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Stony Brook University alumna Isabella DeLuca seen participating in the Jan. 6 riot. DeLuca is currently in custody for her involvement. // PHOTO COURTESY OF OPEN-SOURCE VIDEO

Stony Brook alum arrested for participating in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor March 20, 2024

Isabella DeLuca, a Stony Brook University alumna and conservative social media influencer, was arrested Friday for playing an alleged role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. DeLuca was taken into...

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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Students have conflicting views on political diversity at Stony Brook

Sky Crabtree February 19, 2023
At Stony Brook University, where over 17,000 undergraduate students attend what USA Today ranked as the ninth most diverse college in America, students with unpopular political perspectives feel they cannot openly voice their opinions. 
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12, 2021.  KAT PROCACCI/ THE STATESMAN

TPUSA’s chapter approval by SBU is a win for political diversity

Lauren Pena January 23, 2022
If we are going to be selective about what groups are allowed at SBU, everyone should be held to the same standards. If diversity is a value we intend to uphold, dissenting views should not be met with such hostility. 
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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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Inside Statesman: Inside the Making of the Turning Point USA Article

Inside Statesman: Inside the Making of the Turning Point USA Article

Tim Giorlando October 31, 2021
Welcome to Inside Statesman, where we take a peek behind the scenes and sit down with writers. Each week we’ll highlight an article from The Statesman and dive deeper into writers’ process, thoughts and opinions. This week Francesca Mevs talks with the writers behind multiple op-eds surrounding the Turning Point protest that took place on campus.
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President of the University, Maurie McInnis.JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

Despite President McInnis’ admiration for SBU, large disconnect between students and administration is unignorable

Matt Venezia October 10, 2021
#OPINION: From the beginning, it was clear that McInnis holds the campus community in high regard and is happy to be at Stony Brook. Regardless of the politics associated with the position of the presidency at the University, she was genuine.
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President of the University, Maurie McInnis.JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

State of the University 2021: President McInnis talks challenges ahead for SBU

Steven Keehner and Sara Ruberg October 10, 2021
President Maurie McInnis highlighted how SBU plans to handle concerns in the future, the school's benefits of being young and her first semester on campus with a more familiar number of students in an exclusive interview with The Statesman.
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What future protests should look like at SBU

What future protests should look like at SBU

Matt Venezia September 27, 2021
#OPINION: After the anti-vaccine mandate protest on Sept. 12, Stony Brook University must reconsider how protests on campus are handled in order to best protect their students and faculty.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

SBU anti-mandate protest was a failure and a let-down to the University

Fanni Frankl, Matt Venezia, and Sam Lauria September 19, 2021
#OPINION: The Sept. 13 anti-vaccine protest on Stony Brook campus failed to do anything except damage the reputation of the university.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Ideologies clash as Turning Point USA protest arrives to SBU campus

Maya Brown and Steven Keehner September 13, 2021
About 200 people from Turning Point USA (TPUSA), the New York Young Republican Club, the Long Island Loud Majority and surrounding community members gathered around the fountain at the Academic Mall on Sunday, Sept. 12, to protest mandatory vaccines.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU disgraces campus by allowing anti-vax mandate protest

Fanni Frankl and Matt Venezia September 12, 2021
#OPINION: This weekend, Stony Brook University will host an event sponsored by Turning Point USA, a nonprofit, right-wing activist group dedicated to empowering conservative voices on campus.
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Turning Point USA holding anti-mandatory vaccine protest on campus

Turning Point USA holding anti-mandatory vaccine protest on campus

Maria Lynders September 11, 2021
The Stony Brook chapter of Turning Point USA will be holding an anti-mandatory vaccine protest on Sept. 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. The protest is expected to take place on West Campus, but the exact location is still to be determined.
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