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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo during a benefit show in Farmingville on July 23. The duo broke out cover songs and reworked versions of their own hits at the 7,000-capactiy Catholic Health Ampitheater. JULIA PORTNOY/THE STATESMAN

Pat Benatar represents LI Hall of Fame in homecoming show

Jeremy Portnoy July 31, 2023
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo returned to Benatar’s native Long Island for a performance at the Catholic Health Amphitheater in Farmingville on July 23.
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Stony Brook is aiming to have more LEED certified buildings like the Simons Center. (RYAN MUI/THE STATESMAN)

Stony Brook University receives record-breaking $500 million donation

Jeremy Portnoy and Sky Crabtree June 1, 2023
Stony Brook University received a gift of $500 million on Thursday. It’s the second-largest donation to any public university in U.S. history and the largest unrestricted gift to a U.S. university’s endowment.
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The Gaslight Anthem returns to The Paramount with renewed purpose

The Gaslight Anthem returns to The Paramount with renewed purpose

Jeremy Portnoy May 29, 2023
A solid chunk of The Gaslight Anthem’s 90-minute barnstormer of a concert on Friday was dedicated to frontman Brian Fallon’s semi-coherent ramblings and lighthearted jabs towards an adoring audience in Huntington, N.Y.
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Rapper Yung Gravy performs in Holland Park in July 2022. Yung Gravy was announced as the new headliner for Brookfest one night before the concert.

Yung Gravy is the third Brookfest headliner in one week

Jeremy Portnoy April 13, 2023
Brookfest has a new headliner for the second time within one week. Rapper Yung Gravy will now perform after Lil Tecca dropped out, according to an email sent less than 24 hours before the concert begins. 
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The recent changes to campus dining since the arrival of CulinArt have caused long lines at West and East Side Dining. ZACHARY DYER/THE STATESMAN

Exclusive: CulinArt under investigation for illegal activity at Stony Brook University

Jeremy Portnoy February 13, 2023
CulinArt used Stony Brook funds to pay employees working at other locations, misreported how much money they spent on dining hall food and avoided obligations to split their profits with the university.
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Indie rockers Arcade Fire performing at the Barclays Center on Nov. 4. Sexual harassment allegations against lead singer Win Butler brought controversy to the concert. JEREMY PORTNOY/THE STATESMAN

Arcade Fire: Can you be a poet and a scumbag?

Jeremy Portnoy November 7, 2022
#OPINION: The shock value in the Win Butler allegations comes not in their severity, but in the earnestness associated with Arcade Fire. The band’s entire discography revolves around clinging to innocence and morality in a cruel world.
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Alvvays Blue Rev review: bite-sized indie rock perfection

Alvvays’ ‘Blue Rev’ review: bite-sized indie rock perfection

Jeremy Portnoy October 20, 2022
The new Alvvays album is a chaotic mess, with hooks that are difficult to pick out and more tempo changes than should conceivably fit within 40 minutes — and it’s perfect.
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Samuel Stanley, former Stony Brook president, resigns from Michigan State

Samuel Stanley, former Stony Brook president, resigns from Michigan State

Jeremy Portnoy October 15, 2022
Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr. announced his resignation as president of Michigan State University in a video announcement on Thursday, Oct. 13.
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PHOTO COURTESY OF ISABELLA MILGAM

Antisemitic incident at Stony Brook carnival draws reactions from students, administrators

Jeremy Portnoy October 4, 2022
Antisemitic symbols and phrases were written in a public area during Stony Brook University’s “Wolfieland” carnival on Sept. 10. Student leaders say it is the latest in a series of antisemitic incidents on campus throughout the past year and a half.
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Stony Brook soccer player charged with DWI

Jeremy Portnoy September 8, 2022
A player on the Stony Brook men’s soccer team was arrested for drunken driving on Sunday, Sept. 4.
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Midfielder Ellie Masera in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Drexel. Masera scored two goals against UNC in the finals, but Stony Brook fell 8-5. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

No. 8 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse eliminated from NCAA Tournament by No. 1 UNC again

Jeremy Portnoy May 20, 2022
Despite a defensive effort for the ages and a one-goal lead during the third quarter, the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team fell 8-5 to the top-seeded University of North Carolina (UNC) Tar Heels in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday. 
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Attacker Kailyn Hart playing against Drexel in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Hart and the Seawolves will need to beat undefeated UNC to advance past the quarterfinals. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

NCAA Tournament Elite Eight preview: No. 8 Stony Brook vs. No. 1 UNC

Jeremy Portnoy May 17, 2022
After defeating Drexel and Rutgers in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the Stony Brook women's lacrosse team will play at UNC on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m on ESPNU.
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