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Clippings of previous articles regarding the state of media relations with student-run publications. ILLUSTRATED BY TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook media relations has a troubled history with student media

Sara McGiff and Christine Kelley April 23, 2023
During Sheprow’s tenure at Stony Brook, she faced extensive criticism from the student media — including The Statesman — for her relationship with the student press.
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Brittney Dietz wears a cross necklace. Stony Brook students felt hindered by the lack of sexual education in Catholic school. BRITTNEY DIETZ

Sex ed: Three Catholic school testimonials

Anya Marquardt, Maria Lynders, and Sarah Murphy March 26, 2023
Ahead of the 2023 "Sex and Relationships" special issue, three Stony Brook students reflected on the Catholic education they received before transitioning to the public school system.
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Copy Chief Skylar Sena passionately displays her love for spicy literature. Smut captivates readers with stories like no other. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Hockey smut and the search for sexual literacy

Skylar Sena March 26, 2023
So why does smut get this type of global internet attention? Because they’re the books that are written for women, by women.
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The Statesman’s Top 10 sexiest foods to spice up your life

Anya Marquardt March 26, 2023
Food. Diverse in its ability to create, share and savor. Food is romance served on a platter for us to share with those we love, or to show ourselves some self-love.
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Writer Christine Kelley poses for the photoshoot. Kelleys personal experiences as part of the LGBTQ+ community and southern culture bridge her past and present.   TIMOTHY GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

How coming out helped me connect with my Southern upbringing

Christine Kelley March 21, 2023
#OPINION: If I didn’t embrace my queerness, polyamory and leftist politics, I’d be lost. But I need that Southern past to ground me as well. That’s roughly what community does; it bridges your past and your present.
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A scene from Run On (top left), Nevertheless (top right), Mine (bottom left) and Squid Games (bottom right. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

The increased representation of queer relationships in K-Dramas

Jenna Zaza March 21, 2023
In recent years, there has been a trend of increased representation of LGBTQ+ relationships in Korean dramas, or K-dramas. South Korea is traditionally an extremely conservative country, but this trend may be showing a shift in attitudes toward the queer community.
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Off-campus eating for on-campus students? It’s only a walk away

Julia Borghetti November 30, 2022

No car? No problem. Like many students who live on campus, I do not have a car. My off-campus trips are limited to the Sunday shopping route and Suffolk County Transit bus rides. This can sometimes...

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A graphic of the Jan 6 Capital Riot featuring, from the left: Former Georgia Governor Eric Greitens, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Former President Donald Trump, Representative Matthew Gaetz, and Former NFL Player Hershel Walker.ILLUSTRATED BY TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Let’s face it: Trump’s coming back (in spirit)

Tim Giorlando October 23, 2022
#OPINION: I wish I could say all of the candidates Trump endorsed this year lost tremendously. However, candidates who impersonate his rhetoric usually make it to the general election, clearly indicating that the seven years Trump has been relevant aren't a temporary stint. 
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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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Voter booths lined up. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Voting access needs to be improved across the U.S.

Jennifer Ojilere October 23, 2022
#OPINION: Some states continue to suppress voters with restrictive bills limiting access to mail and absentee voting. Since every American experiences the voting process differently, not every single law works for everyone. At the same time, there are ways to improve voting access across the United States.
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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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The official logos for the Democratic and Republican Parties. ILLUSTRATED BY TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Ranked choice voting can solve the two-party system’s issues

Sara McGiff October 16, 2022
#OPINION: For a capitalist country that promotes choice in its consumers, the lack of choice in our nation's representatives should be causing outrage across the aisle. New York stands to benefit from an alternative political system called ranked-choice voting (RCV), which can offer solutions to the state's problems.
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