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A map of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia starting on Feb. 24 2022. PUBLIC DOMAIN

As fighting in Ukraine continues, the impact of the war is felt abroad

Xenia Gonikberg March 29, 2022
#OPINION: As Putin’s crusade continues, thousands of lives are irrevocably changed and altered by his actions. Thus, Ukraine’s pleas should not fall on deaf ears.
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Students walking on the quad.  REBECCA LEGGIO

Economic barriers inhibit lower-income students

Xenia Gonikberg November 14, 2021
#OPINION: The fact that there are so many barriers to education and to succeeding in the workforce highlights an overarching problem within education and employment systems in this country.
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A photo of a girl sleeping.  WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA XIAPHIAS

Sleep is important for college students and their mental health

Xenia Gonikberg October 17, 2021
If you prioritize sleep and mental health overall, it will help you do better on that test or submit a higher quality assignment because you are not rushing to do it and you can focus on doing it well, instead of just doing it to finish it.
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Blank missing persons fliers. After Gabby Petitos disappearance, the media has been criticized for not giving attention to missing colored people. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI

Gabby Petito’s investigation helps shed light on other missing POC cases

Xenia Gonikberg October 5, 2021
#OPINION: There are still thousands of people, particularly people of color, that go missing every year and are not given the same media coverage that Petito’s case was. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as “missing white woman syndrome."
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People waiting on line at Wolfieland.

Stony Brook’s Wolfieland back after COVID hiatus

Xenia Gonikberg September 19, 2021
Wolfieland, Stony Brook University’s annual carnival, returned on Sept. 11 at the SAC H parking lot and saw thousands of attendees, a record-breaking turnout compared to previous years.
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Nagasawa stenciling a luna moth. Ksenia Gonikberg/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook professor opens interactive exhibition in New York City

Xenia Gonikberg September 12, 2021
Stony Brook art professor Nobuho Nagasawa opened an interactive art exhibition about the cycle of life and the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic at the Westwood Gallery in the Bowery District of New York City on Aug. 19. 
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Facebook needs to commit to its misinformation policies

Xenia Gonikberg March 28, 2021
#OPINION: The rise of misinformation on social media platforms has inspired an ongoing debate surrounding free speech protections, especially since many users turn to social media as an informational tool. 
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Official Tinder app. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Hookup culture liberates us in more ways than one

Xenia Gonikberg March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Thanks to more relaxed attitudes toward sex and sexuality, "hook-up culture" - casual sex without emotional intimacy - has become more common among teens and young adults.
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Ryan Durie on a beach. PHOTO COURTESY JODI DURIE

Ryan Durie, SBU marine biology major, dies at 20

Xenia Gonikberg and Chris Cumella March 12, 2021

Ryan Durie, a 20-year-old junior marine biology major at Stony Brook University, died by suicide in his suite on the Southampton campus on Feb. 24.  Upon one of his suitemates discovering Durie...

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A wildfire in 2013 at Yellowstone National Park. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Without drastic climate action, California will continue to burn

Xenia Gonikberg February 23, 2021
#OPINION: Winters are getting colder, and summers are getting warmer. Extreme temperatures are becoming more common as the effects of climate change continue to ravage communities across the United States.
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Zoom is a video chat service many Stony Brook University students are using to learn remotely. Inappropriate content has interrupted class meetings during the first week learning remotely.SCREENSHOT OF ZOOM HOMEPAGE

Addressing students’ mental health during remote learning

Xenia Gonikberg October 4, 2020
#OPINION Many students suffer from an increasing number of mental health issues because they don't have access to the same resources as before. It is important that these issues are addressed and students are aware of the mental health resources available.
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Lessons I learned in quarantine

Xenia Gonikberg September 2, 2020
After spending time in quarantine in both Palo Alto, California and Long Island, New York, a Stony Brook University journalism major shares lessons she learned from her experience.
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