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Students protesting the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida Feb. 19, 2018. PUBLIC DOMAIN

We need bipartisan solutions to gun violence

Vinod Kripalani September 11, 2023
#OPINION: As a Republican, I would be lying if I didn't admit that my party has flawed reasons for supporting looser gun restrictions.
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Right fielder Matty Wright swings at a pitch against Iona while the rest of his team watches on Tuesday, April 25. The Seawolves had a tough first year in the CAA, and it may get harder after this offseason. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Missed opportunities in 2023 leave question marks surrounding Stony Brook baseball’s future

Mike Anderson June 10, 2023

Of all the teams at Stony Brook University that had to transition from the America East Conference (AE) to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), the baseball team arguably had the toughest road. All...

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Defenders Lindsay Rongo (left) and Ella Whitehouse (middle) playing in a defensive zone while goalkeeper Hailey Duchnowski (right) anticipates a shot. Stony Brooks defense will face off with one of the best offenses in the nation on Sunday. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

No. 10 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse set for showdown with No. 9 Loyola Maryland

Alex Streinger May 12, 2023

After surviving the opening round of the 2023 NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament, the No. 10 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team will try to make it out of Baltimore alive against the hometown team. After...

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First baseman Jason Campo at an outdoor practice on Feb. 10. Campo got his first-career at-bat on Sunday as the Stony Brook baseball team lost its ninth-straight game. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook baseball remains winless after being swept by No. 13 UNC

Mike Anderson March 5, 2023
Though it played its best series of the year, the Stony Brook baseball team was swept for a third-straight week to open the 2023 season. The Seawolves (0-9) are off to their worst start in exactly 10 years. After being swept in three games by the No. 13 University of North Carolina (UNC) Tar Heels, Stony Brook has lost each of its first nine games.
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Stony Brook womens lacrosse head coach Joe Spallina leading his team during a practice on Jan. 30. The Seawolves look to continue their dominance in the CAA. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

No. 6 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse primed for run at national title

Alex Streinger February 12, 2023
Stony Brook is coming off back-to-back runs to the NCAA quarterfinals, both of which ended in losses to the North Carolina Tar Heels. Now members of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), the Seawolves will look to get over the hump this year and capture the national championship.
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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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Defender Clare Levy (left) practicing with Kailyn Hart (right) on Monday, Feb. 6. Levy a Long Island native looks to lead the potent Stony Brook womens lacrosse teams defense to a national championship in 2023. MAYA DUCLAY/THE STATESMAN

Clare Levy primed for another elite year as Stony Brook’s defensive anchor

Matt Howlin February 12, 2023
When defender Clare Levy takes the field at Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium and sees her family in the crowd, the game takes on a whole new meaning. She is then reminded that she not only represents Stony Brook, but her fellow Long Islanders as well.
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Midfielder Matt Anderson  running down the field in a scrimmage Marrimack College on Jan. 28. The  reigning All-America East selection looks to lead the Stony Brook mens lacrosse team to a CAA  championship. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Matt Anderson looks to add to Stony Brook legacy before turning pro

Matt Howlin February 12, 2023
Reaching the pinnacle of college sports to become an NCAA Division I student-athlete is impressive. Crossing national borders to accomplish that feat is downright difficult. Take Stony Brook men’s lacrosse midfielder Matt Anderson, who has done exactly that.
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Midfielder Ellie Masera in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Drexel. Masera scored two goals against UNC in the finals, but Stony Brook fell 8-5. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

No. 8 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse eliminated from NCAA Tournament by No. 1 UNC again

Jeremy Portnoy May 20, 2022
Despite a defensive effort for the ages and a one-goal lead during the third quarter, the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team fell 8-5 to the top-seeded University of North Carolina (UNC) Tar Heels in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday. 
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The Stony Brook womens lacrosse team celebrates during a game against Drexel on May 13. The Seawolves advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament by beating Rutgers 11-7 on Sunday. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

No. 8 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse beats Rutgers, advances to Elite Eight of NCAA Tournament

Jeremy Portnoy May 15, 2022
With her team trailing 7-6 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Charlie Campbell made six saves in six minutes to single-handedly shut down Rutgers’ offense.
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McKenzi Thi Murphy, senior journalism major at Stony Brook University, 

Self-Image during the COVID-19 pandemic: The good, the bad and the fads

Melanie Navarro March 21, 2021
In the beginning weeks of lockdown, around March of last year, home-made whipped coffee recipes, rising TikTok stars and YouTube videos on-at-home ab workouts dominated social media.
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The official banner for The State University of New York (SUNY). Jim Malatras was appointed as the fourteenth chancellor of the SUNY system on Aug. 21. PUBLIC DOMAIN

In-person classes may be canceled if student COVID-19 cases rise

Claudia Motley August 31, 2020
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug. 27 that in-person classes must stop for two weeks for any New York college with more than 100 cases, or if 5% of their on-campus population is infected.
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