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The Onion Bagel: Banning abortions isn’t enough, we must also restrict male masturbation

Michael Cleary September 19, 2021
#opinion: Whenever a male ejaculates, they can release between 40 million to 1.2 billion sperm. That is 40 million to 1.2 billion potential lives that have been completely snuffed out before they have ever been given a chance at life.
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Hookup culture liberates us in more ways than one

Xenia Gonikberg March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Thanks to more relaxed attitudes toward sex and sexuality, "hook-up culture" - casual sex without emotional intimacy - has become more common among teens and young adults.
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Hungary’s neo-nationalism poses dangerous threat to social order

Fanni Frankl December 8, 2019
Nationalism is common among many nations today and is often perceived as the driving force that allows people to unite under a shared identity of a common culture and/or language.
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The Faculty-Student Association office located in East Side Dining. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook recognized for diversity commitment

Deidre Redhead December 6, 2019

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) office located in East Side Dining. In November, the FSA won the National Association of College Auxiliary Services Edwin R. Golden Award for Inclusive Excellence...

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We need affirmative action to distribute equal opportunities to students

Sarah Tantawy October 27, 2019
Affirmative action is a policy in which an individual's color, race, sex, religion or national origin are taken into account to provide opportunities for underrepresented groups in society. We see this policy at play in many different facets of people’s lives
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Diwali: Festival of lights illuminates Stony Brook

Patrick Tuminski October 27, 2019
This Wednesday, the Charles B. Wang Center and the Mattoo Center for India Studies co-hosted a presentation on the famous Diwali Festival of Lights.
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Communion Minister gives ashes to a parishioner in a form of a Cross on his forehead at at St. Ignatius Church on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. JOHN RAGAI/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

The Potluck: Ash Wednesday

The Potluck March 3, 2019
Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten Season in the Catholic Church. The liturgical season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
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Models embrace during the Sex and Relationships photoshoot in Feb. 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Religion and relationships: how culture has shaped ideas about sex and sexuality

Anna Correa February 13, 2019
People enjoy it and accept it, but they’re afraid to speak about it in public. Tinder culture is available and prevalent in urban areas like Calcutta, Gupta said.
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The Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays, NY. Priests of the Vincentian Congregation were sent to the East End of Long Island twenty years ago. MELISSA AZOFEIFA

Catholic Latino community grows on the East End

Melissa Azofeifa November 26, 2018
Before the priests of the Vincentian Congregation were sent to the East End, there weren’t any masses in Spanish anywhere in the area.
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The whimsical world of Wicca: Samhain (Halloween)

Emily Clute and Jessica Berino October 28, 2018
Wicca is a religion that many people have heard of, yet so few outside it understand.
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Flags displayed during HispU.S. Army South proudly joins the rest of the nation in honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the rich cultural heritage of our largest linguistic and ethnic minority in a month-long tribute to Hispanic contributions. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Stop homogenizing the Hispanic community

Anna Correa September 30, 2018
Not all Hispanic people come from the same country, nor do we all share the same cultural traditions, but the over-stereotyping and fetishizing of Hispanic people has become a norm in American culture.
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Members of Student for Justice for Palestine (left) protest the 70th anniversary of Israel in 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

SJP issues critique of Interfaith Center and SBU Muslim Chaplain

Rebecca Liebson May 5, 2018
Students for Justice in Palestine released a statement via Facebook which compared Zionists to Nazis and KKK members and criticized Stony Brook University's Interfaith Center's Muslim Chaplain for supporting their cause.
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