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The official cover for Mariel Lovelands debut album With a Smile under a solo project known as Best Ex. In her debut, Loveland explores themes of romance, societal pressures on women and mental health. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIEL LOVELAND

Mariel Loveland takes on societal norms in solo project Best Ex’s debut album “With a Smile”

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor November 9, 2023
Having begun her musical journey with the band Candy Hearts, Mariel Loveland is redefining several dramatic life changes — including meeting her now-husband and losing her grandmother — under a new solo project known as Best Ex. After trading the energetic guitars of Candy Hearts for fuzzed-out synths and dreamy acoustics, Loveland discussed her debut album, “With a Smile,” in an interview with The Statesman.
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The official PANCEA album cover from Brooklyn-based rock band Best Breakfast. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Brooklyn-based Best Breakfast offer “Panacea” in new LP

Melanie Navarro January 7, 2022
The Statesman spoke with Ben Majest of indie-rock band Best Breakfast ahead of the band's first gig for the release of their new album "PANACEA," and dug into the record's creation, the experience of songwriting and the band's past discography.
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The official album cover of “For The Birds” by Read South Hall.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

Read Southall Band releases new album “For The Birds”

Skylar Sena November 24, 2021
Read Southall, lead singer of his self-titled band, discussed the heart and soul that has gone into all of his lyrical projects, including the band’s most recent album release, “For The Birds,” in an interview with The Statesman.
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President of the University, Maurie McInnis.JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

State of the University 2021: Q&A with President Maurie McInnis

Raymond Wilson October 12, 2021
The Statesman met with University President Maurie McInnis this past weekend as she responds to questions and concerns from students, faculty and staff, in regards to the State of the University.
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Fleeces new album cover named Stunning & Atrocious. PUBLIC DOMAIN

An interview with Fleece, covering their newest album, “Stunning and Atrocious”

Sonya Gugliara September 14, 2021
Indie-rock band Fleece released their album “Stunning and Atrocious,” introducing listeners to tracks such as “Like It A Lot” and “Upside Down.” The Montreal-based band shares their creative and personal experiences when it comes to making new music.
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The album cover for  Planetarium by Glades. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Glades trio gets listeners “Dancing in the Mirror” with their latest album

Amaya McDonald May 10, 2021
The pop-trio known as “Glades” released their sophomore album, “Planetarium,”  on Friday, April 30. Lead singer Karina Savage sat down to speak about “Planetarium” and the group’s evolution with The Statesman.
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Former Stony Brook pitcher Tom Koehler discusses COVID-19’s impact on sports

Alfonso Migliarini September 16, 2020
“I think when you get to that level, all athletes are mentally prepared,” Koehler said. “Each one of those guys you see doing their thing is so routine-oriented and such hard workers that they are able to adjust on the fly."
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Kanye West performs at The Museum of Modern Arts annual Party in the Garden benefit in 2011. The rapper has recently taken to Twitter to express his support of President Donald Trump, warranting a mixed response from his fans. JASON PERSSE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Kanye West’s free thought deviates from reality

Thomas James May 6, 2018
Within the last month, Kanye West has made several statements that shun reality. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the two biggest narcissists in the country support each other.
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Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku captivates student audience

Sandhiya Kannan March 27, 2014
On Wednesday, March 26, Dr. Michio Kaku captured the minds of all 1000+ students awaiting his lecture at Staller Center. Dr. Kaku is a highly renowned theoretical physicist, teacher and promoter of science. He is the co-founder of string field theory. Additionally, Kaku is one of the scientists working closely to complete Einstein’s final unfinished work – Unified Field Theory.
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The presidency of Anna Lubitz

Sarah Elsesser November 19, 2013
Anna Lubitz is well known on campus. She is President of the Pre-Veterinary Society. She ran for Homecoming queen last year. She was a member of The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching band and sang the National Anthem at sporting events. Her mother works in President Stanley’s office.
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Renowned violinist Midori returns to Stony Brook

Brandon Benarba November 11, 2013
The Staller Center for the Arts saw the return of the renowned violinist, Midori, this weekend for a Master class followed by a concert this past Sunday. Midori began studying the violin with her mother at an early age. She was invited to her first musical debut at the age of 11 at the New York Philharmonic’s traditional New Year’s Eve concert, which pushed her to beginning her career in music.
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Campus Spotlight: English professor granted prestigious award for first book of poems

Campus Spotlight: English professor granted prestigious award for first book of poems

Emily McTavish November 6, 2013
Rowan Ricardo Phillips, English professor and Director of the Poetry Center at Stony Brook University, was recently granted $50,000 from the Whiting Foundation for his first book of poetry, “The Ground,” and to continue his craft.
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