Students at Stony Brook University have been celebrating Black History Month by taking part in and organizing numerous events around campus. Among these events was a spoken word competition held at the Tabler Blackbox Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 19, complete with a table of individuals who judged the participants on their spoken words and poems.
Rowan Ricardo Phillips, English professor and Director of the Poetry Center at Stony Brook University, was recently granted $50,000 from the Whiting Foundation for his first book of poetry, “The Ground,” and to continue his craft.
Too soon has October been prematurely suffocated by tight jeans or congested with hoodies. Sweatpants work like saunas at the first mention of the word “fall,” and long-sleeved shirts initiate insulation as soon as the leaves brown. The advent of autumn is inaccurately viewed as the point of no return for temperatures above 70. And thus the sacrifice of comfort for style is untimely, unfortunate and unnecessary.
As a part of Islamic Awareness Week, the Poetry Slam on Tuesday, March 27, featured activist performers from Suffolk County, New York City and England in the Student Activities Center auditorium. Stony Brook’s United Nations Children’s Fund collaborated with the Muslim Students’ Association in order to raise awareness and money for UNICEF’s Tap Project.