The main problem here is that a school known for its incredible strides in STEM is not efficiently or effectively doing anything to promote important STEM-related and life-saving initiatives on campus.
Stony Brook students pulled a different kind of all-nighter for 12 hours this past weekend. From Saturday, April 26 at 6 p.m. into Sunday, April 27, students occupied the Campus Recreation Fields for the fourth annual Relay for Life event and raised $42,741 for the American Cancer Society.
Let me start out with being amazingly clear on this. I, in no way shape or form, remotely support cancer as a disease. It’s an awful, devastating thing to happen. My father died of cancer when I was seventeen after having it for five years and his mother had breast cancer twice, so in absolutely no way am I trivializing it. However, it’s now Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I feel we need address the fact that breast cancer has been reduced to a fad in our society. I want to address this even though I know my opinion will be considered unpopular.