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CulinArt cleared of “fraudulent wrongdoing”

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor December 3, 2023
CulinArt, the company Stony Brook University contracts to run the University’s food services, has been cleared of previous allegations of financial fraud against Stony Brook’s Faculty Student Association (FSA) after a third-party investigation failed to find any wrongdoing by the corporation.
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Shooting guard Zaida Gonzalez takes a corner three-pointer against Buffalo on Saturday, Dec. 2. Gonzalez scored a career-high 26 points in the blowout win over the Bulls. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Gonzalez girls carry Stony Brook women’s basketball to domination over Buffalo

Jeremy Portnoy December 3, 2023
Though the Stony Brook women’s basketball team is no stranger to blowout wins, it had yet to put together a dominant victory over a high-caliber opponent. That changed for the Seawolves in an 83-52 win over the Buffalo Bulls at Island Federal Arena on Saturday.
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Several Stony Brook hockey players celebrate a goal by right defenseman Brendan Fess against Syracuse on Nov. 11. The Seawolves have a big upcoming series against Delaware. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

No. 25 Stony Brook hockey hopes to spark season turnaround versus Delaware

Tommy Pardo December 1, 2023

After getting a week off for Thanksgiving, the No. 25 Stony Brook hockey team will look to get back on track in its final series of the semester. The Seawolves (4-8-1, 3-3-0 ESCHL) will return to...

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Point guard Aaron Clarke drives the lane against Rider on Monday, Nov. 20. Clarke had 10 points and three assists in the loss to Yale on Wednesday. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Poor rebounding sinks Stony Brook men’s basketball against Yale

Cameron Takmil November 30, 2023

Despite having four double-digit scorers, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team failed to muster up a comeback and remained winless on the road. Though they were in it until the end, the Seawolves...

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Shooting guard Victoria Keenan dribbles the ball against Holy Cross on Sunday, Nov. 19. Keenan led the Stony Brook womens basketball team with 16 points on Sunday at Minnesota. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Scoreless drought hands Stony Brook women’s basketball first loss

Nayden Villorente November 27, 2023

An 11-minute scoring drought in the second half ultimately led the Stony Brook women’s basketball team to its first loss of the season. After winning their first five games of the 2023-24 season,...

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Point guard Gigi Gonzalez pushes through contact against Holy Cross on Sunday, Nov. 19. Gonzalez posted her first career double-double on Wednesday against Delaware State. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s basketball devours Delaware State, improves to 5-0

Mike Anderson November 23, 2023

The Stony Brook women’s basketball team started its Thanksgiving feast a day early with a 45-point blowout victory. The Seawolves (5-0) remained undefeated on Wednesday afternoon with an 86-41...

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SB to MD: Women in Stem

Mackenzie Yaddaw and Angelina Livigni November 21, 2023
For The Statesman's STEM special issue, hosts Mackenzie Yaddaw and Angelina Livigni sit down with Undergraduate Clinical Experience (UCEP) advisor Alexandra Solowinska and Dr. Abby Chua to discuss being women in medicine. They explore the challenges associated with being in a male-dominated field and the solidarity they have found with other women during their medical school journeys. 
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Shooting guard Jared Frey takes a three-pointer from the corner against Rider on Monday, Nov. 20. Frey made the Stony Brook mens basketball teams only three-pointer on Monday. CHRISTOPHER SCHULZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball wins sloppy game versus Rider

Kenny Spurrell November 21, 2023

Despite shooting 1-for-19 from three-point territory, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team snapped its losing streak.  The Seawolves (2-3) returned to Island Federal Arena to take on the Rider...

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Shooting guard Zaida Gonzalez drives to the basket against Holy Cross on Sunday, Nov. 19. Gonzalez scored a season-high 15 points in the win. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s basketball improves to 4-0

Alex Streinger November 20, 2023

The Stony Brook women’s basketball team rode a massive first quarter to remain unbeaten through two weeks. After taking a 24-5 lead into the second quarter, the Seawolves (4-0) came out victorious...

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The Helaman Ferguson Sculptor known as the Umbilic Torus in front of the Mathematics building at Stony Brook Univeristy

How Stony Brook University’s math department calculated their way to the top

Derek Zang November 19, 2023
Stony Brook’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) is ranked among the best applied mathematics programs in the nation. According to USA Today’s 2015 ranking, the department was named the third best in the country, with only Brown University and Harvard University ranking higher.
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A graphic depiciting mixed reviews on the online system used at schools around the world, Brightspace. ILLUSTRATED BY MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Brightspace: An easy-to-use option for simplified learning

Xingling Yu November 19, 2023
Among the many educational platforms, I see Brightspace as the better option for organizing and presenting course information compared to alternatives like Blackboard or Google Classroom. Even amidst faculty and student feedback, the recently implemented platform proves its worth.
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A graphic of a transmission tower on a world map with wifi icons. Refers to the technology of signal transmission that covers the world for people to have access to communication or access to the Internet. K ILLUSTRATOR PHOTO - STOCK.ADOBE.COM

How harmful is 5G really?

Samantha Rutt November 19, 2023
An innovation in connectivity, the fifth-generation mobile network (5G) has generated excitement and controversy in equal measure. While it promises faster internet speed and a more connected world, concerns have arisen regarding its potentially harmful effects on life as we know it. 
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