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The contestants of the Latin American Student Organizations Belleza Paegant at practice on Monday, Feb, 19. The Paegant will take place in the SAC auditorium on March 22, at 5 p.m. BRITNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Preparing for the pageant: Belleza Universal 2024

Sonya Gugliara, News Editor February 25, 2024

In the weeks leading up to the Latin American Student Organization’s (LASO) annual Belleza Universal pageant, 10 energized and talented contestants reflect on their pageant preparation experiences. Belleza...

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SBU athletes: Seawolves in the pros and on the global stage

SBU athletes: Seawolves in the pros and on the global stage

Kenny Spurrell February 25, 2024

Despite not being regarded as a top NCAA Division I athletics program, Stony Brook University has a famed history of its athletes competing on higher levels of their sports.  This past summer,...

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Stony Brook now and then: demographics over a decade

Stony Brook now and then: demographics over a decade

Sonya Gugliara February 25, 2024

Stony Brook University has established itself as a flagship university with trailblazing efforts towards demographic diversity progress.  Praise for the University’s recruitment efforts have not...

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Dr. Judith Brown Clarke at The Unique Challenges of Reporting on the 2024 Election talk on Thursday, Feb. 22. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

The state of campus diversity and inclusivity efforts — where do we go from here?

Sarah Chaudhry February 25, 2024

Stony Brook University has made several strides toward diversifying its campus and promoting inclusivity in recent years. According to Vice President for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity...

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The exterior of building on Stony Brooks campus. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Is CAPS effective in considering student diversity?

Soojin Kang February 25, 2024

As a student from a different cultural background, I often find it difficult to open up about my stress because I am uncertain that others can empathize with my experiences. In light of this issue,...

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Florida DEI ban threatens diversity in universities

Elizabeth O'Connell February 25, 2024

“Discrimination, exclusion and indoctrination,” remarks Florida Governor Ron DeSantis when asked to describe his opinion on the initiatives of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This narrative...

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During the Asian Students Alliances Lunar New Year festival event on Feb. 7, a team crafted a lion head using a cardboard box and construction paper. SARAH CHEUNG/THE STATESMAN

ASA celebrates Lunar Festival event with Lunar New Year-inspired games

Sarah Cheung February 25, 2024

The Asian Students Alliance (ASA) hosted a Lunar Festival for students at Stony Brook University to ring in the Lunar New Year. The event was held in the Stony Brook Union Ballroom on Feb. 7 from...

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The Japanese performance group DRUM TAO returned to the Staller Center for the Arts for a sold-out show on Feb. 3. wearing black, white and silver clothing for their encore performance. PHOTO COURTESY OF AMBER LEWIS/STALLER CENTER

Japanese group DRUM TAO mesmerizes a full house at the Staller Center

Emily Chao and Christina Marie Mariani February 25, 2024

Fusing taiko drumming and martial arts, the dynamic Japanese performance group DRUM TAO returned to the Staller Center for the Arts for a sold-out show on Feb. 3 as a part of their North American tour,...

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The official playbill of the broadway show How to Dance in Ohio.

SASC’s trip to Broadway’s “How to Dance in Ohio” showcased unprecedented autistic representation

Katherine Kimes February 25, 2024

The roar of applause embraces me as fresh tears stain my already damp cheeks. Everyone stands to praise the actors who have brought unprecedented representation of autism to Broadway. On Feb. 8, Stony...

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