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Quarterback Daron Bryden (background) throws a pass to wide receiver Jayce Freeman (foreground) against Albany on Saturday, Nov. 11. Bryden had the most efficient game of his career in the season finale. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Misery ends for Stony Brook football in fitting fashion

Mike Anderson November 11, 2023

It is finally official: 2023 was the worst year in Stony Brook football history. In their season finale, the Seawolves (0-10, 0-8 CAA) were blown out in the Battle for the Golden Apple by the No....

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Shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu (right) looks to pass the ball while point guard Dean Noll (left) defends him in practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. Onyekonwu is entering his second year after a promising freshman season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Toby Onyekonwu preparing for breakout sophomore year

Nayden Villorente October 29, 2023
After bringing in a pair of All-Conference point guards to lead its offense, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team expected itself to be a dynamic offense. But when both of the players suffered significant injuries before the 2022-23 season tipped off, their jobs were placed on the shoulders of then-freshman shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu.
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Several Stony Brook womens soccer players celebrate a goal against William & Mary on Oct. 1. The Seawolves were eliminated from the playoffs on Thursday by Monmouth. MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s soccer knocked out of CAA tournament by Monmouth

Cameron Takmil October 27, 2023

It all came to a screeching halt for the sixth-seeded Stony Brook women’s soccer team, who went one and done in the 2023 Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) women’s soccer tournament. It was...

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Setter Torri Henry (foreground) sets the ball up to one of her teammates against Columbia on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Henry leads the Coastal Athletic Association is assists and assists per set right now. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Torri Henry continues to build on historic career with Stony Brook women’s volleyball

Kevin Yu October 5, 2023
As her senior season carries on, setter Torri Henry continues to improve. The fourth-year player from Belton, Mo. is leading the Stony Brook women’s volleyball team’s offense like a maestro, and climbing higher on the program’s all-time record book by the day.
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Several Stony Brook football players celebrate an interception by free safety Jalen Hoyle (18) against Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Seawolves next game against Morgan State University has been canceled due to a mass shooting from Tuesday, Oct. 2. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook football’s next game at Morgan State canceled due to mass shooting

Mike Anderson October 4, 2023
After five people were shot at a homecoming event at Morgan State University in Baltimore on Tuesday night, the institution announced the cancellation of its homecoming football game against Stony Brook on Wednesday evening.
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Students on Stony Brook campus walking through Mendelsohn community. IRENE YIMMONGKOL/ THE STATESMAN

COVID-19 cases rise once again, students react

Mariam Guirgis September 24, 2023
Suffolk County is monitoring an increase of COVID cases affecting Stony Brook faculty and students. 
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The interior of East Side Dinings market, The Emporium. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Increase in campus dining prices leads to student struggles

Admir Radoncic September 24, 2023
In the fall 2023 semester, Stony Brook University has seen price increases across various campus dining locations. 
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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY lifts COVID-19 vaccine mandate starting this summer

Sonya Gugliara April 14, 2023
State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor John B. King Jr. announced on Tuesday, April 11 that COVID-19 vaccination will no longer be required for students across SUNY’s 64 campuses, effective summer 2023. 
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The official poster for HBOs The Last of Us. Based on Naughty Dogs video game of the same name, actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey play leads as Joel and Ellie in the aftermath of a global pandemic. HBO

“The Last of Us” Review: More than the newest sci-fi craze

Anya Marquardt March 19, 2023
“The Last of Us”, an HBO adaption of the wildly popular 2013 video game, isn’t really about zombies; it’s more a philosophical look at human nature and what we are willing to resort to in order to survive.
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Forward Reilly Rich leading the attack against LIU on Aug. 28. Rich is off to a hot start with the Stony Brook womens soccer team. KAYLA GOMEZ MOLANO/THE STATESMAN

JUCO transfer Reilly Rich making an instant impact for Stony Brook women’s soccer

Kenny Spurrell September 13, 2022
After needing to add a premier scoring threat to a dull offense, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team struck gold this offseason with the acquisition of forward Reilly Rich. 
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A person receiving a vaccine. Stony Brook University announced that the monkeypox vaccine will be administered on campus CHRISTIAN EMMER/CC BY-NC 4.0

Monkeypox vaccines are being administered at the Edie Windsor Health Care Center

Sonya Gugliara September 12, 2022
Stony Brook University’s Division of Student Affairs announced via email that the monkeypox vaccine is being administered at the Edie Windsor Health Care Center. 
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Boxes of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Starting Friday, Sept 9, students are no longer required to get tested for Covid-19 on a regular basis.Sgt. Sebastian Rothwyn/ CC BY-ND 2.0

Required COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Ends

Lori Saxena September 9, 2022
Starting Friday, Sept. 9, Stony Brook University will no longer require students to participate in COVID-19 surveillance testing. 
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