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Lack of sex education in GOP states puts students at risk

Sunjae Lee March 24, 2024
Although it may be a cliche, there is some truth to the trope 'it takes a village to raise a child' — whether it be through teachers, pediatricians, athletic coaches or politicians who create laws directly affecting youth.
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A sign put up on Staller steps in order to warn students to wear masks and to remain six feet apart. RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

What a botched public health response can teach us one year after COVID-19 hit the U.S.

Benjamin Joffe April 15, 2021
#OPINION With all that happened in 2020, it's easy to overlook some valuable lessons we can take away from both our collective and individual experiences. We must understand how challenges that may seem independent from one another are connected. 
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Statement by Chinese Association at Stony Brook in response to violence toward Asian Americans.

Asian student organizations on campus are collaborating to fundraise and support the Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) organization in addressing hate crimes toward the Asian community.  PHOTO CREDIT: CHINESE ASSOCIATION AT STONY BROOK

Black and Asian Stony Brook students work to answer the question, “Are we allies?”

Amaya McDonald March 14, 2021
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, violence and blatant racism toward Asian people has skyrocketed. While people are becoming more aware of the issue, many are left wondering what can be done to support the Asian community.
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Boxes included in CDC’s laboratory test kit for SARS-CoV-2. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The American response to COVID-19 illustrates the importance of scientific literacy

Matt Venezia August 27, 2020
#OPINION From people refusing to wear masks to those with a mistrust of vaccines, the response to COVID-19 by the American people and government highlights the importance of scientific literacy.
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A person completing a multiple choice exam. ALBERTO G//FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

COVID-19 causes graduate student exam adjustments and delays

Deidre Redhead May 19, 2020
As testing centers close across the nation, entrance exams have made major adjustments to how their tests will be administered.
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The Hollywood sign in California. RAINDOG808/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

How Hollywood is adjusting in a time of crisis

Justin Mitselmakher April 30, 2020
Throughout the month of April, the entertainment industry sought to raise spirits through a variety of different media platforms whether it be on national television or Instagram.
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World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic

Alek Lewis March 11, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) classified COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, a global pandemic in a press conference on Wednesday.
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A scan of yersinia pestis, the cause of bubonic plague.  NIAID/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Stony Brook students in Madagascar faced with modern day plague

Ian Passe November 12, 2017
There are currently 17 SBU students studying abroad at Centre ValBio in Ranomafana, Madagascar.
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World Health Organizations condemnation of bacon is misleading

World Health Organization’s condemnation of bacon is misleading

Jonathon Kline November 5, 2015
This sort of misinformation is one that can prove to be extremely detrimental to the livelihoods of people everywhere.
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An Unpopular Opinion: Your body, your vaccination

An Unpopular Opinion: Your body, your vaccination

Zach Rowe February 5, 2015
Recently, the United States has been struck by a measles outbreak, with cases in the month of January already outnumbering the cases diagnosed last year.
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Bellevue Ebola patient should be honored, not feared

Jacqualine Ng October 30, 2014
It finally happened. Last Thursday, it was confirmed that Ebola has officially spread into New York City.
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How the United States handles Ebola.

Ebola: only a problem because it has reached us

Jacqualine Ng October 14, 2014
Ebola is a highly contagious viral disease that has been in Africa since 1976. Yes, that is right, Ebola has been a problem in the world for almost forty years now.
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