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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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ON AIR

ON AIR

WSIN 1590 AM, Southern’s independent radio station, is where many students host their own podcasts and radio shows. All the shows on WSIN have different styles, providing a variety of options for listeners to choose from and tune into every week.  Gary Robinson Jr., a sophomore communication major, hosts On My Way Radio, a combined talk and music...

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All aboard to campus

By Tamonda Griffiths Commuting to campus by train is an increasingly popular mode of transportation for students. While the ride is an affordable, convenient option, the length of time it takes from home to school makes it difficult to make it to early morning classes. Union Station bus parked and waiting for students. PHOTO | TAMONDA GRIFFITHS According...

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Campus in bloom

When deciding what kind of flowers to plant on campus, Associate Vice President for Capital Budgeting and Facilities Operations Bob Sheeley says he looks at multiple criteria including the seasons, the amount of labor and the “hardiness” of the plant.  “We like to have an expression of the different seasons,” he says. “So, as one group of plants...

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