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The books that made us: Anya Marquardt

Anya Marquardt April 2, 2023
From the earliest time I can remember, my parents always made sure I had a book in my hand. I wasn’t a video game enthusiast or an “iPad kid” — I was that kid who would rather sit on the bleachers and read a book than join in on the soccer game.
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The student homecoming tailgate during the fall 2019 semester. This year, festivities for homecoming will be held virtually. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University hosts virtual STAY HOMEcoming during COVID-19

Katherine Procacci October 6, 2020
Stony Brook University is hosting a virtual homecoming event series called STAY HOMEcoming from Oct. 1 until  Oct. 10. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Stony Brook University’s homecoming events are being held primarily online.
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Marley, Indiana and Lily sitting on a bench in the Student Activties Center. Cindy Crowell calls her dogs the Seawolf Pups. PHOTO CREDIT: STONY BROOK SEAWOLF PUPS

Seawolf Pups cheer up students at SBU

Noor Lone March 28, 2019
School days aren’t so rough when the Stony Brook Seawolf Pups are strutting around campus and brightening up students’ days.
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Members of Stony Brooks Quidditch team after a game. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK QUIDDITCH

The wizarding world of Harry Potter on campus

Emily Clute November 26, 2018
Students on campus have decided to embody the spirit of Harry Potter by making their own Dumbledore’s Army, a local chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance. The Harry Potter Alliance is an international, non-profit organization that promotes social activism in areas such as literacy, voter participation, gender equality and more.
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The official poster for The Crimes of Grindelwald. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” is incriminatingly good

Melissa Azofeifa November 25, 2018
Audiences are immersed in the Harry Potter universe, where viewers are even treated to a visit to the majestic Hogwarts campus.
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Marek Bugaj defends the goal hoops during a Quidditch team practice in Sept. 2015. The Stony Brook Quidditch team was create in 2010 and is a gender inclusive, full-contact club sport. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

The Quidditch field is where I feel most comfortable

Shaina Montero February 25, 2018
Being on the Quidditch team puts me in a relaxing and accepting environment. When I’m not playing Quidditch, I’m overwhelmed and my work is constantly on my mind. Once I step onto the field, it’s as if I hit the pause button and my focus changes to something fun for the two-hour practice.
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Bill Skarsgård, above, played Pennywise in the remake of [author] movie IT. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Movie Review: Stephen King’s “It”

Claudia Motley September 13, 2017
Since Sept. 8, there has been a new film on the rise, and “It” has just made its big debut.
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind. PAUL TOWNSEND/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Journey through sound and space with Steven Spielberg

Fabrizia Maiello September 10, 2017
AMC Loews in Stony Brook provides the unique opportunity of viewing this portrait film on the big screen once again for its 40th anniversary.
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Soul Brew ANISAH ABDULLAH/THE STATESMAN

Trendy spots on Long Island to satisfy your caffeine addiction

Jessica Carnabuci February 26, 2017
Instead of always getting coffee from the Seawolves Marketplace or Starbucks on campus, here are other options you can choose from across Long Island.
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Quidditch takes flight at SBU

Quidditch takes flight at SBU

Cory Haltman September 2, 2015
Quidditch, a sport inspired by “Harry Potter,” has gained popularity on both college campuses and in recreational leagues throughout the country.
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The Sexwolf: Oh have I ever

The Sexwolf: Oh have I ever

Kate Valerio March 31, 2015
When you’re playing Kings the next lazy Friday, here are some ideas to take with you, provided you’re sober enough to remember them.
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(PHOTO CREDIT:  MARIE-LAN NGUYEN)

Off the reel: indie film “Snow Cake” warms viewers’ hearts

Robert Cimino October 13, 2014
"Snow Cake" explores the unconventional relationship between an adult woman with autism, Linda Freeman (Sigourney Weaver) and a sour, quiet man named Alex Hughes (Alan Rickman).
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