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An SBU Eats worker ready to serve different coffee flavors at the SAC Fish Bowl for National Coffee Day. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University hosts coffee sampling event to celebrate International Coffee Day

Heather Occhino October 16, 2023
Stony Brook University’s Faculty Student Association (FSA) celebrated International Coffee Day with its first-ever coffee sampling event on Sept. 29. International Coffee Day was declared an official holiday in 2014 by the International Coffee Organization, and takes place on Oct. 1.
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Dunkin Donuts is officially opened in the SAC Market. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Dunkin’ opens in the SAC after years of delay

Clare Gehlich May 6, 2023
Over five years later, the much anticipated Dunkin' opened in the SAC market on Monday, May 1, during the last week of classes. 
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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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Different pastries from Druthers Coffee. JULIE HEMING/THE STATESMAN

Druthers Coffee opens across Stony Brook station

Julia Heming September 13, 2020
Druthers Coffee opens up across from the Stony Brook Station of the LIRR and offers a comfortable location for Stony Brook University students, and community members to enjoy a traditional sit-down coffee house experience
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The outside of Kelly Quad in West Campus. Students living on campus still have access to the food pantry, which has adjusted to social distancing. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

SBU dining halls and food pantry adjust for social distancing

Brianne Ledda and Claudia Motley April 2, 2020
Stony Brook University’s food pantry is taking online orders from students on campus today between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. An email containing a request form was already sent to residents.
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A restaurant. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The fate of restaurants in the face of COVID-19

Sarah Tantawy March 22, 2020
My father moves between the kitchen, bar and dining area with an ease earned through years of work. He jokes that the pub is his fourth child. This all changed overnight. 
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Renewable and compostable straws in East Side Dining. SARA RUBERG/ THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook dining halls turn away from single-use plastics

Alek Lewis October 25, 2019
Stony Brook University’s campus dining program launched a sustainable dining initiative last spring to reduce waste in dining halls.
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The plastic straw ban is not helping the overall pollution crisis

Melissa Jones October 20, 2019
Many restaurants have switched from plastic to paper straws to help the ongoing environmental crisis, and some cities have banned plastic straws indefinitely. I question, however, if this effort is actually making any difference.
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A tall classic chai tea latte. Stony Brooks newest Starbucks location opened in the basement of the library on Jan. 23.TAYLOR HA/STATESMAN FILE

Starbucks’ marketing is genius

Gabby Pardo September 22, 2018
Why are busy students willing to wait in line at Starbucks rather than in a shorter line anywhere else?  It’s because Starbucks’ marketing techniques have us obsessed.
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Stony Brook joins “Strawless Suffolk” initiative

Rebecca Liebson September 1, 2018
In an effort to become more sustainable, Stony Brook University has signed onto a county-wide initiative aimed at eliminating plastic straws.
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Paint and sip franchise Painting with a Twist opened its first Long Island location in Selden on April 9. A study by Harvard University Women’s Health Watch found that painting and other forms of art are therapeutic.BRITTANY BERNSTEIN/THE STATESMAN

Wine and paint studio, Painting with a Twist, comes to Selden

Brittany Bernstein May 6, 2018
Painting with a Twist, a paint and sip franchise, opened its first Long Island location in Selden on April 9. The studio will offer what the website calls “fun art, not fine art.”
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A room in Javits Lecture Hall . EZRA MARGONO/STATESMAN FILE

Professors are people too

Andrew Goldstein April 22, 2018
Recognizing that our professors are human makes them more approachable and reasonable.
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