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Stony Brook criminalizes pro-Palestinian students and contradicts own values by failing to divest from Israeli apartheid

Namal Fiaz April 25, 2024

Since Oct. 7, 2023, pro-Palestinian college students across the United States have made their voices heard despite repression from universities and governments. I am the President of the Students for...

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 A generated AI image of a Doomsday clock showing 90 seconds to midnight against nuclear war background. CKYBE - STOCK.ADOBE.COM

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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An assortment of American and Russian Vinyls. Russian censorship of certain bands have caused many to speak out. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Russian musicians speak out against Ukraine invasion

Zoe Elyse September 3, 2022
Ever since the start of the war in Ukraine, many artists from Russia have voiced their support for the people of Ukraine. Now, those artists are bringing their opinions with them on tour in the United States.
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Ukrainian tanks during an Anti-terrorist operation. Nuclear weapons has been a hot topic due to the conflict in Ukraine. MINISTRY OF DEFENSE OF UKRAINE/CC BY-SA 2.0

Ukraine should never have given up their nuclear arms

Michael Cleary April 20, 2022
#OPINION: Right now, the U.S. is showing the world that we will allow our enemies to do as they please as long as they have nuclear weapons, and will do nothing to protect our allies who don’t. 
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A map of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia starting on Feb. 24 2022. PUBLIC DOMAIN

As fighting in Ukraine continues, the impact of the war is felt abroad

Xenia Gonikberg March 29, 2022
#OPINION: As Putin’s crusade continues, thousands of lives are irrevocably changed and altered by his actions. Thus, Ukraine’s pleas should not fall on deaf ears.
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Left to Right: Sarah Baxter, Alexander Orlov, Leonie Huddy, Jonathan Sanders, and John Frederick Bailyn discussing the Ukraine conflict on Stony Brook Universitys campus. The panel was open to students, faculty, and the general public. VIOLA FLOWERS/THE STATESMAN

International panelists deliver teach-in on Ukraine at Stony Brook University

Viola Flowers March 27, 2022
Alexander Orlov, Stony Brook professor of material science and chemical engineering, held his mother close in his heart as he participated in the Ukraine teach-in panel on March 23, thinking of the war waging outside of her front door in Ukraine.
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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 12, 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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Stony Brook student to aid Ukrainian refugees over spring break

Viola Flowers March 10, 2022
Stony Brook students, faculty and staff gathered in the Student Activities Center on Wednesday, March 9 from noon to 2 p.m. to donate supplies to Ukrainian refugees at a drive organized by Thomas Brinkley, a sophomore biology major.
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Did the Olympics lose their ‘escape’ appeal?

Did the Olympics lose their ‘escape’ appeal?

Tim Giorlando March 6, 2022
#OPINION: It pains me to say it, but was I the only one who didn’t bother checking up on the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics this year? It’s almost sad, in a way; these recent scandals have torn apart the original purity of a sporting sensation. 
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A map of the 2014 Ukrainian ethnic conflict.MONDOLKIRI1/CC BY-SA 3.0

Russia won’t invade Ukraine — for now

Saad Haroon February 16, 2022
#OPINION: The entire Western bloc, as well as the news media, is buzzing with rumors of an impending confrontation, with British officials putting troops on alert. Regardless of the rhetoric, Russia is unlikely to invade Ukraine in the near future.
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Nemtsov’s death may have silenced him, but not his message

Zach Rowe March 5, 2015
On Feb. 27, an assassin gunned down Boris Nemtsov, a noted Russian opposition politician and outspoken critic.
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Deadline—March 10, 2014

Deadline—March 10, 2014

The Statesman March 10, 2014
Deadline is The Statesman’s weekly podcast, bringing you the top stories from Stony Brook University in News, Arts & Entertainment and Sports every Monday.
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