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Mac Miller performing at Staller. (PHOTO CREDIT: USG)

Up close and personal with Mac Miller and The Cataracs

Nicole Bansen September 8, 2013
The Statesman, “The Independent” and “The Press” were able to sit down with both The Cataracs and Mac Miller to talk about their careers, their personal life and their experience with the Stony Brook Concert. We chose some of our favorite questions to put in the issue. If you’re interested in hearing the full interview, it is available on our website, www. All questions below, unless otherwise noted, were asked by The Statesman (Nicole Bansen or Basil John). Interview was edited for cursing.
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Mac Miller performs in front of hundreds of Stony Brook Students. (BASIL JOHN / THE STATESMAN)

Mac Miller and The Cataracs draw in hundreds for the fall concert

Nicole Bansen September 8, 2013
It’s not every year that you get a fall concert that rivals the attendance and vibe to that of the notoriously big spring concerts at Stony Brook University. But if you want something that comes close to that outcome, all you have to do is get The Cataracs and Mac Miller to perform at the second annual Back to the Brook Concert.
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Campus Spotlight: student recognizes others with compliments

Giselle Barkley August 25, 2013
Every compliment or act of kindness is a small yet significant way to acknowledge an individual’s importance within a community. These gestures are not rewarding only for those being recognized but also for people like Daniel Ahmadizadeh, who show their appreciation.
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Summer blockbusters: know which films were hot or not

Brandon Benarba August 25, 2013
For Hollywood, the summer months are the time to push the biggest movies into theaters. With kids out of school and families out on vacation, studios release their blockbusters hoping to draw in the more available crowd. While summer 2013 was no different in terms of quantity, this year movies quality dipped due to an overreliance on sequels and franchising, while original stories thrived.
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Changes in tone remove the laughs from Hangover Part 3

Changes in tone remove the laughs from “Hangover Part 3”

Brandon Benarba May 30, 2013
“The Hangover” series has always been divisive; you either love or hate the insane style of humor the film is known for. While the first film was well received both critically and financially, the second film failed to bring anything new to the genre. “The Hangover Part 3” tries to fix the trilogy’s past criticisms, but changed too dramatically for its own good.
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The students express themselves through dancing. (Wesley Robinson)

Performance Dance Ensembles’ “Mixed Emotions” nails it

Kristin Behr May 5, 2013
Tucked away in a seemingly uncharted part of Stony Brook University’s campus is a building called Nassau Hall. The plain exterior hides the ultra creative space that is the Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning.
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Leonardo DiCaprio stars alongside Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. (MCT Campus)

Summer entertainment 2013: film, television and music

Brandon Benarba May 5, 2013
Everyone looks forward to the summertime. Even if you are working a summer job or partaking in classes, there is something liberating about those few months in which the sun hangs high. It is times like this that many new pieces of entertainment are released for our pleasure, but sometimes there can be a bit too much to choose from. So, I have singled out some of the more standout options that will soon be available.
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The skit showcased historical moments of the 60s. (Mike Ruiz)

Stony Brook history classes re-enact movement from the 60’s

Heather Khalifa May 5, 2013
On May 1, Stony Brook students reenacted the decade of social protest and counterrevolution, better known as the 1960s. Students enrolled in Professor Robert Chase’s “The Sixties: Unsettled Decade” class and Professor Eric Zolov’s “The Global 60s” class put on a skit as part of an extra credit final assignment, recreating the spirit and the sentiment of that turbulent decade in American history.
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Bruce Engel leads the Stony Brook Wind Ensemble during the performance. (Nina Lin)

Wind Ensemble performs music inspired by the number five

Jessica Suarez April 28, 2013
The Stony Brook Wind Ensemble, led by Bruce Engel, brought the main stage at the Staller Center alive with energy and enthusiasm throughout its performance on April 24. The theme of the wind ensemble’s concert was the number five.
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Music department ranked among top percent in nation

Dahalia Ibrahim April 28, 2013
Stony Brook University has certainly gained the reputation of being known as a “science school.”
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Campus recruits non-art students to design event fliers

Nicole Bansen April 28, 2013
If you’ve ever walked around Stony Brook University’s (SBU) campus, chances are you’ve seen plenty of posters and fliers hanging up advertising for big on-campus organizations like the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the Weekend Life Council and RockYoFace. The posters made by those groups have a very professional look to them that might lead one to think were made by graphic designers, when in fact they’re done by SBU non-art-majoring students.
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Grouplove will be opening at this years spring concert at the Kenneth P. LaValle stadium. (GROUPLOVE)

Q & A with Grouplove

Will Rhino April 25, 2013
The Statesman and “The Press” were able to sit down (literally, we sat down in the grass in the Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium) with GROUPLOVE. All questions below, unless otherwise noted, were asked by The Statesman (Will Rhino).
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