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KEF Airport exit and to customs before entering Iceland.

A solo journey to Iceland

Xingling Yu February 4, 2024
Fresh air hit my face as soon as I stepped outside Keflavik International Airport (KEF). It was like I had been transported to a world devoid of human waste. The air was free of artificial scents and pollutants, starkly contrasting with the pungent air I had grown accustomed to in New York City.
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A graphic depiciting mixed reviews on the online system used at schools around the world, Brightspace. ILLUSTRATED BY MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Brightspace: An easy-to-use option for simplified learning

Xingling Yu November 19, 2023
Among the many educational platforms, I see Brightspace as the better option for organizing and presenting course information compared to alternatives like Blackboard or Google Classroom. Even amidst faculty and student feedback, the recently implemented platform proves its worth.
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Students Kelly Zhang (left), Nathan Tchoffo Kouleho (center) and Caterina Reed (right) are checking students in at the Health Tech fair on. XINGLING YU/THE STATESMAN

Annual Health Tech Fair showcases health resources and technology

Xingling Yu October 22, 2023
On Thursday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the prestigious annual Health Tech Fair was hosted by the Health Institute and the University Libraries. This year, respected staff representatives and abundant resources were gathered at the Health Sciences Library (HSL) main entrance.
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The interior of the new library. XINGLING YU/THE STATESMAN

Health Science Library’s new reticent study area

Xingling Yu October 5, 2023
On Monday, Aug. 28, the Health Science Library (HSL), known for being open 24 hours a day, unveiled a new study area. 
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A picture of me and my friends taking the train from Port Jefferson to Stony Brook on Aug. 24, 2023. On the left front side are Rafael Santos and Xingling Yu (myself). On the left back side are Jeslyn Valdez and Kazi Hamza Rashed. On the right side are Amanda Lin and SoRee Chon.

Navigating the transition to college, dos and donts

Xingling Yu September 21, 2023
When I arrived at the campus, I slowly realized that my life was on the cusp of a transformative journey. The nervousness and excitement of attending Stony Brook, mingled with the apprehension of leaving my memories and home behind.
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