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An illustration featuring social media influencer Andrew Tate. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Misogynistic YouTubers promote sexism to young men

Sara McGiff September 14, 2022
#OPINION: No content creator has had the influence and ability to incite outrage amongst the general public more than Andrew Tate. Tate’s removal from social media platforms such as Instagram and YouTube has done little to deter his loyal fanbase.
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The official poster for South Korean rapper CAMOs first North American tour: CAMO: WIFEY TOUR/ Courtesy of Unbound Entertainment Group and Mauve

South Korean Rapper CAMO’s first North American Tour

Francesca Mevs August 21, 2022
South Korean rapper CAMO is gracing fans with her first-ever North American tour, “CAMO: WIFEY TOUR”, with special guests JMIN, DJ Yungrican, and Butch Dawson. 
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SBU Alum and YouTuber talks pre-med culture and perseverance

Melanie Navarro September 9, 2021
Now a second-year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Stony Brook Alumnus Terrence Thomas dedicates a large portion of his time to mentoring pre-med students with an informative and personable YouTube channel.
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Kanye West DONDA album by Louise Bourgeois. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Kanye West finally releases “Donda” album

Amaya McDonald August 29, 2021
The highly anticipated album was originally scheduled for release on July 22. In the weeks leading up to the album’s release, West moved into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia where he held two album listening events over the summer. 
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A group of students hold posters as they march around campus in support of the Black Lives Matter protests last fall. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Black students at SBU speak on statements about race

Rabia Gursoy and Amaya McDonald May 6, 2021
In this video, The Statesman consults Black students in the SBU community for more insight into the variety of experiences, values and ideas shared by Black Americans.
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Official logos of social media companies. People have taken to social media in order to spread information in the form of threads. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

The myth of cancel culture: Why racists have bestsellers

Benjamin Joffe April 3, 2021
#OPINION The cancel culture preached by right-wing press is a fallacy. When it comes to causing substantial consequences for those who abuse their high positions, social media outcry often has no significant effect.  
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McKenzi Thi Murphy, senior journalism major at Stony Brook University, 

Self-Image during the COVID-19 pandemic: The good, the bad and the fads

Melanie Navarro March 21, 2021
In the beginning weeks of lockdown, around March of last year, home-made whipped coffee recipes, rising TikTok stars and YouTube videos on-at-home ab workouts dominated social media.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Commencement will be in-person this spring

Alek Lewis March 21, 2021
Stony Brook University class of 2021’s commencement ceremony will be held in-person at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium — at least for graduating students.
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The Chai With The Pre-Med Guys official podcast cover. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAYEED KHAN

A look at SBU student run podcast Chai with the Pre-Med Guys

Melanie Navarro December 6, 2020
Produced by Stony Brook pre-medical students Wali Pirzada and Sayeed Khan, comes “Chai with the Pre-Med Guys.” The pair bring on current medical school students as guests and explore challenges, experiences and garner advice for pre-med students. 
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Journalism professor discusses digital innovation during COVID-19 at virtual “My Life As” lecture

Katherine Procacci September 22, 2020
Professor Sree Sreenivasan kicks off the School of Journalism’s Fall 2020 virtual “My Life As” Speaker Series with the lecture, “What Comes Next? Lessons on Digital Innovation Six Months into the Pandemic” on Sept. 16.
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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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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

International students faced uncertainty as SBU went remote

Claudia Motley April 10, 2020
For international students, leaving on-campus housing was far more complicated than booking a last-minute economy flight.
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