Fasting for Funds

Over 100 students walked and biked their way to the Student Activities Center on a cold October night to break the fast they’d begun at sunrise.

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The Amazing Can Crusher

Lei Takanashi
After Fabrizio Milito rolled onstage in a Roman chariot, ready to perform on Chinese Central TV, the host of the show yelled that Milito’s opponent, Yixi Fong, would take off Milito’s “angel wings.”

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Hit-and-Run

Kieran Smith is one of 58 victims who have lost their lives in hit-and-run incidents in Suffolk County over the last three years.

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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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Spin Step Punch

Megan Miller
Alternative fitness enthusiasts use hula hoops, slack lining and kick boxing to stay healthy and have fun. These activities are addictive, they get the blood flowing, and they can put you in a better mood.

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Sinclair Korte

A brief visit with a Stony Brook student, artist Sinclair Korte, and a look at some of his work and work habits here

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Dani Mose Stellar

You may be familiar with mainstream music artists, but here’s the story of one Brooklyn native who comes from the underground scene and shares her words through music.

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Je Suis Charlie

Two School of Journalism students were in Paris during the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, and joined in with the crowds who were united in their defiance of terrorism and resolute in their call for freedom of expression.

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LI’s Cheesy Trend

Cheese has always been a popular ingredient in a sandwich or something for a snack. Now, however, people on Long Island are taking it much more seriously as cheese shops are becoming more of a trend.

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The Tattoo Artist

Jose Luis “Pepé” Jiminez is a Medford tattoo artist whose passion for his craft has been what has attracted a steady clientele to his chair, but it is also one of his struggles due to the long hours he isn’t home with his family.

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Innovations in Pacemakers

About half a million people in the United States have pacemakers. A typical pacemaker lasts 7 to 10 years. New innovations are expected to decrease the failure rate.

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Lower Gas Prices

Gas prices seem to have skyrocketed over the past decade. However this year, gas prices have fallen around 21 percent over the past six months, and some experts are predicting that consumers will continue to pay less at the pump.

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Chelsea Marks

Chelsea Rose Marks, a neuroscience student at Stony Brook University, was born legally blind. Despite a continuing fight against a rare form of muscular dystrophy, Marks is able to enjoy life as a college student.

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A Grave Story

European Settlers coming to Long Island brought with them the concept of carving headstones to mark graves for the dead. Today, those stones are supposed to be protected, but that doesn’t make them safe.

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The Council of Thought and Action

COTA is a grass-roots movement that hopes to change the culture of communities where drug dealing, gang violence and prison sentences are common problems.

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Suburban Heroin

Heroin has taken up residency in suburban Long Island. But with the increase in heroin abuse, the already limited access to treatment is getting worse.

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The Woodcarver and his creative carvings

By Joseph Damiani Gregg Klewicki has been carving wood using chainsaws for over 20 years. He transforms trees into bears, birds, benches and more for his customers. He’s gained notoriety …

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Is it a table tennis club or a bar?

By Andy Mai Spin New York is a table tennis club and bar combined into one. On Friday nights, it is packed with corporate professionals and professional table tennis players. Co-founder …

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Violin Making: A Hundred Year Old Craft

His brow was furrowed in concentration, his lips pursing occasionally as his mind made delicate calculations – each with the potential to add or detract hundreds of dollars from the end product. In the hands of Edward Maday of Woodmere, Long Island, the 56-year-old father of two, a viol de gamba — a stringed instrument, relative to the violin — was being born.

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The American Yoga

The evolution, or in some cases, devolution, of yoga spans a history of thousands of years. What is known as “yoga” in America today is merely a derivation of asana, or “poses,” with spirituality, perhaps the most important and vital part of traditional yoga, lost in favor of physicality

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