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Wild ‘n Out returns to Stony Brook for yearly comedy show: Gallery

Stanley Zheng April 4, 2024

The cast of the rap battle game show "Wild 'n Out" made their way to Stony Brook University on Feb. 22 for the University's annual comedy show, hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government. Here is a...

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Bryson Tiller at the minor stage during Stavernfestivalen in Stavern on July 9, 2016. Tiller will no longer be performing at this years Brookfest.Tore Sætre / CC BY-SA 4.0

Brookfest headliner Bryson Tiller pulls out one week before scheduled event

Tim Giorlando April 8, 2023
Bryson Tiller will no longer headline at Brookfest 2023, as stated in an announcement made on the Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) official Instagram account Saturday.
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The Student Activities Center on an afternoon at Stony Brook University. USG Elections are available on SBEngaged until April 7.ABIGAIL HENTZE/THE STATESMAN

Elections for the Undergraduate Student Government are underway. Here’s who’s on the ballot.

Tim Giorlando April 5, 2023
The Stony Brook University student body will be able to vote in this year’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) election until April 7 at 12 p.m. through SBEngaged. Eighteen candidates are vying for seven Executive Council positions, and another 18 candidates are running for the 23 open Senate positions.
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Album cover of Bryson Tillers Anniversary, released in Oct. 2020. Tiller has been announced as the headliner for Brookfest 2023. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Bryson Tiller announced as Brookfest 2023 headliner

Tim Giorlando March 27, 2023
Bryson Tiller, the American singer-songwriter and rapper best known for his 2014 single “Don’t,” will be the headliner at this year’s Brookfest concert on April 14.
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Junior physics major Chris Clarke leading a protest on Feb. 15. After MAPS unveiled their measures to switch to all-paid parking, students quickly retaliated through social media and in-person dissent. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

How students are reacting to MAPS’ parking proposal

Tim Giorlando February 21, 2023
For an hour on Wednesday, Feb. 15, a small band of students tried to make their voices heard at Stony Brook University’s West Campus fountain — nearly a week after the Mobility and Parking Services (MAPS) proposed to switch to a fully-paid parking model in August 2023. 
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Photo of Sanger Hall in Tabler Community. President McInnis has announced that the controversial building will be renamed to Chinn Hall. SAMANTHA LANKOWICZ / THE STATESMAN

President McInnis announces the renaming of Sanger Hall

Christine Kelley June 29, 2022
Sanger Hall, a residential hall in Tabler Community, will receive a new name after nearly two years of public pressure. Sanger Hall is named after Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, an activist for women’s rights and birth control.
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The crowd at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium for Stony Brooks mens lacrosse game against Syracuse on March 19. The game was better attended than any Stony Brook mens basketball game this past year. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook Athletics points to Covid for lower attendance numbers

Paul McDonough June 14, 2022
The onset of COVID-19 not only impacted the way students engaged with Stony Brook sports, but it also impacted the athletic department’s ability to communicate with students and fans. 
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Students getting ready to race in Roth Regatta on April 29. DANIEL KOGAN/THE STATESMAN

Roth Regatta 2022: Racing through the Sands of Time

Lori Saxena May 8, 2022
The 33rd annual Roth Regatta took place on April 29, with the theme “Sands of Time.” Boats ranged in theme from Noah’s Ark to the Titanic, with multiple magic school buses, a Shrek-themed boat and even an army-style tank manned by ROTC students.
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Poster for the Brookfest 2020 Artist Poll. COURTESY OF USG

Gunna confirmed as headliner for Brookfest 2022

Amaya McDonald and Katherine Procacci April 9, 2022
After two years of virtual events and performances, USG announced the lineup at this year’s in-person Brookfest concert during the USG Block Party. Gunna will be the headliner for the spring 2022 Brookfest concert held on April 21.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG presidential candidate drops out two days into voting

Sherin Samuel April 6, 2022
Amidst a Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) election that is majorly uncontested for Executive Council (EC) candidates, Presidential Candidate, junior Bryan Villatoro dropped out mid-race on April 5. 
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Undergraduate Student Government polls are open, here are the candidates

Niki Nassiri April 4, 2022
Stony Brook University students will vote for next year’s Undergraduate Student Government Executive Council from April 4 to April 8 at 12 p.m. on SBEngaged. Students will also vote on making the student activity fee (SAF) optional or mandatory.
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A trio of trash bins located in the Student Activities Center. [insert second sentence here] CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Students raise questions about SBU’s recycling transparency

Amy Sheldon March 6, 2022
Three Stony Brook juniors will present to the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) about a transparency need in Stony Brook’s waste and recycling programs, using results from a survey they conducted this past fall.
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