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The Student Financial Services office located in the Student Union. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

SBU students face unique challenges with loans

Morgan Casey December 1, 2021
On top of these financial implications, there are also the looming mental and psychological effects that debt has on students’ mental health. Many students experience profound stress, anxiety and feelings related to shame when thinking about their financial situations related to school. In a 2021 survey, one in 14 student borrowers said they experienced suicidal ideation because of taxing debt situations.
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Mental Health Check Up photo.  CRPITT /  FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

The mental health impacts of the pandemic must be acknowledged by SBU faculty

Justin Chassin October 24, 2021
#OPINION: As we embark on the second half of our first in-person semester in a long time, I still feel like we’re in recovery from the pandemic. The past few semesters have been a challenge.
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Women meditating by water.  RMHEALING / VIA FLICKR CC BY-SA 2.0

Meditation can help your college experience go smoother

Skylar Sena October 17, 2021
Experiencing one of the most tumultuous stages of life during a pandemic can be, unsurprisingly, incredibly stressful. Fortunately, there are quite a plethora of techniques that can be used to make the COVID-19 college experience a bit smoother, one of which being meditation.
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McKenzi Thi Murphy, senior journalism major at Stony Brook University, 
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Self-Image during the COVID-19 pandemic: The good, the bad and the fads

Melanie Navarro March 21, 2021
In the beginning weeks of lockdown, around March of last year, home-made whipped coffee recipes, rising TikTok stars and YouTube videos on-at-home ab workouts dominated social media.
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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

As COVID-19 negatively impacts mental health, CAPS offers students telehealth counseling

Maya Brown and James Bowen October 4, 2020
When a majority of the student body evacuated campus and classes shifted to an online format, Stony Brook University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) transitioned quickly to a remote format for the rest of the year.
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Business, Healthcare and Human Services job fair in 2019. MAYA BROWN/STATESMAN FILE

Working while attending college improves time management

Fanni Frankl October 27, 2019
In U.S. colleges, where 41.6% of students experience anxiety and 36.4% experience depression, the question of whether working while attending college full time is a choice that takes careful consideration.
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The LSAT goes digital

Deidre Redhead October 24, 2019
As of Sept. 21, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) will be administered digitally. The first opportunity to take the computerized exam is on Oct. 28. According to a press release from Kaplan Test Prep, an organization that specializes in higher education test preparation, a tablet and stylus will replace the traditional pencil-and-paper format.
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A healthy diet is the best for coping with stress

A healthy diet is the best for coping with stress

Matthew Yan October 11, 2019
College students are constantly stressed. Between ominous tests, looming deadlines and the nagging desire to be involved everywhere to make your resume glow, it’s easy to crack under the pressure and search for some kind of comfort.
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The stigma behind therapy

The stigma behind therapy

Anya Marquardt October 11, 2019
There is a stigma around therapy even though a lot of people could benefit from it.
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Just Ask: Welcoming our new students

Gabby Pardo August 25, 2019
Hi from Advice and Beyond! We would like to welcome all of our new students to Stony Brook by giving some helpful information about how to make your mark. Coming to a new school can be overwhelming, so here are some helpful tips!
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Associate Director of Data Network Services Michael Ospitale attributes the Wi-Fi issues to increased traffic/connections caused by infected computers and a bug code in the system. (SARA SUPRIYATNO / THE STATESMAN)

The Onion Bagel: “The semester’s already going great, really…” students say

Mike Adams February 13, 2019
“I see demons in my textbooks and I lost my sense of taste,” Ludgate said. “I am not even close to fine."
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A juul in hand. MYLESCLARK96/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 4.0

The rising popularity of the e-cigarette Juul on LI

Rosemary An January 14, 2019
Unlike other e-cigarette companies that purport to help users quit smoking traditional cigarettes, Juul sales have risen meteorically since its launch.
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