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The official poster for HBOs The Last of Us. Based on Naughty Dogs video game of the same name, actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey play leads as Joel and Ellie in the aftermath of a global pandemic. HBO

“The Last of Us” Review: More than the newest sci-fi craze

Anya Marquardt March 19, 2023
“The Last of Us”, an HBO adaption of the wildly popular 2013 video game, isn’t really about zombies; it’s more a philosophical look at human nature and what we are willing to resort to in order to survive.
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Forward Reilly Rich leading the attack against LIU on Aug. 28. Rich is off to a hot start with the Stony Brook womens soccer team. KAYLA GOMEZ MOLANO/THE STATESMAN

JUCO transfer Reilly Rich making an instant impact for Stony Brook women’s soccer

Kenny Spurrell September 13, 2022
After needing to add a premier scoring threat to a dull offense, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team struck gold this offseason with the acquisition of forward Reilly Rich. 
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The Student Financial Services office located in the Student Union. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

SBU students face unique challenges with loans

Morgan Casey December 1, 2021
On top of these financial implications, there are also the looming mental and psychological effects that debt has on students’ mental health. Many students experience profound stress, anxiety and feelings related to shame when thinking about their financial situations related to school. In a 2021 survey, one in 14 student borrowers said they experienced suicidal ideation because of taxing debt situations.
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Mental Health Check Up photo.  CRPITT /  FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

The mental health impacts of the pandemic must be acknowledged by SBU faculty

Justin Chassin October 24, 2021
#OPINION: As we embark on the second half of our first in-person semester in a long time, I still feel like we’re in recovery from the pandemic. The past few semesters have been a challenge.
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Women meditating by water.  RMHEALING / VIA FLICKR CC BY-SA 2.0

Meditation can help your college experience go smoother

Skylar Sena October 17, 2021
Experiencing one of the most tumultuous stages of life during a pandemic can be, unsurprisingly, incredibly stressful. Fortunately, there are quite a plethora of techniques that can be used to make the COVID-19 college experience a bit smoother, one of which being meditation.
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Professor Shoshana Hershkowitz sends a masked-up selfie after her choral practice on Thursday night, September 1, 2021. AMY SHELDON / THE STATESMAN

As in-person teaching resumes, Stony Brook faculty harbor safety concerns

Amy Sheldon October 10, 2021
Stony Brook University’s almost 2,000 faculty members returned to campus this semester with all the back-to-school teaching essentials: lesson plans, books and masks. For those returning, this transition has generated an array of feelings.
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An empty lecture hall in Javits Lecture Center.  CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

To SBU students: You’re almost there!

Anya Marquardt May 1, 2021
#OPINION I’m writing an open letter to you all about this past school year ... isn’t it crazy that it’s almost over?
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McKenzi Thi Murphy, senior journalism major at Stony Brook University, 

Self-Image during the COVID-19 pandemic: The good, the bad and the fads

Melanie Navarro March 21, 2021
In the beginning weeks of lockdown, around March of last year, home-made whipped coffee recipes, rising TikTok stars and YouTube videos on-at-home ab workouts dominated social media.
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Womens Basketball head coach Caroline McCombs at a practice during the 2019-2020 season. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

After heartbreak, the Seawolves are looking to the future

Vincent Giacalone November 21, 2020
On Feb. 19, when the Stony Brook women’s basketball team beat the Vermont Catamounts 72-68, it was on top of the world. Nothing could have prepared them for the news.
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

As flu season starts, Stony Brook Medicine advises the public on disease prevention

Steven Keehner October 23, 2020
As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to infect over eight million Americans and contribute to the death of over 200,000, health experts now add the flu as another issue that disease experts and doctors are attempting to manage.
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The Academic Mall on Stony Brook Universitys main campus. This year, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Stony Brook as the 80th-best college in the country. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Suffolk County government partners with Stony Brook University as they continue reopening process

Alek Lewis May 5, 2020
The Suffolk County Government is partnering with Stony Brook University to create a program that will provide assistance to small businesses recovering from and adapting to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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The outside of the administration building after campus has shut down. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University extends pass/no credit deadline to June 3

Sherin Samuel May 5, 2020
Stony Brook’s Pass/No Credit (P/NC) policy’s deadline has been moved from May 20 to June 3 at 11:59 p.m, according to a campus-wide email from Vice Provost, Charles Robbins.
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