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Numbers and percentages often have a direct relationship. If you raised your grade on a 10-question quiz from 80 percent to 90 percent, it follows that the number of questions you answered correctly increased as well. On the contrary, direct variation may not be the case for colleges in the states. Mobility rates for low-income families at American universities have fallen drastically since the 2000s, according to an article published by The Atlantic. The magazine criticized top ranked colleges, including Stony Brook University, for decreasing its share of students from low-income households while increasing its share of students from high-income backgrounds. However, in January of 2017, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research ranked Stony Brook University among the top 10 nationwide colleges for creating paths of upward mobility. At first glance, these facts and figures may seem to clash. How can the university be rated highly for both opening…

At the Undergraduate Student Government meeting on October 20, a prominent change was introduced to the clubs that are defined as Special Service Council’s clubs They will no longer have the option of refusing to move up the line budget, starting next semester.. The Special Service Councils clubs require a limited amount of funding. This includes clubs that are relatively new or clubs that only require minimum funding in order for them to function to their fullest capacity. If a club is deemed fully-established, it can move up from SSC’s limited funding to the line budget. The new rule states that clubs capable of handling the line budget can no longer stay on as SSC clubs. If these clubs refuse to move up to line budget, their funding will be cut altogether. There is finite money in the SSC collective budget, so this amendment allows for eligible clubs that have…

It may have taken three quarters, but the Stony Brook Seawolves (4-2, 3-0 CAA) got on the board to secure a victory at their Homecoming for the first time in three years. Redshirt junior running back Stacey Bedell and sophomore running back Jordan Gowins recorded touchdowns on consecutive Stony Brook possessions in the fourth quarter. The duo’s back-to-back scores notched a 14-3 Seawolves victory over the University of Rhode Island Rams (1-6, 0-4 CAA) on Saturday night. “That [first] touchdown sparked our team,” Bedell said. “It gave us a lot of momentum.” Before the touchdowns, the Rams held a 3-0 lead for the majority of the game; sophomore kicker Justin Rohrwasser nailed a 32-yard field goal with 2:15 remaining in the first quarter. It wasn’t until 10:09 remaining in the game that Bedell got the Seawolves on the board with his team-leading eighth touchdown of the season courtesy of a…

The tunnels underneath the academic mall at Stony Brook University have an almost mythical status. Most students seem to know something about them, but almost no one knows anything concrete. Some of the more popular myths are that any student caught in the tunnels is expelled, and that the tunnels connect every building on the academic mall. Despite the illusive nature of the tunnels, campus media shows that they have a storied history, with various mentions in the Statesman and other publications from the 1970’s to the present. Several of the stories confirm with official sources that the tunnels are for utility pipes like steam and electricity going throughout the academic mall, and that students are not allowed in the tunnels under any circumstances. Some of the more interesting mentions of the tunnels include when a student died by falling into an open manhole and when…

The Stony Brook basketball team’s next leader was born and raised on Long Island. In his senior year, point guard Lucas Woodhouse will look to use his bevy of experience to aid the Seawolves, who are without former staples Jameel Warney and Carson Puriefoy.   Woodhouse came to Stony Brook in 2015 and had to sit out his first year due to the NCAA transfer policy. After transferring from Longwood, it was mandatory that he had to sit as a redshirt junior and watch everyone else play. He looked at the game from a different perspective. Woodhouse just finished his first season at Stony Brook and was a solid contributor to a monumental team. Stony Brook won the America East Championship for the first time in school history after being the runner-up four out of the last six years. The Seawolves had seniors Jameel Warney and Carson Puriefoy on the…

Stony Brook senior defender Hannah Groth sent a corner kick into the six-yard box that fellow senior forward Lindsay Hutchinson found. Hutchinson’s shot was cleared off but the ball came straight to midfielder Lea Kalmbach, who side-footed it, flying it past Wagner goalie Jessica Wilm to the back of the net. It was Kalmbach’s first goal of the season, 17 minutes into the match. “The ball just came to my feet,” Kalmbach said. “And the only thought I had was just shoot.” Stony Brook Women’s Soccer played Wagner Sunday afternoon, starting the game with Kalmbach’s unassisted goal. Stony Brook also outshot Wagner 11-1. Autumn Clark had Wagner’s lone shot on goal, but it was easily denied by Stony Brook’s goalie Cara Gallagher, who largely went unchallenged throughout the game. Stony Brook Head Coach Brendan Faherty was not satisfied with the game’s first period, though. “Our spacing wasn’t very good. I…

To say that things didn’t go the way of the Stony Brook Seawolves (2-2) in the second half of their matchup with the Sacred Heart Pioneers (4-0) would be an understatement. The game was tied 10-10 at the half, then Sacred Heart went on a four-touchdown torrent in the latter half of the game for a dominant 38-10 victory at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday evening. “We certainly didn’t have our ‘A-game,’ and we’ll figure out why,” Stony Brook head coach Chuck Priore said. “[Sacred Heart] came out with a little more pizzazz than us in the second half. As the head coach, this falls on my shoulders directly.” Sacred Heart senior quarterback RJ Noel converted his second 1-yard rushing touchdown of the game with 8:50 remaining in the third quarter. The Pioneers never looked back. Senior running back Jay Croom added his own 1-yard touchdown, Noel found senior…

The Stony Brook Seawolves (2-1) offense is alive and well. It put up 376 total yards in a 42-14 victory over the Richmond Spiders (2-1) on Saturday afternoon after averaging 177 yards in the team’s first two games of the season. It is arguably the biggest win in school history; Richmond was the No. 2-ranked Football Championship Subdivision team prior to their defeat at the hands of Stony Brook. “These type of wins are an effort of a lot of different people,” Stony Brook Head Coach Chuck Priore said. “The magnitude of this win will hopefully tell Stony Brook alumni and fans that we’re heading in the right direction.” Priore was right in the sense that everyone contributed to the success of the offense, especially redshirt junior running back Stacey Bedell, who ran for 100 yards and found the end zone four times. Bedell scored a game-tying two-yard touchdown in…