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A wildfire in 2013 at Yellowstone National Park. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Without drastic climate action, California will continue to burn

Xenia Gonikberg February 23, 2021
#OPINION: Winters are getting colder, and summers are getting warmer. Extreme temperatures are becoming more common as the effects of climate change continue to ravage communities across the United States.
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Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, home to Stony Brook athletics, including football. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

America East cancels all spring sports after NCAA cancels March Madness, spring championships

Ethan Tam March 12, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced the cancellation of all Division I winter and spring championships, including both the men’s and women’s “March...

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Capping insulin costs will protect livelihoods

Gia Mannone February 29, 2020
Individuals struggling with diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2) depend on insulin for survival. Pharmaceutical companies have taken advantage of this and increased the price of insulin over the years. Insulin costs have increased so much that individuals have decided to ration their insulin per month.
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Ally Kennedy in a game against Ohio State in Feb. 2020. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/THE STATESMAN

Underestimated Women’s Lacrosse is ready to take back what’s theirs

Ryan Magill February 20, 2020

Senior midfielder Ally Kennedy with the ball against Ohio State on Feb. 15. Kennedy was listed by Inside Lacrosse as the sixth-best player in either men's or women's college lacrosse. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/THE...

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Sophomore pitcher Melissa Rahrich at bat in a game on March 31, 2018. She hit a two-run home run against Idaho State on March 1. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Softball falls to Idaho State and Colorado State in shortened tournament

Peter Lupfer March 3, 2019
After having all five opening games canceled last weekend, Stony Brook Softball traveled to Colorado in search of a delayed but successful start to its 2019 campaign. Instead, inclement weather washed three more ball-games from the Seawolves schedule at the Colorado State Classic, leaving the team with a pair of losses suffered on Friday, March 1.
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Rivera in a game last season. This year she earned a place on the All-Conference First Team and will lead the Seawolves this season. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Softball veteran leadership eyes America East title

Jason Brancato February 21, 2019
The Stony Brook Softball season is around the corner and the team is poised to exceed expectations. With three veteran senior leaders and several new additions to the roster, the Seawolves are determined to reclaim their first America East Championship since 2013.
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A proposed Massapequa aquarium is in murky waters

Kayla McKiski November 11, 2018
The Nov. 10 protest comes about a month after the Idaho company, SeaQuest Holdings LLC, proposed to open a branch of its interactive wildlife facilities in a 27,300 square foot space at the mall. The Town of Oyster Bay has yet to rule on the $5 million facility.
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Freshman pitcher Melissa Rahrich on the mound against UMass Lowell.

Softball goes 1-3 vs UMass Lowell and Monmouth

Nick Zararis and Raphael Tafuro April 24, 2017
The Seawolves dropped the series two games to one as the team’s conference record fell to 6-7.
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Junior attacker Kylie Ohlmiller (No. 17, left) looks to make a pass against USC on March 24. She broke the record for assists against X on April 11. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Women’s Lacrosse earns pair of important weekend games

Skyler Gilbert and Nick Zararis April 2, 2017
But Stony Brook seemed right at home on Friday night, earning its highest-ranking victory in program history.
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Freshman attacker Taryn Ohlmiler scores a goal in a game against USC on March 24. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Ohlmiller sisters dominate as Stony Brook beats New Hampshire, 14-2

Nick Zararis March 26, 2017
In the first America East matchup of the season, the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team put on a dominant offensive performance, beating New Hampshire, 14-2, Sunday afternoon.
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Junior attacker Kylie Ohlmiller looks to make a pass in a game agains USC on March 24. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Women’s Lacrosse holds off No. 9 USC in front of huge crowd

Skyler Gilbert March 26, 2017
In front of the second-largest crowd in program history, the Seawolves held off the USC Trojans, 9-7, in a battle of the top-10 teams in the country.
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Its looking like a bright (but distant) future for ol Mary Jane

It’s looking like a bright (but distant) future for ‘ol Mary Jane

Michael Kohut September 26, 2016
A thaw in policy and opinion towards decriminalization and medical usage means that, over time, pot could quietly become a non-issue.
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