Special Projects

Capstone projects from students in JRN 490.

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.

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.

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

How Psychedelics May Change Mental Health Treatment

Mahreen Kahn
A Capstone Project looks at the experimental use of psilocybin, a psychedelic drug, 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.

March for Our Lives Photo Gallery

Photos by Christopher Cameron

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.

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.

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.

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.

RIS4E – Science Reporting in Hawaii

Journalism students and teachers join NASA scientists to chronicle field research on the lava flows of the most active volcano on earth.

LIVE from India and Hawaii – an International Stony Brook Newsbreak Special

Students from the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University were taking special Journalism summer classes in Hawaii and India.

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.

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.

The Disappearing Clams of Long Island’s Great South Bay

Andrew Kozak
Steve Kuhn has been digging for clams in the Great South Bay for over 40 years.
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.
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?
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.

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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Stony Brook News – April 23, 2018

Journalism students in the advanced broadcast class (JRN 371) produce their eleventh news show of the Spring ’18 semester which includes: A burglary in the Staller Center, a painting event for transfer students, a jazz understanding event on campus, a recap of Seawolves Sports and this week's weather.

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Long Island hearing filled with opposition to proposed offshore drilling

The Osprey
Nearly 30 environmentalists and 11 public officials in Smithtown spoke in opposition to the Trump administration proposal to drill for oil off of Long Island’s coast at a hearing on Feb. 14.

Ex-boxer opens Cuban restaurant in Huntington

Daniel Gatta | More Than Bagels
Professional boxer Alan Gotay hung up his gloves to pursue a career in the food industry. On Wednesday, April 19, Gotay’s very own Cuban restaurant, Babalu NY, opened in Huntington.

Long Island Musicians Impacted By Streaming

Guneet Singh | Find The Beat
Streaming has grown in popularity among consumers, but poses an issue for artists who are paid very little for their music.

Sports Reporting initiative a home run for students

Christopher Cameron
Benefiting from a wealth of experience and a diverse selection of skills on offer, the Sports Reporting class has given students an outlet to pursue their passions, and has inspired the newest broadcast news show in the School of Journalism.

Annual Spring Car Show takes over Belmont Racetrack

Yingzi Dong | The Osprey
On Sunday April 9, thousands of people gathered to enjoy the annual Spring Car Show and Swap Meet at Belmont Racetrack, held by Long Island Cars.