My Career is a Drag

Joshua Pietzold
RuPaul’s Drag Race has elevated drag culture to the mainstream, inspiring hundreds of people to pursue a career in drag. But it’s made it harder, not easier, for drag queens to make a living doing drag.

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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.

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Day Laborers on Long Island

Demi Guo, Arielle Martinez, and Ronny Reyes
For their multimedia JRN364 project, SOJ students report on how suburbs on Long Island came to terms with a decades-long controversy

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Reporting RIS4E

A national research team called RIS4E is helping NASA lay the groundwork for missions of the future that land humans on Mars, the Moon and maybe even asteroids.

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The Struggle of Long Island Dreamers

DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an American immigration policy that would offer some undocumented immigrants a path to legal citizenship, providing they arrived before they were 16 years old and before June 2007.

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The Reality of Deportation in Southampton Village

Despite immigration and deportation becoming a central issue in the general election, local law enforcement officers have little authority to enforce federal immigration policy, making deportation less of a priority in the village.

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Tomorrow’s Doctors

Christine Powell, Emily Heller, Khloé Meitz
School of Journalism students spent the past several months following fourth-year medical students on the final and most nerve-wracking part of their medical educations.

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Long Island’s Runaway Kids

JD Allen
A growing number of young children and teenagers are leading double lives: students by day and homeless runaways by night.

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Professional Fridays goes to Buzzfeed and NY1

Students from Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism traveled to the concrete jungle on the first of April as part of the school’s “Professional Fridays in New York” series of trips into …

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Hit and Run

Jessica Suarez
The number of hit-and-runs in the county has doubled in the last seven years and victims’ families say that current penalties are enabling drivers to get away with this crime.

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Millennials Are Back in the Nest

Abby Del Vecchio
More than 25 percent of millennials are back in the nest, up from 22 percent in 2007. A look at how the economy has played a role in one long islander’s decision to move back home.

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The Graying of LGBT

Sheena Samu
Inside the LGBT Senior Citizen community. 100,000 of New York City’s 1.5 million residents who are 55 and older are part of the LGBT senior citizen community

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The Life of Brian

Kerlern Rae Tuitt
The Life of Brian: A Boy Whose Skin Won’t Stay On is a profile of young Brian Ilg and the challenges he faces.

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Raising the Age

Marina Liao
Raising the Age: The Drive to Change How Teenagers Are Prosecuted In New York Courts is Marina Liao’s look the movement to raise the age at which adolescents are tried as adults.

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