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The official logo of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The NAACP Image Awards are on Feb. 29 in the SAC Ballroom A at 7 pm. PUBLIC DOMAIN

NAACP image award nominees talk nominations and Black History Month

Alek Lewis February 23, 2020
The Statesman contacted some of the students and organizations nominated for the awards to ask various questions about their nominations, their campus involvement and Black History Month.
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Quadio provides campus musicians with a new platform

Nicolas Oltean February 16, 2020
Young entrepreneurs and co-founders Marcus and Joe Welch envisioned a scene where musical talent could be found among college students who would one day lead in all facets of society. Quadio ensures that musicians could reach their own by incorporating the capability of communicating with members of universities from across the country.
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Cover for Annelises single, Deeper Roots.PUBLIC DOMAIN

Stony Brook Student Analise Buker prepares to release an EP

Amaya McDonald November 18, 2019
A Stony Brook University and an aspiring singer, Analise Buker has learned that the best way to follow her dream is without fear. The pop/alternative singer has been performing since the age of five when she made her debut at a school talent show singing “Listen to Your Heart” by Roxette.
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Post Malone and his face tattoos. TOGLENN/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 4.0

Tattoo artists reluctant to give face tattoos despite increase in popularity

Erika Peters December 9, 2018
Face tattoos, once territory only entered by the most rebellious and serious about their ink, are being sought after by the younger generation. Thanks to some of the biggest celebrities like Justin Bieber and hip-hop star Post Malone sporting face ink, the lines are blurred between face tattoos being taboo and the new normal. Many young people are asking tattoo artists to give them their first tattoo on their face.
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Post Malone performing at Back to the Brook in Sept. 2017. The Undergraduate Student Government says they cancelled Back to the Brook Vol. I this year because of low ticket sales. SASCHA ROSIN/STATESMAN FILE

Review: “beerbongs and bentleys” is a solid sophomore project

Gregory Zarb April 29, 2018
New York’s own Post Malone, following the success of his double platinum debut album "Stoney," released his highly-anticipated sophomore album, "beerbongs and bentleys" on April 27.
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Review: J. Cole’s “KOD” is chill and soothing

Gabby Pardo April 29, 2018
J. Cole’s fifth album, “KOD,” is a soothing and layered 42 minutes of passionate wordplay.
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21 Savage headlined Brookfest at Island Federal Credit Union Arena on April 4.. A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Jay Critch and Crankdat opened the show. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Brookfest a success despite last-minute lineup change

Joseph Konig April 8, 2018
Brookfest 2018 featured sets from headliner 21 Savage, EDM artist Crankdat, rapper Jay Critch and last-minute substitution, A Boogie wit da Hoodie.
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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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Post Malone performing at the Veld Music Festival back in 2016. THE COME UP SHOW/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Post Malone set to headline Back to the Brook on Friday

Joseph Konig September 17, 2017
Post Malone is coming to Stony Brook for the annual fall concert, Back to the Brook, and students could not see the hip hop artist at a more perfect time in his career than right now.
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From left to right, Veronica Fox, Eshani Goradia and Khairika Al Sinani won third, second and first place respectively in the SB Idol FInals. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Ten finalists sing for the title of Stony Brook Idol at Staller Steps

Justine Josue April 18, 2017
Khairika Al Sinani, a senior theatre major, won it all with her rendition of “Reflection” by Christina Aguilera.
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Eric maxton, left, and Chan, right, perform at the Brookfest Artist Release Party on March 22. MARIE MATSUNAGA/THE STATESMAN

Brookfest student openers prep for their biggest gig yet

Joseph Konig April 15, 2017
Singer-songwriter Chris Chan and rapper Eric Maxton are preparing for the biggest performance of their lives: opening for Joey Bada$$, DNCE and Alison Wonderland at Brookfest 2017.
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S A uses the logo, above to represent his alter ego Samsa. PHOTO COURTESY OF SA

Student gains thousands of followers with distinct rap style

David Pepa April 9, 2017
Shayan Afridi is known by his professors as a senior honors English major, but his thousands of SoundCloud followers know him as the rapper “Samsa.”
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