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The preacher guy preaching to students at the Students Activity Center Plaza while students hold up LGBTQ+ flags on -- PHOTO COURTESY OF GABRIELLA CAVALCANTE

Extremist preacher sparks outrage at Stony Brook

Gabriella Cavalcante and Sky Crabtree April 23, 2024

Early in the afternoon on Tuesday, April 16, a crowd formed outside the Stony Brook University Student Activity Center to bear witness to an extremist preacher. The preacher — Daniel Lee — arrived...

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Students lining up at the 22nd annual Strawberry Festival and Diversity Day event for strawberry-inspired food items. The festivities were held on May 3 in the SAC. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook celebrates 22nd annual Diversity Day and Strawberry Festival

Nayden Villorente May 4, 2023
Stony Brook University students filled the Student Activities Center on May 3 as they looked to enjoy a vast array of delicious cuisines and celebrate togetherness.
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A giant clown-inflatable during USG’s SpookyBrook festival. Students were able to enjoy multiple days of events during the 2022 Halloween season.TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

USG kicks off Halloween with SpookyBrook festivities

Christopher Schulz November 4, 2022
On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Undergraduate Student Government hosted SpookyBrook at the Student Activities Center (SAC). The event lasted from  7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12, 2021.  KAT PROCACCI/ THE STATESMAN

TPUSA’s chapter approval by SBU is a win for political diversity

Lauren Pena January 23, 2022
If we are going to be selective about what groups are allowed at SBU, everyone should be held to the same standards. If diversity is a value we intend to uphold, dissenting views should not be met with such hostility. 
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SBU community honors veterans at first in-person Veteran Day Ceremony in two years

SBU community honors veterans at first in-person Veteran Day Ceremony in two years

Sonya Gugliara November 18, 2021
Stony Brook University held their annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 10 in the Student Activity Center (SAC) auditorium to express gratitude for both past and active military members, as well as honor the ones who have lost their lives. 
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A map of Stony Brook University marked with the locations of crimes that occurred on campus from Thursday, Sept. 28 to Thursday, Oct. 12. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI

SBU Crime Watch: Sept. 28 – Oct. 12, 2021

Sonya Gugliara October 17, 2021
Search and explore the crimes between Sept. 28 and Oct. 12, logged by the University Police Department.
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

USG will partially refund student activity fee

Sherin Samuel May 1, 2020
USG Treasurer, Adrian Ortega, said during a USG senate meeting on April 2 that the Executive Council (EC) collectively voted on a range of $25 to $30 for the refund. 
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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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A screenshot of the constitutional referendum emailed to students on Nov. 9. COURTESY OF USG

USG proposes restructured constitution in referendum

Brianne Ledda November 13, 2019
A campus-wide email announcing the referendum and elections included a link to a Google Drive folder with an annotated draft with the proposed changes, a final draft of the new constitution and a document describing major changes, in addition to the current constitution.
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MSA hosts Fast-a-Thon to raise money for Syria

MSA hosts Fast-a-Thon to raise money for Syria

Rachel Siford and Rena Thomas October 29, 2015
The Muslim Student Association raised $480 for victims of the war in Syria during a voluntary fast this past Monday.
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Campus Recreation Center looks to keep up the pace

Walter Plotz April 10, 2014
A new piece of interactive equipment, the Nexersys full-body training unit, will arrive at the Campus Recreation Center during the first week of April.
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