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Poster for the Brookfest 2020 Artist Poll. COURTESY OF USG

The USG concert series is a failure

Alek Lewis December 8, 2019
On Nov. 27, a Campus Connect email was sent to the undergraduate student body with a poll allowing them to cast a vote on a select number of potential artists for the 2020 Brookfest Concert.
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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

Inside USG: Why Back to the Brook really failed

Justin Ullman October 30, 2018
On Oct. 18, Stony Brook University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) posted a letter on their Facebook page claiming that the Back to the Brook Vol. 1 Concert was canceled due to insufficient “promotion of the event.”
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Ashanti at a party in Los Angelas, California. She was to headline Back to the Brook Vol I on Oct.25, but the concert has been canceled. ASHANTI/INSTAGRAM

Back to the Brook Vol. I canceled a week before slated performances

Luis Ruiz Dominguez October 18, 2018
Rumors have been circulating since the start of the semester that Back to the Brook was canceled and on Thursday, Oct. 18 they were confirmed.
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EDM DJ Slushii performs at Torontos MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY on Aug. 4, 2016. The DJ will perform at Stony Brook on Sept. 22. THE COME UP SHOW/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Slushii, 20-year old DJ, set to open Back to the Brook

Joseph Konig September 19, 2017
The opening act for Back to the Brook 2017, EDM DJ Slushii, aka Julian Scanlan, is younger than many of the students he will be performing for on Friday.
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Students at the Commuter Student Associations drive-in movie event on April 19. MARIE MATSUNAGA/THE STATESMAN

Commuter student organizations host drive-in movie event

Marie Matsunaga April 26, 2017
On April 19, the Commuter Student Association and Commuter Student Services & Off Campus Living screened “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” at their semesterly Drive-In Movie event at the South Parking Lot.
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Logo of The Onion Bagel column. STATESMAN FILE

The Onion Bagel: Joe Jonas and random other musicians perform in this year’s Brookfest

Emily Benson April 22, 2017
“I don’t care what anybody says, if DNCE doesn’t play ‘Love Bug’ I’m suing USG."
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DNCE lead guitarist JinJoo Lee (left) and lead vocalist Joe Jonas (right) perform at The Paramount in Huntington on Feb. 8, 2016. ANAMARIA SALOBO/THE STATESMAN

Brookfest 2017: DNCE, Joey Bada$$ and Alison Wonderland to perform

Jessica Carnabuci March 22, 2017
This is the first year that Brookfest will feature three artists and take place in the Student Activities Center parking lot.
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Fetty Wap and RL Grime to perform at Back to the Brook

Fetty Wap and RL Grime to perform at Back to the Brook

Kayla McKiski August 27, 2016
Undergraduate Student Government announced Saturday evening that Fetty Wap and RL Grime will perform at Back to the Brook.
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Students on the floor during this years Back to the Brook. There were still floor tickets available the day of the concert. KRYSTEN MASSA/THE STATESMAN

Behind the scenes of Back to the Brook

Korinne Utting August 27, 2016
With this year’s Back to the Brook featuring hip-hop artist Fetty Wap and producer RL Grime right around the corner, it's important to know how these artists are chosen.
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COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Student Activities Board discusses Brookfest

Jill Ryan February 4, 2016
The Student Activities Board of USG, bombarded by issues, held its weekly meeting on Wednesday, discussing low sales, date changes and cancellations.
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USG Executive Council platform statements: looking back at the year

USG Executive Council platform statements: looking back at the year

The Statesman April 19, 2015
The Statesman revisited last year’s platform statements to see if the Executive Council members were able to carry out the plans that were promised.
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Campus briefing: USG budget deadline extended to April 24

Campus briefing: USG budget deadline extended to April 24

Arielle Martinez April 15, 2015
At an emergency meeting on Wednesday, April 15, the Undergraduate Student Government senate extended the deadline to pass the 2015-2016 budget to April 24.
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