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Students locking arms on the Staller Steps during the encampment on Wednesday, May 1. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Breaking: 29 demonstrators arrested during encampment protest

Mariam Guirgis and Sky Crabtree May 2, 2024
Earlier this morning, Stony Brook University police, state troopers, Suffolk police and a mobile field unit arrested 29 people including students, faculty members and community members participating in a Gaza Solidarity Encampment protest organized by Sb4Palestine. 
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Approximately 40-50 students gather on the Staller Steps to spend the night there protesting. Students have tarps, blankets and pillows. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

Breaking news updates: Sb4Palestine organizes Gaza solidarity encampment on Staller Steps

Mariam Guirgis and Sky Crabtree April 30, 2024

This is a breaking news story. The Statesman will provide updates as they become available. Stony Brook University students are gathering on the steps of Staller Center for Arts to establish the...

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Kono and Patrick Leahy shake hands and paw at the Sex and Relationships photoshoot. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Patrick Leahy: the Stony Brook campus “dog guy”

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor April 29, 2024
Veteran Patrick Leahy has been labeled by students on campus as the “dog guy,” as he can be found around campus with a big American Akita named Kono.
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A map of Stony Brook University marked with the locations of crimes that occurred on campus from April 9 to April 13. ILLUSTRATED BY MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

SBU Crime Watch: April 9 – April 13

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor April 21, 2024

  All reports are taken directly from the University Police Department and cannot be independently verified by The Statesman.  On Tuesday, April 9, there was a report of a fraudulent check...

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A map of Stony Brook University marked with the locations of crimes that occurred on campus from Friday, April 2 to Sunday April 8. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

SBU Crime Watch: April 2 – April 8

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor April 14, 2024
All reports are taken directly from the University Police Department and cannot be independently verified by The Statesman. 
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A map of Stony Brook University marked with the locations of crimes that occurred on campus from Friday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 29. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

SBU Crime Watch: March. 25 – March. 31

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2024

All reports are taken directly from the University Police Department and cannot be independently verified by The Statesman.  On Monday, March 25, there was a report of missing groceries in Hand...

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A map of Stony Brook University marked with the locations of crimes that occurred on campus from Friday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 29. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

SBU Crime Watch: Jan. 25 – March 24

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2024

All reports are taken directly from the University Police Department and cannot be independently verified by The Statesman.  On Thursday, Jan. 25, there was a report of a missing Apple watch in...

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Arrested student speaks out following emergency protest

Arrested student speaks out following emergency protest

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor March 30, 2024

  Following the arrests of nine Stony Brook University students in a student-led pro-Palestine protest that took place on Tuesday, March 26, faculty members held an emergency protest the following...

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Kevin Dardzinski, Mackenzie Yaddaw and Natalia Wong (from left to right), embracing each other at the Sex and Relationships photoshoot. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

A faithful approach and guide to healthy relationships

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor March 24, 2024

College life is often described as a time for growth, independence and self-discovery, as well as a time for exploring relationships. But in the fast-paced world of higher education, relationships...

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A graphic illustrating the results from The Statesmans Sex and Relationships survey. ILLUSTRATED BY ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

2024 Sex & Relationships survey results

As is the coveted tradition of your fine campus newspaper, The Statesman asked the Stony Brook University community to peel back the layers of their love lives for our annual Sex and Relationships...

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A headshot of Stony Brook alum Leonard Steinbach along with The Statesman group photo in 1974. Steinbach passed away at 71 on Jan. 19. Courtesy of Ruth Bonapace.

Leonard Steinbach, a man of purpose and many passions, dead at 71

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2024

Shortly after graduating from Stony Brook University in 1974, Leonard Steinbach, who also went by “Lenny” and “Len,” threw a party on the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway with his friends....

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New SUNY Initiative bridges gaps in local news coverage

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor January 24, 2024
In the fall of 2023, Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism (SOCJ) created a new class called JRN 390 (Special Topics in Journalism: Working News Room #2) in which students help local news publications that may not have enough resources to provide news coverage for their communities.
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