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Interview room used for Oral History Project to talk to those who were affected by 9/11. It is located in World Trade Center in Commack, New York and is made to seem like a living room to create a comfortable space. MARIAM GUIRGIS/THE STATESMAN

Oral History Project gives voice to those affected by 9/11

Mariam Guirgis September 11, 2023
Benjamin Luft, M.D., interviews patients that were physically and mentally affected by the attacks that took place on 9/11. 
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We need to treat election polls with skepticism

Viyang Hao October 16, 2022

Public opinion polling is a staple of elections. It's plastered onto cable news, newspapers and social media, making it hard to escape hearing about poll results. While it's fine to survey registered...

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An assortment of multicolored M&Ms.

What do M&M’s have to do with critical race theory?

Tim Giorlando February 16, 2022
#OPINION: The announcement drew little outcry, with Twitter mocking the controlled yet anxious orange M&M. No one cared — until Fox News mogul and broadcaster Tucker Carlson expressed sexual dissatisfaction with the new characters.
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Tim Sini, the former Suffolk County District Attorney. BEN CHIARAMONTE/SCPD IDENTIFICATION

LI sees red wave as election results come in

Niki Nassiri November 7, 2021
Long Island was engulfed in a red wave this Tuesday after heavy Republican turnout saw traditionally Democratic districts flip in favor of Republican candidates.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Ideologies clash as Turning Point USA protest arrives to SBU campus

Maya Brown and Steven Keehner September 13, 2021
About 200 people from Turning Point USA (TPUSA), the New York Young Republican Club, the Long Island Loud Majority and surrounding community members gathered around the fountain at the Academic Mall on Sunday, Sept. 12, to protest mandatory vaccines.
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The outside of the Capitol building. On Jan. 6, the day of Joe Bidens certification as president-elect, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

“It is a kind of mass social psychosis”: SBU professors react to invasion of the U.S. Capitol

Maya Brown and Claudia Motley January 14, 2021
“You hear the interviews, hear the depths or the breaths of the anger based online," Robert Chase, a history professor, said. "I think that at some point, a country has to have a national reckoning over truth.”
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The Weekly Wrap Up podcast logo. HANYA GAO/THE STATESMAN

The Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 16

Juliana Slocum November 12, 2020
In this episode of the Weekly Wrap Up, editors discuss topics ranging from the winner of the 2020 presidential election, local elections, voter suppression, to art and music.
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Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris are projected to be the President and Vice President of the United States. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Joe Biden wins the presidency, Republicans win eastern Suffolk state elections, projected results show

Alek Lewis November 8, 2020
Former Vice President and Democratic candidate Joe Biden has been projected to defeat incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and become the next president of the United States of America, according to the Associated Press.
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A mask on top of a ballot. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Why I’m voting third party this year

Steven Keehner November 7, 2020
#OPINION: I’m writing this on Oct. 23 — a day before early voting opens in New York. For the last six months, I have stared down the dreaded dilemma: Who should I vote for in the most important election of my lifetime?
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Washington Post editor discusses science and transparency at latest ‘My Life As’ lecture

Washington Post editor discusses science and transparency at latest ‘My Life As’ lecture

Brianne Ledda October 2, 2019
“You may notice that we got a new goth motto,” Laura Helmuth, science editor at The Washington Post, said at Stony Brook University’s latest “My Life As” event on Monday, Sept. 23.
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Center for News Literacy Assistant Director Jonathan Anzalone teaches a news literacy class to Stony Brook University students. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

News literacy matters

Andrew Goldstein February 26, 2017
The Center for News Literacy, and other organizations like it, are teaching essential skills for our age of information and misinformation.
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Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Fountain Hills on March 19, 2016 GAGE SKIDMORE/ FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

The party who cried wolf

Nick Zararis November 15, 2016
Donald Trump is the President Elect of the United States. That’s a sentence I’d never thought I’d be typing in my lifetime.
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