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The Stony Brook mens basketball team breaks a huddle at practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. The Seawolves are looking to bounce back after a rough 2022-23 season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Finally healthy, Stony Brook men’s basketball hopes for major bounce-back year

Kenny Spurrell October 29, 2023
Coming off the program’s worst finish in 15 years, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team is shooting for a massive turnaround.
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Shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu (right) looks to pass the ball while point guard Dean Noll (left) defends him in practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. Onyekonwu is entering his second year after a promising freshman season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Toby Onyekonwu preparing for breakout sophomore year

Nayden Villorente October 29, 2023
After bringing in a pair of All-Conference point guards to lead its offense, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team expected itself to be a dynamic offense. But when both of the players suffered significant injuries before the 2022-23 season tipped off, their jobs were placed on the shoulders of then-freshman shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu.
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The Stony Brook mens basketball team comes out of the tunnel on Friday, November 11, 2022 for its home opener against Miami Hamilton. Injuries and depth issues caused the Seawolves to struggle all year. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball’s CAA introduction spoiled by injuries

Kenny Spurrell April 15, 2023

The transition to a new conference was not a smooth one for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team in the 2022-23 season. The bar was set low for the Seawolves, and they validated those expectations...

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Kailyn Hart on the attack in a scrimmage on Jan. 30. Hart was named America East Attacker of the Year last season for the Stony Brook womens lacrosse team. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Kailyn Hart was born to be a Seawolf

Kenny Spurrell February 12, 2023
Having two siblings that both donned a Stony Brook jersey before her, it only made sense that Kailyn Hart would do the same. The senior attacker has made an impact ever since she first stepped foot on a collegiate field. This year, she will look to add to her impressive resumè for the No. 6 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team.
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Forward Kenan Sarvan handling the ball in a game against Miami Hamilton on Friday, Nov. 11. The Stony Brook mens basketball team picked up its first win of the year behind Sarvans career night. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Sarvan’s career night lifts Stony Brook men’s basketball in home opener

Kenny Spurrell November 12, 2022
After a historic loss in its season opener at Florida, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team rebounded in a big way on the back of forward Kenan Sarvan. 
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Guard Tyler Stephenson-Moore defending guard Toby Onyekonwu in practice on Friday, Nov. 4. Stephenson-Moore was the Stony Brook mens basketball teams leading rebounder on Monday night, as it was defeated 81-45 by Flordia. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball suffers worst defeat since 2016 in season opener

Kenny Spurrell November 8, 2022
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team did not put up a great fight in its season opener at Florida, leading to the worst beatdown they have suffered in almost six years. 
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Tyler Stephenson-Moore during his practice on Nov 4. Stephenson-Moore CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Tyler Stephenson-Moore’s resilient résumé speaks for itself

Alex Streinger November 6, 2022
In his relatively-short basketball career, Stephenson-Moore has experienced several highs and lows. He has won every battle he has fought thus far, overcoming injuries, on-court struggles and playing-time limits in the process.
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Sisters of Stony Brooks chapter of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. COURTESY OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

Why Greek life is the best life

Gabby Pardo August 26, 2018
There are many different reasons people might join Greek life. Some join for the connections; some because they want that idea of brother or sisterhood; some want to expand their social circle. 
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Beware of dog: untrained college comfort animals are a risk

Beware of dog: untrained college comfort animals are a risk

Michael Kohut October 14, 2015
The trouble is, there are actually a lot of students with anxiety and these animals are not held to the same standards as the service animals that many may confuse them with.
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Stubbed cigarettes littered the ground outside the Melville Library during the Fall 2015 semester. Stony Brook announced a ban on the use of tobacco products on campus in September, and the ban will go into effect on Jan. 1. TAYLOR HA/THE STATESMAN

Without enforcement, tobacco-free plan will burn out

Jonathon Kline September 30, 2015
“Hey, we don’t think you guys should smoke,” is about as useful as trying to tell a pre-med student that they’ll do alright on their BIO 203 midterm.
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SBU wide receiver Adrian Coxson signs with the Green Bay Packers

Andrew Eichenholz May 2, 2015
Adrian Coxson may not have been selected in the NFL Draft, but immediately following the final pick, Coxson confirmed that he signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers.
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Graduation robes can be made of cotton, broadcloth, rayon or even silk. Stony Brooks robes will be made of recycled plastic bottles. (NINA LIN / THE STATESMAN)

Stony Brook looks to make graduation more eco-friendly

Christopher Leelum April 29, 2014
In an effort to be eco-friendly, Stony Brook University is ordering graduation caps and gowns from a Virginia-based company called Oak Hall Cap & Gown, which uses a method called GreenWeaver to turn about 23 plastic bottles into one graduation uniform.
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