Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Campus Life

THE RISE OF  eSPORTS

THE RISE OF eSPORTS

Miles Bagoly, eSports club president eSports is on a fast rise in interest on campus. In four years it has grown from casual meet-ups in the dorms, to winning a regional competition.   The club finished first-place in the ECAC Fortnite tournament last spring.  The popularity of the sport led to construction of a new game room in the...

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Destination Southern for international students

Destination Southern for international students

Maddalena Di Giovanni, a junior international student, from Italy CONTRIBUTED PHOTO While some students take their educational opportunities in faraway countries, there are international students who come here to learn.   “This fall semester, we welcomed 33 new international students to the university,” says Michael Schindel, assistant director and international student advisor from the Office of International Education.   “We...

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Finding Faith

Finding Faith

Religious groups welcome all Religious organizations on campus are active and open to new members of all religious denominations.   The Interfaith Office in the Adanti Student Center is home to the organizations: Hillel Jewish Organization, SCSU Catholic Ministry and the Muslim Student Organization.   Despite its tight space, the office hosts many faith-filled activities. The limited space is both...

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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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