About

Left: the last issue of the Sucolian, dated April 9, 1959. Right: the first issue of The Statesman, dated May 13, 1959. The 'the' was dropped in 1963.

Left: the last issue of the Sucolian, dated April 9, 1959. Right: the first issue of The Statesman, dated May 13, 1959.

The Statesman is a student newspaper serving Stony Brook University. It was founded in the fall of 1957 as the Sucolian , for the “State University Campus On Long Island” at Oyster Bay, which was the university’s name and location until 1962. The name was changed to The Statesman in February 1958. The Statesman Association was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1975. The paper is funded by both advertising and the Stony Brook University Undergraduate Student Government.

New stories are published online Monday through Friday. A print issue is published every Monday during the academic year and is distributed to on-campus locations, the Stony Brook University Hospital and more than 70 off-campus locations.

The Statesman and its editors have been recognized for their work by the Society for Professional Journalists, Newsday, the Martin Buskin Committee for Campus Journalism and the Society for News Design, among other organizations. Many of its editors have gone on to enjoy distinguished careers in journalism.

Correction Policy

The Statesman‘s policy is to promptly correct all factual errors and clarify confusing statements. If a story is corrected after being published online, a note will be made at the end of the story. Style and grammar errors are exempt, as determined by managing editors. If you have any questions, please contact us at editors@sbstatesman.com.

Comment Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but they are subject to moderation. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam will be deleted–comments and any links must be relevant. Comments including profanity will be subject to moderation and those containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will not be posted, nor will comments that attack a person individually.

The Statesman reserves the right to delete comments without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions, please contact us at editors@sbstatesman.com.

Our offices are located at:
Stony Brook University
307F Student Activities Center
(P.O. Box 1530)
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Editorial Board: (631) 632-6479
Advertising Department: (631) 632-6480

Administration

Arielle Martinez

Arielle Martinez

Editor-in-Chief

Arielle is a senior journalism major in Stony Brook University's Honors College. She joined The Statesman as a copy editor before covering USG senate meetings for the news team. She has also written for The Chronicle of Higher Education and Long Island Press. She was an editing intern at The Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota during the summer of 2015 as part of the Dow Jones News Fund. (Twitter: @AMartinezNews). Contact Arielle at: eic@sbstatesman.com.


Christopher Leelum

Christopher Leelum

Managing Editor

Christopher is a senior majoring in journalism and philosophy. He hopes to one day be able to use journalism to travel the world and talk to as many cool people as possible. While not the best writer, he would choose to be memorable over good any day. If you want to talk to him, mention philosophy, the New England Patriots, hockey, astronomy, Game of Thrones, religion, Blake Lively or Twix candy bars. Contact Christopher at: editors@sbstatesman.com or at @_Leemin94

Rachel Siford

Rachel Siford

Managing Editor

Rachel Siford is a senior majoring in journalism, currently in the five-year Fast Track MBA program. She joined The Statesman her freshman year, first in Copy, then Opinions, and later found her home and passion in News. She hopes to be either a news reporter for a publication or a business reporter when she graduates. Contact Rachel at: editors@sbstatesman.com

News

Michaela Kilgallen

Michaela Kilgallen

News Editor

Michaela is a junior journalism and political science major. She joined the Statesman as a freshman and became an assistant news editor the following year. She has been an intern at The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, New York and the Times Union in Albany. Contact Michaela at: news@sbstatesman.com or @michaelakilg on twitter.

Mahreen Khan

Assistant News Editor

Mahreen is the assistant editor for the news section of The Statesman. Feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns you may have: mahreen.khan@sbstatesman.com.

Rebecca Liebson

Assistant News Editor

Sports

Skyler Gilbert

Skyler Gilbert

Sports Editor

Skyler is a junior journalism major and political science minor. He began writing for The Statesman in fall of 2014 and has since covered every Stony Brook sport, including men's basketball and women's lacrosse NCAA Tournament games in Des Moines and Boston, respectively. He hails from Ticonderoga, which is a real place, and hopes to someday achieve fame as a national sports reporter. He can tune a fife, but he can't tuna fish. His twitter is @SkylerJGilbert. Contact Skyler at: sports@sbstatesman.com.

Chris Peraino

Assistant Sports Editor

Chris is a junior double major in journalism and English. He joined the Statesman his freshman year and hopes to one day make a living writing long-form feature news and political pieces. Hailing from south shore Long Island (the superior shore, but you already knew that), Chris enjoys anything on the water, Chuck Klosterman books and nonsensical sports arguments. Contact Chris at: sports@sbstatesman.com

Arts & Entertainment

Anisah Abdullah

Anisah Abdullah

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Anisah is a senior sociology and journalism double major. She joined The Statesman as a news writer in Fall 2015 and two semesters later became the arts and entertainment editor. She was an intern for the Arts and Living section at The Southampton Press in the summer of 2016. Guam-grown, Port Jeff-based. Find her wearing a black apron at Union Starbucks. Contact Anisah at: arts@sbstatesman.com

Katarina Delgado

Katarina Delgado

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Katarina is a junior journalism major. She joined The Statesman during her freshman year and has written for the Arts & Entertainment section ever since. After spending a summer writing in Spain, she is sure journalism will allow her to wander the world and explore her love of alliteration. Contact Katarina at: arts@sbstatesman.com

Jessica Carnabuci

Jessica Carnabuci

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Jessica is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring in political science. She joined The Statesman as an arts writer as a sophomore and became an assistant editor in her junior year. She is thrilled to continue working at The Statesman this year. Contact Jessica at: arts@sbstatesman.com

Opinions

Emily Benson

Emily Benson

Opinions Editor

Emily is a senior journalism major and business minor. She has been a member of The Statesman since her freshman year, an intern at a NPR member station, WSHU, and worked on the editorial board of the Albany newspaper, The Times Union. She was born and raised in the farm lands of upstate New York, and enjoys apple picking, long boarding, hiking, eating, breathing and sitting. Contact Emily at: opinion@sbstatesman.com

Andrew Goldstein

Assistant Opinions Editor

Andrew is a junior journalism major also studying pre-medicine. He started writing for The Statesman in Fall 2014 and has since started a book review column, a science column, and written for News and Opinions. He hopes to incorporate writing and science into whatever career he ends up in. He also enjoys asking invasive questions. Contact Andrew at: opinion@sbstatesman.com

Multimedia

Eric Schmid

Eric Schmid

Multimedia Editor

Eric is a junior journalism major and digital arts minor. He started writing and shooting photography for The Statesman in the fall of 2015 and has covered many campus events and sports games. He joined The Statesman staff only a semester before he began working for it as an assistant multimedia editor. Eric wants to become a multimedia journalist specializing in video when he graduates. Contact him at multimedia@sbstatesman.com

Aracely Jimenez

Aracely Jimenez

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Aracely is a junior sociology major from Brooklyn, NY. She joined The Statesman in the fall of 2015 and after a year of contributing as a photographer she is thrilled to join the staff as an assistant multimedia editor. For Statesman related business contact her at multimedia@sbstatesman.com

Copy

Kaitlyn Colgan

Kaitlyn Colgan

Copy Chief

Kaitlyn is a sophomore English major, with a journalism minor. She joined The Statesman as a copy editor in the fall of 2015 and looks forward to leading the section this year. Contact Kaitlyn at: copy@sbstatesman.com.

Stacey Slavutsky

Stacey Slavutsky

Assistant Copy Chief

Stacey is a sophomore biomedical engineering major. She joined The Statesman Copy section the fall of her freshman year and is now the assistant copy chief. For all your editing needs, contact Stacey at: copy@sbstatesman.com

Tess Stepakoff

Assistant Copy Chief

Tess is a sophomore English major with minors in Hellenic studies and creative writing. She joined The Statesman Copy section in the fall of 2016 after transferring from SUNY Geneseo and enjoys petting puppies in her spare time. Contact Tess at: copy@sbstatesman.com

Business

Rebecca Anderson

Business Manager

Rebecca is a senior biology major with a French minor on the pre-med track. This is her first year working for The Statesman, but she is super excited to be a part of the team. She love music, Disney, theatre, and meeting new people. For any questions or interest in advertising, contact Rebecca at: advertise@sbstatesman.com.

Technology

Frank Migliorino

Frank Migliorino

Director of Technology

Frank is a senior in the computer science and applied mathematics and statistics majors at Stony Brook, and he's been with The Statesman for 3 years now helping with the technical backend.