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Back to Campus: A Chat with Stony Brook Transfer Students

Back to Campus: A Chat with Stony Brook Transfer Students

Allison Luna October 15, 2023
Now that the fall 2023 semester is in full swing, students are back to their books and trying to complete their assignments on time. In this episode, host Allison Luna sits down with transfer students Kai Helenius, Ben Campo and Arham Jamal to get their perspective on how they are adjusting to a new school environment.
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The USG Senate council in a meeting on Sept. 7. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

USG discusses campus concerns for upcoming semester

Adrienne Esposito September 25, 2023
Stony Brook University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has big plans for this school year, ranging from hosting multiple student-life events to addressing the ongoing campus parking dilemma.
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Students on Stony Brook campus walking through Mendelsohn community. IRENE YIMMONGKOL/ THE STATESMAN

COVID-19 cases rise once again, students react

Mariam Guirgis September 24, 2023
Suffolk County is monitoring an increase of COVID cases affecting Stony Brook faculty and students. 
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Study abroad is back with students to and from SBU

Sudhiksha Krishna Kumar September 24, 2023
After a two year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, the Study Abroad Program — an initiative by International Academic Programs — is back in action.
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Carlos Santos Jr. (foreground) runs in the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games. Santos Jr. earned a bronze medal in the competition. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE EL SALVADORAN NATIONAL OLYMPIC TEAM

Carlos Santos Jr. putting himself and Stony Brook on the global map

Nayden Villorente September 24, 2023
From becoming a hometown hero to carrying the weight of a nation on his shoulders, Long Island native Carlos Santos Jr. has already been on the winner's podium and is living his childhood dream. Over the summer, Santos represented El Salvador in the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games.
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President of the 1957 Club Rob Gitto (center) speaks to other members of the club during an event at the organizations headquarters in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Gitto founded the club to help Stony Brook athletes gain financial opportunities. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE 1957 CLUB

The 1957 Club helping Stony Brook athletes pursue NIL opportunities

Anthony DiCocco September 24, 2023
After almost two years of waiting, Stony Brook University student athletes will finally have the chance to capitalize on their name, image and likeness (NIL) through a brand new third-party organization.
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The interior of East Side Dinings market, The Emporium. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Increase in campus dining prices leads to student struggles

Admir Radoncic September 24, 2023
In the fall 2023 semester, Stony Brook University has seen price increases across various campus dining locations. 
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The Undergraduate Admissions office located in the Administrations building on Stony Brook Campus. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook desperately needs to improve course selection

Vinod Kripalani September 24, 2023
Throughout my time at Stony Brook, I’ve strived to achieve academic success and have enjoyed my experiences. However, one issue has continued to pester me each time I plan my class schedule in anticipation for the upcoming semester: course selection.
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Thiago Dualiby finds a home as head coach for Stony Brook women’s tennis

Kenny Spurrell September 24, 2023
After moving his whole life around to be a part of the game, it is only right that Thiago Dualiby has landed the head coaching gig for the Stony Brook women’s tennis team.
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A picture of me and my friends taking the train from Port Jefferson to Stony Brook on Aug. 24, 2023. On the left front side are Rafael Santos and Xingling Yu (myself). On the left back side are Jeslyn Valdez and Kazi Hamza Rashed. On the right side are Amanda Lin and SoRee Chon.

Navigating the transition to college, dos and donts

Xingling Yu September 21, 2023
When I arrived at the campus, I slowly realized that my life was on the cusp of a transformative journey. The nervousness and excitement of attending Stony Brook, mingled with the apprehension of leaving my memories and home behind.
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A graphic showing Stallers upcoming events for the fall semester. ILLUSTRATED BY JERRY WEINTRAUB/THE STATESMAN

Top Staller Center events to look out for this semester

Jenna Zaza September 16, 2023
Fall is finally here at the Staller Center. Spending the night at the Center immersing yourself in live music or enjoying a comedy show are perfect ways to de-stress and enjoy your free time while engaging in campus life. Here are the top events happening at the Staller Center to mark on your calendars for this semester.
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A graphic showing the results from the Role of Arts in Campus Wellness Survey asking students how they engage in different art forms. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Survey shows involvement in arts on campus has positive impact on stress

Jenna Zaza September 15, 2023
The Statesman decided to investigate how arts engagement could be linked to student wellness. Over the past two weeks, The Statesman sent out a Google Form to 11 Stony Brook University’s students from different majors and years, asking them questions regarding their artistic involvements.
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