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Is humanity approaching its end?

Allan Li February 13, 2024
Recently, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that they would be setting the Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight, the closest it has ever been to signaling a metaphoric “doom” for humanity. Even though the clock’s messaging may mean that we are approaching the end of the world as we know it, the sense of urgency that this symbol is supposed to instill is just not there.
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‘He’s All That’ Review: Higher stakes but a lukewarm outcome

Anjulina Varghese September 11, 2021
Cue Sixpence None the Richer’s “Kiss Me"; Laney Boggs walks in slow-motion down the stairs in her gorgeous makeover, only to clumsily trip into the arms of Zack Slier, her love interest. This iconic scene from the 90s classic “She’s All That” is still memorable in the hearts of fans all over the world. The 2021 reboot by Mark Waters, “He’s All That,” portrays the same concept, in a way that is in tune with today’s generation.
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Budget task force discusses increasing revenue through research opportunities in town hall

Sara Ruberg January 25, 2021
The Research and Innovation Task Force identified several areas of needed growth for Stony Brook University’s research programs during a public forum on the Strategic Budget Initiative on Jan. 21.
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The streets of Manhattan, New York during August 2020. Stony Brook University students were forced to leave campus housing for the remainder of the fall 2020 semester.CINDY MIZAKU/THE STATESMAN

A New Yorker’s view on five ever-changing months

Gerta Mucollari August 23, 2020
#OPINION Gerta Mullacori, a junior studying biology at Stony Brook University, recounts how the last five months have affected her life as a New Yorker. She also details how the COVID-19 pandemic changed her neighborhood of Ridgewood, Queens.
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U-Haul is offering college students 30 days of free storage

Claudia Motley March 18, 2020
U-Haul, the American moving and storage company, is offering college students 30 days of free storage during wide-spread school closures.
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Graphic shows U.S. universities affected by COVID-19

Claudia Motley March 12, 2020
New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed that all State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) schools are going remote for the remainder of the semester.
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Quadio provides campus musicians with a new platform

Nicolas Oltean February 16, 2020
Young entrepreneurs and co-founders Marcus and Joe Welch envisioned a scene where musical talent could be found among college students who would one day lead in all facets of society. Quadio ensures that musicians could reach their own by incorporating the capability of communicating with members of universities from across the country.
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The Faculty-Student Association office located in East Side Dining. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook recognized for diversity commitment

Deidre Redhead December 6, 2019

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) office located in East Side Dining. In November, the FSA won the National Association of College Auxiliary Services Edwin R. Golden Award for Inclusive Excellence...

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Students protesting for climate policy action on the academic mall on Sept. 26, 2019. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

The 2020 U.S. presidential election will make or break our planet

James Bowen November 18, 2019
With a climate change skeptic in office, and older generations apathetic to the consequences of global warming, young climate change advocates find their cries for climate change reform falling on deaf ears.
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Shows like “The Politician” educate viewers on pressing issues through satire

Xenia Gonikberg November 10, 2019
While there are elements of high school drama, like cliques and bullying, it also provides insight into the mind of a politician on Capitol Hill
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Presidential Search Committee outlines expectations for incoming president

Brianne Ledda October 24, 2019
The Presidential Search Commitee detailed in a position profile their expectations for the next Stony Brook University president.
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Stony Brook professor wins 2020 Breakthrough Prize in physics

Stony Brook professor wins 2020 Breakthrough Prize in physics

Alek Lewis October 12, 2019
Physics professor Peter van Nieuwenhuizen will be honored, along with two other physicists, with the 2020 Special Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics on Nov. 3 for their work on a modern field theory called supergravity.
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