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Zaynab Ubaid

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Undocumented children in America who aspire of one day attending college may never see their dreams become a reality. President-elect Donald Trump has signaled in one of his debate speeches, that once he takes office, he may rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that makes thousands of illegal immigrants eligible for affordable college education.  Trump’s potential decision embodies a sentiment that has gripped America since its inception: anti-immigration.   DACA, an executive policy passed by President Obama in 2012, grants Social Security numbers (SSN) to undocumented children , allowing them access to financial aid and work permits. There are over 3,500 undocumented immigrants in New York who are recent high school graduates. But only five to 10 percent of these students have been granted a SSN and can now afford to attend college, according to the American Immigration Council website. The federal government has issued 844,931 DACA…

At the Undergraduate Student Government meeting on October 20, a prominent change was introduced to the clubs that are defined as Special Service Council’s clubs They will no longer have the option of refusing to move up the line budget, starting next semester.. The Special Service Councils clubs require a limited amount of funding. This includes clubs that are relatively new or clubs that only require minimum funding in order for them to function to their fullest capacity. If a club is deemed fully-established, it can move up from SSC’s limited funding to the line budget. The new rule states that clubs capable of handling the line budget can no longer stay on as SSC clubs. If these clubs refuse to move up to line budget, their funding will be cut altogether. There is finite money in the SSC collective budget, so this amendment allows for eligible clubs that have…

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, dozens of disgruntled Stony Brook University students gathered in a crowd outside of West Side Dining to protest the new meal plan system that started this fall semester. Rain pattered, a lawn mower roared and five University Police Department cars lined the area. But still, these students refused to let their dissatisfaction be left unheard. Under the new dine-in system, most dining halls across the campus no longer offer students the option to buy individual items. Instead, students need to pay a predetermined amount, regardless of how much food they eat. The dining halls that practice this new system are Union Commons, Roth Cafe and West Side Dining. Nicholas Puleio, a sophomore biochemistry student who organized the demonstration, handed out a letter at the protest addressed to Sodexo, Stony Brook’s food service provider. The letter, which criticized Sodexo’s “gross behavior” towards students, outlined the students’ main…