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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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ASU models strike a pose while wearing clothes from “Le Rovet” by Bernan Doll at ASUs fashion show on Friday, April 10, 2015. NATHALY SIERRA / THE STATESMAN

SBU’s African Student Union’s fashion show set to return

Amaya McDonald January 29, 2022
The ASU Fashion Show has been a tradition on the SBU campus for years, but since the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to large in-person events on campus, students have not been able to walk the runway.
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The Stony Brook Pipettes performing at Stony Brook Universitys Seawolves Showcase in October 2019. This year, performance groups and other clubs will not get the chance to meet physically. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

COVID-19 causes remote meetings and budget cuts for student organizations

Maya Brown September 1, 2020
Clubs and organizations thrive on interaction, community and events, all of which are a vital part of campus life. However, they are now forced to adapt to a remote experience and limited funds in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 
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Far Beyond signage in the Academic Mall.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Student Engagement and Activities tries to recoup club financial losses

Alek Lewis March 17, 2020
Stony Brook Student Engagement and Activities is trying to mitigate the financial loss from events canceled by the coronavirus, according to an email sent to student e-board members by the Department of Student Engagement & Activities.
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L’Afrique Dance Team performs at the 19th Annual Multicultural Show and Food Tasting event on Nov. 14, 2019. AMAYA MCDONALD

African Student Union cancels fashion show after months of planning

Claudia Motley March 17, 2020

All of Stony Brook University’s on-campus events during March were canceled after state universities announced that they’d be going remote on March 11. The African Students Union (ASU) Fashion...

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The Faculty-Student Association office located in East Side Dining. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook recognized for diversity commitment

Deidre Redhead December 6, 2019

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) office located in East Side Dining. In November, the FSA won the National Association of College Auxiliary Services Edwin R. Golden Award for Inclusive Excellence...

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A statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, VA. BILLY HATHORN/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 3.0

Art history professor’s stance on Confederate statues adds to campus divide

Luis Sanchez October 10, 2017
Michele H. Bogart, who teaches social history of public art, urban design and commercial culture, said these statues are a form of art.
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Bryan Sekunda: After ACL tear, Seawolves shooter looks to regain form

Bryan Sekunda: After ACL tear, Seawolves shooter looks to regain form

Gregory Zarb November 7, 2016
Now, after months of rehabilitation, Sekunda enters the 2016-17 season as the top returning scorer, after the team lost stars Jameel Warney and Carson Puriefoy to graduation.
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“BLACKOUT” brings second annual celebration of cultural unity

“BLACKOUT” brings second annual celebration of cultural unity

Katarina Delgado September 18, 2016
“BLACKOUT”, hosted by the African American Student Union and Black Womyn’s Association, brought minorities together for a welcome back barbecue social on Sept. 17.
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Black Lives Matter representatives discuss the movement

Black Lives Matter representatives discuss the movement

Chereen James February 24, 2016
Representatives of the Black Lives Matter organization and audience members chanted “We have nothing to lose but our chains!” at a panel discussion on Tuesday evening.
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Comedian Clifford Owusu, far right, persuades members of the audience to come up to the stage and learn how to dance in the Azonto style at ASUs annual fashion show on Friday, April 10, 2015. NATHALY SIERRA / THE STATESMAN

ASU brings Moulin Rouge themed fashion show to SBU

Nathaly Sierra-Vargas April 12, 2015
ASU hosted its 15th annual fashion show on Friday, April 10, 2015. The theme this year was "Moulin Rouge."
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“Laugh Your Guts Out” begins sluggish and empty but accelerates and fills

Chelsea Katz March 3, 2014
For nearly an hour, it seemed like the African Student Union's annual "Laugh Your Guts Out" comedy show on Saturday night was slated for disaster. Twenty people filled the SAC Auditorium at 8 p.m., the call time on flyers, and two of the five comedians had not yet arrived
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