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Staff picks: Our Black heroes

Steven Keehner, Sam Lauria, Cindy Mizaku, and Fanni Frankl February 20, 2021
#OPINION: The opinions editors at The Statesman describe Black figures who inspire them.
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The official poster for Da 5 Bloods directed by Spike Lee.

Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” couldn’t have come at a better time

Lajiere Blake June 29, 2020
Black fatherhood, mental health, racism and familial trauma are just a few of the topics discussed in the film. There is no one size fits all mold for the Black experience, but “Da 5 Bloods” is able to speak to the universal fight for freedom. 
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Electoral college map. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Electoral College undermines the popular vote

Xenia Gonikberg November 3, 2019
As we all know, it’s that time of year again: the time to vote in your local elections. Although the Electoral College will not be playing a role in elections this year, the 538 members will be representing America’s votes next year in the 2020 presidential election.
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50 years forever wild: Looking back on the Ashley Schiff Preserve

50 years “forever wild”: Looking back on the Ashley Schiff Preserve

Brianne Ledda, Margaret Osborne, and Taylor Beglane October 11, 2019
When Stony Brook University decided to bulldoze the tallest conifer tree on campus in the 1960s, political science professor Dr. Ashley Schiff chained himself to its trunk.
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Professor Eugene Hammond is his office.

From engineering to English: The journey of professor Eugene Hammond

Gary Ghayrat December 3, 2017
About a week into the semester, he changed his major to English. “I think it’s undoubtedly the most important decision of my life because that’s when I started thinking about being a teacher,” Hammond said.
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A photo looking along the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.TIM EVANSON/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

U.S. veterans recount their time in service at campus Veterans Day Ceremony

Taylor Ha November 11, 2017
More than 165 people paid their respects at the annual ceremony.
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Quarry is a step in the right direction for Cinemax

‘Quarry’ is a step in the right direction for Cinemax

Ryan Williams September 20, 2016
Cinemax's latest endeavor, “Quarry,” promises both intense drama and unnerving action. The eight-episode season premiered Sept. 9 and airs Fridays at 10 p.m.
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Support from administration fuels activist groups on campus

Keith Olsen November 12, 2013
However surprising it might be to the current students of Stony Brook University, our campus was once such an active base of operations for left-leaning political causes that many considered it the “Berkeley of the East.” After the end of the Vietnam War and the demonization of liberal ideals that came with Carter’s defeat, the political activity at the university quickly lost this identity. While liberal causes have continued to have a fairly muted presence on campus, the new drive toward allowing males who have had sex with other males to donate blood calls back to years past when students truly cared enough to change the world.
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