Close Quarters

College is a wonderland full of opportunity, adventure and new people to piss off. What better way to start this new chapter in your life than by aggravating your roommate! 1. Assume the room is yours! If they wanted personal space they would've paid fo... Read More

In the Clubs

With over 400 clubs and organizations at Stony Brook, it is difficult to figure out what to get involved with at the beginning of the semester. Often times our majors can make us feel trapped into joining certain clubs and organizations. We imagine our future ... Read More

Choosing Classes

How much time do you spend choosing classes? If you are like me in my freshmen year, a lot. I combed the Undergraduate Bulletin for days, enamored with the collegiate sounding classes: Introduction to Political Science, Moral Reasoning, Society and Evolutio... Read More

A Little Jam With Your Meal

Despite eating alone most of the time, Barbara Werner has patented a way to make the most of her meal. “I started taking myself out to dinner, but restaurants don’t even realize what they do,” Werner, founder of Musical Pairing, said. “They announce to the... Read More

A Protest of Words

Ross Barkan was once caught stealing a muffin from the SAC cafeteria at Stony Brook University, and he wrote over 1,000 words on why. It was April 2010, and the financial crash was still beating a hole in the nation’s collective consciousness. But only a co... Read More

The Graduates: A Teacher

Within the depths of my mind, beyond the library of recipes of international cuisine, the stacks of grammar (subjects on top of verbs on top of squished semi-colons and over-due periods), and through the shelves stuffed with anecdotes, stories, life lessons an... Read More

The Graduates: A Volunteer

When Mishell Ganchala was six years old, she moved from Ecuador to America with her mother and her sister. Despite the language barrier and the initial struggle of finding adequate housing , the 22-year-old is set to graduate college this spring with a major i... Read More

The Graduates: A Journalist

Post-college is always a scary thought for many graduates, but not many can say they’ll be jump-starting this new chapter of their lives in Mexico. For Hanaa’ Tameez, her journalism career will start in Mexico City this July as she enters a three month fellows... Read More

Saving the Sea Lions

In a pool shared with two others at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, also known as "Atlantis" or "LIA,” lives a young three-year-old full of sass, playfulness, and puppy-like humor all packed into a dense, little 60-pound sea lion named Nila. Sh... Read More