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The dark room bathed in pools of blue, green and red lights adds an ambience that can be instantly related to an indie music venue; posters of past performances line one side of the mirrored walls, with an unclaimed section reflecting a marble topped bar; the random selection of couches and small square tables are placed haphazardly, facing a dimly lit black stage. Over 10 years of live music, beer and dancing is coming to an end this year as the University Cafe is set to shut down, along with the entire Stony Brook Union. “I love being in the Union in general and this space has a lot of memories,” Shari Cummings, secretary and public relations directors for WUSB said. Cummings also works as an audio engineer for the Graduate Student Organization (GSO), which runs the UCafe. One of Cummings’ favorite events is jazz night, where students…

SB Life implemented an online room reservation system this summer in the hopes of making the process of accommodating the 436 clubs on campus more efficiently. Following the renovation of the Student Union in May, clubs which held their events on the second floor in the Union are now forced to request spaces in the SAC instead. “A huge problem was going to the (Student Affairs) office for 2 weeks or so, just to find that the office was constantly closed with no lights on at the front desk,” Julie Nguyen, an extra-curricular coordinator in Vietnamese Student Association said. Some clubs are lucky enough to get rooms after putting in request two weeks in advance, but some have to put in requests repeatedly since they never receive any replies from the office of Student Activities. Regardless, this situation has put many clubs in risk of not getting rooms. On…