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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Students have conflicting views on political diversity at Stony Brook

Sky Crabtree February 19, 2023
At Stony Brook University, where over 17,000 undergraduate students attend what USA Today ranked as the ninth most diverse college in America, students with unpopular political perspectives feel they cannot openly voice their opinions. 
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Midterm elections could hinge on four Long Island congressional races

Benjamin Amster October 23, 2022
Long Island’s four highly competitive congressional races are drawing considerable attention from both parties. Two districts on Long Island are favoring Republicans by just three points, and the other two districts are favoring Democrats by just two and five points.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Ideologies clash as Turning Point USA protest arrives to SBU campus

Maya Brown and Steven Keehner September 13, 2021
About 200 people from Turning Point USA (TPUSA), the New York Young Republican Club, the Long Island Loud Majority and surrounding community members gathered around the fountain at the Academic Mall on Sunday, Sept. 12, to protest mandatory vaccines.
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Turning Point USA holding anti-mandatory vaccine protest on campus

Turning Point USA holding anti-mandatory vaccine protest on campus

Maria Lynders September 11, 2021
The Stony Brook chapter of Turning Point USA will be holding an anti-mandatory vaccine protest on Sept. 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. The protest is expected to take place on West Campus, but the exact location is still to be determined.
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New York voter registration papers distributed by Stony Brooks Vote Everywhere group in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook students face paperwork and confusion at the polls

Brianne Ledda and Alexander Bakirdan November 10, 2019
Stony Brook students faced confusion and extra paperwork when they tried to vote on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Students who switched dorm buildings on campus since the last voting cycle were asked to fill out affidavits, worrying some that their votes wouldn’t count.
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Andrea Stewart-Cousins speaks in Frey 100 on Wednesday, April 17. IRINI ORIHUELA/THE STATESMAN

NYS Senate Majority Leader speaks to students

Irini Orihuela April 21, 2019
The Stony Brook College Democrats hosted New York State Senate Majority Leader and Temporary President Andrea Stewart-Cousins in Frey Hall on Wednesday, April 17 to talk about her career in politics.
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Wolfie high-fiving the Stony Brook Seawolves as they enter Kenneth P. LaValle stadium for a game in 2015. Various students groups on campus are calling to remove Senator Lavalles name from the stadium. GISELLE MIRANDA/STATESMAN FILE

An honor, not an entitlement: Stony Brook’s LGBTQ students are not bargaining chips

Cecelia Masselli and Peter Henninger February 24, 2019
Although the senator claims to be personally opposed to gay conversion therapy, we refuse to waste time speculating what he might be saying at his dinner table.
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Stanley said Stony Brook is not considering any plans to rename Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium despite petition. 
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President Stanley responds to LaValle Stadium petition

Rebecca Liebson February 24, 2019
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said the school is not considering any plans to rename Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The name became a point of contention last month after the state senator, whom the stadium is named after, voted against a ban on gay conversion therapy.
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Wolfie high-fiving the Stony Brook Seawolves as they enter Kenneth P. LaValle stadium for a game in 2015. Various students groups on campus are calling to remove Senator Lavalles name from the stadium. GISELLE MIRANDA/STATESMAN FILE

Students petition to rename LaValle Stadium

Rebecca Liebson February 13, 2019
Almost 500 Stony Brook students have signed a petition calling on the university to change the name of Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium after its namesake voted against a ban on gay conversion therapy.
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Stony Brook University honors the memory of 9/11 victims

Gurnoor Kohli September 14, 2018
The Stony Brook University Alumni Association held a memorial ceremony on the Academic Mall on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to honor the members of the Stony Brook community who were killed in the 2001 9/11 attacks.
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Demonstrators during the student-organized March for Our Lives at Stony Brook on March 28. The march came four days after the worldwide March for Our Lives.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook students march for gun control, disarmed UPD

Mike Adams March 31, 2018
Stony Brook student activists and political leaders from various groups joined together to demand gun control reform in a march on campus Wednesday, March 28.
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A DACA march that took place on Thursday, Sept.
 7, 2017 at Stony Brook University. The Jose Peralta New York state DREAM Act was passed on Jan. 23, 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Anxiety for dreamers as DACA set to expire in March

Karina Gerry February 4, 2018
“If I were sent back today I wouldn’t know how to get around,” Azofeifa said. “I grew up here. I am American in every sense of the word, this is all I know.”
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