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Front of Melville library after a small fire broke out at the buildings Starbucks. The fire has since been quelled, but the library remains closed throughout the day.TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Small fire breaks out in Melville Library Starbucks

Christine Kelley April 28, 2023
A small fire broke out in Starbucks at Melville Library on Friday morning. The fire was put out quickly, but smoke filled the library.
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USG Senators present at the meeting on Sept. 8. KAYLA GOMEZ MOLANO/THE STATESMAN

USG passes two amendments in Aug. 25 Senate meeting

Saad Haroon September 12, 2022
In a meeting on Aug. 25, the USG Senate passed two amendments to their constitution; the first is an update to the office of the Executive Vice President, while the second deals with the Student Activity Fund (SAF).
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Students getting ready to race in Roth Regatta on April 29. DANIEL KOGAN/THE STATESMAN

Roth Regatta 2022: Racing through the Sands of Time

Lori Saxena May 8, 2022
The 33rd annual Roth Regatta took place on April 29, with the theme “Sands of Time.” Boats ranged in theme from Noah’s Ark to the Titanic, with multiple magic school buses, a Shrek-themed boat and even an army-style tank manned by ROTC students.
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Professor Paolo Celli teaching CIV 310, Structural Engineering. CAMRON WANG

Reconnected: Stony Brook community reunites after over a year of virtual campus environment

Viola Flowers September 10, 2021
Stony Brook is transitioning back to an environment centered around in-person learning and face-to-face social events during fall 2021, providing long-awaited relief to many students on campus.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Huntley Spencer commits to building strong relationships with students as the new USG president

Gabby Pardo September 27, 2020
Nearly 2,000 ballots were cast in the elections this year — a 10% increase in student body votes from last year. Spencer beat the opposing party’s candidate, senior political science and economics major Justin Ullman, by 426 votes, and another candidate, senior psychology major Vincent Ferrara, by 760 votes.
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Paddlers jump from their boat during Roth Regatta on Friday, April 27. The theme for this years boat races was Cartoon Network vs. Nickelodeon. ANASTASIA KOBUS/THE STATESMAN

Roth Regatta will be held virtually this year, marking 31 years of the tradition

Sherin Samuel May 11, 2020
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be hosting this event through social media, in collaboration with the Stony Brook Computing Society. 
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Senior Melanie Fales (left) poses with her friends Anna Young (center) and Rachel Goralski on the Stony Brook University sign before they left campus for the semester. Fales is the last theatre major at Stony Brook University.  PHOTO COURTESY MELANIE FALES

Seniors mourn a final semester cut short by COVID-19

Sara Ruberg April 19, 2020
For Melanie Fales, a senior and Stony Brook’s last theatre major, the university’s decision to go remote impacted so much more than just her senior experiences.
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Paddlers jump from their boat during Roth Regatta on Friday, April 27. The theme for this years boat races was Cartoon Network vs. Nickelodeon. ANASTASIA KOBUS/THE STATESMAN

Roth Regatta 2018: Cartoon boats battle for best time

Mike Adams April 29, 2018
The downpour made it hard for some teams to keep their boats in working order, and several boats fell apart immediately after hitting Roth Pond.
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Roth Regatta is an annual event in which students build boats made of cardboard and duct tape to race across Roth Pond. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

CAS senator proposes cancelling classes for Roth Regatta

Brianne Ledda April 26, 2018
Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is supporting an initiative to cancel classes on the day of Roth Regatta to encourage student participation in the event.
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Justine Josue, former USG Vice President of Communications resigned. STATESMAN FILE

USG VP of Communications resigns

Aleeza Kazmi April 3, 2018
Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Vice President of Communications, Justine Josue, resigned on Monday, March 19, and has been replaced by A.T Bianco, former executive assistant to the Vice President of Student Life.
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A turkey struts through a field. DON MCCULLOUGH/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC 2.0

The war on Thanksgiving

Luis Ruiz Dominguez November 22, 2017
What else could you drown and murder in gravy?
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Students at the Back to the Brook concert on Friday, Sept. 22. This years concert did not feature a student competition as it has in past years. SASCHA ROSIN/THE STATESMAN

No auditions held for Back to the Brook student opener this year

Brianne Ledda September 24, 2017
Ardit Piroli, a senior psychology and applied mathematics and statistics double major, was asked to open as a DJ instead.
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