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Poster for The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star” changed the beauty community for the better

Gabby Pardo December 2, 2019
“The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star,” the first-ever documentary exposing the business and process of creating makeup premiered on the channel of long-time YouTuber, Shane Dawson this past October. With the first episode premiering on Oct. 1 and the last episode on Nov. 22, each episode has over 10 million views.
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Cancel culture needs to be canceled

Xenia Gonikberg December 2, 2019
Cancel culture has gone mainstream. When a person, famous or not, is called out on Twitter or other media platforms for mean or insensitive remarks they have made in the past, they get “canceled.”
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Otchere in Stony Brook mens basketball home opener against Yale on Nov. 5. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Otchere primed for big year following DPOY season

Ryan Magill November 19, 2019
For Otchere, however, winning the most prestigious defensive award in the conference was not just a goal, it was an expectation.
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The Lumineers want you to get to know the Sparks family

The Lumineers want you to get to know the Sparks family

Sara Ruberg September 15, 2019
Three generations of crime, tragedy, drug addiction and alcoholism ravages the Sparks. Their stories come to life in a small, yellow house that stands alone in a field — perhaps symbolic of each character's loneliness and distance.
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An all female team at SBUHacks on September 15, 2018 who took home the Best Coding Award. On February 19, Governor Cuomo announced the Smart Start Program which will allow New York elementary and middle schools to participate more in cmoputer science. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Governor Cuomo announces plan to invest in computer science education hoping to close gender gap

Joe McQueen March 24, 2019
"To keep New York at the forefront of innovation, we must level the playing field for young women and provide them with the tools for success," Gov. Cuomo said in a 2018 press release following the launch of Smart Start.
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Associate Director of Data Network Services Michael Ospitale attributes the Wi-Fi issues to increased traffic/connections caused by infected computers and a bug code in the system. (SARA SUPRIYATNO / THE STATESMAN)

The Onion Bagel: “The semester’s already going great, really…” students say

Mike Adams February 13, 2019
“I see demons in my textbooks and I lost my sense of taste,” Ludgate said. “I am not even close to fine."
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Singer Ashanti will headline PUBLIC DOMAIN

Back to the Brook artists announced

Brianne Ledda and Aleeza Kazmi October 9, 2018
Stony Brook Student Life sent an email on Tuesday night announcing the artists chosen for the university's annual Back to the Brook concert.
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Students at the Back to the Brook concert on Friday, Sept. 22. This years concert did not feature a student competition as it has in past years. SASCHA ROSIN/THE STATESMAN

USG teases the Back to Brook concert

Aleeza Kazmi October 3, 2018
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) teased the Back to the Brook concert in a video posted to their YouTube channel, sbusg, on Monday, Oct. 1.
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THE VOICE -- Season: 14 -- Pictured: Kelsea Johnson -- PAUL DRINKWATER/NBC

Stony Brook alumna sings her way past the competition on “The Voice”

Joseph Konig March 25, 2018
For Kelsea Johnson, the path to success has been all about timing. In 2014, the Delaware native auditioned for the NBC singing competition, “The Voice,” at an open call audition attended by thousands.
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Fenty Beauty. FENTY BEAUTY/INSTAGRAM

Makeup brands need to be more inclusive of people of color

Samiha Ahmed March 19, 2018
Looking at three different fair skinned models wearing the same golden highlight will not help me understand if the golden highlight will look the same on me, a tan-skinned girl.
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Part of Stony Brook Universitys main campus. DIANNA ROMAN/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook enacts hiring freeze to help balance budget

Rebecca Liebson March 1, 2018
Stony Brook University is implementing a hiring freeze to help mitigate an $18 million budget shortfall, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. announced on Thursday.
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DNCE lead guitarist JinJoo Lee (left) and lead vocalist Joe Jonas (right) perform at The Paramount in Huntington on Feb. 8, 2016. ANAMARIA SALOBO/THE STATESMAN

Brookfest 2017: DNCE, Joey Bada$$ and Alison Wonderland to perform

Jessica Carnabuci March 22, 2017
This is the first year that Brookfest will feature three artists and take place in the Student Activities Center parking lot.
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