The art of accurate storytelling

Tonjanita Johnson

Dr. Tonjanita Johnson, whose career began in newsrooms, has a bit of advice for budding journalists: Get the facts straight. Continue reading

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Health of training program in peril


Without a real shock to the heart of the finances that fund HCOP, the program that serves four high-needs Long Island school districts through a three-year, $1.3 million federal grant, will cease to exist. Continue reading

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More than a mascot

QuackerJack quacks "Happy Birthday" to four of his young fans on July 24, 2012 at Bethpage Ballpark. Photo by Lyla Dale

At Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Long Island Ducks, it’s the entertainment between the innings that has fans coming back for more. Continue reading

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Giving student athletes a new home on campus

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Stony Brook unveiled the Dubin Athletic Performance Center last month. Glen Dubin, a Stony Brook graduate, donated the $4.3 million used to build the center, making his donation the largest athletic gift to university. Continue reading

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High hopes for new campus recreation center

The new Stony Brook University Recreational Center onJuly 25, 2012. The center is set to open in September. Photo by Hannah Fagin

The fall opening of the 85,000-square-foot Campus Recreation Center is a source of excitement and relief to students, faculty and staff alike. Continue reading

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Stony Brook Baseball: Shocking the world

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After defeating six-time national champion Louisiana State University on their home field in Baton Rouge, Seawolves fans finally realized how close the team was to the College World Series. Continue reading

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Ducks’ flock comes for the baseball, and the fun

Long Island Ducks fans gather at Bethpage Ballpark on Tuesday July 24, 2012 to watch the Long Island Ducks play the Maryland Blue Crabs. Photo by Matthew Maron

Being a Long Island Ducks fan means a love not just for baseball, but also for good times in a friendly atmosphere. Well into the night, fans could still be heard chanting, “Let’s go Ducks!” Continue reading

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Twin sisters’ bond tested by young love


This is not simply a story of people from two different worlds meeting and falling in love, but a story of sisters struggling to maintain their bond while trying to gain their own lives. Continue reading

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For some students, summer means science

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During the summer, a slightly younger demographic arrives on campus, ready to participate in various intensive programs that give high school students the chance to get involved in hands-on research. Continue reading

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Blue Crabs claw Ducks, 5-2

Kody Kirkland of the Blue Crabs at bat in the top of the first inning at Duck's Stadium. Photo by Alexandra Henaghan

The Long Island Ducks suffered their fourth straight loss Tuesday night to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs by a final score of 5-2. The Crabs’ victory was backed by a stellar performance by their starting pitcher, former Ducks starting pitcher, Chris McCoy. Continue reading

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First time at bat for some Ducks fans

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The Ducks have been a source of wholesome family fun to Long Island for 13 years. America’s pastime has taken over Long Island because it is the only minor league baseball team in the area. Continue reading

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New food options for Duck fans – fare or fowl?

Families can choose from a wide variety of food at the Duck Club Restaurant and Bar. Photo by Darrell Jones

The people at Centerplate, who provide the food at the concessions stands at the Ducks’ stadium, keep in mind the fans with special dietary needs. Continue reading

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