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Skyler Johnson, a 19-year old campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination to run for the District 1 New York State Senate seat against 42-year incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).COURTESY OF SKYLER JOHNSON

Local student seeks Democratic nomination to challenge state senator Kenneth LaValle

Alek Lewis January 2, 2020
19-year-old Skyler Johnson is campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination to run for the District 1 New York State Senate seat against 42-year incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).
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Stony Brook men’s soccer’s win streak snapped in loss to Yale

Stony Brook men’s soccer’s win streak snapped in loss to Yale

Ross O'Keefe September 22, 2019
The Seawolves' toothless offense hardly caused any trouble for the Bulldogs' defense in a 2-0 defeat.
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Wolfie high-fiving the Stony Brook Seawolves as they enter Kenneth P. LaValle stadium for a game in 2015. Various students groups on campus are calling to remove Senator Lavalles name from the stadium. GISELLE MIRANDA/STATESMAN FILE

An honor, not an entitlement: Stony Brook’s LGBTQ students are not bargaining chips

Cecelia Masselli and Peter Henninger February 24, 2019
Although the senator claims to be personally opposed to gay conversion therapy, we refuse to waste time speculating what he might be saying at his dinner table.
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Wolfie high-fiving the Stony Brook Seawolves as they enter Kenneth P. LaValle stadium for a game in 2015. Various students groups on campus are calling to remove Senator Lavalles name from the stadium. GISELLE MIRANDA/STATESMAN FILE

Renaming LaValle Stadium is more complicated than it seems

Justin Ullman February 17, 2019
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium opened in 2002 with a $22 million price tag, named after New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle for his instrumental role in securing those funds.
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Wolfie high-fiving the Stony Brook Seawolves as they enter Kenneth P. LaValle stadium for a game in 2015. Various students groups on campus are calling to remove Senator Lavalles name from the stadium. GISELLE MIRANDA/STATESMAN FILE

Students petition to rename LaValle Stadium

Rebecca Liebson February 13, 2019
Almost 500 Stony Brook students have signed a petition calling on the university to change the name of Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium after its namesake voted against a ban on gay conversion therapy.
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Wolfie high-fiving the Stony Brook Seawolves as they enter Kenneth P. LaValle stadium for a game in 2015. Various students groups on campus are calling to remove Senator Lavalles name from the stadium. GISELLE MIRANDA/STATESMAN FILE

SBU must rename LaValle Stadium if it cares about its LGBTQ community

Mike Adams January 30, 2019
Only four senators voted against the bill to ban gay conversion therapy — one of them was Kenneth P. LaValle, the representative for most of eastern Long Island and namesake of Stony Brook’s sports stadium.
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New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle represents the East End of Long Island. He was one of four state senators to vote against legislation banning the practice of gay conversion therapy. PUBLIC DOMAIN

NY State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle votes against ban on gay conversion therapy

Rebecca Liebson and Brianne Ledda January 27, 2019
Kenneth P. LaValle — the New York state senator who represents parts of Brookhaven and the East End and longtime supporter of Stony Brook University — is one of only four state senators who voted against legislation banning the practice of gay conversion therapy.
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Stony Brook University students sat in solidarity with Coli nKaepernick and the Black Lives Matter movement before a football game at Kenneth P. LaValle stadium on Sept 24, 2016. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Kaepernick’s sitting stand-off sparks an important conversation

Chris Peraino October 9, 2016
What change has occurred by keeping in step with the status quo and coddling everyone’s feelings? Protest is meant to evoke; it is meant to cause discomfort.
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Seawolves poised to rebound against Rhode Island

Julius Lasin November 12, 2014
Following a heartbreaking loss against James Madison, the Stony Brook football team (4-6) will conclude its home schedule by facing the Rhode Island Rams (0-10) on Saturday.
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The Harlem Globetrotters were the first team to perform in the new, state-of-the-art Stony Brook Arena on Saturday, Oct. 4. (HANAA TAMEEZ / THE STATESMAN)

New arena shines bright in debut as Globetrotters visit Stony Brook

David Vertsberger October 8, 2014
The new Stony Brook Arena was finally unveiled to the public on Friday morning, Oct. 3, 2014. The following day, the Harlem Globetrotters came to town and officially opened the arena.
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President Samuel L. Stanley, right center, helped lead the ribbon cutting ceremony for the SB Arena. BASIL JOHN /STATESMAN FILE

SBU holds ribbon cutting to open new 4,000 seat Stony Brook Arena

Andrew Eichenholz October 6, 2014
For Seawolves fans everywhere, one could only hope that opposing teams visiting the home of men’s and women’s basketball will have to go through hell and run out the door after a Stony Brook victory.
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Seawolves end up with a draw after hard fought match against Knights

Julius Lasin September 10, 2014
The Stony Brook men’s soccer team entered Monday’s game against Fairleigh Dickinson searching for a .500 record. However, they left LaValle Stadium with a 0-0 draw, after a gritty 110-minute match.
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