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The advisory board of Planned Parenthood Generation Act (PPGA) posing with -- at the Sex and Relationships photoshoot. STANLEY ZHENG/ THE STATESMAN

How SBU resources promote sexual health and well-being

Angelina Livigni March 24, 2024
While sex-centered events and initiatives are hosted to entertain students — or even cause a stir — they possess the additional benefit of educating young adults on how to have safe sex.
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Students surrounding the tabling of various campus clubs and organizations in the Campus Recreation Center’s Wood Courts. Stony Brook, N.Y. Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. GRACE SARGENT/THE STATESMAN

Getting involved at the involvement fair

Grace Sargent January 30, 2024
With a student population of over 25,000, it can be difficult for students to find a home for their passions and hobbies at Stony Brook University — making its Involvement Fair the perfect opportunity for students to join a club for their unique interests or take a stab at something new. 
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The crowd for the Seawolves Showcase inside Island Federal Arena. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

A look inside the 13th Annual Seawolves Showcase

Brittney Dietz and Stanley Zheng October 22, 2023
Stony Brook University held its 13th annual Seawolves Showcase on Friday, Oct. 20. Originating in 2010, Stony Brook has kept the tradition alive to show off all of the talent here on campus. The Showcase a great event to enhance Homecoming traditions as well as to bring back alumni to support the Seawolves.
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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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Staller Center struggles to appeal to student body

Staller Center struggles to appeal to student body

Grace Armann September 16, 2022
In the Staller Center’s quest to appeal to both of its audiences, it often piques the interest of neither.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Petition to ban Turning Point USA unsuccessful, chapter is approved

Viola Flowers December 5, 2021
Turning Point USA has been officially recognized as an organization on campus, despite the Stony Brook Progressive Coalition’s online petition to bar the chapter from being recognized by the University.
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Students band together to form new surf club on campus

Students band together to form new surf club on campus

Sonya Gugliara November 10, 2021
Stony Brook students and surfing enthusiasts founded a new club to share their passion for the sport with surfers and non-surfers alike.
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The student homecoming tailgate during the fall 2019 semester. This year, festivities for homecoming will be held virtually. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University hosts virtual STAY HOMEcoming during COVID-19

Katherine Procacci October 6, 2020
Stony Brook University is hosting a virtual homecoming event series called STAY HOMEcoming from Oct. 1 until  Oct. 10. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Stony Brook University’s homecoming events are being held primarily online.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Three SBU fraternities suspended after allegations of sexual assault emerge on social media

Niki Nassiri July 8, 2020
In a series of social media posts on Instagram and Twitter, the victims detailed separate incidents in which the accused sexually assaulted them. Some victims also claim inaction by the Title IX and Student Engagement and Activities offices.
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Far Beyond signage in the Academic Mall.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Student Engagement and Activities tries to recoup club financial losses

Alek Lewis March 17, 2020
Stony Brook Student Engagement and Activities is trying to mitigate the financial loss from events canceled by the coronavirus, according to an email sent to student e-board members by the Department of Student Engagement & Activities.
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Student life suspended through at least March

Ethan Tam March 11, 2020
Stony Brook University Student Engagement & Activities confirmed that nearly all on-campus events through the end of March have been canceled in a March 11 email to student e-board members.
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