To the left is the last issue of the Sucolian dates April 9, 1959 and on the right the first issue of The Statesman dated May 13, 1959. The ‘the’ was dropped in 1963.
The Stony Brook Statesman is a student newspaper servicing Stony Brook University in New York’s Long Island. It was founded in the fall of 1957 as the Sucolian , for the “State University Campus On Long Island” at Oyster Bay, the university’s name and location until 1962. The name was changed to The Statesman in February 1958. The newspaper is now published weekly, but was previously published twice a week during the academic year and until recently was also published bimonthly during the summer months, though it did not publish at all in the summers of 2005 and 2006. It currently prints 6,000 issues per run, at two runs per week. It is distributed to many on-campus locations, the Hospital, and over 70 off-campus locations. As late as 1984, the Statesman was published three times per week during the academic year.
The Statesman Association was formed as a non-profit organization approximately 1970 and was incorporated in 1975. The paper is funded by advertising and additional funds from the Stony Brook Undergraduate Student Government.
The Statesman and its editors have won several awards for student journalism, and several past editors have gone on to enjoy distinguished careers in the field of journalism.
Frank is a journalism student at Stony Brook University and Editor-in-Chief of The Statesman, the campus' oldest publication. He started at the paper in his freshmen year and has not looked back since. He has held positions as assistant news editor, photo editor and news editor before taking up Editor-in Chief in 2010. Frank has interned for Newsday.com, The CBS Evening News and Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Frank can usually be found in The Statesman office working on the paper. Frank knows he want's to work in journalism for the rest of his life and hopes the skills he learned at the paper will help him.
Kenneth Ho is a MBA candidate at Stony Brook with a Bachelor's in political science. He began his career at The Statesman as a photographer during his freshman year of undergrad, earning two SPJ photography awards since then. Kenneth looks to pursue a career in public relations and marketing, having spent time as an associate in the Comptroller of New York City's office, as a social media marketing intern and as a marketing department intern at Michael C. Fina. This diversified portfolio of experiences gives Kenneth a unique perspective that he hopes will help him in the business world.
David is a Political Science and Journalism double-major. He is currently a senior at Stony Brook University and has spent all four of his years at The Statesman. He began his career there within a couple of weeks of starting college as a freshman and has remained there ever since. He was originally primarily interested in sports reporting but then branched out his interests to the news and arts spheres of journalism and life. He hopes to pursue Political Science and one day work in the U.S. State Department.
Sara is a journalism major at Stony Brook University. She had originally planned to go into pre-law in college, but when a college adviser suggested she major in something to build up writing skills, she chose the school of journalism at Stony Brook University. After enjoying her work in the program, law school is no longer in the picture. Sara is on the broadcast track and wants to ultimately become an executive producer of a news broadcast. She hopes her internship at CBS news will help her get there. Sara has loved her time at The Statesman and encourages all journalism students to get involved with a publication.
Ezra is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a specialization in Developmental Genetics. His interest in photography was sparked when he discovered his mother's old film camera in seventh grade, a passion that has remained with him ever since. He worked in high school as an assistant for Dyana Van Campen, an event photographer. He was also the editor-in-chief and head photographer for his high school yearbook. At Stony Brook University, he began shooting for The Statesman in his freshman year. As a junior, he became the photo editor and eventually advanced to his current position as managing editor. Ezra enjoys working with a Canon 40D and Apple iPhone 4s.
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Deanna is a junior studying journalism and French. She began writing for The Statesman in the fall of her freshman year, which she spent reporting for the Arts and Entertainment and News sections. Deanna’s journalism experience began in her hometown of Bridgewater, N.J., where she spent her high school years writing for “The Home News Tribune,” a local paper. She returned to local reporting the summer after her freshman year as a freelancer for Bridgewater Patch. This past summer, Deanna was an editorial intern at “The South Shore Standard” and is spending the the spring 2013 semester as a reporting intern at “Times Beacon Record.” She is headed to D.C. this summer to intern for Scripps Howard Foundation.
Mike is a junior at Stony Brook University and is majoring in journalism. He joined The Statesman during the fall of his freshman year and became an assistant editor for his sophomore year. He has written about all sports, but enjoys baseball the most. Mike went to Omaha, Nebraska to report on the Stony Brook baseball team after it famously reached the College World Series. After college, he hopes to be a baseball writer and one day report on the New York Yankees. In the fall of 2012 he will begin an internship with “the Southampton Press.”
Arts & Entertainment
Arts & Entertainment Editor
Will is a senior English major with a serious passion for pop culture, TV, celebrities and lame movies, which led him to find his niche in the Arts & Entertainment section. He dedicates most of his free time to obsessing over Community (#sixseasonsandamovie) and spending time with his friends who manage to tolerate his incessant ramblings on the TV shows he watches. His life goal is to someday write for an entertainment magazine. He hopes his Cosmopolitan internship and the skills he picked up from The Statesman help him achieve that goal.
Anusha is a history major with a specialization in Latin America. She started as a contributing writer her freshman year, and is currently the Opinions Editor. Journalism has always been an interest, as much of public opinion comes from the daily news. After graduation, she hopes to further her studies in either law or history, though much like her opinions, is subject to change. Her experiences abroad have given her insight into how much of the world lives, operates, and why covering foreign affairs is necessary. Her trips to Guatemala, Peru, Kenya, Cambodia and many others have shown how fortunate Americans are, and why history is the key to changing foreign policy.
Kevin Lizarazo is a student-journalist based in New York. He double majors in journalism and political science at Stony Brook University.
Despite a change of major that led him from journalism into the field of English education, fifth-year student Christian Santana is looking forward to spending another year with his friends and colleagues at The Statesman. He originally signed on as a writer back in the fall of 2010 and subsequently made his way up the ranks, earning the positions of copy editor and eventually assistant news editor. During his time at the paper, Christian's covered everything from hard news to events, but his true passion is feature writing. He's followed the Culinary Club on a food tour through Little Italy, interviewed cosplayers and costumers at I-CON, and even garnered a first place award from Newsday's School Journalism Contest for his coverage of Humans vs. Zombies. This past summer, Christian added music writing to his repertoire after interning at the online electronic music publication XLR8R.