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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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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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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Social contracts should be respected within clubs too

Kraig Klein July 19, 2020
I was the public relations officer for Dumbledore’s Army. However, the eBoard made a decision on July 10 and abused their power by supporting a political stance using the club’s name without the consent of club members.
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Paddlers jump from their boat during Roth Regatta on Friday, April 27. The theme for this years boat races was Cartoon Network vs. Nickelodeon. ANASTASIA KOBUS/THE STATESMAN

Roth Regatta will be held virtually this year, marking 31 years of the tradition

Sherin Samuel May 11, 2020
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be hosting this event through social media, in collaboration with the Stony Brook Computing Society. 
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

The student body has been cheated by USG

Thor Hawrey November 17, 2019
I'm a recent alumnus who values integrity above all. While I was a student, this core value led me to get involved in improving the Stony Brook community and it resulted in the SUNY Chancellor awarding me the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence this past spring.
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Results of the Undergraduate Student Governments elections of freshman and senior class reps, and vote for constitutional referendum. COURTESY OF USG

Proposed USG constitution passes

Sara Ruberg November 17, 2019
The Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) proposed changes to its constitution, introduced on Nov. 9, was passed into the USG constitution, effective immediately.
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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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New York voter registration papers distributed by Stony Brooks Vote Everywhere group in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook students show enthusiasm for midterm elections

Samantha Robinson November 4, 2018
Ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, The Statesman randomly surveyed 50 students around campus to get their take on this year’s midterm races.
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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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Democtratic candidate Perry Gershon. NICO PENNISI/THE STATESMAN

Democratic congressional candidate Perry Gershon engages with students on campus

Brianne Ledda October 9, 2018
Democratic congressional candidate, Perry Gershon, visited Stony Brook University on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in an effort to reach more student voters as he campaigns against incumbent Lee Zeldin for NY-1.
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USG Senate fills final appointments for the term

Mike Adams September 11, 2018
Stony Brook University’s Undergraduate Student Government Senate voted unanimously to appoint sophomore social work major Victoria Correa as the commuter student representative for the Faculty Student Association’s Board of Directors in the Senate’s second meeting of the semester on Thursday, Sept. 6.
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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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