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Rosh Hashanah meal. EDSEL LITTLE/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

Rosh Hashana is more than just a day off from school

Isabelle Panza October 6, 2019
Many students know Rosh Hashanah as “that fabulous day they get off from school.” Some spend the day by sleeping in until 12 and binge-watching their favorite Netflix shows; however, Jewish students spend it very differently.
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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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 pepole of Hindu riligion alighted candle and clay lamp in their house and temples at the festival time. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS CC BY-SA 4.0

Stony Brook should be more tolerant of religious holidays

Kraig Klein September 28, 2018
But Stony Brook isn’t as tolerant as it depicts itself to be.  How else can you explain the fact that we have no days off for important religious holidays?
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Political correctness overshadows holiday spirit

Michael Newcomer November 12, 2013
I was advised by a fellow writer at The Statesman to preface this argument by saying that half of my household growing up was Jewish, therefore giving myself some sort of religious immunity to any part of this article sounding racist. Sage advice I thought at first, but after some thought, I realized not only that this perpetuates the idea I am attempting to dispel, but also that the audience I am trying to reach here will find this offensive no matter what.
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New calendar upsets Jewish students

Neil Purohit September 24, 2012

Last semester, Stony Brook University decided to join the University of Florida, New York University and an increasing number of other universities in no longer observing major religious holidays. Among...

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New calendar to go into effect despite debate

Deanna Del Ciello April 16, 2012
Despite many complaints, Stony Brook University's controversial new academic calendar, which will no longer observe religious holidays besides those that are federally mandated, will be in effect starting next fall.
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Religious holidays cut out of school calendar

The Editorial Board March 26, 2012
In just about all categories by which diversity is measured, Stony Brook University is a diverse community. People of all different races and creeds study here, something the school and its students and professors value.
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