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A room in Javits Lecture Hall . EZRA MARGONO/STATESMAN FILE

The gender gap in class participation

Samiha Ahmed October 21, 2018
Stony Brook University’s undergraduate population is 53 percent male and 47 percent female. The split is not 50/50, but it is close enough to be even. Still, in terms of classroom participation, there seems to be an overwhelming presence of male voices.
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Stony Brook Student Health Services offers mental health services through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Twenty-five percent of African Americans seek treatment for mental health issues, compared to 40 percent of white individuals. THE PEOPLE SPEAK!/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

People of color must stop treating mental health as taboo

Samiha Ahmed April 8, 2018
I've noticed that older people of color stigmatize mental illness for various reasons.
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Makeup brands need to be more inclusive of people of color

Samiha Ahmed March 19, 2018
Looking at three different fair skinned models wearing the same golden highlight will not help me understand if the golden highlight will look the same on me, a tan-skinned girl.
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Say my name correctly

Samiha Ahmed March 4, 2018
Professors breeze through all the “American” sounding names during attendance, but when they sigh or wait a moment or two before moving to the next name, I know they are going to screw up.
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Tapingo is a new mobile app that allows students to order food from their phone and pick it up with little to know waiting time. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Texting is making us more emotionally ignorant

Samiha Ahmed February 25, 2018
Now, we can call, text, use the internet, pay our bills, play games, do homework, etc. Because our phones have so many functions, our messages may not be a priority, allowing us to put little thought into what we are saying.
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