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One of the posters shown during the Oct. 22 protest. There have been multiple protests all over campus.  CHRISTINE MARIE MARIANI/THE STATESMAN

How the Israel-Palestine conflict is playing out at SBU: a deeper look

Sonya Gugliara and Mariam Guirgis November 16, 2023
Major U.S. cities and college campuses are speaking out about the conflict taking place in Gaza and Israel, and Stony Brook University is no different.
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(Pictured) a doll wrapped in a lettuce leaf. Jonathan Fisher and George Carrano have led multiple participatory photography initiatives that focus on photography with a deeper meaning. COURTESY//SEEING FOR OURSELVES

Photography making a difference: tackling issues from probation reform to climate action

Sonya Gugliara September 3, 2023
High school students from across Suffolk County will be using photography to spread climate change awareness as a part of a participatory photography program in the upcoming school year. This program will open up the climate conversation to a younger generation.
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Rendering of an aerial view of The Exchange, the proposed bid by Stony Brook University in developing Governors Island into a start-of-the-art climate research center. The University has been selected as the anchor institution for this project on April 24.  IMAGE PROVIDED BY SOM/MIYSIS

Stony Brook University to be anchor institution in $150 million Governors Island project

Tim Giorlando and Sonya Gugliara April 24, 2023
BREAKING: After two years of deliberation, Stony Brook University has been chosen as the anchor institution to develop The New York Climate Exchange.
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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY lifts COVID-19 vaccine mandate starting this summer

Sonya Gugliara April 14, 2023
State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor John B. King Jr. announced on Tuesday, April 11 that COVID-19 vaccination will no longer be required for students across SUNY’s 64 campuses, effective summer 2023. 
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A psychologist talking with a patient. CCO PUBLIC DOMAIN

Here’s what two “sexperts” have to say about sex therapy 

Sonya Gugliara March 26, 2023

A Google search of the term “sex therapy” will immediately bring up the Healthline definition: “a type of talk therapy that's designed to help individuals and couples address medical, psychological,...

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Looking for love? New study shows Tinder might be the way to go (or not)

Sonya Gugliara and Viola Flowers March 26, 2023
Ever wonder what the guy on Tinder’s real intentions are but are too afraid to ask? The Statesman did the work so you don’t have to. We matched with 100 guys on Tinder. Here’s what we found. 
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Junior physics major Chris Clarke leading a protest on Feb. 15. After MAPS unveiled their measures to switch to all-paid parking, students quickly retaliated through social media and in-person dissent. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

How students are reacting to MAPS’ parking proposal

Tim Giorlando February 21, 2023
For an hour on Wednesday, Feb. 15, a small band of students tried to make their voices heard at Stony Brook University’s West Campus fountain — nearly a week after the Mobility and Parking Services (MAPS) proposed to switch to a fully-paid parking model in August 2023. 
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SBU’s Black World is more than just another media organization

Sonya Gugliara February 19, 2023
With Black World’s first printed issue in 10 years scheduled to be released soon, the publication is renewing its mission to represent the voices of Black and Hispanic students on campus.
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The Iranian Graduate Student Association has been leading the charge in raising awareness about the events in Iran

Atrocities in Iran spark action at Stony Brook

Sonya Gugliara and Kevin Sousa February 19, 2023
But even oceans away from Iran, Stony Brook students are doing their part on campus to raise awareness for the circumstances overseas. “We hear their voice, and we are their voice here,” said an Iranian Ph.D. student who has asked to remain anonymous out of safety concerns.
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The outside of Stony Brook University Hospital. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University Hospital ranks within top 50 American hospitals

Sonya Gugliara February 10, 2023
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) received Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award, signifying the hospital’s improvements since last year’s rankings. 
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Simple Good offers sustainable alternatives to everyday items and products

Sonya Gugliara December 4, 2022

For reusable paper towels and all-natural skin care products, Simple Good is the place to go for people with a green-thumb. Simple Good provides customers with the opportunity to make sustainable and...

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An image of the Governors Mansion in Albany, NY. JOSEPH/ FLICKER VIA LICENSE

New York should be preparing for the “red wave”

Sonya Gugliara October 23, 2022
#OPINION: Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin are neck and neck in the polls for New York governor. The term “red wave” is not some preposterous buzzword, but a fair reflection of the current state of New York politics.
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