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Official poster for A Star Is Born. The movie premiered on Oct. 5 and is the first film Bradley Cooper has directed. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Review: Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut astounds in “A Star Is Born”

Nick Zararis October 10, 2018
Every so often, a movie about the behind-the-scenes of a particular lifestyle captures a moment in time perfectly.
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Football fandom keeps the sport’s problems in the background

Nick Zararis September 16, 2018
Football is still the most watched sport in the United States according to Statista. The NFL very may well be the modern equivalent to Rome’s Bread and Circuses, but all I want to know is, can Rodgers limp through two months on a sprained knee and lead the Packers to the playoffs?
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Redshirt freshman Oksana Gouchie-Provencher goes for a layup at Island Federal Credit Union Arena. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Healthy and prepared, Gouchie-Provencher ready to contribute

Nick Zararis November 15, 2017
Greatness has always been the goal for redshirt-freshman forward Oksana Gouchie-Provencher.
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Taylor Swifts newest studio album, Reputation, sounds uninspired and confusing, even to a diehard fan.

Review: Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” is confusing, uninspiring

Nick Zararis November 13, 2017
Swift’s willingness to experiment as an artist is commendable, but “Reputation,” seems like an outright miss for an artist who can do better.
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Country musician Stephanie Quayle, above, performed at the Staller Center on. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE STALLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Country artist Stephanie Quayle stages lively performance at Staller Center

Nick Zararis November 5, 2017
Rising country artist Stephanie Quayle brought the backwoods to the Staller Center for the Arts’ Recital Hall on Friday night to promote her newest album, “Love the Way You See Me.”
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Junior middle blocker McKyla Brooks throws the ball in the air before serving in a game against UMBC.
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Volleyball beats UMBC in straight sets

Nick Zararis October 28, 2017
Stony Brook Volleyball returned to the win column on the road against UMBC Friday night, winning the match in straight sets, and only trailing for seven serves the entire night.
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A promotional still from the 1962 movie adaptation of Harper Lees To Kill A Mockingbird.PUBLIC DOMAIN

Two weeks after Banned Book Week, “To Kill a Mockingbird” banned in Mississippi

Nick Zararis October 22, 2017
On Oct. 12, the Biloxi County School District in Mississippi removed Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its eighth grade curriculum.
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Sophomore midfielder Kimmy Chavkin during a 2017 game against New Hampshire. GARY GHAYRULLA/STATESMAN FILE

Women’s Soccer falls 1-0 at Binghamton

Nick Zararis October 13, 2017
“To be frank, it just wasn’t our night, the game got away from us,” head coach Brendan Faherty said.
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Stony Brook Mens Soccer forward Vince Erdei dribbles the ball past Sacred Heart in a game against Sacred Heart on Tuesday, Oct. 3. After Erdeis tweaked his muscle in a previous game, he came in as a substitute and scored two goals putting him at seven for the season. ZACHARY DYER/THE STATESMAN

Men’s Soccer scores season-high four goals in win over Sacred Heart

Nick Zararis October 4, 2017
The Seawolves set a high water mark, scoring four goals in a 4-1 win over the Pioneers.
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Sam Hunt performing at the Tortuga Festival back in 2015.   JOSH RHINEHART/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC 2.0

Both pop and traditional styles have a place in country music

Nick Zararis October 3, 2017
Country music is extremely niche, and to pay the bills, the music has to not make you want to change the radio dial.
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Junior forward Fanny Gotesson in a game against UMass Lowell two seasons ago. Brendan Faherty was head coach then, and since has been  replaced byTobias Bischof. SAMANTHA MONTES/STATESMAN FILE

Women’s Soccer scores early, shuts out UMass Lowell 3-0

Nick Zararis September 29, 2017
Stony Brook Women’s Soccer picked up its first conference win of the season in convincing fashion over UMass Lowell at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium Thursday night.
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Taylor Swifts upcoming album Reputation, on a UPS truck.  TORBAKHOPPER/FLICKR VIA CC BY-ND 2.0

Look what you made Taylor Swift do

Nick Zararis September 17, 2017
If “Look What You Made Me Do” is any indicator of what is to come, Swift is likely to keep breaking Billboard records and the haters are likely to keep hating.
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