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Students walking down the academic mall at Stony Brook University. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Campus COVID-19 and influenza cases are on the decline

Mariam Ismail March 5, 2024
Dr. Marisa Bisiani, Associate Vice President for Student Health, Wellness and Prevention Services and Chair of the Campus Public Health Advisory Team, spoke to The Statesman regarding the COVID-19 and influenza trends on campus. 
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Starting pitcher Mia Haynes fires a pitch in practice on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Haynes will headline a pitching staff that is primed for a breakout 2024 campaign. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Improved pitching staff will smoothen Stony Brook softball’s 2024 ride

George Caratzas January 30, 2024
In 2023, the Stony Brook softball team rode a top-two offense in the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) to a semifinal appearance in the conference postseason. While clawing out win after win, the Seawolves realized that they have an ace in right-handed starting pitcher Mia Haynes.
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Center fielder Alicia Orosco squares to bunt in practice on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Orosco is hoping to have a great final season with the Stony Brook softball team. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Alicia Orosco primed to lead Stony Brook softball’s offense to promised land

Alex D'Amaro January 30, 2024
Coming off a breakout season at the top of the Stony Brook softball team’s order, center fielder Alicia Orosco is set to do massive things in her farewell year. Born and raised in Stockton, Calif., Orosco traveled across the nation to become the star center fielder and leadoff hitter for the Seawolves.
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Kristi Boro tosses the ball up to serve it in practice on Monday, Jan. 29. Boro has overcome a lot of obstacles to become the player she is now. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Adversity has only made Kristi Boro stronger

Cameron Takmil January 29, 2024
From the subcontinent of India to the north shore of Long Island and all the bumps in between, Kristi Boro’s long journey has prepared her for the 2024 season with the Stony Brook women’s tennis team.
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Outside hitter Leoni Kunz (17) leaps to spike a set from a teammate against the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Saturday, Nov. 4. Kunz has had a good career with Stony Brook and just earned her first career All-Conference nod. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

By sticking with volleyball, Leoni Kunz has become one of Stony Brook’s finest

Kenny Spurrell November 15, 2023

The 2023 Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) women’s volleyball tournament is just two days away. After spending the last three weeks fighting tooth and nail to get into the playoffs, the Stony Brook...

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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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Strong safety Nick Chimienti knocks down Richmond quarterback Jackson Hardy on the blitz on Saturday, Sept. 23. Chimienti leads the Coastal Athletic Association with four takeaways this year. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Nick Chimienti becoming a bright spot for Stony Brook football

Kenny Spurrell October 2, 2023

In the middle of a very rough year, strong safety Nick Chimienti is giving the Stony Brook football team something to smile about. The fourth-year defensive back has had an up and down career, but...

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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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