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Texas Hold'em For All You Yanks

There’s that saying, “Don’t Mess With Texas”. That’s true, considering the most famous Texans in American history are big-time risk takers, thrill seekers and gamblers. President Bush claims he is from Texas. Meanwhile our university president, Shirley Strum Kenny is a Texas native.
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We Stopped One Act of Cruelty

In 2007, Costa Rican artist Guillermo Vargas,Habacuc tied a stray dog on a short leash in a Nicaraguan Art gallery and starved the dog to death. Vargas hired a few poor Nicaraguan children to capture the stray, and proceeded to have the dog starved in a Managua art gallery in the name of "Art."
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Nine Inch Nails: The Slip

The last twelve months have been the most interesting for Trent Reznor’s project Nine Inch Nails and his die-hard fans. After last year’s Year Zero, Reznor finally divorced himself from his former label Universal, ending a very bitter, hateful history between him and the music industry.
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Screw You SBU, I’m Going Home

With Stony Brook facing a massive $20 million budget cut, graduate students calling for fairer stipends and more than 150 professors, adjuncts and faculty expressing their lack of confidence in the university's leadership, the departure of two leading professors in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) couldn't
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City Wok

When Jacqueline Newman was engaged, she was given her very first Chinese cookbook as a gift. Fifty-four years later, Newman has compiled the World’s largest English-language Chinese cookbook collection, continuing over 3,000 books.
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News Analysis (Really): The US Surgeon General

The United States Surgeon General protects America from fundamental germs, radical disease, and foreign viruses. With an army 6,000 strong, the Surgeon General liberates America’s health from the rock-wielding health hazard extremists.
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The Zen of Stony Brook Goslings

I never had a fantastic relationship with geese. I even went out of my way to complain about their fecal waste in my first article about Stony Brook. One can only imagine my reaction when someone asked me to write my last article of the academic year about the geese offspring at Roth Pond: Nope, sorry buddy, nuh-uh, not me, no way are you making me do this.