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Karaoke’s popularity fading from local Stony Brook area

Dipti Kumar April 21, 2013
It is that time of year when the stress of studying is reaching new heights of tolerance and the deadlines never seem to end. One way to ease the mounting pressure is karaoke.
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Tierney Sutton joined the Turtle Island Quartet in its Staller Center performance. (Kenneth Ho)

Staller hosts a night of jazz with the Turtle Island Quartet

Dipti Kumar November 19, 2012
oft lights, an auditorium full of music aficionados and a stage. The Turtle Island Quartet was back for the third time at the Staller Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 17 and this time, Grammy nominated jazz singer Tierney Sutton performed with the group.
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Performers in the middle of Donka - A letter to Chekhov, which will be hosted by the Staller Center on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. (Photo Courtesy of The Staller Center)

What’s to come in Staller’s upcoming homage to Chekhov

Dipti Kumar November 5, 2012
Delicate as a glass figurine, soft as a feather or rambunctious as a drunk—these various elements of this play mesh together to interpret one of history’s greatest Russian dramatists and short story writers, Anton Chekhov.
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To celebrate Halloween, the SAC Ballroom A was transformed into a laser tag area. (Yoon Seo Nam)

Students go wild in school sponsored laser tag

Dipti Kumar November 4, 2012
This game is a modern take on a couple of traditional children’s games: hide and seek, tag and dark room. Put the concepts together, throw in laser guns and sci-fi looking jackets and that is laser tag.
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The SAC Ballroom hosts numerous events throughout the semester. (Jesus Pichardo)

Take full advantage of what the SAC has to offer

Dipti Kumar November 4, 2012
The Student Activities Center is an everyday pit-stop for a meal for most students. While many students opt to grab their meals and get back to class or study groups, there is more to do at the SAC then just grab a bite and run.
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Scares worth the wait and price

Dipti Kumar October 15, 2012

Haunted houses are a hotbed for goose bumps, scares and a weird sense of claustrophobia, despite not seeing  who or what is rubbing up against the victim. For thrill seekers, this is a ‘must do’ activity,...

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Finding the perfect joke in Staller’s “The Clean House”

Dipti Kumar September 24, 2012

What is the funniest joke you have ever heard? If you have not found the joke yet, then I would suggest watching “The Clean House.” Asylum Theatre’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s masterpiece is a...

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Local Thai restaurant serves traditional recipes

Dipti Kumar September 17, 2012

For the ardent foodie, Stony Brook University’s campus dining options can sometimes get dull and monotonous. Do not worry, however, for there are plenty of restaurants and interesting pit stops around...

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Staller offers programs for students on a budget

Dipti Kumar September 10, 2012

Campus life is a lot like a marriage. The honeymoon phase, or first week of school is the best; activities, new friends, minimal class work and maximum socializing abound. It is easy to ramble on about...

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Having fun in college: a guide to Stony Brook campus life

Dipti Kumar August 27, 2012
University life: BFFs, prolonged lectures, test-induced nail biting and knotted nerves. Student life at Stony Brook University is a lot like unwrapping a gift box; the excitement builds as you inch closer to revealing what is inside. With a campus spanning more than 1,400 acres, this place is filled with unexpected bursts of activities and an A to Z list of clubs students can be a part of.
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