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At the entrance of the Jeonju Hanok Village is a rock sign with the engravings Jeonju Hanok Village in Korean, Chinese and English. JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN

How to spend a perfect day in Jeonju, South Korea

Jenna Zaza, Managing Editor June 5, 2024

This new feature in The Statesman will be written by our writers currently in Stony Brook University’s study abroad programs. It will feature their experiences and tips for studying and traveling...

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SBU clubs strive to preserve club spaces amidst CLC’s eviction notices

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor May 15, 2024

Growing whispers of eviction echo across the campus community, leaving clubs like the Science Fiction Forum, Pocket Theater, LGBT+ Alliance, Animated Perspectives, Smash Bros. at SBU, Stony Brook Gospel...

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Stony Brook University’s 23rd Annual Diversity Day: Gallery

Stanley Zheng May 13, 2024

The 23rd annual Diversity Day took place in the Student Activities Center on Wednesday, May 1. The Diversity Day cultural showcase highlighted Stony Brook's cultural groups with performances, activity...

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Aaliyah Barden selling her lip care line and sunglasses at the Sunset Market event on Friday, May 3. EMILY CHAO/THE STATESMAN

Student-owned small businesses crafting and creating connections on campus

Emily Chao, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor May 9, 2024

In the Student Activities Center (SAC) and Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library, dozens of colorful flyers pinned to bulletin boards promoted an eclectic range of club events, even featuring a band’s...

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Students gathered on Staller Steps to watch student films at the Create + Imagine Film Festival on Thursday, April 25. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESAMN

Exploring how SBU’s media consumption has changed over the last decade

Joshua Lee April 29, 2024

The entertainment landscape has experienced a significant transformation with the rise of streaming platforms, reshaping how we consume media. This trend is noticeable within the Stony Brook University...

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The Hidden Treasures’ table at their Flea Market event, selling second hand clothing on -- PHOTO COURTESY OF CYNTHIA SAH

SBU students combat fashion waste with trash to treasure thrift shops

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor April 28, 2024

As the focus on fashion sustainability and raising awareness about clothing waste surpluses gains traction on social media and in the news, students at Stony Brook University aren’t just hitting...

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The Create + Imagine Festival poster used to promote a screening for students short films on Thursday, April 25. PHOTO COURTESY OF PATRICK GIBBS

This year’s C + I Fest is right around the corner: a chance to highlight campus creatives

Sonya Gugliara, News Editor April 25, 2024

Students can enjoy the spring weather and Seawolves’ vibrant artistry at this year’s Create + Imagine Festival. On Thursday, April 25, Stony Brook University’s Creative Writing and Filmmaking...

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On Friday, Apil 12, music journalist Jeff Benjamin gave a talk about K-pops rising popularity in America. Benjamin highlighted the significance of K-pop and emphasized the impact of Korean culture across borders. EMILY CHAO/THE STATESMAN

Music journalist Jeff Benjamin on the globalization of K-pop in the U.S.

Emily Chao, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor April 21, 2024

A lecture hall in the Humanities Building was packed with students excited to hear from award-winning music journalist Jeff Benjamin on “Crossing Beats: K-pop’s Journey Into The American Heartbeat”...

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A graphic representing Avril Lavigne and her new album Let Go.

The impact of Avril Lavigne’s debut album “Let Go” on modern music

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor April 21, 2024

From baggy clothes to skate shoes, Avril Lavigne’s debut album “Let Go” (2002) remains as timeless as ever with the recent resurgence of 2000s culture and pop-punk music. As the aesthetic regains...

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The restaurant sign for Grandmothers Recipe lights up at night. Grandmothers Recipe is a homey Korean eatery that features the love woven into Korean cooking. JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN

Four noteworthy pescatarian restaurants in Seoul

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor April 10, 2024
To make your travel planning easier, here are some noteworthy pescatarian Seoul restaurants, some of which also have vegetarian dishes. 
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A photo of Oedaemun Gate, a historical landmark in central Seoul. Adapting to daily life in Seoul is much harder than a New Yorker would expect. JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN

Adapting to life in Seoul after living in New York City

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor April 9, 2024
As an exchange student from such a chaotic city, I was unprepared for the culture shocks of seemingly-minute activities of everyday life in South Korea. 
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The interior of Staller Center for the Arts painting studio. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Fine Arts Organization unleashes creativity and empowers expression

Elizabeth O'Connell April 5, 2024

Every Friday, Stony Brook University students gather in room 4218 of the Staller Center for the Arts with their easels and artistic visions, eager to create in this calm space and express themselves...

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