TOP STORIES

Where are the teachers of color?

Taylor Ha
Long Island is known for being one of the most segregated suburbs in the nation. But there’s an untold story: The absence of minority teachers in Long Island public schools.

How Psychedelics May Change Mental Health Treatment

Mahreen Kahn
Senior Capstone Project on the experimental use of micro-doses of psilocybin to treat severe anxiety and depression in cancer patients
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The Fight Against Lead Poisoning in Public Housing

Marshall Cooper
The horrible conditions endured by tenants in buildings owned by the New York City Housing Authority is the topic of this Senior Capstone Project.

The Commuter

The staff of The Osprey is proud to present its final publication for the spring of 2018, Longislandcommuter.com a site dedicated to transportation on Long Island.

Sexual Harassment Bills To Protect Suffolk County Employees

Rebekah Sherry | WSHU Public Radio
Two new bills are meant to protect county employees from sexual harassment and discrimination.

Unfulfilled Dreams

Kristie Kam
Senior Capstone Project profiling DACA recipients threatened with losing their professions
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Stony Brook Newscast: Get App at Starbucks

If you hate long lines waiting for your coffee at Starbucks, a new app called "Get" allows you to phone ahead.

March For Our Lives

School of Journalism Special Project
On March 24, nine students from the SOJ reported from the “March For Our Lives” rally, organized and led by survivors of the deadly shooting Parkland, Florida, just five weeks before.

Campus labor union demands contract after 20-month hold up

Gary Ghayrat | Stony Brook Statesman
Members of the UUP have been without a fair contract since July of 2016. Salary increases, paid family leave, and on-call pay have been holding up contract negotiations.
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Eradicating HIV

Dara Smith
Senior Capstone Project on NY State’s ambitious program  to eradicate HIV as a public health menace

Long Island JCC To Offer LGBTQ Summer Camp

Jay Shah | WSHU
A week-long LGBTQ summer day camp will launch in August on Long Island. The pilot program is for kids ages 12 – 18 and will run for a week.

Pine Beetle Eradication Plan Will Restore Devastated LI Parks

Vinny Ball | WSHU
Suffolk County officials have unveiled their updated plan to limit the spread of southern pine beetles and to restore areas they’ve devastated.

STONY BROOK NEWS
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LATEST NEWSBREAK

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Stony Brook Newsbreak – May 2, 2018

In four minutes, journalism students in the introductory broadcast class (JRN310) provide updated news and information about Stony Brook University as well as national and international news plus this week's weather.

LATEST NEWSBREAK EN ESPAÑOL

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Newsbreak en Español – 18 de Octubre, 2017

En la primera edición de Newsbreak en Español, nosotros vemos el programa de DACA, el crisis humanitario de Puerto Rico, políticas en Latinoamérica y el pronóstico de esta semana.

NEWSCAST STORIES

JOURNALISM WITHOUT WALLS

The Journalism Without Walls program sends students and teachers on foreign reporting trips in order to prepare them for the challenges of working in the field.

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CUBA: 2018

Santería: an old religion in the new Cuba

An estimated 70 percent of Cubans practice some form of Santería, an Afro-Caribbean religion derived based in natural elements. But some practitioner say their religion is not always respected, or understood.
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ECUADOR: 2017

Manari Ushigua and the weight of the world

The leader of the Sápara nation has become the Sáparas’ link to the Western world, tasked with guiding his people to safety in a country that would see their territory scoured for oil.

KOREA: 2016

Studying Lifestyle of Hardship in Korea

In many ways, South Korea today remains a place still wedded to ancient Confucian values. One of the most important is a respect for learning and the learned. Few things are more honorable.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Stony Brook Surgeons Reconstruct Baby’s Skull Using 3D Printing

Using a cutting-edge procedure for craniosynostosis that benefits from the use of 3D printing technology, baby Vincent Bono's triangular-shaped forehead was able to be corrected by surgeons of Stony Brook Medicine.

Brutal Gang Murders Draw Federal Attention

WSHU Public Radio
This is the latest in a series of gang-related deaths that began in September with the murder of two teenage girls. Four more bodies were discovered since – all suspected to be killed at the hands of MS-13.
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Surviving New York

Megan Miller
In an effort to use her tragic story as a catalyst for change, Ana Wagner began advocating for children’s civil rights in New York State.

Conducting to the Top

The Stony Brook University Orchestra is comprised of over 70 undergraduates and has been acclaimed as a considerable success over the past decade. This is all thanks to one woman, Susan Deaver.

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THE MASTHEAD

The J Drive is the showcase for student-produced news from the Stony Brook University School of Journalism.

Managing Editor – Christopher Cameron
christopher.cameron@stonybrook.edu