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A fire broke out in an ONeill College E wing dorm room (above, top left) on Nov. 21, 2015. The Setauket Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire before throwing the destroyed contents of the room out onto the lawn below. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/THE STATESMAN

How to handle O’Neill’s student-refugees

Christopher Leelum and Emily Benson November 23, 2015
As lawful residents of Stony Brook’s campus housing, we refuse to accept any displaced students in our rooms (for sake of explanation, we’ll call them “student-refugees”).
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Artist Isabel Manalo marries art with social movement

Artist Isabel Manalo marries art with social movement

Krysten Massa November 10, 2015
During a walk-through of the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, one will find hanging canvases with neutral, earthy colors sprinkled with pre-colonial Filipino script.
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MSA hosts Fast-a-Thon to raise money for Syria

MSA hosts Fast-a-Thon to raise money for Syria

Rachel Siford and Rena Thomas October 29, 2015
The Muslim Student Association raised $480 for victims of the war in Syria during a voluntary fast this past Monday.
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Germanys Chancellor Angela Merkel, above, has been the one main voice pushing for more assitance to refugess  fleeing the Syrian Crisis. Few other nations have been fighting for humanity efforts to the same extent as Merkel. PHOTO CREDIT: ALEXANDER KURZ

German Chancellor Merkel is the leader the world must learn from

Maurice Abernathy September 20, 2015
As millions of innocent families head to Europe in the hopes of escaping violence, most European leaders have remained silent and cold towards the refugees.
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At this point, with the sure hand of the former Swingin Ape Studios (now part of Blizzard) at the helm, its clear that Starcraft: Ghost is well on its way to living up to the Blizzard legacy. (Handout/KRT)

Researchers develop a way to send secret messages through video games

Sarah Elsesser July 1, 2015
Through prototypes and tools like Castle, researchers are finding ways to break through this censorship and give people the information they desire.
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Sister Sanaa Nadim, MSA chaplain, works to dispel misconceptions about Islam

Sister Sanaa Nadim, MSA chaplain, works to dispel misconceptions about Islam

Kelly Zegers November 11, 2014
Destiny put Sister Sanaa Nadim on the second floor of Stony Brook’s Student Union, among the offices of the Interfaith Center.
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Congressional candidates voice positions in debate at Staller Center

Kelly Zegers October 29, 2014
Rep. Tim Bishop and his challenger, New York State Sen. Lee Zeldin, gave voters a chance to hear their positions on key issues of the midterm elections at the Staller Center on Monday, Oct. 27.
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Foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward visited Stony Brook on Monday, Sept.23 as the second speaker for the Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture Series. (NINA LIN / THE STATESMAN)

Clarissa Ward brings her experiences as a foreign correspondent close to home

Kelly Zegers September 24, 2013
CBS foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward, who recently returned to the United States from Syria, visited Stony Brook on Monday, Sept. 23 as the second speaker for the Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture Series.
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Five things you should know about Syria

Heather Khalifa September 5, 2013
The numbers are staggering. In just two years, over 100,000 people have been killed. There are two million refugees, half of them being children. Currently, one-third of the Syrian population is displaced. Entire cities inside Syria are completely wiped off the map.
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Does foreign policy really play a huge role in politics today?

Emma Hart October 15, 2012

Seventy years may seem like a long time. It’s about the same time as an average human lifespan and it’s a whole half-century longer than the majority of us undergrads have lived. But when we think...

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A job forgotten: the under appreciated role of journalists

Emma Hart October 15, 2012

People take what they read in the newspaper for granted. Although watchdog journalism has become a thankless task—and an often criticized one—it is nonetheless a necessity that we believe we are entitled...

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Chaos in Syria continues with no U.S. support

Anusha Mookherjee September 24, 2012

More than a year later, Syria is still in chaos. For the past year, rebels have been fighting for a new progressive government and the overthrow of current President Bashar al-Assad. In the spring, The...

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