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Lighting candle and clay lamp in their house and at temples during Diwali night Khokarahman/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA BY SA 4.0

Diwali celebration lights up campus

Giselle Miranda November 3, 2016
The annual traditional Hindu celebration Diwali, or the “Festival of Lights,” illuminated the Stony Brook campus on Wednesday night.
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Shomer negia: Why I dont touch women

Shomer negia: Why I don’t touch women

Andrew Goldstein February 23, 2016
I am not arguing that people who brush against, hold or caress the gender of their affection are bad or evil. This is a standard I am holding myself to.
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A tale of two corrupt Christian cons

A tale of two corrupt Christian cons

Skyler Gilbert February 1, 2016
The truth is that Jerry Falwell, Jr. and his father have been indoctrinating people for decades and fail to practice real-world Christianity.
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Have a holly, jolly Christ-less Christmas

Have a holly, jolly Christ-less Christmas

Christopher Leelum November 19, 2015
The number of non-religious adults in the U.S. is on the rise, but many still live in fear of expressing their indifference.
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Keep Christ in my Christmas Blend

Briana Finneran November 12, 2015
We Christians have had our beliefs spat upon for decades because of that whole “separation of church and state” and “basic human rights” nonsense.
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Neurosurgeon, Ben Carson, is climbing his way to the top of the Republican presidential primary polls by changing his own ideals to appeal to GOP conservatives and gain higher polling numbers. PC: Marc Nozell

Don’t be fooled—Ben Carson knows how to operate on an audience

Skyler Gilbert September 28, 2015
Carson knows what the facts are, but instead wishes to exploit the stupidity and bigotry in our nation by making outlandish, hateful comments to increase his poll numbers.
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Spirit of papal visit might not change millennial attitudes

Spirit of papal visit might not change millennial attitudes

Kate Valerio September 23, 2015
For those who haven’t been anywhere near a TV, Pope Francis is here.
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Germanys Chancellor Angela Merkel, above, has been the one main voice pushing for more assitance to refugess  fleeing the Syrian Crisis. Few other nations have been fighting for humanity efforts to the same extent as Merkel. PHOTO CREDIT: ALEXANDER KURZ

German Chancellor Merkel is the leader the world must learn from

Maurice Abernathy September 20, 2015
As millions of innocent families head to Europe in the hopes of escaping violence, most European leaders have remained silent and cold towards the refugees.
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Pope Francis, above, will make his New York City debut on Sept. 24. Francis high popularity Pope Francis, above, will make his New York City debut on Sept. 24 at St. Patricks Cathedral. He will also lead mass the following night at Madison Square Garden. PHOTO CREDIT: ALETEIA IMAGE DEPARTMENT

A Pope with a paramount personality

Jager Robinson September 16, 2015
Pope Francis' biggest message seems to be that of total acceptance, regardless of whether or not it conforms to the old Catholic traditions.
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Ren Zi alters reality at Wang Center

Erika Stern September 14, 2015
Contemporary artist Ren Zi is trying to change reality by rewriting the foundations of society.
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PHOTO CREDIT: RYAN MANNIE

Tolerating intolerance: where does it end?

Christopher Leelum July 11, 2015
The most interesting argument against gay marriage I’ve heard is the famous “Where does it end?” defense. If gays can marry, what’s stopping polygamy, pedophilia, zoophilia?
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Letter to the Editor: After SBU-hosted debate, Atheist and Christian team up to defend free speech

Letter to the Editor: After SBU-hosted debate, Atheist and Christian team up to “defend free speech”

Letter to the Editor May 15, 2015
"It’s not often an atheist and a Christian...can be brought into agreement by a group in the audience. But the GQA at SBU has managed to do that."
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