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How Astroworld turned into a “mass casualty event”

Skylar Sena November 14, 2021
On Friday, Nov. 5, at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, a crowd rush kickstarted a struggle that became a tragedy. In a crammed audience of around 50,000 attendees, momentum led to collapse, air loss and trampling, resulting in nine deaths.
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Protestors at the Sex Workers Rights March in London in 2011. MSMORNINGTON/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA SA

Decriminalizing sex work empowers sex workers and protects their human rights

Fanni Frankl November 24, 2019
In a society where sex workers often get discriminated against, the question of decriminalization of sex work should be highly considered. Sex workers often face violence in their field including physical, sexual and psychological violence.
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Violent video games aren’t connected to shootings

Matthew Yan October 27, 2019
Whenever the topic of gun control gets brought up on television or in Congress, there are always two scapegoats the National Rifle Association (NRA) tend to present: mental health and video games.
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Sept. 11 had a bigger impact than you think

Mike Adams September 11, 2018
We need to recognize the common denominator of pain that day, wrought from the innocent in nearly every corner of the Earth, if we are ever to truly heal.
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The Onion Bagel: Curing our bloodlust caused by violent media

Kraig Klein April 8, 2018
Even games aimed at children, such as the “Super Mario” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” series, ooze with psychopathic material.
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SBU professors become more aware of “trigger words”

Francesca Campione March 8, 2015
As campus-wide attention regarding sexual assault is increasing, professors whose lectures contain sensitive subjects are becoming more aware of trigger words..
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USCB shooting highlights deep-seated misogyny in both shooter and society

Simran Gupta June 19, 2014
On May 23, Elliot Rodger took the lives of six college students and left seven others injured in a shooting rampage that took place near the campus of UC Santa Barbara.
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Matthew Lerner sheds light on autism, violence and society

Sarah Kirkup March 4, 2014
After Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Matthew Lerner, a professor of psychology at Stony Brook University, spoke to a commission evaluating Connecticut’s mental health programs. Lerner, one of several experts at the hearing, testified that there is a disconnect between autism and violent criminal behavior.
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Deadline—March 3, 2014

Deadline—March 3, 2014

The Statesman March 3, 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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Campus safety can never be truly guaranteed

Tejen Shah September 26, 2013
The Stony Brook University campus is so vast and multidimensional that it is impossible for any force, no matter how powerful and resourceful, to monitor it in its entire at any given time. This realization brings me to the controversial question: are we safe on campus?
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Violence in Middle East at All-Time High

April 6, 2002

Israeli tanks and troops moved into Ramallah, on March 29, and surrounded the compound of Yasser Arafat. Meanwhile the Arab nations were voting to commit themselves to a plan that would allow for normal...

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