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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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Forward Alyssa Francese (No. 11) during the game against Maine. Stony Brook womens soccer falls behind in its season opener on August 18, 2021. SASCHA ROSIN/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook women’s soccer roughed up in season opener

Emmanuel Jaquez August 21, 2021
The Stony Brook women's soccer team returned from their summer break to meet the Hofstra Pride in their season-opening game, which they lost 5-1, on Aug. 18.
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Local residents of Freeport gathered on June 7 to march for the Black Lives Matter protests. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Black Lives Matter march in Freeport, NY

Maya Brown June 9, 2020
Photos taken by Assistant News Editor Maya Brown show about 500 local residents from Freeport, NY, protesting in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement and urging people to demand justice for George Floyd.
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Suffolk County sees first confirmed coronavirus case

Brianne Ledda and Alek Lewis March 8, 2020
There are now 105 total confirmed coronavirus cases in New York. Five of those cases are in Nassau County, and 12 are in New York City.
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

SBU preparing online classes in case of coronavirus outbreak

Rabia Gursoy March 8, 2020
Stony Brook University has instructed professors to prepare to offer online classes as soon as the week following spring break “in the light of the quickly evolving situation surrounding COVID-19.”
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COVID-19: Stony Brook students petition to shut down campus

Alek Lewis March 6, 2020

More than 800 Stony Brook University students are backing a petition to close campus after coronavirus cases were confirmed in New York. The petition, created Wednesday, was posted to...

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SUNY and CUNY students talk to the legislative director of state senator James Gaughran. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

Students represent SBU on Higher Education Action Day

Alek Lewis and Fanni Frankl March 1, 2020
On Thursday, at least 24 Stony Brook University students and two Statesman reporters boarded buses to Albany to participate in Higher Education Action day, where representatives from State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) schools meet with government officials to discuss how to improve funding for higher education in New York.
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Advisory levels provided from the Department of State of the United States, from low to high regarding safety and security risk. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Stony Brook University cutting travel to Italy, Iran and South Korea

Brianne Ledda February 29, 2020
Stony Brook University is implementing a “mandatory pre-approval requirement” for university-sponsored trips to Italy, Iran and South Korea, according to a campus-wide email sent Feb. 29.
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Olaniyi in with the ball during Stony Brook mens basketball home opener on Nov. 5 against Yale. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Olaniyi’s career night helps Stony Brook rout Brown

Ethan Tam December 8, 2019
Despite being surprisingly absent from his usual place in the starting lineup, junior forward Elijah Olaniyi set new career highs as the Stony Brook men’s basketball team overcame an early deficit to blow by the Brown Bears (5-4) by a final score of 79-63, improving to 7-3 having won seven of their last eight games.
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A satellite picture of Long Island. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Growing up “divided,” I always saw segregation on Long Island

Maya Brown December 1, 2019
While the growing population of minorities on Long Island has increased more than 10% in the last two decades, the amount of inclusion and equity has not. A 2015 report by ERASE Racism found that Long Island continues to be one of the most racially segregated regions in the country.
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Hilare jumps to make a basket during the Stony Brook womens basketball home opener against Manhattan on Nov. 8. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

For Hilaire, home is where the hoops are

Ryan Magill November 20, 2019
Dominance. Consistency. Experience. Leadership. These are the qualities that the Stony Brook women’s basketball team is looking to get out of their newest graduate transfer, Kaela “KK” Hilaire.
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Geno Ford during the Stony Brook mens basketball home opener against Yale  on Nov. 5, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

No seniors, no problem for new-look Seawolves

Ethan Tam November 19, 2019
Youth is in the Stony Brook Seawolves’ blood entering the 2019-20 season, and they know it.
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