” as they approached the administration building.
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Former President Stanley  during a media briefing on February 20, 2019. ALEEZA KAZMI/STATESMAN FILE

Former SBU President Stanley faces threats at MSU

Maya Brown September 12, 2019
Former Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. has faced two terrorist threats since starting his tenure as the 21st president at Michigan State University (MSU) on Aug. 1.
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An advertisement for an Overwatch loot box. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Everybody loses with loot boxes

Matthew Yan December 9, 2018
How much would you be willing to spend to be able to play one character in a video game you enjoy? For loot box and gacha game players, the answer can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
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The partisan politics of social media

The partisan politics of social media

Max Katz April 20, 2016
The only thing I am sure of in this election is that I wish everyone I know would be a little bit more willing to talk about why they might be wrong.
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