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4 Ways to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

It is the beginning of May and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! May was chosen specifically to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. Chinese immigrants mainly worked on this railroad. This month also commemorates the first arrival of Japanese immigrants to the U.S., which began …

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International Yoga Day Highlight: Body & Brain Lynbrook Shows Why Yoga Should Be Part of Your Routine

International Yoga Day Highlight: Body & Brain Lynbrook Owners Show Why Yoga Should Be Part of Your Routine

Beatricia Brun was in college when she started incorporating yoga into her routine.  On weekends, she would travel from Stony Brook University to Syosset, where her mother worked. Together, they would commute to a nearby yoga studio for class before heading home.  Now, Brun is the manager of Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi in …

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New Club at Sag Harbor's Pierson High School Highlights Asian Culture

New Club at Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School Highlights Asian Culture

Over the past few weeks, local and national news programs have shown graphic videos of hate crimes against Asian-Americans in U.S. cities. It seems as if there is a new vicious attack every night. One study found that hate crimes have increased by 164% in 16 jurisdictions across the country compared with the same period …

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Stony Brook Students Speak Out About Recent Asian Discrimination Crimes

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in another world changing problem: discrimination and hate against the Asian community.  Recent attacks on Asian Americans in Atlanta and New York has them fearing for their lives. Although the pandemic has led to these attacks on the community, the fight for justice has always been consistent for Asian Americans.  …

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