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Midfielder Ellie Masera (12) carries the ball down the field in practice on Friday, Jan. 26. Masera is one of the greatest players in program history and is entering her final season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

It’s official: nothing can slow down the unstoppable Ellie Masera

Nayden Villorente February 1, 2024

After just three years, midfielder Ellie Masera has already become one of the greatest athletes in Stony Brook University’s history. However, the local product from Eastport, N.Y. did not reach her...

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Letter to the Editors of The Statesman, re: “Israel, Hamas, and the importance of balanced coverage”

The Editorial Board November 15, 2023

Dear readers of The Statesman,  Mr. Portnoy’s perspective offers a glimpse into the diverse range of opinions within our community. It is essential to us that our publication serves as a platform...

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Letter to the Editor: Israel, Hamas, and the importance of balanced coverage

Jeremy Portnoy and Letter to the Editor November 15, 2023

Jeremy is the former editor-in-chief of  The Statesman and a Jewish-American student at Stony Brook. The views expressed in this letter are his alone. The Jerusalem Post recently ran an editorial decrying...

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Tyler Stephenson-Moore during his practice on Nov 4. Stephenson-Moore CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Tyler Stephenson-Moore’s resilient résumé speaks for itself

Alex Streinger November 6, 2022
In his relatively-short basketball career, Stephenson-Moore has experienced several highs and lows. He has won every battle he has fought thus far, overcoming injuries, on-court struggles and playing-time limits in the process.
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Stony Brook Men’s and Women’s Basketball on pause after positive COVID tests

Ethan Tam January 5, 2021
After strong starts to both of their seasons, the Stony Brook men’s and women’s basketball teams have both paused all team-related activities due to a positive COVID-19 test within each program.
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Professor Aaron William Godfrey passed away on PHOTO CREDIT: STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

SBU Latin professor passes away at 91

Chris Parkinson April 19, 2020
Godfrey lived a long life dedicated to educating thousands of students who attended the universities he taught at. His tenure as a professor can serve as a model for future educators.
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Suffolk County declares state of emergency and New York bans large gatherings, as coronavirus cases increase

Alek Lewis March 14, 2020
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone declared a state of emergency in Suffolk County on Thursday afternoon after the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the county more than doubled in a day.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on campus in the Student Activities Center on April 11, 2019. Cuomo announced that all non-essential workers must stay home. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY, CUNY classes going remote after March 19

Brianne Ledda March 11, 2020
City University of New York (CUNY) and State University of New York (SUNY) schools will be going remote for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester starting March 19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference on March 11.
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SBU professor trapped in China after coronavirus outbreak

Brianne Ledda January 26, 2020
A Stony Brook professor visiting family near the initial outbreak of a dangerous new coronavirus in Wuhan, China is unable to return to the United States, according to Newsday.
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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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Forward Akwasi Yeboah in a game against Binghampton on March 9, 2019. He recently announced his transfer to Rutgers University. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Akwasi Yeboah announces transfer to Rutgers, reunites with Pikiell

Andrew Zucker May 2, 2019
Highly sought-after Stony Brook Men’s Basketball graduate transfer, Akwasi Yeboah, announced his commitment this morning to Rutgers University on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, ending a nearly six-week speculation as to where he might go.
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