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The mural located in Astoria Queens is one in 4 murals part of the #WayOutofBurnout initiative.

Artist Lady Pink transforms NYC with murals about academic burnout

Jenna Zaza May 19, 2023
In the bustling streets of New York City, where towering buildings and busy sidewalks dominate the landscape, a graffiti-based artist is making waves with her captivating artwork.
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Students checking out tables at BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

“Woman, Life, Freedom”: IGSA celebrates Persian New Year and women’s history in Iran

Beth Gatto April 3, 2023
The Iranian Graduate Student Association (IGSA) collaborated with the Department of History to host an event chronicling the history of feminism in Iran and demonstrate support and solidarity for Iranian women. 
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An image of the Governors Mansion in Albany, NY. JOSEPH/ FLICKER VIA LICENSE

New York should be preparing for the “red wave”

Sonya Gugliara October 23, 2022
#OPINION: Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin are neck and neck in the polls for New York governor. The term “red wave” is not some preposterous buzzword, but a fair reflection of the current state of New York politics.
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Illustration of a fetus in an abstract background.TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Roe v. Wade’s defeat continues to wreak havoc months later

Anya Marquardt and Christine Kelley August 10, 2022
#OPINION: Abortion rights in America are taking a nosedive. In the month since Roe v. Wade’s defeat, states have put abortion on the ballot. Eleven states bar even rape and incest victims from getting abortions.
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¡Mi cuerpo es mío, yo decido! – The devastation of the Texas abortion ban for people of color

Melanie Navarro October 15, 2021
A ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable took effect in the state of Texas. News of the imperilment of women's health in Texas sparked a dialogue on social media which is leaving many worried about the future of reproductive rights.
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The Onion Bagel: Banning abortions isn’t enough, we must also restrict male masturbation

Michael Cleary September 19, 2021
#opinion: Whenever a male ejaculates, they can release between 40 million to 1.2 billion sperm. That is 40 million to 1.2 billion potential lives that have been completely snuffed out before they have ever been given a chance at life.
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Staff picks: Our Black heroes

Steven Keehner, Sam Lauria, Cindy Mizaku, and Fanni Frankl February 20, 2021
#OPINION: The opinions editors at The Statesman describe Black figures who inspire them.
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Portait photo of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy deserves to be remembered 

Anya Marquardt September 30, 2020
#OPINION Ruth Bader Ginsberg spent her entire life breaking gender norms and fighting for others. No matter how difficult the challenge ahead of her was, she continued to persevere.
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Presidental candidates for the 2020 election from the Democratic Party. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Analyzing the Democratic candidate overload for the 2020 presidential election

Anya Marquardt November 3, 2019
In a mere year, the next presidential election will be upon us. While this may seem like a long time for some Americans, candidates have already kicked into campaigning mode; for registered Democrats, primaries start in Feb. 2020.
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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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Protesters gather in Washington D.C. for a rally in solidarity with the transgender community in March 2015. TED EYTAN/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Trans women’s rights are women’s rights, too

Genie Ruzicka March 19, 2017
If we are truly committed to safety for all women, trans women must be a part of the conversation, and they must lead this conversation.
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Women’s March generates support from organizations on campus

Dorothy Mai February 5, 2017
Over half a million people united to march alongside one another on Jan. 21 to support women’s rights and protest President Donald Trump in the first weeks of his presidency.
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