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On the athletic fields besides the North Parking lot emotions ran high as Stony Brook’s Cricket Club hosted its annual Cricket Bash Tournament. Eight teams participated in this years event, four of which were composed of Stony Brook students. In the tournament finale, the Chapin Chargers, a Stony Brook graduate student team, ended the unbeaten streak of the CC All-Stars, an undergraduate team. “Cricket is very popular here,” said club Vice-President Jerin George. “We’re growing and looking to play more competitively next year.” The club currently is not receiving funding from USG but George says he hopes the club can receive funding for next year when the club will join the American College Cricket Association (ACCA). “We could really use the funding,” George said. “Right now we are entirely member supported.” To join the ACCA the club will need to pay dues along with their equipment and travel. George says that the rapidly expanding club should be considered for a budget by USG.

Ohio Governor John Kasich is the first presidential candidate to visit Long Island ahead of the New York Republican primary on April 19. He made two appearances, one at Hofstra University and another in Huntington. Kasich answered numerous questions ranging from women’s health to higher education and gun control. He also responded to a comment about his lack of coverage by media outlets. “How can you claim to be a candidate for women and families when you defunded Planned Parenthood in Ohio, your home state,” asked a Hofstra student attending the event. “I think the organization has discredited itself,” Kasich said in response, “We’re not going to reduce funding for women’s health, there’s no way we’re going to do that. We’re going to have other entities like hospitals where people can go and get what they want.” Kasich continued by citing his increase in Ohio’s Medicaid program, which he states…

Tijd voor tulpen! On January 16th thousands of Nederlanders celebrated the opening of the tulip season in Amsterdam during the national tulip day festivities. Over 10,000 fresh tulips were trucked into Dam Square in front the Royal Palace of Amsterdam and were arranged to represent this years theme of European togetherness. “This is one of the largest events of the year for the Dutch,” said John Van Velzen, a local who came out to join the festivities, “Today marks the opening of the tulip season which runs to around April.” People lined up from the late morning in preparation for the opening of Tulpenpluktuin, an event where people can freely pick tulips in the square. At one in the afternoon local politicians officially commenced the day’s festivities and thousands poured into the square to the beat of the Neuteblazers marching band. Tourists and locals alike walked the rows of tulips to find the perfect flowers to pick. “It’s an amazing display of culture and community,”…

1. St. Mark’s Campanile: The original tower was constructed in the 9th century and served as a lighthouse for the dock. In 1902 the tower collapsed days after a large crack was first noticed on the north wall. City officials decided to rebuild the tower exactly how it was with additional support. Construction of the present tower finished in 1912. 2. St. Marks Basilica: The earliest form of the church was ordered in 828 by the Doge of Venice to house the relics of St. Mark the Evangelist following their theft from Alexandria by Venetian merchants. The current form of the basilica was completed in the 13th century. In 1807 by order of Napoleon. St. Mark’s became the cathedral for Venice. The Cathedral is one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture 3. Molino Stucky: The building was first built in 1895, making it a very new structure by Venetian standards. The mill was used for various functions including making pasta until 1955 when the mill closed due to…

Twelve locations on Long Island will be featuring haunted houses through the end of the Halloween season, taking part in the multi-billion dollar season of horror. “Halloween is a billion dollar business,” Tom Gibson, CEO of the Interchange Business Organization, said.. “So many people are into the whole mystique of the holiday. It makes it a great time of the year to open a seasonal store.” Haunted houses, like Darkside Haunted House, are just one of the many small business on Long Island benefiting from the seasonal market, Gibson said. Costume shops often rent empty spaces for a short period of time and run with part-time employees to keep the costs down. “The trick to running a seasonal business is to have limited to no cost” during downtime, Gibson said. “Haunted houses… need to pay for the property all year round.” Long Island haunted house businesses have found a way around this…

Stony Brook had a lot to look forward to going into this evening’s homecoming game but Towson ultimately upset the Seawolves 21-14. The game started well for Stony Brook. After taking an early 7-0 lead the Seawolves capitalized on a muffed punt and went ahead early 14-0. Those would end up being the last points Stony Brook would score. After stopping and holding the Tigers on fourth down in the second quarter Stony Brook took over with great field possession on the Tiger’s side of the field. During the drive Stony Brook fumbled, Towson recovered and returned the fumble all the way for a touchdown. After the return, Stony Brook looked like a different team. The offense looked streaky and had problems converting on third down. Towson also began to wear down the Stony Brook defense and started stealing chunks of yards running the ball. After Towson took a 21-14…

The Walk, Robert Zemeckis’ latest film, takes viewers a quarter mile above New York City with Philippe Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he walks between the nearly-complete towers of the World Trade Center on a steel cable in the early morning of Aug. 7, 1974. The build up in the movie left a lot to be desired. Petit goes from ametaur to master wire walker in mere scenes and there’s not much in the way of character development. For a biopic we don’t get much of a view into Petit’s psyche. The movie really hits its stride once Petit and company arrive in New York. It transforms into a quasi-caper style movie as Petit and his accomplices plan out the daring wire walk referred to in the movie as “the coup.” The last 40 minutes is when The Walk really shines. The movie recovers from its early stumbling stages…