About

Left: the last issue of the Sucolian, dated April 9, 1959. Right: the first issue of The Statesman, dated May 13, 1959. The 'the' was dropped in 1963.

Left: the last issue of the Sucolian, dated April 9, 1959. Right: the first issue of The Statesman, dated May 13, 1959.

The Stony Brook Statesman is a student newspaper servicing Stony Brook University on 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 Statesman Association was formed as a non-profit organization in approximately 1970 and was incorporated in 1975. The paper is funded by both advertising and the Stony Brook Undergraduate Student Government.

New stories are published online every day Monday through Friday. A print issue is published every Monday during the academic year and is distributed to many on-campus locations, the Stony Brook University Hospital and over 70 off-campus locations.

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.

Correction Policy

The Statesman‘s policy is to promptly correct all factual errors and clarify confusing statements. If a story is corrected after being published online, a note will be made at the end of the story. Style and grammar errors are exempt, as determined by managing editors. If you have any questions, please contact us at editors@sbstatesman.com.

Comment Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but they are subject to moderation. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam will be deleted–comments and any links must be relevant. Comments including profanity will be subject to moderation and those containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will not be posted, nor will comments that attack a person individually.

The Statesman reserves the right to delete comments without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions, please contact us at editors@sbstatesman.com

Contact us

Interested in working for us? Want to give us some feedback or write a letter to the editor? Drop us a line at: editors@sbstatesman.com

For advertising inquiries please contact: advertise@sbstatesman.com

Our offices are located at:
Stony Brook University
057 Stony Brook Union
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Editorial Board: (631) 632-6479
Advertising Department: (631) 632-6480
Fax: (631) 632-9128

Administration

Rebecca Anzel

Rebecca Anzel

Editor-in-Chief

Rebecca is a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in business and Middle Eastern studies. She joined The Statesman as a copy editor in her sophomore year after traveling to Turkana, Kenya with members of that year's editorial board, and has enjoyed her time here ever since. She hopes to become either a business reporter or a foreign correspondent when she graduates.

Mike Daniello

Mike Daniello

Managing Editor

Mike is a senior at Stony Brook University, majoring in journalism. He is in his second year as sports editor, after previously serving as an assistant in 2011. He joined the paper during the fall of his freshman year. He also interned with News12 Long Island in the sports department, where he covered all sports from high school to professional. He got the opportunity to interview the Boston Bruins as an intern. Mike went to Omaha, Nebraska to report on the Stony Brook baseball team after it famously reached the College World Series. He has written about all sports, but enjoys baseball the most. When he’s not doing something sports related, he is working at CVS, where he is a shift supervisor. After college, he hopes to be a baseball writer and one day report on the New York Yankees
Keith Olsen

Keith Olsen

Managing Editor

Keith is currently a junior double majoring in Economics and Political Science. Although he isn’t a journalism major, Keith has always had a fascination with politics and current events which led him to The Statesman. When Keith isn’t wasting time in the Statesman office, he’s usually sleeping, reading an obscure historical book, or running. Following graduation, Keith plans to either go to law or graduate school.
Brandon Benarba

Brandon Benarba

Managing Editor

Brandon Benarba is a junior journalism major who never dreamed of becoming a journalist. He joined The Statesman as an intern his sophomore and quickly became attached to the Arts team. Originally wanting to work in film, he brought his passion for film in his stories and his reporting.

News

Kelly Zegers

Assistant News Editor

Arielle Martinez

Assistant News Editor

Hanaa’ Tameez

Hanaa’ Tameez

News Editor

Hanaa’ is a journalism and Spanish major from West Windsor, New Jersey. She got her start in journalism working at her high school radio station where she interviewed local officials for her township beat. After coming to Stony Brook, Hanaa’ decided she wanted to explore print and online media. She joined The Statesman in the fall of her freshman year and became an assistant editor that spring. She hopes to use her language skills to travel and someday write for a Spanish-language publication in either Spain or Argentina.

Sports

David Vertsberger

Assistant Sports Editor

Cameron Boon

Cameron Boon

Assistant Sports Editor

Joe Galotti

Joe Galotti

Sports Editor

Arts & Entertainment

Chelsea Katz

Chelsea Katz

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Robert Cimino

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Giselle Barkley

Giselle Barkley

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Giselle is a junior journalism major with an online and broadcast concentration. She joined The Statesman during her sophomore year and loves learning something new from each one she wrote. She likes spending time with her friends and family when she is not studying. While she hopes to secure a job with Vice in the near future, one of her dreams was to shoot video for National Geographic.

Opinions

Tejen Shah

Assistant Opinions Editor

Niveditha Obla

Opinions Editor

Multimedia

Manju Shivacharan

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Basil John

Basil John

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Jesus Pichardo

Jesus Pichardo

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Heather Khalifa

Heather Khalifa

Multimedia Editor

Web and Graphics

Will Welch

Will Welch

Web and Graphics Editor

Will is a sophomore journalism and political science major from New Hampshire who has a passion for website design and interactive media. Though most of his time at Stony Brook is spent studying, writing and editing for The Statesman, he develops websites and studies graphic design in his free time. Will joined The Statesman in spring 2013 after editing a national Scouting publication.

Copy

Briana Finneran

Briana Finneran

Copy Chief

Briana Finneran is a sophomore English major who intends on pursuing a career in education. She joined The Statesman during her freshman year and has found the process of producing a paper incredibly interesting. She also plays clarinet in the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band and is looking into pursuing a degree in journalism.

Business Manager

Frank D'Alessandro

Frank D'Alessandro

Business Manager