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A graphic depicting Nancy Pelosi, Joseph Biden, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Mitch McConnel. Many Americans are weighing the potential benefits and drawbacks of implementing age limits and competency tests for elected government officials. ILLUSTRATED BY MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Age limits and competency tests for elected officials are not democratic

Matthew Weir October 22, 2023
Discourse on social media platforms supports the rhetoric that the House of Representatives seems to be safe in the hands of younger politicians. A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found that “only 3% of respondents said it’s best for a president to be in their 70s or older.”
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Music, media and the mental state of the University

Anya Marquardt and Skylar Sena April 23, 2023
We at The Statesman wanted to take a look at how this increase in music and media consumption could possibly be linked to the mental health issues currently facing college students today.
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Brittney Dietz wears a cross necklace. Stony Brook students felt hindered by the lack of sexual education in Catholic school. BRITTNEY DIETZ

Sex ed: Three Catholic school testimonials

Anya Marquardt, Maria Lynders, and Sarah Murphy March 26, 2023
Ahead of the 2023 "Sex and Relationships" special issue, three Stony Brook students reflected on the Catholic education they received before transitioning to the public school system.
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The Statesman’s Top 10 sexiest foods to spice up your life

Anya Marquardt March 26, 2023
Food. Diverse in its ability to create, share and savor. Food is romance served on a platter for us to share with those we love, or to show ourselves some self-love.
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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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Far Beyond signage in the Academic Mall.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Editorial: Reflecting on two years of COVID-19

The Editorial Board March 25, 2022
Editorial: The Statesman has extensively covered the pandemic. Even though we were all going through these changes at the same time, our experiences were all unique. These are our tales.
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Pro-Ukraine Demonstration at Lafayette Square. JOHN BRIGHENTI/CC BY 2.0

Editorial: In good war coverage lies equal reporting

The Editorial Board March 11, 2022
Editorial: Let your voices be heard. It's simple to achieve change and improved coverage: it all starts with stories. A fundamental idea that can and will continue to bring people together.
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A pile of college textbooks. INAYAYSAD/CC BY-SA 4.0

From the archives: The growing cost of required readings

Kelcie Eberharth and Liam Noonan March 9, 2022
While the cost and accessibility of textbooks have been the source of dispute, students and faculty alike have put pen to paper to argue for alternate approaches and prospective alternatives to textbook use in the classroom.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Petition to ban Turning Point USA unsuccessful, chapter is approved

Viola Flowers December 5, 2021
Turning Point USA has been officially recognized as an organization on campus, despite the Stony Brook Progressive Coalition’s online petition to bar the chapter from being recognized by the University.
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The womens volleyball team in a game against Yale on Sept. 12.   MARCUS DIA / THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s volleyball blown out by UMBC on Senior Day

Matt Lindsay November 14, 2021
Senior Day was spoiled as the Stony Brook volleyball team fell two spots in the America East standings after losing in straight sets to the first-place UMBC Retrievers on Friday, Nov. 12 at Pritchard Gymnasium.
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A map of Stony Brook University marked with the locations of crimes that occurred on campus from Thursday, Oct. 21 to Tuesday, Oct. 26. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI

SBU Crime Watch: Oct. 21-26, 2021

Sonya Gugliara October 31, 2021
Search and explore the crimes between Oct. 21 and Oct. 26, logged by the University Police Department.
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In the Loop: September 28th, 2021

In the Loop: September 28th, 2021

Tim Giorlando October 31, 2021
Welcome back to In the Loop, a Statesman show covering all you need to know about campus. Host Tim Giorlando covers new guest policy guidelines and the Seawolves’ victories and losses this past weekend. Events this week range from the Black Involvement Fair to H-Community’s Super Smash Bros. Tournament.
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