Sunday, October 21, 2018

Lifestyle

Power Play

As a high school cross-country runner, trekking 50-plus miles, Ayla Thurstan says she was focused on improving her agility and staying trim. After starting powerlifting two years ago, she says she redefined her goals. Thurstan says training as a body lifter presented new challenges, some of which stemmed from issues with her body image, an insecurity she feels...

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Music Speaks

Music Speaks

Bill Dorfer has a tattoo of his band’s symbol on his left arm. The circles, created by a Belgian graphic artist, represent each individual band member in Soul Conversion and how in tune they are to each other. Bill Dorfer of Soul Conversion (Meghan Olson/Crescent Magazine) Dorfer’s band, along with other off-campus bands made...

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New Lessons

New Lessons

Randy Most plays a silver trumpet with a mute at the end of his horn. He’s adding colorful hits over the melody to the jazz standard “Autumn Leaves.” The piece sounds crisp and polished as the Jazz Standards ensemble runs through the tune. Fall 2017 was Most’s first semester back at school since he started working decades ago....

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A Different Level of Competition

A Different Level of Competition

Right alongside competitive varsity and club sports offered at Southern, intramural sports allow a less stressful environment for students with varying athletic ability. University of Connecticut alumnus Graham Musson now works with Southern’s office of Campus Recreation as part of his graduate studies. In his role as graduate assistant, Musson helps organize intramural activities campus-wide. Musson works in...

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Through the Lens

Inked Up

In big black bold letters, “Constance” is etched onto the upper back of senior psychology major, Tyler Mills. The gothic lettering has a deeper meaning to him. On the outside Mills looks edgy but with this hidden tattoo, he shows his softer side with the story behind it. “Constance”, Mills’ late grandmother, lost her eyesight, but before she...

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Through the Lens

Through the Lens

Jean-Jacques with son Ayende Kerr in Martinique. (Jefferine Jean-Jacques) Traveling may be challenging, but try traveling the world while supporting three boys, ages 15, 14 and 9, getting a higher education and building a photography portfolio. Jefferine Jean-Jacques, did exactly that. Jean-Jacques, senior, is a Bridgeport resident who is graduating with an Interdisciplinary Studies...

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Souped up Subarus

Souped up Subarus

Southern freshman Daniel Bach’s love for cars dates back to his early childhood. Each car movie he watched, video game he played or exciting car he saw, drew him closer and enthused him. Today, he drives a Subaru WRX, and the reasons he loves it are all over the map. Every Tuesday afternoon, West Campus Parking Garage echoes...

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