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The Mid Autumn Festival at the Jasmine food court in the Wang center.

SBU welcomes fall with Mid-Autumn Festival traditions

Sydney Riddle September 18, 2022
The Mid-Autumn Festival, which took place on Sept. 10, was one of the first cultural events celebrated on campus. During this event mooncakes and harvest-based food were served at Jasmine, located at the Wang Center.
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“Weekly Ice Melts” offers an interactive opportunity for visitors to observe a project that is ongoing and reflective of a climate research project.

“Weekly Ice Melts” art installation offers interactive look at climate change

Melanie Navarro September 18, 2022
Open from July 21 to Oct. 29, the group exhibition “Connecting the Drops: The Power of Water” is on display at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery. The most recent event at the gallery was “Weekly Ice Melts” on Sept. 16.
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The website for The Rewriting. Audrey Fernandez, a senior at Stony Brook University, developed a social media platform to support Black creators and innovators.

The Rewriting connects students with social activism

Rayia Habibulla September 18, 2022
Audrey Fernandez, a rising senior at Stony Brook University, developed a social media platform called The Rewriting to bring attention to the struggles and joys of the Black community and to boost Black creators and innovators.
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Staller Center struggles to appeal to student body

Staller Center struggles to appeal to student body

Grace Armann September 16, 2022
In the Staller Center’s quest to appeal to both of its audiences, it often piques the interest of neither.
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Empty seats at the Kenneth Laville Stadium during the Mens Soccer game against William & Mary on Sept. 18. Stony Brook Athletics has developed and launched a new app to bring fans back into the stands. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook Athletics trying to boost fanbase with new app

Matt Howlin September 15, 2022
Trying to bring fans back into the stands, Stony Brook Athletics has developed and launched a new app to help better connect themselves with almost 27,000 students. The app was launched during the second week of the semester on Monday, Aug. 29.
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A student working in the Melville Library SINC site. The Newly renovated space opened at the beginning of the fall 2022 semester.BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Newly renovated SINC site open for fall semester

Clare Gehlich September 15, 2022
On Aug. 22, the newly renovated Main Library SINC Site on the first floor of the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library opened for the fall 2022 semester. The SINC site now includes a public computer lab with both Windows and Mac desktop computers.
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Two students by the Earth Space and Science building on West Campus.TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Increased SUNY funding allows for a diversified campus

Sonya Gugliara September 15, 2022
Stony Brook University will use newly expanded SUNY funding to diversify the student body and school faculty. Governor Kathy Hochul announced the approval of a $113 million increase in state funding for SUNY schools on July 28.
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The Lot-40 parking lot in South Campus, formerly known as South-P. KAYLA GOMEZ MOLANO/THE STATESMAN

SBU makes changes to commuter parking plans

Daniel Pariseau September 12, 2022
This semester, commuter students who wish to park their vehicles in Lots 2, 3, 5 and 6a are required to purchase a Commuter Premium Permit for $112.50. Having two separate commuter parking plans has proven to be controversial.
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A manipulated image of the Student Parking Sign at the Stony Brook Union. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Campus parking: Zero to $112 in one semester

Abbigail Stanley September 11, 2022
Not only did Stony Brook take away Chavez-Tubman parking, they also took away Mendelsohn, H Quad and free commuter parking, replacing it with commuter premium parking which requires a parking pass that students have to pay $112.50 per semester to use.
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An. image of main campus, across from the Administration building. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

What Stony Brook can learn from COVID-19

Anya Marquardt September 11, 2022
It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-year, transfer or returning student; we’re living in a society that some are already referring to as post-COVID. However, we also need to think about what COVID has taught us and how to carry those lessons with us.
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