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Uncovering the art of DRAG

Uncovering the art of DRAG

Drag shows are a subcultural phenomenon. But the term “drag queen” is a common term in pop culture.   Thanks to the success of recording artist and drag queen superstar, RuPaul Charles, more people are connected with the drag queen culture. Charles hit the charts with the song “Supermodel (You Better Work)” in 1992.  https://youtu.be/bkb8DU1ODqE Video by: Rafaela Martinez...

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Digging up Anthropology

Digging up Anthropology

Rotting skeletons. Stories of long dead people. Abandoned ruins. That’s what students and professors talk about in the Anthropology Department. What is anthropology?   It is, says Michael Rogers, anthropology chairperson, a social science that studies humanity around the globe, as far back as when our early ancestors more closely resembled chimpanzees than the modern Homo sapiens of today....

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SIGNS are to EYES what WORDS are to EARS

SIGNS are to EYES what WORDS are to EARS

SCSU ASL Club logo Outside of the American Sign Language classes, there is a whole community of deaf and hard.of-hearing people whose culture can be spread. The ASL Club, founded in 2020 by current alum Meaghan Reilly, is dedicated to practicing signing and being more knowledgeable on the deaf community.   Jessica Komacki, a senior communication disorders major, was...

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Rushing into Greek Life

Rushing into Greek Life

The brotherhood of Beta Mu Sigma. PHOTOS | CONTRIBUTED Rush, charity, tradition and bonds of sisterhood and brotherhood may sound exciting to students being introduced to college with Greek Life.   With 11 sororities and fraternities on campus, all with different missions, students have a wide choice.   For Xin Wen, a senior business and communication major, Greek Life has...

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Gathering in the Garden

Gathering in the Garden

Tucked away on a little patch of grass behind Davis Hall is a garden. It’s a peaceful space, full of bright flowers and vegetables. As the bees and butterflies happily buzz by, it’s easy to forget you’re still on campus. The SCSU Community Garden, PHOTO | Brooke Kuryan The SCSU Community Garden was built by Southern’s Office of...

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Learning to Love Yourself

Learning to Love Yourself

Self-love is the best kind of love. That’s the mantra of F.A.C.E. F.A.C.E., fashion, artistic, creativity and elegance, is a club that encourages confidence and feeling one’s best through photo shoots, runway walks and powerful dance choreography. Aaron Gray, a senior healthcare studies major, is the current president of F.A.C.E. Gray joined F.A.C.E. during his freshman year. Almost...

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Service Animals Support Students

Service Animals Support Students

https://youtu.be/xKN3ll73DMQ Animals are everywhere at Southern, and it’s not just squirrels, chipmunks or Doug the groundhog. Students and university police have invested in emotional support and service animals, that have become popular on campus. While the university police are preparing for a new furry officer, junior sociology major, Juliana Lee, a junior sociology major, has had her corgi...

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WICCA

WICCA

The elements of nature, magic and witchcraft are pieces of the religion that Ana Lebron practices and has built a sense of community through.  “With Wicca, it’s very open, it’s very fluid,” says Lebron, a sophomore exploratory major. “I like the freedom that comes with it, and I like that everybody in that community is OK with that kind of...

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Content Creators

Content Creators

In a series of TikTok videos, Matt Lopes can be seen dancing with his friends to his father’s angry voicemails in a quest to gain 100,000 followers.  Lopes, a senior theatre major, stopped the series at 80,000 followers, but that number reached over 170,000 followers and almost 6 million likes on the app.  “At first it was just a...

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