The Stony Brook English Pal, a program that matches international students with English speakers to provide them with a chance to meet, interact and practice their language skills, became an independent club this semester.
Only four senators voted against the bill to ban gay conversion therapy — one of them was Kenneth P. LaValle, the representative for most of eastern Long Island and namesake of Stony Brook’s sports stadium.
Attitudes toward mental health often vary between people of different cultures. Their teachings and religious beliefs often affect the way they view the mentally ill, and the nature of mental health itself.
Not all Hispanic people come from the same country, nor do we all share the same cultural traditions, but the over-stereotyping and fetishizing of Hispanic people has become a norm in American culture.