Sunday, June 13, 2021

Campus News

The Show Must Go On

Theatre majors are often told they’re taking a big risk with their college education.  When Sebastian Cordero, a sophomore theatre major, started doing theatre, it wasn’t something he thought he would enjoy doing, but it ended up being a big part of his life.  “I started in middle school and I didn’t really like it that...

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Future teachers take on COVID-19

Future teachers take on COVID-19

Throughout Connecticut, the style of education has changed as a result of school shutdowns and pandemic health restrictions, resulting in online school and hybrid classes. Student teachers have embraced the challenges of COVID-19 in their classrooms.  Jillian Martins, a student teacher at Bassick High School in Bridgeport, Ariane Cloutier, a student teacher at West Haven High School and...

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Student activists in action

Student activists in action

In 2020, the Black Lives Matter protests happened all across the nation, including Southern’s campus. Crescent magazine spoke to four student activists who are advocating for Black Lives Matter on and off campus: Camryn Arpino-Brown, senior, psychology major Camryn Arpino-Brown, senior psychology major. Photo | Contributed On Sept. 30, the demand reached Southern’s campus. Hundreds of students gathered...

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COVID-19 on campus

COVID-19 on campus

When students returned in Fall 2020, the lively campus, usually full of students, exciting events and social opportunities, was gone. Masks, plexiglass and online classes had become a new reality—one which everyone had to adapt.  “It’s asking a lot of college students to suspend their social lives, to suspend their recreational lives, to suspend what they imagined about...

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Student Clubs Stay Connected

Student Clubs Stay Connected

As Southern embarks on the continued adventure of online learning, the student body transitions with it, most clearly in the Feb. 3 Virtual Club Fair.  Members from over 170 clubs representing a wide range of skills and interests gathered online to introduce students and incoming freshmen to organizations which focus on religion, social activism, sports, Greek life, personal...

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Addiction or connection?

Addiction or connection?

Social media is a double-edged sword: connectivity, entertainment and inspiration vs. insecurity, anonymity and judgments.  Students still spend hours of their day glued to a cell phone screen.  “I like viewing content,” says Nicholas Vollero, a freshman nursing major, “but I know it holds an underlying power that affects my choices and judgments. This could be seen as...

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Pandemic shuts down campus

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world in early 2020, Southern Connecticut State University converted its entire spring curriculum at midterm to completely remote learning. The campus was shut down on March 11, a few days short of spring break. The dorms closed and we all went home to figure out how to complete our course requirements with...

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Top 5 Annual fall Events

1. Week of Welcome Week of Welcome, or W.O.W., is a way for new students to get acclimated to their new classes, peers and surroundings. This weeklong event happens the first week of the school year and is filled with events catering to freshmen and transfer students helping them feel more comfortable on campus.  2. Student Involvement Fair...

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