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Tabler Community covered in snow at night on Jan. 28. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Blizzard hits Stony Brook, bringing deep snow and wind gusts

Niki Nassiri January 29, 2022
A powerful blizzard hit Long Island last night and will continue into the evening with wind gusts as high as 55 miles per hour and an extra 5 to 8 inches of snow expected, according to the National Weather Service.
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Satellite picture of the Earth. PUBLIC DOMAIN

COVID-19 presents an opportunity to restructure our society around sustainability

Matt Venezia September 6, 2020
Though we are still causing catastrophic levels of damage to ecosystems by consuming natural resources at an unsustainable rate, the pandemic has managed to slow us down.
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Snow falls on the Academic Mall outside of the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library on Dec. 1. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

SBU scientist predicts short winters, heavy storms for Long Island

Niki Nassiri December 5, 2019
The winter season may become shorter, but storms and floods will hit the East Coast harder than ever due to climate change, Edmund K.M. Chang, a professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University, hypothesized in a study on winter storms.
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Sophomore pitcher Melissa Rahrich at bat in a game on March 31, 2018. She hit a two-run home run against Idaho State on March 1. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Softball falls to Idaho State and Colorado State in shortened tournament

Peter Lupfer March 3, 2019
After having all five opening games canceled last weekend, Stony Brook Softball traveled to Colorado in search of a delayed but successful start to its 2019 campaign. Instead, inclement weather washed three more ball-games from the Seawolves schedule at the Colorado State Classic, leaving the team with a pair of losses suffered on Friday, March 1.
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The snowstorm this past Wednesday blankets the ground and trees outside Benedict College. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Snow delay provokes angry response from commuter students

Rebecca Liebson March 25, 2018
Stony Brook students hoping for a second snow day this week were met with disappointment after the school announced a delay on Thursday.
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A snow plow clears snow in front of the Island Federal Credit Union in Jan. 2016.CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/STATESMAN FILE

Winter Storm Jonas freezes campus activities

Arielle Martinez January 23, 2016
Winter Storm Jonas moved into the New York area over the weekend as hundreds of students moved into their residence halls for the start of the Spring 2016 semester.
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Stony Brook 2015: A year in photos

Stony Brook 2015: A year in photos

The Statesman December 31, 2015
2015 was filled with diverse cultural events, student activism, and athletic upsets for Stony Brook. Here are our editors' picks of some of the year's most influential moments
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Snow storm still leaves disabled students stranded

Michael Kohut March 12, 2015
Four times, it was deemed too dangerous for students to attend classes. But for this wheelchair-bound Seawolf, it was too dangerous to attend class upwards of ten times.
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Storify: Stony Brook gets an unexpected morning snow storm

Will Welch March 31, 2014
Though all forecasts pointed to rain, Stony Brook woke up to snow on Monday, March 31. SBU Transit service was suspended for two hours while roads were cleared, but classes remained in session.
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Snow and ice still pose a hazard to campus residents

Kelly Zegers February 25, 2014
Over the past few weeks, Stony Brook University made efforts to remove snow from walkways and roadways across campus. Despite those efforts, though, some students feel the residential buildings have inaccessible or slippery entrances.
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This snow season bought more slush and ice to Stony Brook University as the university scrambles to handle slips and accidents. (ANUSHA MOOKHERJEE / THE STATESMAN)

Three snowstorms means triple the work for SB Facilities and Services

Kelly Zegers February 18, 2014
Within the first few weeks of this semester, snowstorms have brought students three days of cancelled classes and brought the university three days of snow removal efforts.
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An ode to appropriate clothing

Christopher Leelum October 10, 2013
Too soon has October been prematurely suffocated by tight jeans or congested with hoodies. Sweatpants work like saunas at the first mention of the word “fall,” and long-sleeved shirts initiate insulation as soon as the leaves brown. The advent of autumn is inaccurately viewed as the point of no return for temperatures above 70. And thus the sacrifice of comfort for style is untimely, unfortunate and unnecessary.
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