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Rapper Robbie Zeecs brings his Long Island success across borders

Rapper Robbie Zeecs brings his Long Island success across borders

Rena Thomas July 26, 2016
For Robbie Zeecs, working as a car dealer is only a stepping stone in pursuing his true passion. The red-bearded Port Jefferson native is a rapper.
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Only three Long Island arts hubs on the NY Media Arts Map

Only three Long Island arts hubs on the NY Media Arts Map

Francesca Campione and Rena Thomas May 8, 2016
Earlier this year, the New York Council on the Arts launched an interactive arts map, The New York Media Arts Map v3.
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Cash Cash and Future made Brookfest a success among Seawolves

Jessica Carnabuci and Rena Thomas April 15, 2016
The Undergraduate Student Government’s annual Brookfest, held on April 13, concert rocked Stony Brook University with performances by Cash Cash and Future.
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The Long Island Philharmonic with conductor  David Stewart Wiley, above, announced in early Feb, that it will shut down. PHOTO CREDIT: BRUCE GILBERT

Silence of the Symphony: Long Island Philharmonic closes

Francesca Campione and Rena Thomas March 29, 2016
Upsetting audiences and music lovers across Long Island, the philharmonic will stop performing after 36 years of concerts loved by the community.
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Long Island artists were brought together in a collaborative panel. Sharing ideas on how Long Island artists, organizations and comities to give art a stronger presence. PHOTO CREDIT: JOHN MORGAN/FLICKR

Long Island artists unite through collaboration

Rena Thomas and Francesca Campione March 1, 2016
The Long Island Museum’s collaborative arts group met earlier this month to discuss plans to unite the numerous galleries across Long Island.
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Printing pleasure

Printing pleasure

Rena Thomas February 9, 2016
SBU TNG, takes 3-D printing to a whole new level, exploring the design and technicalities of dildos, butt plugs and any other sex toy of you can imagine.
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Nick Rigas, above, and ex-guitarist Phil Gigante opened their biggest show yet at The Loft in Poughkeepsie, New York for Ontario-based band The Flatliners. PHOTO CREDIT: RICHARD DIFRISCO

Student bands swag out Stony Brook

Rena Thomas February 2, 2016
The hidden gem that is Stony Brook’s music scene is unifying the voice of the students, pulling together artists and fans alike.
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Rachel Tanaka, above,  learned to suft in Southampton when she was ten years old. Along with surfing, Tanaka also enjoys spear fishing.

Campus Spotlight: An inside look at the life of a surfer and student

Rena Thomas November 30, 2015
On a west coast-styled fiber-glass short board she stole from her older cousin, Rachel Tanaka crafted her future, wave after wave.
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Theta Phi Alpha gives back with Theta Thrift Shop

Theta Phi Alpha gives back with Theta Thrift Shop

Rena Thomas November 16, 2015
Rows of skirts, sweaters, shirts and shoes filled SAC Ballroom B this Wednesday when the Theta Phi Alpha sorority held its second annual “Theta Thrift Shop” on Nov. 11.
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MSA hosts Fast-a-Thon to raise money for Syria

MSA hosts Fast-a-Thon to raise money for Syria

Rachel Siford and Rena Thomas October 29, 2015
The Muslim Student Association raised $480 for victims of the war in Syria during a voluntary fast this past Monday.
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Amrit Dhillon, top, Asad Jung, left and Saqib Ansari, right, have been friends since middle school. The mixtape, Motherland Dirt will be released on Oct. 10. Photo credit: Murtaza Basheer

Rap trio Brown Boy Squad is spicier than sriracha

Rena Thomas October 6, 2015
Three homies from Hicksville, Long Island are redefining the rap game.
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Rapper Joel Polanco strives for the spotlight

Rapper Joel Polanco strives for the spotlight

Rena Thomas September 23, 2015
Rapper, singer and songwriter Joel Polanco, a Stony Brook University student, is striving for fame one flyer at a time.
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