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Approximately 40-50 students gather on the Staller Steps to spend the night there protesting. Students have tarps, blankets and pillows. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

Breaking news updates: Sb4Palestine organizes Gaza solidarity encampment on Staller Steps

Mariam Guirgis and Sky Crabtree April 30, 2024

This is a breaking news story. The Statesman will provide updates as they become available. Stony Brook University students are gathering on the steps of Staller Center for Arts to establish the...

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Students surrounding the tabling of various campus clubs and organizations in the Campus Recreation Center’s Wood Courts. Stony Brook, N.Y. Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. GRACE SARGENT/THE STATESMAN

Getting involved at the involvement fair

Grace Sargent January 30, 2024
With a student population of over 25,000, it can be difficult for students to find a home for their passions and hobbies at Stony Brook University — making its Involvement Fair the perfect opportunity for students to join a club for their unique interests or take a stab at something new. 
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The crowd for the Seawolves Showcase inside Island Federal Arena. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

A look inside the 13th Annual Seawolves Showcase

Brittney Dietz and Stanley Zheng October 22, 2023
Stony Brook University held its 13th annual Seawolves Showcase on Friday, Oct. 20. Originating in 2010, Stony Brook has kept the tradition alive to show off all of the talent here on campus. The Showcase a great event to enhance Homecoming traditions as well as to bring back alumni to support the Seawolves.
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The ferris wheel at Stony Brooks annual carnival Wolfieland. KAYLA GOMEZ MOLANO

Stony Brook hosts annual Wolfieland carnival

Mariam Ismail September 13, 2023
Hosting thousands of students, the annual Wolfieland carnival made its return to Stony Brook University on Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Student Activities Center (SAC) parking lot. The fun-filled evening included a variety of rides such as the Swinger.
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Students lining up at the 22nd annual Strawberry Festival and Diversity Day event for strawberry-inspired food items. The festivities were held on May 3 in the SAC. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook celebrates 22nd annual Diversity Day and Strawberry Festival

Nayden Villorente May 4, 2023
Stony Brook University students filled the Student Activities Center on May 3 as they looked to enjoy a vast array of delicious cuisines and celebrate togetherness.
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Students and individuals passing through the Stony Brook train station on April 26. grger TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

LIRR changes spark mixed opinions among Stony Brook students

Clare Gehlich May 2, 2023
Stony Brook University students are feeling the effects of the recent changes to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) schedule due to the new line connecting the LIRR to Grand Central Station. 
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Union workers protesting at the arts loop at Stony Brook University on March 29. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Assemblyman Ed Flood and State Senator Anthony Palumbo challenge new parking proposal

Sky Crabtree April 15, 2023
On March 22, 2023, Assemblyman Ed Flood and State Senator Anthony Palumbo wrote a letter to Stony Brook President Maurie McInnis requesting that the University reject the paid parking plan amid concerns that it would negatively affect the University.
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New Stony Brook club raises awareness and community for eczema

New Stony Brook club raises awareness and community for eczema

Beth Gatto April 11, 2023
Rachel Riddle, a sophomore psychology major at Stony Brook University, founded the Eczema Advocacy Network (EAN) in Fall 2022 to build a community and raise awareness for people with eczema and other chronic conditions. 
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Bryson Tiller at the minor stage during Stavernfestivalen in Stavern on July 9, 2016. Tiller will no longer be performing at this years Brookfest.Tore Sætre / CC BY-SA 4.0

Brookfest headliner Bryson Tiller pulls out one week before scheduled event

Tim Giorlando April 8, 2023
Bryson Tiller will no longer headline at Brookfest 2023, as stated in an announcement made on the Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) official Instagram account Saturday.
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Students checking out tables at BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

“Woman, Life, Freedom”: IGSA celebrates Persian New Year and women’s history in Iran

Beth Gatto April 3, 2023
The Iranian Graduate Student Association (IGSA) collaborated with the Department of History to host an event chronicling the history of feminism in Iran and demonstrate support and solidarity for Iranian women. 
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Album cover of Bryson Tillers Anniversary, released in Oct. 2020. Tiller has been announced as the headliner for Brookfest 2023. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Bryson Tiller announced as Brookfest 2023 headliner

Tim Giorlando March 27, 2023
Bryson Tiller, the American singer-songwriter and rapper best known for his 2014 single “Don’t,” will be the headliner at this year’s Brookfest concert on April 14.
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“Worm lab” provides unique opportunities for undergraduate research

Matt Venezia March 9, 2023
The path to finding research experience at Stony Brook, especially without prior training, is often a difficult one for undergraduates. In 2015, Stony Brook professor Sharon Pochron hoped to change that with the "worm lab." Now, eight years later, her lab continues to have a positive impact on student growth.
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