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A basketball going through one of the hoops at Island Federal Arena. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Transfers Jahlil Jenkins and Anthony Roberts bolster roster by committing to Stony Brook

Ethan Tam April 10, 2021
In Ford’s third year of a five-year contract, flashy offseason acquisitions have set high expectations for next year’s season.
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The Stony Brook football team in a game against Villanova on March 7. The team lost 16-13. KATHERINE PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook’s Spring 2021 football season ends as opponents opt out

Ethan Tam April 8, 2021
The Seawolves’ scheduled six-game campaign will end prematurely due to COVID-19 outbreaks among their final two opponents.
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Student media faces a breakdown in communication with most media relations sources on campus. YOON SEO NAM/STATESMAN FILE

If we want journalism to survive, it begins with self-evaluation

Steven Keehner April 4, 2021
#OPINION If we want to continue to tell stories, we need to adapt and change. But rather than straying from our roots, we should reconsider why they were planted in the first place.
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Official logos of social media companies. People have taken to social media in order to spread information in the form of threads. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

The myth of cancel culture: Why racists have bestsellers

Benjamin Joffe April 3, 2021
#OPINION The cancel culture preached by right-wing press is a fallacy. When it comes to causing substantial consequences for those who abuse their high positions, social media outcry often has no significant effect.  
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Mark Cuban speaking with attendees at the 2019 Arizona Technology Innovation Summit at The Duce in Phoenix, Arizona. GAGE SKIDMORE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Not playing the national anthem could bring our nation together

Matt Lindsay March 13, 2021
#OPINION Mark Cuban should be applauded for his decision to stop playing the national anthem.
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Candace Owens speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Candace Owens’s tweet encourages toxic masculinity and outdated gender stereotypes

Justin Chassin March 9, 2021
#OPINION: “Bring back manly men,” tweeted conservative author, Candace Owens, on Nov. 14. When first reading this tweet, my eyes transfixed on the words “manly man.” 
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Senior pitcher Jared Milch in a game against Sacred Heart on Feb. 26. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Baseball swept by UMass in shortened doubleheader

Matt Lindsay March 8, 2021
After Saturday’s doubleheader was canceled, the Stony Brook baseball team lost both games of an abridged doubleheader to the UMass Minutemen on Sunday, March 7.
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Fall sports return to the field in unusual Spring 2021 season

Fall sports return to the field in unusual Spring 2021 season

Ethan Tam March 5, 2021
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium will rarely see a quiet moment over the next few months, with five different teams set to occupy the turf in one season. Such is the reality of the Spring 2021 semester, an unprecedented schedule.
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The outside of the Capitol building. On Jan. 6, the day of Joe Bidens certification as president-elect, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

“It is a kind of mass social psychosis”: SBU professors react to invasion of the U.S. Capitol

Maya Brown and Claudia Motley January 14, 2021
“You hear the interviews, hear the depths or the breaths of the anger based online," Robert Chase, a history professor, said. "I think that at some point, a country has to have a national reckoning over truth.”
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The outside of the White House before the election results. Joseph Biden is projected to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

Joe Biden wins the presidency, but the fight is not over

Steven Keehner November 11, 2020
#Opinion: Now, I have to be honest — I did not expect to write this article. Before the outbreak of COVID-19, if you would have asked me who I expected to win, I would have said Trump.
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Medusa statue emerges as A #MeToo heroine in Lower Manhattan

Justin Mitselmakher October 29, 2020
Argentinian artist Luciano Garbati unveiled his sculpture “Medusa with the Head of Perseus” in Manhattan’s Collect Pond Park on Tuesday, October 13. The statue is part of the Art in the Parks Program and will remain in the park until April 2021. 
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Logo of The Onion Bagel column. STATESMAN FILE

The Onion Bagel: Senate decides to take a three week recess as asteroid approaches Earth

Matt Venezia October 29, 2020
#OnionBagel This week, NASA announced that an asteroid was heading towards Earth. NASA scientists predict a direct impact, but it won’t be large enough to cause significant damage.
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