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Copy Chief Skylar Sena passionately displays her love for spicy literature. Smut captivates readers with stories like no other. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Hockey smut and the search for sexual literacy

Skylar Sena March 26, 2023
So why does smut get this type of global internet attention? Because they’re the books that are written for women, by women.
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Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, in 2011. The rapper has come under fire in the past month for spreading antisemitic comments to a large audience.  SUPER 45 MUSICA INDEPENDIENTE / FLICKR

Celebrities promoting hate speech need to be deplatformed

Julia Borghetti November 10, 2022
#OPINION: Celebrities who spread misinformation and encourage their fans to discriminate against others need to be deplatformed. 
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BeReal sends out alerts when “it’s time to BeReal”, giving users a two-minute window to post before sending out a late notification. The app aims to give users an authentic social media experience.  Wikimedia Commons License

BeReal takes away the pressure of social media

Jennifer Ojilere October 30, 2022
#OPINION: Growing up in the age of social media sharing, today's generation is feeling immense pressure to portray picture-perfect lives. Now, the app BeReal is attempting to change all of that.
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Judi Le, a senior Asian and Asian American studies major at Stony Brook University, and Bryan Le, a senior music major at Stony Brook University holding hands for The Statesman Sex and Relationships photoshoot. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Students help redefine the definition of beauty through the body positivity movement

Niki Nassiri March 21, 2021

The online body positivity movement is changing the way Stony Brook University students view and treat their bodies through mental and physical health. The body positivity movement celebrates body...

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The logo for TikTok, a video app. Originally known as, TikTok allows you to make short lip-synch or dance videos and customize them with special effects, music and text. PUBLIC DOMAIN

TikTok is a leading marketing tool for businesses to creatively brand

Xenia Gonikberg November 17, 2019
The video app, TikTok, is surprisingly becoming more and more popular among corporations. Although the app’s main audience consists of teenagers and young adults, more companies have started using TikTok as a platform to brand themselves.
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Reconsidering Keshas contract case

Reconsidering Kesha’s contract case

Sophia Ricco March 1, 2016
As it happened, the judge couldn’t just look at the rape and abuse case, but also had to take into consideration the fact that Kesha wanted out of her contract.
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