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Students protesting the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida Feb. 19, 2018. PUBLIC DOMAIN

We need bipartisan solutions to gun violence

Vinod Kripalani September 11, 2023
#OPINION: As a Republican, I would be lying if I didn't admit that my party has flawed reasons for supporting looser gun restrictions.
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President of the UUP chapter at Stony Brook University Andrew Solar-Greco speaking to members during a union protest on Wednesday, April 12. Its the second protest organized by five unions following MAPS all-paid parking model proposal back in February.TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

After months of controversy, no real changes will be made to SBU’s parking plan

Sky Crabtree July 29, 2023
After proposing a controversial new parking plan in early February, Stony Brook University’s Mobility and Parking Services (MAPS) announced in an email sent that no changes would be made to the current parking structure for the fall 2023 semester.
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Midterm elections could hinge on four Long Island congressional races

Benjamin Amster October 23, 2022
Long Island’s four highly competitive congressional races are drawing considerable attention from both parties. Two districts on Long Island are favoring Republicans by just three points, and the other two districts are favoring Democrats by just two and five points.
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Bethpage resident Wai Law running along the boardwalk from Seaford to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, during a 7-day charity marathon for Stony Brook University’s Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson’s Research.  PHOTO COURTESY OF STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Long Island man runs over 320 miles for charity — and friendship

Sonya Gugliara August 24, 2022
Wai Law finished his third run for charity on July 31. He ran over 320 miles in seven days, raising money for Stony Brook University’s Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson’s Research and The Adolescent Medicine Fund for Excellence, which contributes to Stony Brook’s Division of Adolescent Medicine.
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Members of the Youth Advisory Board. From left: Ahmad Perez, founder; Destiny Eusebio, vice chair; Jason Campos, vice outreach chair; Nathaly Cordova, outreach chair, Joshua Chan, chair.  / PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. REBECCA GRELLA

Brentwood holds first annual Youth Day

Aman Rahman August 23, 2022
Close to 1,000 people gathered at La Espiguita Soccer Academy in Brentwood on Aug. 12th for the first ever Youth Day held by the District 1 Youth Advisory Board. Organizers raised over $2,400 for school supplies and distributed around 500 backpacks.
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Tabler Community covered in snow at night on Jan. 28. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Blizzard hits Stony Brook, bringing deep snow and wind gusts

Niki Nassiri January 29, 2022
A powerful blizzard hit Long Island last night and will continue into the evening with wind gusts as high as 55 miles per hour and an extra 5 to 8 inches of snow expected, according to the National Weather Service.
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Tim Sini, the former Suffolk County District Attorney. BEN CHIARAMONTE/SCPD IDENTIFICATION

LI sees red wave as election results come in

Niki Nassiri November 7, 2021
Long Island was engulfed in a red wave this Tuesday after heavy Republican turnout saw traditionally Democratic districts flip in favor of Republican candidates.
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The Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties protestors outside of the south entrance of Stony Brook University on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The local union is protesting a contract awardd to a non-union construction company to renovate Javits Lecture Hall. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Long Island labor unions protest $37 million contract awarded to non-union group

Sara Ruberg November 2, 2021
The Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and affiliated unions greeted drivers on the morning of Nov. 2 at the south entrance of campus with several red-eyed inflatable rats and an open casket as they protested Niram Construction's $37 million contract with the State University Construction Fund (SUCF).
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Stony Brook Hospital suspends 133 unvaccinated employees following mandate deadline

Stony Brook Hospital suspends 133 unvaccinated employees following mandate deadline

Niki Nassiri October 7, 2021
Stony Brook Hospital suspended 133 employees without pay on Sept. 29 after they failed to show COVID-19 vaccination proof, according to Stony Brook officials.
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Womens Lacrosse Head Coach Joe Spallina. Stony Brook athletics announced on Sept.22 that Joe Spallina will extend his contract until 2026.  ETHAN TAM / THE STATESMAN

Joe Spallina reaches extension to remain with Stony Brook through 2026

Ethan Tam September 22, 2021
Stony Brook's women's lacrosse head coach, Joe Spallina, will remain with the team for another five seasons.
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East Side Dining on Sep. 2 after students were evacuated from their buildings due to flooding. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

As New York floods, SBU residents face Ida’s wrath

Niki Nassiri and Maria Lynders September 2, 2021
Remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded several buildings on campus, mostly impacting Mendelsohn Community. Residents of Mendelsohn Community were evacuated on Sep. 2 around 2 a.m.
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Bryan Collins during a Stony Brook football practice. Collins joins the Seawolves as the new defensive line coach.PHOTO COURTESY OF Stony Brook Athletics.

After 23 years at LIU, Bryan Collins hired as Stony Brook D-line coach

Ethan Tam August 25, 2021
The coaching staff of the Stony Brook football team gained another shakeup on Tuesday, Aug. 17, when it was announced that Bryan Collins would be joining the Seawolves as their new defensive line coach.
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