Every day at Stony Brook, each and every one of us is bombarded by signage: “Far Beyond.” The message from the university to its student body: If you strive for success, Stony Brook will propel you towards it. The university has fallen short on their end of the bargain.
Many factors went into choosing this university. One reason was because I wanted to attend a school in a rural environment far from home to challenge myself. The other two were finances and research opportunities. One thing that I did not consider, however, was the school’s diversity.
After taking a difficult exam, students are relieved to hear that their professor is curving their test grades. Test curves are a method in which a teacher adjusts the average score of an exam by moving students’ grades up a few points or even an entire letter grade.
Hi from Advice and Beyond! We would like to welcome all of our new students to Stony Brook by giving some helpful information about how to make your mark. Coming to a new school can be overwhelming, so here are some helpful tips!
“Advice and Beyond,” The Statesman’s new advice column, will be used to offer a second perspective to issues students may be facing and answer questions they may have — whether it be academic or personal.
On May 31, I watched the Netflix miniseries, “When They See Us.” The show, created, written and directed by Ava DuVernay, was inspired by the true Central Park Five case and exposes the breakdown of the amoral U.S. criminal justice system during this time.