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Stacks of the newly printed Back on Campus Special Issue in The Statesmans office. This year, The Statesman will be be bringing special issues back to print.

Editorial: A (partial) return to print and a new beginning for The Statesman

The Editorial Board September 21, 2022
On Sept. 20, The Statesman released its first full-sized print issue since the Spring 2021 semester. 
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Professor Shoshana Hershkowitz sends a masked-up selfie after her choral practice on Thursday night, September 1, 2021. AMY SHELDON / THE STATESMAN

As in-person teaching resumes, Stony Brook faculty harbor safety concerns

Amy Sheldon October 10, 2021
Stony Brook University’s almost 2,000 faculty members returned to campus this semester with all the back-to-school teaching essentials: lesson plans, books and masks. For those returning, this transition has generated an array of feelings.
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Stony Brook University campus in the fall of 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

To arts and humanities majors: we aren’t outnumbered

John Neri October 10, 2021
#OPINION: I do not think SBU is tough for arts and humanities majors in terms of STEM bias. I think we can network and fit in using our classes, clubs, apps or the internet.
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Professor Paolo Celli teaching CIV 310, Structural Engineering. CAMRON WANG

Reconnected: Stony Brook community reunites after over a year of virtual campus environment

Viola Flowers September 10, 2021
Stony Brook is transitioning back to an environment centered around in-person learning and face-to-face social events during fall 2021, providing long-awaited relief to many students on campus.
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The United States Capitol Building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

To go green, we must take smaller steps in legislation

Anya Marquardt April 24, 2021
#OPINION In order to address climate change, legislation must be passed. Even if we don’t agree with all the Green New Deal proposes, we can see it as a positive step toward solving one of the world’s most pressing problems.
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The official poster for Call Me By Your Name. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Queer love is important to see on the big screen

Lajiere Blake March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Films about queer relationships are necessary, but representation is only a fraction of the work society must do. It’s important to ensure changes translate over to the real world and aren’t just relegated to a screen.
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Judi Le, senior Asian and Asian American studies major at Stony Brook university and Bryan Le, senior music major at Stony Brook University  holding hands for The Statesman Sex and Relationships photoshoot. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Self-acceptance is required for successful relationships

Fanni Frankl March 21, 2021
#OPINION: In a society that relies on human connection and relationships, it is vital for people to create deep bonds with one another. Unfortunately, many cannot develop healthy relationships due to childhood traumas that affect their self-esteem. 
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Official Tinder app. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Hookup culture liberates us in more ways than one

Xenia Gonikberg March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Thanks to more relaxed attitudes toward sex and sexuality, "hook-up culture" - casual sex without emotional intimacy - has become more common among teens and young adults.
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Tanya Sengupta hugs herself for The Statesmans Sex and Relationships issue. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Staff stories: What it means to “self love”

#OPINION: For a long time, I thought that self-love was something you "uncovered" and that it would always be there. I'm finding that — like so many other aspects of adulthood — it's not as simple as that.
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India Pagan with the ball during the Stony Brook womens basketball team game against Manhattan on Nov. 8, 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Following historic season, Women’s Basketball refuses to back down

Ryan Magill November 18, 2020
Now, with coronavirus safety measures and a season in place, the 2020-2021 Stony Brook women’s basketball team is ready to pick up right where they left off.
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The Stony Brook mens cross country team during practice. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Perseverance is key as fall sports are postponed

Vincent Giacalone September 19, 2020
With the postponement of the fall season, Zoom meetings and new workout routines, these athletes are forging ahead despite the lack of a destination in sight.
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Footballs with the Stony Brook Seawolves logo.BRIDGET DOWNES/ STATESMAN FILE

Sam Kamara’s fifth season to play out differently than planned

Ethan Tam September 18, 2020
“It’s hard for me, being that it’s my senior season and it’s got to go down this way,” Kamara said. “It is what it is, though. I can’t control it."
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