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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG presidential candidate drops out two days into voting

Sherin Samuel April 6, 2022
Amidst a Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) election that is majorly uncontested for Executive Council (EC) candidates, Presidential Candidate, junior Bryan Villatoro dropped out mid-race on April 5. 
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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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Stickers that citizens receive after casting their vote.   PUBLIC DOMAIN

Center for Civic Justice pushes for more voter engagement at Stony Brook University

Maya Brown November 1, 2020
The Center for Civic Justice had a single mission before Nov. 3 — to get students to vote. The center provides services and support that empowers students to contribute to their community. Voting during elections allows students to do so. 
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Republican Elephant and the Democrat Donkey icons. Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff. Goroff alongside incumbent Lee Zeldin is on the ballot for the upcoming election.DONKEYHOTEY/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Playing slow and steady wins the final presidential debate for Biden

Steven Keehner October 27, 2020
#OPINION It’s often said that time flies by when you’re having fun. Nothing has better proven this statement more than the 2020 Presidential Election, which has been miserable and never-ending.
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Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Sept. 5, 2019. The USG elections will end on Friday, Sept. 11.BERNARD SANCHEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Do your part – vote for USG elections this week

Anya Marquardt September 10, 2020
#OPINION It is up to us, the student body, to choose who we want to represent us. We should take advantage of this opportunity, as those in office will be the ones who push for more initiatives to help the student body.
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A screenshot of the constitutional referendum emailed to students on Nov. 9. COURTESY OF USG

Don’t let the USG vote for you — the vote is yours

Sam Lauria and Anya Marquardt November 15, 2019
The USG elections will directly impact us, as SBU students, so play your part by voting in the election.
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Brookhaven and SBU are failing students

Brookhaven and SBU are failing students

Will Ferraro October 11, 2019
"Before we can attract jobs and investment, we need to fix our housing and transportation issues."
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A voting booth at a polling place in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. WYOFILE WYOFILE/FLICKER VIA CC BY 2.0

Voting is a privilege — just do it

Mike Adams November 4, 2018
Vote to make yourself heard over an army of people trying to shut down the conversation.
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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits SBU

Sara Ruberg October 19, 2018
Stony Brook University freshmen and other outside guests filed their way into the Island Federal Credit Union Arena to listen to a Q&A between President Stanley and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday.
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March for Our lives.RHODODENDRITES/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 4.0

My thoughts on March For Our Lives

Shaina Montero April 8, 2018
Gun violence isn’t a political party issue, and the only way we are going to implement any lasting change is through a bipartisan bill.
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Citizens cast their votes in Baltimore, Maryland. MARYLAND GOVPICS/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Campus perspectives: vote YES on Constitutional Convention

Steve Hromin November 5, 2017
While it is clear that the “NO” side can outspend the “YES” side by a large margin, this does not mean that their argument has more merit.
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A woman casts her vote in 2010. The advantages to voting NO on the convention. BECKY MCCRAY/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Campus perspectives: vote NO on Constitutional Convention

Tyler Muzio November 4, 2017
Because I care so much about these issues, I cannot support a constitutional convention.
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