Heather is a senior journalism major with a concentration in online journalism. She first joined The Statesman as a staff writer and later joined the multimedia section as an assistant multimedia editor. She hopes to become a foreign correspondent and pursue documentary video and photojournalism.
The numbers are staggering. In just two years, over 100,000 people have been killed. There are two million refugees, half of them being children. Currently, one-third of the Syrian population is displaced. Entire cities inside Syria are completely wiped off the map.
On May 1, Stony Brook students reenacted the decade of social protest and counterrevolution, better known as the 1960s. Students enrolled in Professor Robert Chase’s “The Sixties: Unsettled Decade” class and Professor Eric Zolov’s “The Global 60s” class put on a skit as part of an extra credit final assignment, recreating the spirit and the sentiment of that turbulent decade in American history.