At Stony Brook University, where over 17,000 undergraduate students attend what USA Today ranked as the ninth most diverse college in America, students with unpopular political perspectives feel they cannot openly voice their opinions.
With 2022 midterm elections swiftly approaching, Stony Brook University is ramping up its efforts to promote voter participation among students.
Seawolves are no exception to the trend of high voter participation nationwide, as the university continues to emphasize voting for elections both on and off campus.
Long Island’s four highly competitive congressional races are drawing considerable attention from both parties. Two districts on Long Island are favoring Republicans by just three points, and the other two districts are favoring Democrats by just two and five points.
The incumbent representative for New York’s 1st District, Republican Lee Zeldin, is currently running for governor of New York. This leaves the seat open for two new candidates: Democratic nominee Bridget Fleming and Republican nominee Nick LaLota.
#OPINION Major League Baseball was right to move the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta following Georgia’s new voting law. More organizations should follow in MLB’s footsteps to advocate for equal voting rights and general social equity.
#OPINION: The state of our nation depends upon the checks and balances that we hold our representatives to through democratic elections. We can decide to maintain the status quo or invite the next generation of leadership.
#Opinion: Voting is a personal civic duty in the United States. Even while considered a flawed democracy, as classified by the Economist, the institutions of the U.S. are among the most democratic in the world.
#OPINION: I’m writing this on Oct. 23 — a day before early voting opens in New York. For the last six months, I have stared down the dreaded dilemma: Who should I vote for in the most important election of my lifetime?