Every year, the freshman packs include things that students will only look at once, throw in the closet, and never look at again. Deep down in the bags, an innocent freshman used to find condom packs supplied by the Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO). This year, the infamous condom packs were missing.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In order to learn the true meaning of this phrase, I put in some time at Stony Brook’s Recycling and Resource Management headquarters.
At first glance, the department was a humble building with a pale green exterior, exactly what I’d expected to see in an organization so dedicated to spreading a positive message. Signs depicting recycling instructions, motivation and explanations littered the walls.
When New York University Junior Alana Taylor wrote an opinionated article about her journalism class and the current digital revolution, she hoped that it would spark dialogue and propose solutions among her readers. Little did she know that her article would light a fire to a controversial debate of media ethics and create waves in the giant ocean of the blogosphere.
In a report released by Stony Brook’s Center for Regional Policy Studies on August 5, it was announced that the university has an annual economic impact of nearly $5 billion dollars on the Long Island economy.
On the afternoon of September 15, about 150 research assistants, students, elected officials and union members gathered in the SAC auditorium to rally for research assistants’ right to unionize.
Katie Flanagan stood in the SAC plaza last Wednesday barking like a carnie. She made promises of free food and asked of passersby to “step right up and test [their] gaydar.” She vowed “shocking revelations” and that the audience could ask any question they wanted.
On Friday, September 12, 2008 the International Academic Programs Office held its annual Study Abroad and Exchange Fair outside the SAC. The fair’s attempt was to get Stony Brook students interested in studying abroad through winter or summer study programs or exchange programs, which run anywhere from six months to a full year.
Not many students know about the Undergraduate Student Government at Stony Brook. In fact, last year’s election polled a total of 1,059 students for the two presidential candidates, which Jeffery Akita won by 113 votes.