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Live!

Every inch of the stage in the Student Union was crowded with the performers and instruments of the 40-student Stony Brook Live jazz ensemble. They filled the giant theater with sound, energy and the sheer force of their performance for an audience of seven people.

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Solar Racing Team audio slide show pitch

The Stony Brook Solar Racing Team works on the hull of the solar-powered boat. Photo from sbusolarracing.weebly.com.
The Stony Brook Solar Racing Team works on the hull of the solar-powered boat. Photo from sbusolarracing.weebly.com.

I covered the Stony Brook Solar Racing Team last semester for a narrative journalism class, and I think the team would make an interesting subject for the audio slide show assignment. For more than a decade the team has built a solar-powered boat for the IEEE Solar Splash competition, but this year they may switch to a solar car. Because they are working on an entirely new vehicle, they will be starting from scratch, so there will be plenty of opportunity to capture elements of the construction. I think the sound from the workshop will also work well. I talked to members of the team last year, so I think I would be able to get access. I just need to look for a good angle that will give interesting insight into the team.

Singing and Sex Toys at the University Cafe

Booze, bad singing and butt plugs brought a small crowd of upperclassmen and graduate students out to the University Cafe last night for Karaoke and Sex Toy Bingo.
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Photos from Bolivian mine bring location to life

Browsing the New York Times homepage this morning brought me across this story. It’s about a dangerous mine in Bolivia that the government wants to shut down but that workers don’t want to leave. There are a couple excellent photos and a video attached to the article that very effectively illustrate the mine’s unstable, narrow tunnels and the miners who work in them.

Meridith Kohut for The New York Times
Meridith Kohut for The New York Times

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Images from the Stony Brook University campus

These are images I took for a photo scavenger hunt on the morning of Sept. 11, 2014.

Fall food events at Stony Brook University

Next week offers students the opportunity to sample locally-grown produce during campus lifetime, and to enjoy a free cookout before the Saturday football game against American International.

The farmers market, hosted by campus dining, will be held on Sept. 10 from noon until 3 p.m. on the academic mall.  Fresh fruits and vegetables will be available for purchase from local vendors. Visit the Campus Dining website for more information.

The cookout—an annual event called Wolfie’s Walk—runs from 3 to 5 p.m. on the soccer fields next to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The football game against American International follows at 6 p.m. Student admission is free. Read more about the event on the Undergraduate Colleges website.