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Rapper Yung Gravy performs in Holland Park in July 2022. Yung Gravy was announced as the new headliner for Brookfest one night before the concert.

Yung Gravy is the third Brookfest headliner in one week

Jeremy Portnoy April 13, 2023
Brookfest has a new headliner for the second time within one week. Rapper Yung Gravy will now perform after Lil Tecca dropped out, according to an email sent less than 24 hours before the concert begins. 
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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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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

Who are the 2023 Brookfest performers?

Jenna Zaza April 2, 2023
Students will rock out to live performances by three talented artists at this year’s upcoming Brookfest on April 14. But before you run to buy tickets, let’s learn a bit more about who is performing.   
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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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Poster for the Brookfest 2020 Artist Poll. COURTESY OF USG

Gunna confirmed as headliner for Brookfest 2022

Amaya McDonald and Katherine Procacci April 9, 2022
After two years of virtual events and performances, USG announced the lineup at this year’s in-person Brookfest concert during the USG Block Party. Gunna will be the headliner for the spring 2022 Brookfest concert held on April 21.
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USG President Huntley Spencer at the Stony Brook University Black Lives Matter protest and rally on Oct. 21. USG is RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook USG reckons with the passing of Black icons during Black History Month initiative

Lajiere Blake February 13, 2021
As the Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life, Maia Gomis is one of the brains behind the Stony Brook Undergraduate Student Government’s new Instagram series, which is posting tributes to Black icons who have passed away recently.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG update Nov. 5, 2020: USG elects non-traditional student to the Senate

Sherin Samuel November 16, 2020
Reginald Ligonde, a senior business major and non-traditional student, was elected into the USG Senate during their meeting on Nov. 5. Ligonde explained that he applied for the role in order to bring attention to an underrepresented community. 
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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 cover of Pop Smokes newest album Meet the Woo v. 2. Pop smoke PUBLIC DOMAIN

USG announces Brookfest artist reveal postponed in wake of Pop Smoke's death

Alexander Bakirdan February 19, 2020
In their statement, USG said that “this tragedy will postpone our artist reveal, and we will move forward with the process of choosing another artist.”
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Rapper Amine during his Brookfest performance in the Island Federal Credit Union Stadium on Thursday, April 10. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Brookfest 2019’s main acts turn up with students

Evelin Mercedes April 16, 2019
The annual spring concert featuring popular well-known artists and bands introduced this year’s crowd to the openers Lil Skies, Aminé and headliner A$AP Ferg at the Island Federal Credit Union Arena on April 11.
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The inside of the Educational Communications Center. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook has major accessibility issues

Allilsa Fernandez March 24, 2019
I asked if a wheelchair was provided, as requested in my accommodation email, to which I was told no one made sure I would have one. When I asked who is responsible for accommodations, I was told they didn’t know.
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An unofficial Brookfest poster sent to The Statesman by a member of USG. Brookfest 2019 will feature Amine, A$ap Ferg and Lil Skies.  PHOTO CREDIT: USG

Brookfest artists are announced

Melissa Azofeifa March 2, 2019
Although they all have very different approaches to their music, these artists will bring an energetic night of music for all to enjoy.
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