(JESSICA DESAMERO / THE STATESMAN)

(JESSICA DESAMERO / THE STATESMAN)

Iron Chef competition spices up Union Ballroom

For the past five years, Campus Dining Services at Stony Brook University has held an annual Iron Chef Competition. This competition pairs four teams of students with Campus Dining’s lead cooks to test their culinary skills. It is similar to the Food Network’s Iron Chef America, right down to the challenge of incorporating a mystery ingredient.

The first page of this document shows the percent change for each aspect of the USG budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

USG budget changes for the 2014-15 fiscal year

The Statesman created a spreadsheet sorted by percent changes in allocations. It shows which clubs and services received the most severe cuts and which received the largest increases.

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Ashley Tymann found a rusty nail pressed into the bottom bun of her Wendy's junior bacon cheeseburger, sparking an investigation by Campus Dining Services. (PHOTO CREDIT : FACEBOOK)

Wendy’s nailed with Campus Dining investigation

Campus Dining Services is currently investigating a case involving a rusty nail pressed into the bottom of a student’s hamburger bun purchased at Wendy’s in Roth Cafe.

Sophomore English major Ashley Tymann bought a junior bacon cheeseburger from Wendy’s at 6 p.m. on March 30. After taking it back to her friend’s dorm to eat it, she found the hazardous addition to her meal once she took a bite and a rusty nail fell onto the wrapper in her lap.

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Southampton Hospital on the way

Stony Brook University Hospital is close to an agreement with Southampton Hospital that will join the two facilities and build a medical center on the university’s Southampton campus.

The Seawolves beat Hofstra 3-2. (BASIL JOHN / THE STATESMAN)

The Seawolves beat Hofstra 3-2. (BASIL JOHN / THE STATESMAN)

Five-game win streak helps Seawolves into first

In most sports, when the top players are not playing well, you generally lose the game. The Stony Brook Softball team was able to overcome that on Thursday afternoon, and defeat the Hofstra Pride 3-2 at University Field.

News

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Wolfielist: the Craigslist of Stony Brook

Wolfielist.com is a classified website created by Stony Brook students that aims to connect students shopping for and offering products and services. The website recently won the Stony Brook University Entrepreneurs Competition. It plans to use its cash prize to continue expanding the website.

Arts & Entertainment

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Iron Chef competition spices up Union Ballroom

For the past five years, Campus Dining Services at Stony Brook University has held an annual Iron Chef Competition. This competition pairs four teams of students with Campus Dining’s lead cooks to test their culinary skills. It is similar to the Food Network’s Iron Chef America, right down to the challenge of incorporating a mystery ingredient.

Melanie Ellner brings soul to Stony Brook Idol

On the first beautiful day at Stony Brook in quite some time, students gathered on the Staller Steps to take in the singing talents of the six finalists of Stony Brook Idol 2014. The students showed great support toward the soulful, sultry performance of “Give It To Me Right,” from Melanie Ellner. Ellner, a sophomore psychology major, wooed the audience with her faithful rendition of Melanie Fiona’s R&B number with great vocal range and powerful delivery. Her stirring performance came together successfully, as she won first place.

Sports

Allison Cukrov has been named America East Pitcher of the Week thanks to her dominating performance on the field.(BASIL JOHN / THE STATESMAN)

Cukrov earns Pitcher of the Week honors

Junior Allison Cukrov dominated her opponents this week, and in honor of this, the America East Conference decided to name her Pitcher of the Week. Cukrov went 4-0 this week and allowed a total of three runs in 26 innings, en route to the victories against Columbia, Hofstra and a pair against UMass-Lowell for the first place Seawolves.

Opinion

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311 app hurts more than it helps

Three-one-one—when put together, these three numbers signify information. For this reason, “311″ is the name of Stony Brook University’s newest mobile application.

Released on March 26, 2014, this app delivers a modern method of submitting work orders so that students can more easily resolve maintenance issues with their rooms. I applaud the university’s desire to modernize what they can, and I am glad they see the issue with the current work order system. However, they are trying to fix a problem where there isn’t one.