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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Kayla McKiski is a senior journalism major. She joined The Statesman her sophomore year and worked her way up to Editor-in-Chief. Contact Kayla at email@example.com.
Gregory Zarb is entering his senior year and has been apart of the Statesman for the last three years. He enjoys all things sports, whether it may be professional or Stony Brook sports. Contact Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tess is a senior English major with minors in Hellenic studies and creative writing. She joined The Statesman Copy section in the fall of 2016 and became managing editor during the Spring 2018 semester. She enjoys petting puppies in her spare time. Contact Tess at: email@example.com
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Luis is a senior journalism major from Suffern, New York. He joined the team as a contributing photographer and writer his junior year and has been with The Statesman ever since. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca is a senior journalism major with a minor in political science. She started writing for the News section as a freshman. Rebecca currently interns at WSHU radio. In the past has held internships at NBC and The New York Post. You can reach her via email at email@example.com or twitter, @RebeccaLiebson.
Brianne Ledda is a sophomore journalism major. She started writing for the Statesman's News Section last fall, and was promoted to assistant news editor in the spring. You can contact Brianne via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris is a junior sociology major with minors in journalism and business management. He started writing for The Statesman in Fall 2017 and became sports editor during the Fall 2018 semester. He is from Queens which is not in Long Island. Contact Chris at: email@example.com
Kenneth is a sophomore journalism major. Kenneth started writing for the sports section in his first semester freshman year and was promoted to assistant sports editor as a sophomore. He also has a great passion for sports broadcasting, working for WUSB 90.1 and Stony Brook Sportsbreak in the past. Contact: Kenneth.Fermin@sbstatesman.com
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Karina is a junior journalism major from Stony Brook, New York. She started writing for The Statesman in Fall 2017. You can contact Karina via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Adams is the Opinions Editor for The Statesman. Mike has written and edited for several desks since transferring from SCCC in 2017. He is also a staff writer for The Smithtown News.
Gabby is a sophomore, journalism major. She is from Staten Island, New York and is never afraid to speak her mind. Contact Gabby at email@example.com
Aleeza Kazmi is a senior journalism major and international studies minor. She began working for The Statesman as a writer her freshman year, and after a brief hiatus, she rejoined as part of the multimedia team. She became Assistant Multimedia Editor her junior year and is excited to take on the role of Multimedia Editor her last year at Stony Brook. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stacey is a senior biomedical engineering major with aspirations of becoming a scientific editor. She joined The Statesman Copy section her freshman year and is now the copy chief. For all your editing needs, contact Stacey at: email@example.com
Alexa is a senior English major with a minor in writing. She joined The Statesman Copy section during her Fall 2017 semester and is now the Assistant Copy Chief. You can contact Alexa via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kara is a senior undergraduate student double majoring in Business Management and Economics. She has been with The Statesman since Spring 2017. You can contact her about advertising at email@example.com.