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    - Letter to the Editor -

    0:00 AM April 22, 2014

    Dear Editors: The staff editorial entitled, “The constant rebranding of Brockport,” published on April 16, provides an inaccurate profile for The College at Brockport. As a student with acceptance letters from colleges and universities across the country, I was proud to select Brockport as my first choice. Full story

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    "Happy" singer launches new clothing line

    0:00 AM April 22, 2014

    When a major influencer joins forces with a label for a new collection, it typically sells out in minutes.
    Pharrell Williams’ new partnership is no different. In fact, we can add a whole new line to the artist’s multi-talented resume, as he officially announced he’s teaming up with Adidas, according to Refinery29.

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    Mental health not weapons to blame

    0:00 AM April 22, 2014

    A 16-year-old male was arrested for stabbing 20 students and one security guard at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Penn. Wednesday, April 9, according to CNN. A few of the injured students are still in the hospital in critical condition.

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    Staff Editorial: Stepping in or stepping aside

    We need to overcome the “bystander effect”

    0:00 AM April 22, 2014

    This psychological phenomenon, most commonly known as the “bystander effect,” examines how people are less likely to act when others are present. This diffusion rarely occurs when a person is alone and increases in groups of three or more.
    The refusal of people to intervene when moments call for it is widespread. Although many claim this doesn’t apply to them, it does to the majority. How hard is it to stop and offer someone a hand?

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    Ukraine community exploits anti-Semitism and prejudices

    0:00 AM April 22, 2014

    Masked men in the Ukraine were handing out posters and leaflets outside of a central synagogue Tuesday, April 15, ordering Jews to report themselves to the Donetsk, Ukraine government. This city has been proclaimed a pro-Russian “People’s Republic.”
    According to CNN, these fliers read, “All citizens of Jewish nationality over age of 16, living on territories of Donetsk People’s Republic, have to register with DPR commissioner of nationality before May 3rd, 2014 at the Donetsk Regional Administration, room 514, registration fee is $50. Must have in person $50 cash, passport, all available IDs, and documentation of ownership of real estate and transportation.”

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    Staff Editorial: The constant rebranding of Brockport

    Students upset over loss of unique college culture

    0:00 AM April 15, 2014

    The College at Brockport has been trying to rebrand itself for a few years now. It all started when Brock-the-Port, a day for students to celebrate the hard work they completed throughout the semester, was changed forever.

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    Smith Says: Unnecessary fees leave Brockport students in bigger debt

    0:00 AM April 15, 2014

    This past week was Customer Appreciation Week at all the dining areas across the College at Brockport campus. We were all greeted with huge banners at Brockway and Harrison Dining Halls and complementary brownies at areas like Jitterbugs and Hartwell Café.

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    - Letter to the Editor -

    0:00 AM April 15, 2014

    I noted your editorial in the April 9 edition of The Stylus, entitled “The misplacement of student fees.” I would like to take the opportunity to clarify what seems to confusion regarding our construction budget and the ways in which New York State allows us to use these funds.

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    Graduates pressured to make big decisions

    0:00 AM April 15, 2014

    The spring semester is tough on all college students. Most are eager just to get to summer break, graduate and move on to what they consider to be bigger and better things. However, spring semester is also a time of making big decisions.

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    Employee leaves tardy boss angry note

    0:00 AM April 15, 2014

    Most of us have had jobs that practically sucked the life out of us with a boss who didn’t make it any easier. You would daydream about the day you would finally throw in the towel after giving your boss a piece of your mind. For money’s sake, though, you’d tough it out until you found a job that better suited you.

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    The Chief Speaks: Male perception of rape culture important

    0:00 AM April 15, 2014

    How does college and universities raising awareness over sexual assault affect college men? It’s not something that comes up when you think about the mandatory workshops and sessions colleges put on throughout orientation or during the academic year.

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    Homeless mother charged with child abuse

    0:00 AM April 15, 2014

    A mother in Scottsdale, Ariz. was arrested for leaving her two children in her hot car while she went to a job interview, according to KPHO.

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    Local prostitute shaming deemed biased

    0:00 AM April 15, 2014

    Prostitution. It’s illegal throughout most of the U.S., but it is still practiced everywhere. Recently, in an effort to reduce the amount of prostitution in the local area, Monroe and Wayne County Sheriffs have begun doing something called prostitute shaming.

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    University rejects students' efforts to modify arch

    0:00 AM April 15, 2014

    Equality. It means everyone has the same worth. In this day and age where everyone is “considered equal,” administrations who make up some of the world’s leading universities should let their actions speak louder than their words and prove the Declaration of Independence is right. 

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    Cuban Twitter invades privacy of thousands of citizens

    0:00 AM April 15, 2014

    It’s the understatement of the century to say the Millennial Generation is technologically savvy. Our childhood and teenage years were spent watching Windows operating systems and various video game consoles evolve. We were around for the birth of Facebook and Twitter and were even the age demographic these sites were most adamant to recruit.

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