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¡Mi cuerpo es mío, yo decido! – The devastation of the Texas abortion ban for people of color

Melanie Navarro October 15, 2021
A ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable took effect in the state of Texas. News of the imperilment of women's health in Texas sparked a dialogue on social media which is leaving many worried about the future of reproductive rights.
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The Onion Bagel: Banning abortions isn’t enough, we must also restrict male masturbation

Michael Cleary September 19, 2021
#opinion: Whenever a male ejaculates, they can release between 40 million to 1.2 billion sperm. That is 40 million to 1.2 billion potential lives that have been completely snuffed out before they have ever been given a chance at life.
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Without drastic climate action, California will continue to burn

Xenia Gonikberg February 23, 2021
#OPINION: Winters are getting colder, and summers are getting warmer. Extreme temperatures are becoming more common as the effects of climate change continue to ravage communities across the United States.
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In-person classes may be canceled if student COVID-19 cases rise

Claudia Motley August 31, 2020
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug. 27 that in-person classes must stop for two weeks for any New York college with more than 100 cases, or if 5% of their on-campus population is infected.
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Some broadband companies are offering free wifi to college students impacted by COVID-19

Brianne Ledda March 18, 2020
Companies are offering different policies that range from opening up hotspots to noncustomers and providing wifi for students affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
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History Professor Robert Chase takes on forced prison labor in new book

Matthew Yan February 7, 2020
Power, race, rape and the carceral system are the pillars of Stony Brook Associate Professor Robert Chase’s new book, “We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America.”
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Olaniyi in with the ball during Stony Brook mens basketball home opener on Nov. 5 against Yale. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook crushes Farmingdale State for first win of the season

Ethan Tam November 14, 2019
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team took care of business against their yearly scheduled Division III opponent, defeating the Farmingdale State Rams 91-44 on Monday, Nov. 11 at Island Federal Credit Union Arena to earn their first victory of the season.
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Violent video games aren’t connected to shootings

Matthew Yan October 27, 2019
Whenever the topic of gun control gets brought up on television or in Congress, there are always two scapegoats the National Rifle Association (NRA) tend to present: mental health and video games.
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Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself”: A comedy special unique in characters and perspective

Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself”: A comedy special unique in characters and perspective

Alek Lewis September 29, 2019
Jeff Dunham’s latest comedy special “Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself” was released on Netflix on Sept. 24, keeping the old puppets that fans love while introducing Dunham’s new puppet, a satirical vessel used to comment on President Trump.
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Rabbi Joseph Topek is the Director of the Stony Brook Hillel Foundation. He will be retiring this year after working for the Hillel Foundation for 37 years. ANNA COREA/THE STATESMAN

Hillel Foundation Director is retiring after 37 years at the university

Anna Correa May 5, 2019
At the end of a long work day running the Jewish campus organization Hillel, fundraising, supervising faculty, working with a Board of Directors and interacting with alumni, Rabbi Joseph Topek walks out of his office and goes straight to the coat hanger to put on his Texas Longhorn cap on top of his bright red Stony Brook yarmulke.
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Yeboah in a game against Binghamton on March 9. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Akwasi Yeboah meets with three D1 teams after entering transfer pool

Chris Parkinson April 25, 2019
Redshirt-junior guard Akwasi Yeboah has visited Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, according to college basketball insider Jon Rothstein.
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Stony Brook football head coach Chuck Priore during a game in 2016. EVAN YUSON/STATESMAN FILE

Chuck Priore brings on additions to coaching staff

Sasha Podzorov March 27, 2019
Stony Brook Football head coach Chuck Priore finalized his staff for the 2019-2020 season on March 25 with the hirings of Caleb Haynes, Josh Heinrich and Diamond Weaver.
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