It was 2006 when Eminem released his song “Stan,” where he describes a crazy, over-the-top fan who ended up taking his own life because he couldn’t get the rapper’s attention. The fan’s name was Stan.more
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.
This Capstone Project profiles young professionals who are DACA recipients, awaiting the fate of their long-term investment and success in America.
Senior Capstone Project on NY State’s ambitious program to eradicate HIV as a public health menace
A Capstone Project looks at the experimental use of psilocybin, a psychedelic drug, to treat severe anxiety and depression in cancer patients
The horrible conditions endured by tenants in buildings owned by the New York City Housing Authority is the topic of this Senior Capstone Project.
School of Journalism Special Project
Taylor Ha paints an evocative, first-person narrative portrait of the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C.
For the past two decades physician assisted suicide has been a hot button issue in New York State and throughout the nation. Stony Brook students investigated the controversy over aid-in-dying in New York as their capstone project.more
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.
After surviving a chimp attack, Dunia Sibomana finds a new life in America on his journey to regain his smile.
Journalism students and teachers join NASA scientists to chronicle field research on the lava flows of the most active volcano on earth.more
Students from the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University were taking special Journalism summer classes in Hawaii and India.more
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.
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.
Steve Kuhn has been digging for clams in the Great South Bay for over 40 years.
The term “freegan” combines the words “free” and “vegan.” Freeganism is about more than food. Its adherents describe it as an anti-capitalist, environmental action that challenges America’s endless consumerism.more
The 2013 tropical storm season is quickly approaching on the calendar. Many in the Long Island region have been wondering if they’re going to see more storms similar to the intensity of Superstorm Sandy. How are residents preparing? Marc Schwartz reports in his capstone project, Surging Waters: Can LI Protect its Shores?more
Guns Across LI looks at the new gun laws and the financial impact on the gun shop down the street. What does it mean for family-owned businesses to lose the ability to sell assault rifles, which shop owners say have been a large piece of their sales? It is a story about people, not about weapons. Frank Posillico reports in his capstone project.more
The rap community on Long Island has not developed an independent identity, separate from New York City’s mean streets. Its up-and-comers struggle with being typified with a suburban stereotype—as softer, privileged, middle-class wannabes. In her capstone project, Long Island Beats Suburban Streets, Jessica Stallone reports.more
Explore the realities faced by LGBTQ teens on Long Island, and how the social landscape of the area is changing – or sometimes isn’t – as young people come to terms with their sexualities at an earlier age.more
Jie Jenny Zou reports on an ethical debate over drug company payouts to doctors through the lens of the Stony Brook University Medical Center.more
Long Island’s mobile home communities are fighting against rent hikes, corporate development and crumbling infrastructure. Erika Karp takes you inside their struggles.more
New York City has seen the largest increase in the number of homeless families with children that call shelters their home in the last five years. Amir Khan takes a look at why.more
A look into the past, present and future of craft beer on Long Island, with input from people at local breweries, home brewing clubs and many more areas of the craft brewing world.more