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State of the Union On Jan. 27, 2017, I parked my car in the Student Health Services lot behind LaValle Stadium—usually an area you’d be hard-pressed to find parking in, now nearly completely vacant. I made my way over to the back doors of the Student Union – a stoic grey building that looked more akin to a prison dining hall than a student space. There was a strange presence to it, sternly imposing itself into the landscape of the Stony Brook campus. Locked,  of course it was. Though the building had been officially “closed” for over a month now, WUSB was still broadcasting from the second floor – just as it had been doing for 42 years. As the campus radio station for over five decades, it’s hard to overstate its importance as an integral factor in developing University culture. Since 1962, WUSB maintained a staff of countless…

While many musicians make it a priority to find their own sound and style, one Long Island band has blended the musical talents of John Mayer, the Beatles and Stevie Ray Vaughan together to form their own unique style. From a Long Island garage band to an east coast touring group with thousands of fans, the brothers in their late-20s have taken large strides in a short music career as the Como Brothers Band. Fans who have stumbled across the Como Brothers say that their bond is very clear on stage and adds to their performance value. “Working with my brother is great, he’s my best friend,” Matthew said. The two Comos were born in a small suburb on Long Island, NY. Their home was filled with musical influences, mostly from their father, James Como. “My mom and Dad both love music and always played Billy Joel, Huey Lewis and…