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.

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Unfulfilled Dreams

Kristie Kam
This Capstone Project profiles young professionals who are DACA recipients, awaiting the fate of their long-term investment and success in America.

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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

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Six Minutes and Twenty Seconds

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.

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Death and Decision in New York State

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.

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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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The Smile Child

Jimin Kim
After surviving a chimp attack, Dunia Sibomana finds a new life in America on his journey to regain his smile.

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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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On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, the uptown freegan group found a bucket full of fruits and vegetables on the side of the road in Washington Heights.

Freeganism: Dumping Consumerism

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.

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Photo by Marc Schwartz

Surging Waters: Can LI Protect its Shores?

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?

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A sign that rests on the cash register in Benson’s Gun Shop. An employee eventually got tired of people complaining to him about the new laws so he decided to print this out as a message to his customers and to lawmakers. Photo by Frank Posillico.

Guns Across LI

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.

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Long Island Beats Suburban Streets

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.

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Growing Up Out

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.

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