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Zoom University is cheating students out of a proper education

Sam Lauria September 19, 2020
#OPINION: Virtual schooling seems like a perfect solution that will allow students to continue their education while facing a global health crisis. Although online schooling provides students with an education, it is cheating them out of a proper one.
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Onion Bagel: The Window Art of Stony Brook

Sam Lauria February 16, 2020
Yes, students decorate their dorm room windows using post-it notes and cardboard cutouts. These colorful creations allow students to express their innermost thoughts and desires. These god-forsaken art embodies the ultimate trait of college kids: relentless nihilism.
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The Center for News Literacy office, located on fourth floor of the Frank Melville Memorial Library. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

News consumers need to freshen up their news literacy skills

James Bowen January 26, 2020
The internet is an abyss of information which can serve as a helping hand for its younger users, but a Rubix cube for older ones.
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The Institute for Advanced Computational Science, located next to the Life Sciences Building. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

SBU professor will track ancient European tribes through DNA analysis

Sam Lauria November 30, 2019
Stony Brook University assistant professor Krishna Veeramah, a population geneticist, will be sequencing the genomes of an ancient European tribe in order to track their migration and how it affected medieval Europe.
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A screenshot of the constitutional referendum emailed to students on Nov. 9. COURTESY OF USG

Don’t let the USG vote for you — the vote is yours

Sam Lauria and Anya Marquardt November 15, 2019
The USG elections will directly impact us, as SBU students, so play your part by voting in the election.
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Teachers should not voice their politics during class discussions

Sam Lauria November 3, 2019
With Election Day approaching, political debates are becoming more frequent in schools. These debates, however, should only voice the sociopolitical opinions of students and not teachers.
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Janet Mock at Commons Day. GABBY PARDO/THE STATESMAN

Commons Day celebrates speaking one’s truth

Sam Lauria October 20, 2019
On Oct. 16, Stony Brook University hosted its annual Commons Day seminar for first-year students with guest speaker, writer and transgender rights activist, Janet Mock. Commons Day is a yearly event in which the author of the first-year reading requirement comes and speaks to students and staff.
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Tackling burnout and its impact on students

Tackling burnout and its impact on students

Sam Lauria October 8, 2019
Upon entering high school, I was a successful student who was determined and motivated in all of my classes. My strong work ethic led me to excel in school. I let my intellect be defined by my remarkable grades.
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Eliminating the Regents is the best option

Eliminating the Regents is the best option

Sam Lauria September 29, 2019
New York State residents know the toil it takes to pass a Regents exam. The countless hours of studying that go into preparing for the Regents is enough to drive anyone insane. Although we may have all suffered together, things may be different for future high school students.
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Test curves do not reflect students’ intelligence

Test curves do not reflect students’ intelligence

Sam Lauria September 8, 2019
After taking a difficult exam, students are relieved to hear that their professor is curving their test grades. Test curves are a method in which a teacher adjusts the average score of an exam by moving students’ grades up a few points or even an entire letter grade.
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