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Alongside the dozens of students making their way around Stony Brook campus daily, you’ll find dozens of geese not too far off. They are a familiar sight and, you’d be hardpressed to encounter someone who hasn’t ran into the mostly docile, yet sometimes extremely aggressive, winged residents at Stony Brook. All across the lawn of Tabler to the edges of Roth Pond, they waste no time in leaving behind a trail of shit in their wake. While many try their best to avoid the scattered specks of avian excrement, one student has made it his mission to hunt out and bring a new lease on life to the widespread waste. “I think it’s kind of a rite of passage on campus to accidently step in some of that shit with some new shoes you just bought,” student Andrew Serrano said. For most of last semester, the senior Studio Art major…

Stony Brook USG hosted its annual “Back to the Brook” concert this past Friday, September 22nd headlined by Post Malone. Post Malone’s 16-week, 21-city, ‘Stoney’ tour fittingly began here Stony Brook, where he jokingly told the audience in attendance that he “was enrolling” at the start of the spring semester. After learning what he made for this performance let’s just say tuition won’t be an issue, while I’m sure a few summer classes and prerequisites will be needed beforehand. The concert saw a very well attended audience, as students filed into the almost 4,500 seat capacity IFCU Arena. An opening performance from 20-year-old Los Angeles DJ ‘Slushii’ who came into the event under the radar, as many students were unfamiliar with the musician. Yet, by night’s end, the crowd found themselves very well aware. His set included an EDM mix of hip-hop, pop, classic rock and even country, appealing to…

Thoughtfully constructed and unapologetically written, Maggie Nelson’s work of “autotheory” called The Argonauts strips the concepts of gender fluidity and motherhood to its bare core revealing theories that captures the essence of what it means to evolve as an individual in a society that pressures us to label. Homosexual, heterosexual, trans woman/man, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, and gender-non conforming are labels that surround our social sphere in this newly faceted politically correct world that is so keen on slitting throats for clarity. Nelson is not trying to say that using these words to define an individual is a bad thing, though. She calls her readers to be self aware of the fact that these words do not represent the entire LGBTQ community. Nelson even references Mary Lambert on the subject when famous singers and celebrities generalize a movement saying, “But while I can’t change, even if I tried, may be a…

It wasn’t exactly your regular, run-of-the-mill, punk rock band but when Shari, Nikki and Kate got together, responding to an advert on Craigslist by Nikki, the chemistry was instantaneous. They came together as the self titled “Girlwave” band. “I was dating this tall lanky guy at one point and he was like, ‘you’re so pretty and so thick,” Nikki said, explaining the band’s unusual name. “I was like, yeah, Thick. That works.” Nikki’s idea of naming the band “Garbage Ghost” didn’t work. It was a Saturday night and the band sat at a bar in East Williamsburg, just a block away from the location of their first show, after performing at this year’s South by Southwest at Austin, TX. “It was great, the crowd was very chill and we had a lot of fun playing at the show. We also ended up playing at a small show in Asheville right…

As with all art and media, television has a great capacity to vary widely in its quality. Some shows are universally loved and revered, a la “Breaking Bad” or “Mad Men.” However, as unfortunate as it is, it is a lot more likely for a show to be just straight up awful. And not the good kind of awful that makes you want to watch it to see how bad it can get, like “Sharknado.” I mean awful in the sense that it takes itself very seriously when nobody watching it will do the same. Now, having grown up, I realize that it was probably pretty hard to distinguish between  good and bad television shows. At least in my case, I didn’t have a solidified taste yet, so I couldn’t tell the difference.. For that reason, I think it would be interesting to take a look at some shows that…