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Sicilian Crossings

When a school such as Stony Brook decides that they’re going to stat naming and endowing professorships, you would initially think that the first title would go to the Chemistry or Physics department. This isn’t how it actually went: the first named professorship went to the Center for Italian Studies and the Alfonse D’Amato Endowed Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies.
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SuperMixTape: D&D at Red Lobster

Welcome to SuperMixTape! Having run out of inspiration for actual content of value to contribute, I asked some of my fellow Press staffers to give me five random topics to spin together into a ‘news’ piece. The topics I was given were…
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In Praise of Congestion Pricing

Student journalists should only take stances which they are qualified to defend—there's a stance for you. But now that we're on the subject of the proposed congestion pricing plan for New York City, here are a few more words from the hip.
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Bring the Metal, Odin!

You can feel metal inside you. You could be forgiven if you overlook the small town of Auburn, New York. However! One contribution towers over all of the works of man dating back to the halcyon days of da Vinci…and his code! Then, as now, in the words of bassist Joey DeMaio, there was “a real lack of big, epic metal that is drenched...
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Grads to Martin; C’Mon Man!

Amid chants of “equal pay for equal work” and “assistants need assistance too”, about 150 graduate students rallied at the fountain on the academic mall to protest what they viewed as an unfair raise of the stipends for some teaching and graduate assistants, and not others.
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Remembering Bob Greene

It was Wednesday the 9th when my friend Anna from SBU-TV stopped me in the Student Union lobby. We hadn’t spoken to each other in ages and decided to catch up and trade news. At one point, the subject of journalism minors came up. We compared our progress and our professors. Professor Greene’s name came up and it felt like speaking of good times, how Greene was this sentimental nice guy.
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Budget Cuts Spark Gloomy Rumors

Provost Eric Kaler laid to rest rumors that 388 classes in the Arts and Science program were being dropped, and that numerous adjuncts were being replaced by graduate teaching assistants. The SUNY budget was passed a week ago, and despite a 2.9% budget cut for all schools in the SUNY system, Provost Kaler said he was pleased with the decisions made in Albany, as he had previously informed the Deans of Stony Brook to expect a 4 to 5% decrease in the budget.
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San Dimas High School Football Rules!

Stony Brook is known to many as a commuter school with no student life and depressed students. One characteristic that doesn’t help is the fact that Stony Brook doesn’t have a strong music scene. In the 1970s, Jimi Hendrix played several times at Stony Brook and the Blue Oyster Cult actually formed here.