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Candidate Quality has been a contentious topic among young voters as the presidential debates linger on the periphery. ELEMENTAL 5 DIGITAL/UNSPLASH.COM

Lack of civic engagement among young voters: a candidate quality issue

Vinod Kripalani January 25, 2024

A recent study from Harvard Kennedy School indicates there is a major disconnect between current political affairs and younger voters. The most concerning result of this study is that an increased...

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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Students have conflicting views on political diversity at Stony Brook

Sky Crabtree February 19, 2023
At Stony Brook University, where over 17,000 undergraduate students attend what USA Today ranked as the ninth most diverse college in America, students with unpopular political perspectives feel they cannot openly voice their opinions. 
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The Cola Lounge at the Student Union. ILLUSTRATED BY TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook students scramble to finalize voting decisions

Saad Haroon October 23, 2022
With 2022 midterm elections swiftly approaching, Stony Brook University is ramping up its efforts to promote voter participation among students. Seawolves are no exception to the trend of high voter participation nationwide, as the university continues to emphasize voting for elections both on and off campus.
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The Center for Cvic Justice hosted a Community Dialogue in the Union Ballroom on Oct 19. Centered on the midterms and the national debt, the event was meant to encourage voter participation and engagement on current issues.SONYA GUGLIARA/THE STATESMAN

Center for Civic Justice hosts community dialogue to prepare students for midterm elections

Sonya Gugliara October 23, 2022
The Center for Civic Justice hosted its first community dialogue of the semester to inform students about the upcoming midterm elections and the national debt issue. 
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Midterm elections could hinge on four Long Island congressional races

Benjamin Amster October 23, 2022
Long Island’s four highly competitive congressional races are drawing considerable attention from both parties. Two districts on Long Island are favoring Republicans by just three points, and the other two districts are favoring Democrats by just two and five points.
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Political Journalist Joe Pinion (left) and Senator Chuck Schumer (right). The candidates will be competing in New Yorks Senate race on November 8.  ILLUSTRATION BY TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Senate candidates in 2022 midterm elections

Nithilan Rajmohan October 19, 2022
Voters in New York will elect one senator this year, as Kirsten Gillibrand is not up for reelection. The candidates are incumbent four-term Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and Republican Joe Pinion.
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Councilwoman Bridget Fleming (left) and Nick Lalota (right). The candidates will be competing for New Yorks first district in the House of Representatives on November 8.ILLUSTRATION BY TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

House candidates in 2022 midterm elections

Nithilan Rajmohan October 19, 2022
The incumbent representative for New York's 1st District, Republican Lee Zeldin, is currently running for governor of New York. This leaves the seat open for two new candidates: Democratic nominee Bridget Fleming and Republican nominee Nick LaLota. 
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The outside of the Campus Recreation Center which was the campus polling place on Nov. 3, 2020. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Georgia’s voting law is unfair

Matt Lindsay May 1, 2021
#OPINION Major League Baseball was right to move the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta following Georgia’s new voting law. More organizations should follow in MLB’s footsteps to advocate for equal voting rights and general social equity. 
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The outside of the Stony Brook University on-campus polling place on Nov. 3, 2020. The Center for Civic Justice helped register over 7,000 students to vote since 2018. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Young people need to maintain momentum after the 2020 elections

Anne Green February 20, 2021
#OPINION: The state of our nation depends upon the checks and balances that we hold our representatives to through democratic elections. We can decide to maintain the status quo or invite the next generation of leadership.
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A voter at Stony Brook Universitys Center for Civic Justice getting a stamp for her mail in ballot. CRIS ZHANG/THE STATESMAN

How voting should look in the next presidential election

Matt Venezia November 12, 2020
#Opinion: Voting is a personal civic duty in the United States. Even while considered a flawed democracy, as classified by the Economist, the institutions of the U.S. are among the most democratic in the world.
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Why I’m voting third party this year

Steven Keehner November 7, 2020
#OPINION: I’m writing this on Oct. 23 — a day before early voting opens in New York. For the last six months, I have stared down the dreaded dilemma: Who should I vote for in the most important election of my lifetime?
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Stony Brook University Election Day Voting Photo Gallery

Rabia Gursoy November 3, 2020
Stony Brook University students head over to the Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center to vote on Election Day. The recreation center was strictly used as a voting center on Nov. 3.
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